Bringing an iMac on a Greyhound Bus

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by midnightriver, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. midnightriver macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am not sure if this is in the right forum, but this is my first post here so yeah.

    I'm planning on bringing an iMac to my mom as a birthday gift in the next couple of months. I thought this would be a lot better than a Mac Mini. Only problem is I am going to be having to take a Greyhound bus there. It is from New York to Pennsylvania so about ten hours. I really would rather bring the iMac with me instead of shipping it. But, I don't want it to get smashed up.

    Anyone have any tips on how to package it? I was thinking of (obviously) leaving it in the box and putting it in another box full of bubble wrap. It is going to be my girlfriend and I going out there and we will just have one backpack on us besides the computer. Oh and it is going to be the 21.5".

    Thanks.
     
  2. quagmire macrumors 603

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    is it going to be a stock machine? Depending on location and transportation, might just be easier to buy it from the Apple Store in PA.
     
  3. Antares macrumors 68000

    Antares

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    It should fit in a big suitcase. I would place the box inside it, wrapped in clothes. It would be less conspicuous than a big box.
     
  4. midnightriver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Stock, yeah. She lives in the middle of nowhere and not even close to any stores that Apple.
     
  5. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Can you not order online and have it shipped there?
     
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Seems to me this would be a much better option.
     

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