How to Ship an iMac?

NickD

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Mar 25, 2007
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What's the best way to ship an iMac? I may be conducting a trade soon, and have never shipped anything but a laptop, so I want to play it safe.

Is it better to ship via one service instead of the other? How should I package the computer?

NickD
 

Maxington

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May 11, 2007
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Personally I had a good experience taking in my computer to a UPS store and paying a little extra for them to package and ship it... I mailed a laptop and computer this way no problems thus far.
 

karichelle

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May 26, 2006
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I would say the original packaging would be the absolute best method. You might check with a local Mac retailer to see if they have an empty one hiding in the back. ;)
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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I would say the original packaging would be the absolute best method. You might check with a local Mac retailer to see if they have an empty one hiding in the back. ;)
Mine was shipped by USPS in the original packaging and it weathered very well (the packaging is in perfectly fine condition for me to continue using it for moves, and I have even done so since then).