How to Ship an iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NickD, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. NickD macrumors 6502a

    NickD

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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
     
  2. Maxington macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. NickD thread starter macrumors 6502a

    NickD

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    How much do you usually have to pay for the extra service?
     
  4. karichelle macrumors member

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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. ;)
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    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).
     
  6. Maxington macrumors 6502

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    Not sure depends on the weight/size you can call them to get a quote.

    But as others have stated if you have the original box that works even better :)
     
  7. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    ive seen them being sold on ebay as well, for about 20-25 bucks
     

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