iPad mini How to ship my iPad mini?

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  1. Xingting macrumors newbie

    Xingting

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    I am wondering if I sold my iPad mini in eBay, how do I ship it to the buyer? I heard that the USPS had already banned shipping lithium batteries, and I'm in Hawaii right now. And how much does it cost to ship an iPad mini?
     
  2. IrishVixen, Jul 8, 2015
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    IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    EDITED: It appears that shipping an item with an li-ion battery within the United States *may* be fine according to some sites, since it's non removeable; the regulations appear unclear though. There are definite issues with trying to ship it internationally.

    https://www.usps.com/ship/shipping-restrictions.htm

    Whether or not it can be done & how much it would cost is probably best figured out at your local post office.

    EDIT 2: I think this section probably covers it, and seems to say that so long as you package appropriately according to their guidelines, it's fine to ship one domestically and without special labeling. I'd probably still suggest you confirm that though.

     
  3. Xingting thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What kind of mail box would you suggest to ship an iPad mini though?
     
  4. ron7624 Contributor

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    Hopefully you kept the original packaging, so use that. It is very protective. If not, wrap in bubble wrap and put in a sturdy rectangular box. Wrap it enough there is no shake in your shipping box.
    This is my opinion, I'm not sure if it passes the smell test for post office regulations. It would work in the lower 48 as I've used this approach with success.
     
  5. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    Use USPS Priority Mail. With the dimensions and weight of the Mini, your best choice will be regular Priority packaging rather than the Fixed Rate boxes. Use plenty of bubble wrap and enclose the original Mini box in a slightly larger one with bubble wrap between them. Insure as appropriate. I've shipped dozens of items with Priority Mail and have had nothing but excellent experiences.
     
  6. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Always always always double box anything fragile. If you don't still have the original Mini box, find something around the same size & pack the Mini securely in there with plenty of padding to make sure it can't move--packing paper is generally inadequate for this sort of thing, you need styrofoam peanuts or bubble wrap. Shake that inner box once it's closed to make sure it isn't going anywhere. Then put it into a larger box as suggested with still more peanuts or bubble wrap. Again, make sure the outer box doesn't make noise when shaken, and everything should ship fine.
     
  7. canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    Why not check with FedEx? They deliver most Apple products to Canada from the USA. They can also supply boxes, packing materials and I'm sure give helpful packing suggestions.
     
  8. AreanFSL macrumors 6502

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    Great advice here. Always ship with USPS priority with signature confirmation if you're accepting payment with paypal. So you're eligible under seller protection.
     

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