How will I ship my Apple Watch??

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by zekiguy123, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. zekiguy123 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I am planning on selling my Apple watch series one on eBay however, I have no clue how I am going to ship it. I don't have the original brown outer box that it came with, just the normal box.
    Should I sell it without the box and wrap it in bubble wrap and sell it, because I didn't find any other boxes shaped as the watch box.
    Thanks
    -Zeki
     
  2. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

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    If only there was a way to, ya know, go to a post office/UPS/FedEx/grocery store and buy a box...
     
  3. deadworlds macrumors 6502a

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    Go to a office supply store, Here in the US we have stores like Staples, Office Max, office depot. They also sell boxes at the post office,UPS, fedex stores and they can help you find the right box and packaging materials that you'll need.
     
  4. zekiguy123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But I didn't find any boxes that are the exact shape of the apple watch box, Most boxes are squares, not oddly shaped rectangles.
     
  5. deadworlds macrumors 6502a

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    Yea i think you're going to have to buy a square box big enough to fit the apple watch box inside. Then use packing materials (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.) to fill in the empty space, then ship it like that. You don't have much of an option if you can't locate a narrow square box.
     
  6. zekiguy123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, you might be right, I was wondering if it would be possible maybe to just put a lot of bubble wrap around the watch itself, then put it in a thick envelope.
     
  7. seatton macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering about that as well. I also thought it would be very pricey to ship the watch. I ended up selling my SS first gen for $179 on FB instead.
     
  8. deadworlds macrumors 6502a

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    I would advise against not putting it in some kind of box. Not only will a proper box provide better protection during shipment, but it will also conceal the apple watch so people dont steal it. I remember during some of the iPhone launch days a few years ago, when people were getting empty boxes at the door because they were being stolen during shipment.
     
  9. gsucyclist macrumors regular

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    If you have a UPS store take it there. They will find a box that it will fit in and pack it up for you and ship it off. That's what I did when I sold mine on eBay
     
  10. WarHeadz macrumors 6502a

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    Just shipped one today, grab a medium flat rate box at the post office, it fits diagonally in the box perfectly. Then fill the empty space with bubble wrap or peanuts.
     
  11. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    Remember the watch and the phones ship with no padding at all. Humans are harder on them then the post office. Now I hope you shipped to a verified address.
     
  12. ak_ree macrumors newbie

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    I recently sold mine and put it in the original box and then in a bubble mailer. When I bought the watch (bought it second hand from eBay) that’s Also how it was shipped to me.
     
  13. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    After reading your posts in this thread, it is apparent that you don’t understand how to ship something. Just go to the UPS or FedEx store and pay them a couple of bucks to do it for you.
     
  14. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    Peanuts with or without the shells?
     
  15. WarHeadz macrumors 6502a

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    With the shells, duh.
     
  16. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    Just making sure I'm not adding useless weight here!

    1. Square box
    2. Rectangle box will be ideal
    3. Bubble wrap
    4. Peanuts WITH shells
     
  17. dslrjunky macrumors regular

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    make sure the peanuts are unsalted because, salt is abrasive
     
  18. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    If it was a Hermes, I would recommend almonds.
     
  19. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Take the watch, wrap it in duct tape until your form a ball the size of a soccer ball. Deliver it in person.
     
  20. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Drop kick ship.
    Like they said find a box a little bigger, fill it with bubble wrap or the USPS flat rate box is free.
     
  21. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

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    Have your parents help.
     

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