Shipping 30'' Apple Cinema Display

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  1. cledet macrumors regular

    cledet

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    Any advice on how to handle shipping a 30'' Apple Cinema Display? I'm looking to sell mine (didn't sell it yet) and was wondering how others shipped theirs without the original box.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    My advice would be to take it to a ups store and let them pack it for you. It'll be overkill most likely, but you want it safe. Try to sell locally first of course.
     
  3. cledet thread starter macrumors regular

    cledet

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    I didn't even think of that. Thanks.

    I've had no luck selling it locally.
     
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  5. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Not a good idea. The UPS stores are independent franchises and not part of UPS. If it gets damaged in shipping UPS will say it was packed improperly and deny any claim. You then have to go against the individual store for relief. This happened to us.
     
  6. cledet thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am trying to selling it for $750. It's in amazing condition.


    Any alternatives?
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    May be a bit higher than market now. I'd try lowering the price. I know, it's tough considering what we paid for those but for me (for example) it was 8 years ago. Give or take.
     
  8. cledet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Damn, I'll see if lowering the price helps. Thanks.
     
  9. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I'm in the process of selling a 27" Apple Cinema Display - already packaged it.
    I first wrapped in in bubble wrap - an inch or so thick.
    I then placed it diagonally in a large cardboard box, and filled all the void with packing chips and air bags.
    This stops it moving around, and since its in the box diagonally even if something hits the outside of the box it will be very unlikely to go though to the screen.
     
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    ^^ this but place a piece of card over the screen before you start with the bubble wrap.
     

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