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levmc

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If you put it in the original box, how should the original box in turn be packaged?
 

Fishrrman

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I'd find a second box.
It should be big enough to hold the iMac original box, with a little "extra room" on all sides.

Then, use styrofoam "peanuts" to pack around it.
 
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Matz

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I believe when I sent my 2010 27" iMac to OWC for a SSD upgrade, they sent me a heavy outer box for shipping, to slightly more than double the thickness of the original box. It apparently worked well, since I had to send it back a second time for a warranty issue, and my iMac continued to work well after that.

It's also not hard to construct an outer box to fit. Making it a bit larger for allow for styrofoam peanuts, or even air pillows, would make sense.
 
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