[time-nuts] For Sale - HP 5061B Cesium

Didier Juges didier at cox.net
Sun Apr 30 13:21:10 EDT 2006

The local UPS store uses peanuts (and bubble wrap) only below 15 lbs or 
so. Above that, they use crushed paper after wrapping the item in 3 
layers of heavy duty bubble wrap. They make sure there is at least 3 
inches of clearance after the bubble wrap in the final box and stuff the 
space with crushed paper. For instruments that don't have a handle, 
particularly scopes, I ask them to put one more layer of bubble wrap on 
the front to protect the buttons and switches in case they would 
puncture the 1st layer of bubble wrap.

Didier KO4BB

Joseph Gray wrote:

>I voiced my concern about peanuts to the UPS guy and he said that he would
>use thick foam sheets. He said he ships heavy stuff all the time. He also
>said that if UPS boxed it and it was damaged in shipping, they would pay the
>claim without any hassle, vs someone else boxing it. I assume he knew what
>he was talking about, as he was the UPS Store manager.

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