"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Ktownphoneco, May 09, 2015, 11:30:09 AM
Quote from: CanadianGuy on May 11, 2015, 05:34:21 PMWonder how many phones get opened up at border crossings? Watching that show on TV "Border Security" and how they dismantle or drill tiny holes in items with voids where contraband can be hidden, I'd imagine they sometimes look at a rotary phone and think someone's trying to hide something in a silly old phone?
Quote from: NorthernElectric on May 10, 2015, 11:06:39 PMPeanuts are useless and offer near 0 protection. Heavy items will move through them like air. Tightly crumpled newspaper is far superior as a filler.
Quote from: KaiserFrazer67 on April 04, 2017, 04:04:01 AMNot necessarily true; the problem is that too many folks don't use them properly. The styro peanuts have to be jam-packed in the box so that they fill up ALL spaces, then the box filled to about an inch above the opening of the box (as I was shown by the folks at the local UPS Store). When closing and taping the box shut, the styro peanuts should be compressed, pushing back against the flaps of the box somewhat. The taped box flaps should actually bulge slightly from the pressure of the styro peanuts inside. If the peanuts are too loose, of course they won't do their job and everything inside will move around. Naturally, the items you're shipping should be copiously wrapped in bubble wrap to begin with. I've used the styrofoam peanuts successfully in conjunction with bubble-wrapping items when shipping glassware, Telechron clocks, a WE candlestick phone, and even an old Ansonia mantel clock, with no problems and positive feedback all around.
Quote from: Jim Stettler on February 07, 2021, 11:08:15 AMThe easiest, less messy way to use 'peanuts is to put the in plastic bags to make 'pillows'. you can then pack the pillows around the item.The recipient doesn't have a mess, and they get re-useable packing pillows. Jim
Quote from: markosjal on February 07, 2021, 09:44:36 PMThere are "Air Pillows" (sealed bags of air) that work well too.