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Offline Gilas

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Best way to ship wooden phones
« on: March 19, 2014, 09:22:09 AM »
I have read multiple posts regarding the best way to wrap, box and ship rotary phones but have yet to see anything about shipping wood ones. Would anyone be able to give the beat way to do this for single and double box phones?  Seems like due to the size there is a lot more involved and if I ever did sell one of the ones that I picked up the last thing I want to do is a half ass job of getting it ready to go

What's the best way to box it?
What packing works best?
Who do you ship through?

Any help would be appreciated from the experts.

Thanks
Mike

Offline poplar1

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Re: Best way to ship wooden phones
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 10:36:07 AM »
You might want to remove the crank, hook and transmitter arm before shipping.

On the single box phones, if the package is 24" x 24" x 24" the post office charges $63.04-$132.29, regardless of weight up to 70 lbs., depending on  the distance. If the same phone is in a box  24" x 21" x 21" and weighs 30 lbs., the cost to mail is $25.45-$49.35 depending on the distance . Not sure how they calculate this since the same table says "oversize" is L+H+W more than 108" and less than 130."

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Re: Best way to ship wooden phones
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 03:58:40 PM »
I agree with David that anything projecting should be removed or carefully protected using something rigid like a heavy cardboard tube held firmly in place.
 
Another consideration is the weight of the magneto.  If it gets loose, bad things will happen.  Make sure it's firmly attached and pack the area around it with FIRM padding, so it can't move - or remove it and wrap it separately.
 
Since wood phones are generally heavy, having a good crush zone around the phone is especially important -- especially at the corners.  Double boxing is helpful.  Make sure nothing can move when the box is dropped.
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Re: Best way to ship wooden phones
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 10:50:08 PM »
Best way to ship wooden phones - Au Natural!

They will never damage this one!  ;) A wooden phone kit!
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