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Sending out an imac by courrier- Any recommendations?

Posted by Bod - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by Bod - 3 years ago

The problem is computers are listed as restricted items.

I just may have found someone to take it...

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Posted by Ziggy Stardust - 3 years ago

Surely it's the sellers resonsibilty to make sure it's packed properly and gets to you safely? It can't be deemed to be your fault if you've never even seen the thing?

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Posted by Bod - 3 years ago

thanks for the advice, but it's not me sending it, only receiving it, but i've bought from the buy before and he was good last time. 

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Posted by Ziggy Stardust - 3 years ago

All I can suggest is make sure it's packed properly in its original packing if you have it, including all the polystyrene bits inside the box that support it etc, and then put this inside another box packed out with similar so that the inner box doesn't move or wobble about inside the outer box. Take some photos, seal it with as much brown tape as you can muster, make sure the shipping label will never come off without the aid of an angle grinder and use Fedex. Back in the UK I used to work at a specialist guitar shop and we sent out very expensive pieces worldwide. Fortunately we never had an international one get broken or go missng. I wouldn't put 'Fragile' labels on the package either, I'm convinced it draws the attention of someone bored in the delivery depot at 3am who sees it as a sign to 'toss it gently' into the back of a Mercedes Sprinter!

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Posted by Bod - 3 years ago

No it's urgent sadly.

RM dont cover them.

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Posted by Ziggy Stardust - 3 years ago

Whoever you use, you need to check the details of the insurance very carefully, and also be prepared for weeks of sending proof of this and a photo of that etc if anything should go wrong. Also, if you use Royal Mail, that'll get it as far as the UK border, after that another company will take over, can't remember who it is in France. If it isn't urgent I'd be inclined to leave it in the UK with a friend or relative and grab it on my next trip back, or get someone you know to do the same if they're going over.