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How did you pack it?

I assume you had a crate built...

Where did you have this done? Pack and ship store, freight co., cartage co.?

What did it cost you?

 

I am about to list some stuff, and I am considering packaging.

 

Thanks to all.

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

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I recently bought a Peavey 4X10 and it cost me $100 in shipping to go from Austin to Houston.

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Shipping for bass PA or even guitar cabs really eats into an auction. Make sure you are specific about methods and costs in the auction text. Frankly I consider it a waste of time to deal with all the logistics; I've heard people in urban areas sometimes do fine by specifying BOLDLY that only bidders willing to pick up from the local area will be accepted.
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I sold a Peavey TNT 115 for $350 once. I made a custom shipping box out of card board and wrapped the amp with a lot of bubble wrap around it. I shipped it UPS for $60. I was suprised though considering that it weighed 85 pounds!

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Wraub, I recently sold a 105 LB Bag End 4 x 10 on ebay and shipped it to N Dakota.

 

I wrapped it in a few layers of corrugated box . I put extra padding on the front of the cab.

You will need strapping tape... some good corrugated boxes..the bigger the better a good box cutter and scissors. Just make sure you note where the top of the cab is..once you start wrapping its easy to lose track...

It arrived at its destination in 100% condition.

I also sold a SWR Goliath 4 x 10 and used the same method..

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Yeah, preparing stuff like that for shipping and doing it well enough to not later have a potential mishap eat into your time - well, TIME is indeed MONEY. eBay companies mare prepared for constant shipping and have it down to a science. But good luck to someone in say, Manhattan ; }

 

Hopefully your area of Breuckelen doesn't complicate things so...

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I've sold some amps & cabs on eBay, but decided that it was far too much trouble for me (not to mention expensive for the buyer) to ship them. So I sold them "local pick-up" only. One was a Peavey 1810 cab (fridge-type), the other was an SVT 200T head & big-ass 1x15 cab (150 lbs total). I sold them both to local buyers, and it didn't take all that long. And I live in Wichita, fercryinoutloud...how much easier if I'd been in NY? So a you-haul-it auction could really make your life easier. Something to consider.
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I have very good box monkey skills having worked in a shipping dept in my early years...

It took me about 1 hour to pack up the cab.

Just make sure the cab has at least two layers of protection and the corners are secured and protected..pass buy a local store and raid the trash for some boxes...

 

I called UPS and they picked it up from my home...

The buyer pays for all shipping related costs...

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Thanks all so far. I am the shipping manager at my work, plenty of cardboard/boxes around here, I am tight with my UPS guy, and I know some tricks.

 

I have an old 1x15 cab, with all packaging and insurance it looks like $60.00 will cover it.

I was contemplating building a crate, it's good to know others have shipped successfully in lesser materials.

 

I have written the text of the ad, and did specify that local p/u is available, but that I would also ship within the US. I had thought about a local-only deal, but would obviously maximize the buyer base by expanding, and the more I get means the more I can spend on a new rig!

 

Thanks to all... You guys, as the kids say, rock. Or something :)

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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I hear ya. This is a "vintage" item, so it will require that much more "attention".

But I see lots of obviously WAY over-inflated shipping rates quoted, I don't want to be that guy, you know?

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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I've sold a few Fender heads on eBay. Packing and shipping UPS is about the same as packing/shipping any large fragile item, as long as the buyer pays for it, otherwise it isn't worth the effort.

 

For cabinets, I have an alternative: I'll deliver to within a 100-mile radius of my town if the buyer agrees to pay an pre-agreed fee representing my vehicle mileage, toll, and a little extra for snacks on the road. One time I delivered an Ampeg cabinet from Jersey City, NJ to a suburb in Albany, NY. My buddy and I did it for about $60 (he drove, he got all the money). We got estimates from freight companies (cabinet was over the UPS max dimension) ranging from $150 to a little over $200. The buyer had no problem with this, and my buddy and I basically had a 5-hour round-trip ride with stops for gas, snacks and music stores along the way. Buyer paid about $150 for the cabinet and $60 shipping.

 

Some of my instrument auctions were where the buyer and I met outside a music store or a Starbucks, someplace where we can both sit down for a few and chat. Some of the best business negotiations are done over food and beverage.

 

Deals can be worked out if both parties are fair and considerate. Frankly I think it doesn't make sense to spend much more on shipping and frieght if it can be handled on a day trip or an overnighter. If you're not into the shipping experience, then post it as a local auction with buyer pickup.

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Thanks for the info, clown Fred. :)

Sadly, I am without a vehicle, and my list of friends with cars is mighty short.

 

I am probably going to list it with shipping, or with P/U available if close to NYC.

 

It looks like I'll be listing it today.

Wish me luck!

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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I didnt sell it on ebay, but I did sell it through here via PM/Email.

 

I put it in a big box with other folded up boxes around it on all 6 sides. that way the cabinet had a cushion between the outside box.

 

I shipped it empty with no speaker so it was significantly lighter.

 

Key to packing anything: Lots of cushy stuff.

foam is good.

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Key to packing anything: Lots of cushy stuff. foam is good.
That's what's so great about these. Just wrap 'em up in a jumbo garbage bag with DUCT TAPE, and Red Green is yer uncle! : }

 

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...bought and sold much thru Ebay in the last few years...

 

Some of the Cabs I've sold and shipped :

Mesa 2-15

SWR Goliath II ( 4-10 )

Eden 2-12xlt

 

I save all original Box/packaging....so it's usually breeze to ship back out.

( my garage's back wall is full )

 

In the off chance I didnt have a box....I treked to the music store and relieved them of a suitable box.

 

lastly......picked up some Cardboard and built a box.

 

PJR

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I sold a Yorkville bass combo via eBay and shipped it out of state. Boxed it up with copious padding around the combo, had it weighed, told the seller the cost, he paid me, and all waz cool.

 

Also I purchased an Eden 410 on eBay--paid a pretty steep price to have it shipped but was WELL WORTH IT.

 

So, for me alles kool. However, as always, YMMV.

 

HTH

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