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Old 04-07-08, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default Best way to pack video cards for shipment

I'm selling 2 vid cards, what packing material should I use? I bubble wrap ok? Static??
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Old 04-07-08, 01:22 PM   #2
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anti-static bag. Bubble wrap over the antistatic. then in foam. Then in peanuts.

Eliminate the peanuts if not too sophisticated.
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Old 04-07-08, 01:27 PM   #3
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If you have the original package for videocards then you can use kraft brown wrapping papers, if not then you will need to get anti-static bags to put videocards in and also buy a parcel box.
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Old 04-07-08, 01:42 PM   #4
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Where can I get anti static bags
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You can get it on ebay.
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Old 04-07-08, 02:11 PM   #6
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I just read that tin foil is totally anti static and is commonly used to ship sensitive electronic equipment
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I just read that tin foil is totally anti static and is commonly used to ship sensitive electronic equipment
Hmm... I don't know if I'd do that.

Even if it is, the other person will probably be pissed that you sent it like that.

I wouldn't use tin foil.
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Yeah, plus it rips easily
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Default Re: Best way to pack video cards for shipment

antistatic, bubble wrap, and use crumpled newspaper instead of peanuts. cheaper.
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if you can't find any anti static, a small cardboard box works alright, then peanuts outside of that inside a larger box
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Old 04-08-08, 01:57 PM   #11
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wrap it in tinfoil and packaging tape

seriously, if you have the original packaging, use that. if not, anti-static bags and bubble wrap with some packing tape to hold the layers around the card should be sufficient.
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