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Old 07-15-2011, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I want to ship out a bunch of cards to a memeber on ehre. Is it safe to ship it like this. In between the cards and the box itself there would be bubble wrap or shipping peanuts. And perhaps on top also if space allows:

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Hey guys I want to ship out a bunch of cards to a memeber on ehre. Is it safe to ship it like this. In between the cards and the box itself there would be bubble wrap or shipping peanuts. And perhaps on top also if space allows:

I can't see the amount of cards you are shipping. How many are there?
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't see the amount of cards you are shipping. How many are there?
About 12 stacks deep of lets say80-100 per stack...maybe around 1200.
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You can sort of see what the height of the box is - looks like 100-150 cards per stack.

I'd be afraid to ship like this, and I'd be sorta pissed if I got it sent like this to me too. Even if you put bubble wrap or peanuts in the gaps, the cards are still going to rub against each other while being thrown around by the post office, and corners are gonna get dinged.

If possible I'd try and find some small boxes, like 300 count or something and pack them in those and then put the boxes in a larger one or flat rate envelope if you want. You can fill extra space in the smaller boxes with peanuts or bubble wrap so they don't move around though.

(I've never sent out more than like 10 cards at once so this is all just my opinion, but I don't want you to get yelled at when the post office mangles the cards.)
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I wouldn't ship anything like that without the corners/edges protected. Even if bubblewrap was used there is still potential to have them dinged up. They should be in 300 count boxes or 150 count plastic cases. I know I wouldn't be happy if I was shipped a large amount of cards in this manner.
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-Hmm. The only issue is obviously card movement, so i think i'd experiment with a couple different ways loading the box and see which is more stable. If they are rowed down and packed tight, you'd only really have to worry about padding the top moreso than the sides. I would prefer using smaller boxes though if at all possible, maybe plastic cases.

If you must send this way, i would consider some sort of cardboard spacer (hillbilly engineered if you must) between the cards and the box, i just don't think peanuts or plastic will keep them from shifting against one another enough. Again, up to you though. For a few of the 'better' cards may want to throw the buyer a bone and use sleeves, card-saver or toploader to keep the corners fresh.

Either way, good luck to ya.

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Oh alright. Leaving on Tuesday for a year, so maybe I will just keep them for myself for now. Don't have much time to go to the LCS as of now to pick up some cases =/. Thanks so much for your guys help! Thankfully I asked before even shipping!
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Then based on the amount of cards 7290 is correct. I imagine they must be semi loose in some sort of misc. box.

The best way is to put into 300-400 count boxes and inside those boxes fill the sides and ends with dummy cards to keep the movement to a minimum. Then tape the count boxes at the end to make sure they dont fly open. Then stick them in a large flat rate box or medium if they can fit. Surround the boxes with packing peanuts tightly, and that should cut down the movement.

Hope this helps. Cost is between 11-18 bucks count box cost included.
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Yeah, I will have to see if I can get time to go there. Sat. night I cant get to the LCS. Sunday he is closed. Mon packing and Tues leaving lol.
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