Shipping long boxes
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Ok, I will be shipping some long boxes in the near future.  I rarely ship that many comics at a time, so I thought I would see if I can benefit from the experience of those of you who do.

A few questions:

1.  Do you recommend shipping comics in long boxes, or is there a cost effective alternative?

2.  What carrier works best for that size of shipment?

3.  What extra precautions have you used that help keep all the books safe?

 

Just any advice anybody out there might have, any pitfalls to avoid, things like that.

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. (thumbsu 

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How far is it going?  Probably cheaper to drive it there yourself.:insane:

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58 minutes ago, THE_BEYONDER said:

How far is it going?  Probably cheaper to drive it there yourself.:insane:

I was hoping for a different answer than that ;)

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I get long boxes shipped to me all the time via media mail. Costs around $30. If the boxed are good enough, you don't need any extra padding other than maybe at the corners. Tape the lid on well, obviously.

I mean, don't send high grade Golden books like that, but bulk stuff is all good.

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Put a box lid on the top and the bottom. That helps. I get long boxes media mail as well. Never had a problem.

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Also UPS will pack and ship it for you. Not sure on the cost probably $40?

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I advise shipping 2 short boxes rather than one long.  If god forbid longbox gets dropped it can split open like a watermelon.

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This thread is highly informative.  I have complete sets that I'm selling for someone and really was cringing at the thought of shipping comic book boxes.  This helps a lot.  

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I also use this method for most shipping as it makes most boxes cost only a couple of dollars and really light as well as strong. For single CGC comics I will bubble wrap. Make a box exact size. Bubble wrap that box and make another over it. Usually costing a total of about $3 and can usually ship for about $10.  Plus when shipping high Insurance value items , especially international,  USPS require it to be shipped Registered which I leave the colored tape off corners as the security tape is the only way for Registered. 

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Glad to see your back @kav !!!!! Ive missed your insight!

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31 minutes ago, Raze said:

Glad to see your back @kav !

This is either grammatically incorrect, or very disturbing.  hm

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34 minutes ago, 500Club said:

This is either grammatically incorrect, or very disturbing.  hm

:whatthe:

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38 minutes ago, 500Club said:
1 hour ago, Raze said:

Glad to see your back @kav !

This is either grammatically incorrect, or very disturbing.  hm

 

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I've shipped long boxes as well. In addition to what others have already suggested, I've put wadded up newspapers at the ends of the boxes.

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