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PACKING...

Our best advice on packing your radio for shipment to us is - use a professional packing service. By that we mean use the UPS store or FEDEX store to pack and ship your radio to us. Click links on the right to find a store near you.

NOTE: Over 30% of the owner packed radios sent to us, arrive damaged. UPS/FEDEX packed radios have a damage rate of less than 2%.

 
IF YOU PACK...

The safest way to pack a radio is to double box. That is a box within a box, with padding between the two boxes. That provides maximum impact and vibration security for your radio. It also means you do not have to be an Olympic packing wizard in order to pack your radio. It does mean that you will pay a little more in weight and size charges for the oversized box. BUT, that extra money is better spent on double boxing than paying for insurance.

If you use one of the two services above to pack, the insurance is not much because they pack to a standard.

One extra caution. Any radio that has glass tubes (or even metal tubes), is subject to problems when the carrier uses your package for drop kicks. (Just kidding). The tubes can come loose and bounce around inside the radio, or worse, break. We recommend that you take the extra step of pulling all of the tubes, wrapping them in bubble wrap, and taping them securely inside the radio. That way, we will not receive a bunch of glass on our end. There are other ways of "stuffing" the radio enclosure with bubble wrap and/or newspaper, but that would be difficult to explain here.

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