#1
Hello again!

I've got a Les Paul for sale on ebay at the moment, but I can't seem to find a cardboard box to ship it in

I've been down to my local music store and they told me that they didn't actually have any boxes, so I'm in a kind of sticky situation. The guitar is being sent off on Tuesday, and I'm not willing to spend £15 on a box online (the cheapest I could find)

I know I'm asking a lot, but would somebody be able to send me a cardboard box? I would actually be so grateful! If anybody has one lying round the house, please drop me a PM or reply to this thread! Thanks in advance :-)

Charlie.
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#3
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there any piano makers/dealers close to you? pianos are usually transported, or pieces of when, in really thick carboard.


The only piano dealer is my local music shop! They have no boxes available, which is kind of hard to believe for a music shop...
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#4
I usually just take stuff like that to a shipping place, most fedex, ups, etc (or your equivalent of course) will pack it up and ship it for a few bucks extra.
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#5
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I usually just take stuff like that to a shipping place, most fedex, ups, etc (or your equivalent of course) will pack it up and ship it for a few bucks extra.


Usually I would do that, but I'm having the guitar picked up by a courier!
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Ancient scrolls predict that when Fred Durst and Lil Wayne perform a guitar duet while touching the tips of their penises together, the gates of hell will open and swallow us all.


Hehe.


#6
Bump.

Can anybody help me out?
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Ancient scrolls predict that when Fred Durst and Lil Wayne perform a guitar duet while touching the tips of their penises together, the gates of hell will open and swallow us all.


Hehe.


#7
Bumping after an hour seriously? If you can't find some one to give you a box shell out the 15 out of respect for the buyer.
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#8
You should have thought about this ahead of time. I'm not really sure what to tell you. I'd go scouring places like Best Buy and Furniture stores for a box that will work. It can't just be any old box either. It needs to be shaped properly and have sufficient packing. I'd just buck up the $15.


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I usually just take stuff like that to a shipping place, most fedex, ups, etc (or your equivalent of course) will pack it up and ship it for a few bucks extra.

+1

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Bumping after an hour seriously? If you can't find some one to give you a box shell out the 15 out of respect for the buyer.

+1
#9
Tape boxes together, stuff with billions of packing peanuts, then use layers of tape to seal it.
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#11
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Tape boxes together, stuff with billions of packing peanuts, then use layers of tape to seal it.

Packing peanuts are the worst for shipping gear. They don't really offer much protection and they get shit all over everything. You're better off using those styrofoam panels or sheets. I would also wrap the guitar in something first.
#12
I don't know. That's how I got my Ibanez and it was fine. It was also in a hard case though.
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#13
local bike shop will have strong boxes. You will have to mod it but it will be cheap or free
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#14
I've just been down town and spoke to my local hardware store, they gave me a nice strong cardboard box for free. It fits perfectly, thanks for your help guys!
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Ancient scrolls predict that when Fred Durst and Lil Wayne perform a guitar duet while touching the tips of their penises together, the gates of hell will open and swallow us all.


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#15
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local bike shop will have strong boxes. You will have to mod it but it will be cheap or free



I just modded my cardboard box. dropped tungsol 6l6's, Jj12ax7s, and V30's in it

In all seriousness you should just take it to a fedex or Ups store and have them properly pack it. I'd be pissed if i got a guitar online and it came in shoddy packaging if it wasn't already in a case.
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