#1
I've got my eye on a really nice amp on Gumtree but the person selling it lives to far away for me to collect it. If I pay for a courier to deliver it to me, is it likely that it could break or suffer some kind of damage during it's journey?
#2
If its improperly packaged, yes. And insurance won't cover it for improper packaging. If the seller is willing to do a good job then you should be fine. Be careful of buying before seeing on gumtree, there's no buyer protection. Ask for progress pictures of packing etc.

Where is it located incidentally?
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#3
Quote by GABarrie
If its improperly packaged, yes. And insurance won't cover it for improper packaging. If the seller is willing to do a good job then you should be fine. Be careful of buying before seeing on gumtree, there's no buyer protection. Ask for progress pictures of packing etc.

Where is it located incidentally?


It's in Milton Keynes; about 3 hours away from me.
#4
In the post? You mean can it get damaged during shipping?

(You should realize this is a world wide forum and us guys form the 'hood have no freakin' clue what you're talking about when you speak actual English.. anyway)

You could try telling the seller you're worried about shipping the amp and you want him to pack it really well and double box it, take pictures and get insurance.

Or you could just do what guys form Detroit do and make it into a big road trip party. Road trips with your friends to get guitar stuff are cool.
#5
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You could try telling the seller you're worried about shipping the amp and you want him to pack it really well and double box it, take pictures and get insurance..


Thanks, I think I'll just do that.
#6
Honestly I'd probably drive the 3 hours to get it. But that's just me and the only decent guitar shop is 1 and a half hours away from me so I'm used to driving long distances.
#8
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Honestly I'd probably drive the 3 hours to get it. But that's just me and the only decent guitar shop is 1 and a half hours away from me so I'm used to driving long distances.


Yeah I would do that, I actually like long car journeys haha. But I'm too young to drive and so my mum would have to take me and it would cost her petrol.

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#9
ROAD TRIP!

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#12
Dude, driving places is fun.

Maybe see if he will meet you half way?

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#13
i have seen some amps get demolished in the mail, even happened to my friend's Dr. Z once. one of the trannies broke free and smashed the hell outta everything inside.
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#14
I took a drive up to Liverpool last year to grab my Cornford (was around a 6 hour drive), if the amp is worth any money and you're only a few hours away I would recommend you just take a road trip if thats possible.

Removes any doubt then! If you were buying from well known/trusted website shop for example then I wouldn't worry, but in your case I'd take the trip!
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#16
Road Trips are great fun!
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#17
Some amps will ship better than others. Easier to pack, nothing that can rattle loose, built like a brick shithouse, etc. What is it?
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#18
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Some amps will ship better than others. Easier to pack, nothing that can rattle loose, built like a brick shithouse, etc. What is it?


It's a Fender Blues Deluxe. On another note, can anyone tell me the difference between an 8-ohm Eminence Speaker and a regular Fender stock speaker? Unless they're the same thing, I'm not actually sure.
#19
If it's another speaker with the same impedence, you can swap it out no problem.

Those Fender amps are built pretty solid. I wouldn't invest too much worry into it.
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#20
I got my Marshall Vintage Modern in the mail and it turned out just fine. It depends on how well the person packs the amp and what not. If you want to go and get it just to be safe, then go ahead. Best of luck!
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#21
When you get it, pull the tubes out and plug them back in. You'll be fine.
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#22
Unfortunately, it's not as easy getting places in this country as it is in the states. For a young person under 25, you can just about afford the insurance on a bike, but you can't exactly carry an amp on one of them. Cars are pretty much out of the question, unless you're rich.
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#23
Tell him to double box for sure. The amp goes in a box just slightly larger than it, wrapped in some newspaper or something similar, then that box goes in a larger box full of packing peanuts or balled up newspaper.
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#24
I understand post is a bit different, but I tour with my amp in the back of a van protected with nothing more than a soft slip cover... countless hours being bumped around against other amps, drums, etc and I've never had a problem..
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#25
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I understand post is a bit different, but I tour with my amp in the back of a van protected with nothing more than a soft slip cover... countless hours being bumped around against other amps, drums, etc and I've never had a problem..

The dangerous part is loading and unloading. I'm guessing you do that once per show and do it yourself, carefully... Not the case with the 'post.'
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