Best way to ship Canon 5D II to Hawaii with out original box?

2 years 2 months ago #609828 by Ruben Wade
I'm making some upgrades and sold my 5D Mark II.  The buyer is in Hawaii, and I don't have the original box.  

Any tips on how you would ship this off?  I'm thinking wrap it up in larger bubble wrap, then have it sit in bed of those shipping peanuts.  You think that would be good enough? 


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2 years 2 months ago #609841 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Ruben

Try the post office or one of the $2 shops for a suitable-sized box then fill it with bubble wrap or 'peanuts' as you describe ... seems pretty straighforward to me ... + tracking & insurance of course

Phil from the great land Downunder
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2 years 2 months ago #609983 by effron

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: G'day Ruben

Try the post office or one of the $2 shops for a suitable-sized box then fill it with bubble wrap or 'peanuts' as you describe ... seems pretty straighforward to me ... + tracking & insurance of course

Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


Yup, but I'd use UPS before USPS.....

Why so serious?
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2 years 2 months ago #610061 by garyrhook
Probably too late, but:

You want to keep the item from shifting, and you want plenty of padding around it. Bubble wrap or peanuts, but stability is the issue. Things mostly break from getting bent or hitting other things. Padding prevents that.

+1 on UPS, as you want better tracking. I've gotten very damaged packages from FedEx (footprints on  a box containing a print and labeled "Fragile"...) so I'm less of a fan than I used to be. But UPS will beat things up badly, so make your packaging robust.


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2 years 2 months ago #610117 by NewavaMike
+ I would wrap it in a double plastic bag with a bread tie on each end to keep any water from getting to it. Hey better safe than sorry.  Then bubble wrap the camera and place in a box large enough to float the bubble wrap in a few inches of packing popcorn.  

As for the shipping part, I have always had good experience with Fed Ex and the USPS .  


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