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Packing boxes advice

I need to ship a pair of speakers for which I cannot find a carton/cardboard box. Tried Jumbo, Coop BAU and Migros BAU.
Long shot - but if anyone bought a trampoline from Coop recently - those boxes are perfect for me!

The speakers measure 34 x 26 x 113cm. Tried www.ratioform.ch but they dont have this size. Any ideas?
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Old 20.07.2011, 09:35
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Re: Packing boxes advice

Dumpster dive at Ikea?

Good luck....
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Re: Packing boxes advice

Have you tried Migros Do-It-Garden shops?
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Re: Packing boxes advice

Maybe here?

http://www.ch.verpackungsteam.com/in...Path=23_90_102
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Old 20.07.2011, 20:23
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Re: Packing boxes advice

I usually just cut up three or four boxes and use lots of tape to make a larger box (plus the appropriate amount of padding).

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Have you tried Migros Do-It-Garden shops?
Yes I did. No luck

Looks promising. Let me check this one out.

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I usually just cut up three or four boxes and use lots of tape to make a larger box (plus the appropriate amount of padding).

That is going to be my last option too..
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Re: Packing boxes advice

Ok, so after a weekend of struggle and DIY with cutting thermocol, and boxes and finishing of an entire roll of cellotape, we figured that it is not gonna work! The speakers are too heavy - it weighs 40kg, and not sure if a cardboard box can hold that amount of weight.
So here I am again, looking for advice again. Does anyone have any experience shipping heavy items through air cargo? How did you do it?
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Re: Packing boxes advice

build a wooden crate ?

fill the speakers with helium to make them lighter ?
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build a wooden crate ?
No experience with wood at all..if I were to do it, it would be sloppy at best. Do you know of someone who could do it?

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fill the speakers with helium to make them lighter ?
seriously?
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Check out Jobs Wanted. You might find someone there handy with a saw and nails.
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Re: Packing boxes advice

Where are they going to and who is shipping them? 40kg is too heavy for the post, some courier companies may be able to help you with crates.
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Re: Packing boxes advice

We are sending them to india, and wanted to air cargo them - but now I am not sure how that would happen.
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Re: Packing boxes advice

can't you separate them into 2 cardboard boxes? 20kg, shouldn't be too bad. my philosophy is that no shipping problem can't be solved with sufficient bubble wrap.
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Check out Jobs Wanted. You might find someone there handy with a saw and nails.
try pappa goose.. he might be able to help you, give him a PM
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We are sending them to india, and wanted to air cargo them - but now I am not sure how that would happen.
Just ask the shipping company
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