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wa8mea
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k9yli
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Post by k9yli » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:02 pm

I suspect the request for original boxes is it guarantees proper packing.
Some times UPS will not honor some insurance if shipped with out "original " packaging.
I have a Gonset G76, bought it new in 1962. how likely is it that i have the original box.
I did keep the one for my icom 2720. But eventually the basement will get too full of empty boxes. I do keep boxes at least for the warranty period.
Other than that, I think peanuts, bubble paper and stiff styro works just fine for shipping. I recently shipped a lot of estate sale stuff. my own packing for all of it.

Maybe some who change rigs like they change socks , would keep and want original boxes.
I still have almost all the radios I ever owned.
When I buy a car the next likely owner will be the junk yard.

wa2rqy
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Re: boxes

Post by wa2rqy » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:16 am

k9yli wrote:I suspect the request for original boxes is it guarantees proper packing.
Some times UPS will not honor some insurance if shipped with out "original " packaging.
Correct on the safer delivery but if UPS takes your money, they have to cover you for damages, etc!
I have an Original Hammarlund 4-20 transmitter & modulator in Original boxes but this is NOT the norm on older stuff.
I have had many transceivers & Drake gear in original boxes but a box does'nt make for a proper working radio :roll:
Tnx & 73......
Rich WA2RQY/4

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