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How to ship a laptop
« on: November 13, 2015, 11:03:25 PM »
I need to ship a laptop across the continental USA to a relative. What's the best way to do this?

Normal size laptop 15 inches, worth $300 approx.

UPS? Fedex?


Base off of online rate generator it is looking like $20 - $25.

I never shipped anything before so I'm clueless to best practices.


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Re: How to ship a laptop
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 11:25:27 PM »
You want at least 1" layer of foam all around the laptop to make a snug fit inside a strong corrugated box. Ship it UPS with insurance. FedX is good but usually more expensive. Air is gentler than ground but you'll have to compare the costs. Avoid USPS -- it's rougher & the tracking isn't as good.