In Reply to: How to pack speakers and speaker stands (no original boxes)? posted by MM on January 05, 2004 at 11:59:30:
although i don't know the best way to pack them, i can reassure you that having mailboxes, etc. would be the most expensive way to pack them. they charge a ton if they pack anything for you but i'm sure they would probably do a good job. most likely cheaper to buy boxes and stuffing and pack yoself.
They hire minimum wage people, tell them to find a big enough box, put the object in, and fill with peanuts. This is not packing.
These clowns (in liason with UPS) managed to totally destroy a simple set of bookshelf speakers I'd shipped thru them. How hard is it to pack those correctly, for God's sake?
... why don't you try a local storage space rental facility or a U-Haul (or similar) DIY moving business? They'll generally have a variety of heavier duty boxes meant to move computer monitors, TVs, books, etc. Plus they'll have the packaging materials.
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