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Winbert Hutahaean
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For my future reference, what is the weight of a GS-1200?(can be in pound or Kg)

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Roy Neil
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I would need to break out a scale to be certain - but it feels like about 35~40 pounds

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Larry Arpin
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More in the range of 45 pounds.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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Thanks Roy and Larry,

I have just weighed my GS-800 with (human body) scale and it was 9.8 kg (22 pounds).

Do you think, it makes a sense that GS-1200 is doubled than GS-800 on the weight?

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Alan Rik
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It is 35 lbs. but when packed carefully and with the right amount of materials/box it weighs around 50lbs. I know...I have packed many of them!! All arrived in Purrfect condition.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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Hi Aln,

Thanks accidentally, I found this old thread and it says:

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According to their respective manuals, the ST-1200 (just the projector itself) weighs 21.4 lbs. The GS weighs in at 31 lbs. and the GS Xenon is a hefty 36.4 lbs..

Doug

So you are correct. Thanks for this.

Since you have sent many items like this, will USPS allow us to send this projector within the USA through USPS Parcel Post (which is the cheapest I found)

What do you think with UPS vs USPS, are they the same in terms of shipping charge for domestic destination?

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Alan Rik
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Its been a while since I checked but I think that UPS is much more expensive unless you are sending the items ground. Parcel Post is the most economical way of sending heavier items.

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Steve Klare
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UPS has a really good system for tracking packages and they're reliable delivery wise, but from what friends who work there have told me about their methods of handling parcels I'd be a little reluctant to ship something fragile using them.

One guy told me when he was a trainee his boss made him build a wall of parcels out on the loading dock. His boss didn't like what he saw so he kicked them over and made him start over again...

He also said the "no twine" rule is at least in part because it discourages the handlers from picking up the boxes and flinging them.

Back when I was in a production oriented business we saw UPS reduce a number of our products to rubble. It seemed to coincide with the urgency the customer wanted them too.

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Douglas Meltzer
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Winbert,

I took a look at the title of this thread and remembered that post from 2006. I'm glad you found it.

Doug

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Gary Crawford
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I bought a gs last year ...shipped to me UPS..it was a wonder it still worked. The box was nearly destroyed. The Machine was knocked sidewise in the carton.... then I sent it to have a two blade shutter put in it. Double boxed it...etc..and it arrive there just fine via UPS....but when it was shipped back to me..UPS....the package had been so mistreated that the back of the machine...(where you'd get to motors and belts) was knocked partially off kilter...one of the screws holding it on the machine was bent. The lamphouse cover had been hit and broken so it wouldn't close.
Also year before last took delivery of an ST1200HD....UPS. It had been hit so hard along the way that the rear leg section had been bent to the projector tilted about 20 degrees to one side. It took a vice and huge amout of leverage to bend it back.
I make no accusations about the care UPS takes with parcels....just reporting my experiences.

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Steve Klare
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I see them as reliable, yet not exactly gentle.

It's a little like sending a Platoon of Marines to move your furniture. It'll get there quickly, but there may be a lot more pieces than you started with.

Unfortunately packaging heavy, delicate items for shipment is an art and a science (and a profession) and people sending a projector from one place to another often aren't prepared to do it right.

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Alexander Vandeputte
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As I am about to pack & ship a GS1200, any suggestions as to the do's and dont's ?

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Alan Rik
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When I pack the GS I make sure to take the lens off and pack it separately. Then I put bubble wrap around the machine. Horizontally and Vertically. And the one with big bubbles. Not the little ones. Then I place it in a box so its nice and snug. Then I put it in a bigger box that has at least 2 inches around it and fill it with either cardboard or peanuts. Then I wrap it up!
It may seem like overkill but I have never had a GS arrived damaged.

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Graham Sinden
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Peanuts!!

Dry roasted or salted [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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