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Ty Reynolds
Film Handler

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From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Registered: Nov 2015

 - posted March 08, 2018 04:58 PM      Profile for Ty Reynolds   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A question for those who get their lamps through on-line sources: I recently acquired a batch of miscellaneous projector lamps from a local camera store that has shut down. At least some of these are for projectors used by members of this forum, so I plan to list them here once I have the lamps organized. What is the accepted packaging for shipping? Is the lamp and its "crush-proof" box in a padded envelope sufficient, or is a larger box (and higher shipping cost) recommended? Thanks for your advice.

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Bill Phelps
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From: USA
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 - posted March 08, 2018 05:20 PM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have received lamps in padded envelopes and they are always broken or crushed. I would advise box with packing material. You don't have to overdue it but the box the lamp comes in and a padded envelope is no good.

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Clinton Hunt
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Waharoa,North Island,New Zealand
Registered: May 2010

 - posted March 09, 2018 12:36 AM      Profile for Clinton Hunt   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
When I occasionally sell lamps here in New Zealand which are always posted within New Zealand I like to put them in a small box packed with crushed paper and the actual lamp,whether it's in its original box,wrapped in some bubblewrap.But if I don't have a box then I put extra bubblewrap around it.So far that's done the trick.
When I've had to get them from overseas they are in a box with some sort of wrapping inside.

Cheers from me in New Zealand :-)

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Maurice Leakey
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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
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 - posted March 09, 2018 02:25 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As Clinton says, lamps should be sent in cardboard boxes.
The lamps being placed in the centre of the box entirely surrounded by suitable packing. This will separate the lamps from any crushing or external damage to the box.


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