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B&W 802 boxews needed.

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  1. davesater1

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    Can anybody help me? I've just bought 802s second hand from a dealer in Cornwall. As I live in Greenock (near Glasgow) I am having to transport them somehow but I have no boxes. Does anyone have boxes that I can borrow or maybe use at a small charge as B&W are wanting almost £500 for them.
    :lease: :lease:
     
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    £500 for boxes???

    if you have your own car and its back seat folds down, a simple way is to line it with some cardboard boxes, then get some pillows/duvets etc (plenty of) then work out a way to put the speakers on so nothing gets damaged.....if you use enough then they will cancel out almost all bumps that could damage the speakers....just try to avoid too many speedbumps..heh
    is what i did when i had to transport some speakers once, worked a treat....
     
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    Yep £500. I couldn't believe it either but I have tried several dealers and they all come back with the same price. I was hoping to get them sent by courier as it is a 1000 mile round trip and so boxes are essential. If I get no joy I may have to do the 'road trip'.
     
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    Any other suggestions?
     
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    Dave - Can't the dealer you have bought them from supply some good packageing as they are High End speakers surely he would be able sort something out ?
     
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    He is trying his best but I have been advised not to ship them in anything other than the original boxes unless he or I personally transport them. He is not a b&w dealer and is selling them for a client. They are mint and he is selling them at a good price (also bought an HTM1 from him) so it will be worth the hassle.
     
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    Hope you get sorted mate :thumbsup:

    BTW - The 802's are beautiful speakers Enjoy !
     
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    Cheers .. me too.
     
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    Here is B&W's very helpful response.



    Dear Mr ..........,

    Thank you for your email below.

    Unfortunately we are unable to recommend a safe way to transport a pair of Nautilus 802 speakers, which are not in their original boxes & poly. Our packaging has been designed to protect the cabinet, and every drive unit adequately in the event of transit damage.

    Without it, you are taking a very big risk on a pair of speakers that would have retailed at £6000.

    Sorry we are unable to help you further.

    Kind regards
    Tanya
    -----Original Message-----
    From: .............................................................
    Sent: 21 October 2005 12:18
    To: marketing@bwspeakers.com
    Subject: B&W Consumer Site : Feedback



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    I have purchased a pair of Nautilus 802s second hand from a dealer in Cornwall but there are no boxes with the speakers. I have tried all known avenues to get a set for transport to no avail. Do you have any suggestions for boxes or any other safe method of transport? I realise I can buy them from B&W but I have been quoted around £480. Any help would be extremely welcome.
     
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    To be fair I dont see what you expected them to say, they had the courtesy to reply atleast. I think the packaging is so expensive (although £500 is rather ridiculous) because they are some sort of wooden crate.

    Not ideal but you could rent a van and strap them to the inside, it wont be cheap but I cant imagine that the speakers arent costing you a considerable amount.
     
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    They are not some sort of wooden crate. They are cardboard boxes and poly.
    Yes you are right about the cost of the speakers but no matter how much the speakers cost I cannot justify paying almost £500. Anyway it's more about ease of transport rather than cost as it's going to be a 24hr roung trip (at least).
     
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    Plus, i've spent over £10,000 on B&W kit over the years, which was explained to them, and still no help. I only really needed a loan of the packaging.
     
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    I had similar problems with a set of Linn Keltiks a few yrs back,buying from a non-Linn retailer who was very helpful,but unable to come up with anything large enough or sturdy enough himself,and I ended up collecting the things myself(luckily only from Norfolk),but it was the only cost effective way of doing it,although your journey would be far greater.
     
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    I'm quite prepared to do the journey if that's what it comes to. I just need to persuade a mate to come with me to take a shot of the driving.
     
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    With speakers of that quality i personaly wouldn't want to risk a currier with 'incorrect' packaging to transport the speakers for me. You best of traveling down and trying to make the best of it, stay in a hotel over night and see the local sights in the morning.
    I know its not of much help but we must all suffer for out hi fi, you'll also have the advantage of being able to listen to them and make sure everything is working as it should.
     
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    Looks like that is my best option.
     
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    We're meeting half way.
     
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    Completed the 12hr round trip last night to collect the 802s and the HTM1. I haven't watched a movie yet but have listened to a couple of c.d.s. I can safely say this is the most noticable upgrade I have ever made. I have heard people talking about speakers "singing" before and I now know what they were talking about. I can play these at considerably higher volume with absolutely no harshness. The imaging is fantasic and the soundstage is incredible. I felt like I had Thom Yorke in my house this morning and I have heard stuff on O.K. Computer I have never heard before. Symbols are crisp and more lifelike, bass is rounded and vocals are sweet and true. They are amazing. God knows what the 802d's must be like. I will include a couple of pic's later. Can't get the smile off my face. :D :D
     
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    YAY!

    Always nice to heat someone who is happy with a new purchase of shiny goods :)

    Congratulations on your new stuff.
     
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