Where can I get some packaging?

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  1. mhuk05

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    I need some packaging for some speakers (well the seller does) so that they can be delivered by courier.

    Any ideas where he can get some (Hartlepool)? The easier I can make it for him the cheaper it is for me as he's dragging his feet a bit..

    Thanks :)

    p.s. each speaker is 20kg so it needs to fairly HD cardboard.
     
  2. Jammyb

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    My sister lives in Hartlepool at the moment, she says all there is are pound shops and off licenses...he could try looking in a pound shop... They all drag their feet apparently too, it's like Village of the Damned! :p

    Make sure he adds insurance before he sends them because if he's not using the propper boxes there's a good chance Parcelforce and co will manage to damage them.
     
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    http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZjonsstudiopotsQQhtZ-1

    and others...

    Enough of this, a good bit of sellotape :D and clearly written labelling and who needs big cardboard boxes? Infinately more 'deliverable' too...

    Paul. :cool:
     
  4. mhuk05

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    should your avatar say "bodger inside"? ;)

    Bit of bubblewrap will be fine on a 25kg speaker? :eek: (5kg of lead shot inside).

    He's agreed the sale so hopefully he'll find some decent packaging!
     

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    Staple is a good place to buy rolls of bubble wrap. They also sell cardboard boxes.
     
  6. mhuk05

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    Thanks for that. :thumbsup:

    I never need it myself, got plenty of Ikea packaging but the guy sending the speakers might appreciate that (and me, indirectly!)

    Cheers :)
     
  7. Jammyb

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    Ahh you went for the Ruark Talisman II then, very nice piece of audio furniture! Hopefully the seller is going to use the procedes from the sale to buy some nicer carpet, maybe some photoshop skills as well :devil:
     
  8. mhuk05

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    The PhotoShop was me greying out some more hideous background ;)

    You have a good eye for speakers; I bought a Ruark Dialogue II centre for £100 and thought I best get some matching floorstanders. If they don't beat my MS kit they'll be on here or fleabay...

    The seller replaced his Talisman II with Ruark Crusaders. How good are Ruark?

    p.s. I know what you mean about the carpet... hopefully he'll stay away from Eopman's wallpaperer ;)
     
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    i've always wanted to listen to Ruark speakers, by most accounts they are very good speakers, altho like any they are often suited to certain peoples likes......

    i remember seeing a What Hifi piece once where they said Liam from Prodigy has a pair of Ruarks as his rear speakers.....except they were the very big twin bass, twin mid, single treble driver ones...cant remember which model now, just remember seeing the picture and thinking, holy cow, those are the rears???..lol

    crikey, that was a while ago too......it had a yellow background......musta been around the late 90's....mebbe 1997 or 98.....

    i feel old :-(
     
  10. Jammyb

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    Well the Talisman II's that mhuk05 has just bought first came out in 1993 :eek:
    Replacing the Talisman I from 1986.
    They don't seem to have changed much at all in that time.
    The Talisman III's look identical and recieved rave reviews last year.

    With Ruark you're paying for beautiful craftsmanship and British Engineering :uk:
     
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    I said 'Enough of this'. As in lots of thick layers, to conform to the shape of the speakers perfectly, protecting them better than any cardboard box can. I've sent a 25" CRT TV using this method with no problems.

    Paul.
     
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    Sure it's only his feet, and not his knuckles? :D
     
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    Oh c'mon lads just pack it in...
     
  14. mhuk05

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    Ah, now I understand :)

    Jammy, get the speakers in 2 weeks- I hope they sound as good as they're rumoured to. Got a good deal on a Ruark centre so thought I'd best get some fronts to match. Think there'll be some serious "messing" in 2 weeks :D
     
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    This won't necessarily help because if they're not properly packaged (according to whatever standard the carrier choses to apply) then the insurance will be invalid.

    I speak from bitter experience :(
     

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