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Collector stanley1883 private msg quote post Address this user
Hello all. I'm in a bit of a conundrum and looking for some options. Long story short, some of my collection and I are apart. Now one option is driving and picking it up, but that's rather far and expensive. Is there a trustworthy method to have say a long box or two shipped? I'm not sure how i would package it, nor whom I should trust, UPS, USPS, Fedex....?

Has anyone ever done this before? Is there a good way to do it, or am I SOL, and have to wait until i cant transport it myself? I'm deathly scared of how the courier would handle it, even with all the fragile marking in the world.

Opinions and insight would greatly be appreciated.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Box in a box and use bus service (Greyhound??)
I've used them in the past for large car parts so risk of damage was minimal but the box had no markings/blemishes on it and shipping was relatively cheap - just takes a week or two
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Collector stanley1883 private msg quote post Address this user
I've never know about bus shipping! this is definitely something to look into!
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Collector VaComicsGuy private msg quote post Address this user
How valuable is the collection?
What condition is it in?

I'd be reluctant to ship a long box without making very sure that the books were protected.
If the collection is with someone you trust, can you have them ship a priority box at at time?
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Collector stanley1883 private msg quote post Address this user
its nothing too crazy but its nice books, not drek thats for sure. Piecemeal-ing it out like that would be possible, but too time consuming and the price would be much higher obviously. I really dont know what to do
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Collector GeeWiz private msg quote post Address this user
Personally I would wait until you can transport them yourself
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Collector stanley1883 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by GeeWiz
Personally I would wait until you can transport them yourself


Thats my current mindset, unless i find a preferable alternative, hence my post.
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