View Full Version : Shipping Atari 2600 in a Medium Flat Rate (the narrow longer ones)
03-20-2010, 12:20 PM
I am thinking about doing this for some non-working systems that I would like to sell. I would normally not do this as I think the boxes are a little tight for a 2600, but since these ones are already non-functioning... is this really bad idea? I have received a few consoles in this manner and they have all been fine with bubblewrap around them, but I still was concerned about it. Not much wiggle room.
03-20-2010, 12:59 PM
I would put the console in a bag, fill the empty space in the box with packing peanuts, and mark *DO NOT CRUSH* Should be fine, I have shipped lots of consoles that way.
03-23-2010, 10:59 AM
I don't know how tight the fit is, but I'll just say that in the past, it has bugged me when I've bought nonworking items and the seller packed them like he thought I was going to throw it away. The buyer probably wants to fix it and will care about it's condition.
However, I'm sure some buyers will be happy to pay less for shipping, especially if they happen to not care about the shell.
I'd explain how they'll be packed, and be ready to reimburse on the occasions that a system shows up damaged. If it happens very often then change the packing method.
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