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roburado

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What are you using for guitar shipping boxes when you sell? I used to keep all my guitar boxes in case I wanted to sell, but it just became unmanageable.

Some of the guitars that I am hoping to list for sale include some with G&G cases. Some are the regular SKB-type.

Not sure I want to go the route of begging the GC down the street for boxes.
 

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I've been ordering them (bulk) from ULine for all of the acoustics I've been selling lately. If you are thinking of selling 4-5 guitars (or more) this might be the way to go. Double check your measurements!

Thanks, Pete. I looked at ULine. I thought that would be the perfect solution. I was going to grab five of them. Their boxes seem a bit big, though. I suppose I can squeeze some padding in there.
 

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Thanks, Pete. I looked at ULine. I thought that would be the perfect solution. I was going to grab five of them. Their boxes seem a bit big, though. I suppose I can squeeze some padding in there.

You could potentially cut the boxes down and re-fold to match the EBMM cases, but that requires a ton of packing tape.

Also, for insurance claims UPS oftentimes requires 2" of packing from the box to the object being shipped.
 

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Be careful with those over sized boxes, even if you cut them down, many times really increases shipping cost.

And asking GC can be hit and miss. Many times I would ask for a box to fi a EBMM and get some really large acoustic box.
 

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You could potentially cut the boxes down and re-fold to match the EBMM cases, but that requires a ton of packing tape.

Also, for insurance claims UPS oftentimes requires 2" of packing from the box to the object being shipped.

Hmm...2" of packing? Thanks for the tip, Pete.
 

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I would definitely recommend getting a "carton resizer" if you can. They are not expensive, and add a perforated line on the inside of the box, which makes them much easier to fold over. Especially with large boxes, 4 inches of length can be $20-30 less in terms of shipping costs.
 
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