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I have a load of 78s i want to stick on ebay. Before i do would like some advice on the best form of packaging for them.

Anyone on here sold 78s on ebay? and what method of packaging is best?

t.i.a

Derek

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They are a real pain to send, especially if they're made out of shellac. But I've sold a couple on eBay and I've sent them out well packaged in US-type 12" mailers with lots of cardboard and bubble-wrap padding. All of them arrived in nice shape except this one:

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:angry:

So I refunded the buyer.

But what I'm saying is: pack them properly with lots of bubble-wrap type stuff and what-have-you. But in my experience no matter how well you pack them, those shellac 78s are some damn fragile records... :D

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what method of packaging is best?

As they are so very brittle, why not try a load of bubble wrap and brown paper to cover them in? Posting in normal mailers would only take a small tap to crack them.

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They are a real pain to send, especially if they're made out of shellac. But I've sold a couple on eBay and I've sent them out well packaged in US-type 12" mailers with lots of cardboard and bubble-wrap padding. All of them arrived in nice chape except this one:

post-1392-1179269336_thumb.jpg

:angry:

So I refunded the buyer.

But what I'm saying is: pack them properly with lots of bubble-wrap type stuff and what-have-you. But in my experience no matter how well you pack them, those shellac 78s are some damn fragile records... :D

Thanks Sebastian,

I was told a while back that you can get 10" mailing boxes esp for 78s but for the life of me can't find them anywhere.

Derek

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Thanks Sebastian,

I was told a while back that you can get 10" mailing boxes esp for 78s but for the life of me can't find them anywhere.

Derek

I'd say go with US-type 12" mailers and pack them TIGHT with bubble-wrap. :D

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some of the bigger 78 sellers on Ebay charge more for P&P, but they double box them - put the 78 in a mailer or pieces of corrugated card, and then that in a larger box, surrounded by polystyrene chips.

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...Sold and mailed plenty of 78s down the years - all over the world - using these boxes. Never yet had a breakage, to my knowledge...

I wouldn't send 'em out in anything else, frankly.

TONE

I sold a load of 78s on eBay a few years ago and found the best way was to get polysterene ceiling tiles from a DIY shop, use two of them one with a hole cut in to fit a 78 inside, bubblewrap on the top and all packed inside an american style mailer making sure it's a nice tight fit.

Adam.

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Thanks for the advice everyone. :D

Will order some of those 78's mailers/ boxes later on.

Derek

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