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post #1 of 7 Old 06-22-2015, 02:24 PM - Thread Starter
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Question Shipping a Plasma Cross Country

So I've owned my lovely 65" S64 plasma for a couple years now, and I intend to take it with me from Texas to Chicago (OLED isn't quite at the point for me to upgrade yet).

I am using a moving company, but I'm pretty worried about them damaging this discontinued TV and then only giving $50 me because it's only 85 lbs (60 cents per pound!). I'm looking into extra insurance. I called Ceva Logistics and they quoted me $85 for the trip, but they may or may not have a box for the TV.

I'm thinking of calling Panasonic and seeing if I can buy the original box from them, just so the TV will be safe.

Really just want to know if anyone has any advice for this, or if someone else has done this.

I'd be pretty heartbroken to lose this TV.

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I'm moving a 60 inch Samsung 500 miles this week. I was lucky and kept the box, so no worries. But I did buy one of the U-Haul TV Moving Kit boxes for my 50 inch plasma and it worked quite well. Just make sure to wrap it in a soft blanket and uses pillows or quilts to pack it securely.

http://www.uhaul.com/MovingSupplies/...V-Kit?id=16343
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Should have kept the original box.....
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Should have kept the original box.....
Wish I could have, but it was pretty unfeasible. I live in a one bedroom apartment and the box took up half my living room. I still held on to it for over six months!
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Wish I could have, but it was pretty unfeasible. I live in a one bedroom apartment and the box took up half my living room. I still held on to it for over six months!

Future reference--break it down and put it under your mattress or bed. (remove the stables).

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FYI, the plasma TV that I got from B&H traveled from NY to NM without being damaged.

The box was a bit roughed up, but there was thick foam inside and, if you were to add some blanks yourself, I'm sure you'd be fine.

Yippee-ki-yay...
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There's some nice shipping boxes on Ebay too that go up to 70" and look sturdier than the Uhaul deal (sorry new member can't post links yet): ebay. com /itm/TV-Moving-Shipping-Kit-Complete-FREE-SHIP-NEW-65-75-Flat-Panel-LED-LCD-Plasma-/200925342308?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec815 6a64

Also, put a bunch of "do not tilt" stickers on it, or even better, but one of those indicators that show if a box has been tilted past a certain point and if so you can have proof of damage. One like this: kepinn .com /product-details/TiltWatch-Intelligent-Tilt-Warning-Labels--9501578.html
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