Originally Posted by dstew100
Hey Rob, We are trying to figure out how to ship my VA1512 out to him which had a 12" driver replacement from velodyne done 3-4 years ago. I have no idea where to come up with an adequate box or how to pack it (for example how do I protect the woofers especially the radiator underneath). Should I just be using some standard boxes from fedex or something? I know I feel a lot better about my subs and electronics being double boxed.
Do you have any tips? If you have packaging for a similar sized sub how much would you charge for a set?
Thanks for your time.
As you can imagine, Velodyne no longer has any of the original packaging for this subwoofer. Shipping empty boxes large enough to accommodate this subwoofer is also surprisingly expensive as UPS will charge by dimensional weight. I have shipped empty 15 inch subwoofer boxes and seen freight bills over $100.
One option is to take the subwoofer to a shipping facility and have them pack it. The advantage being that if there is damage to the unit and a freight claim is made, they have to pay it as they can not claim insufficient packaging. Ok, the carrier can deny the claim, but the store has to pay as they are supposed to know how to pack items appropriately.
Another option is to purchase large moving boxes. If you can use a mixture of solid foam an peanuts that is best as objects tend to shift in the peanuts sometimes.