Packaging How to by Existing members

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  1. Silverling

    Silverling Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    When you have posted to me it's always been good, thanks. I'm happy to pay the extra $1 or 2..... You are one of the best!
     
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    Revils Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    When posting I usually say a fixed cost, like $15, because sometimes I over pack it through caution and it ends up costing me more, or it works out cheaper, or Auspost changes prices, so I can't be bothered with 'at cost'. There's much easier ways to earn and save a buck than through buying and selling silver.
     
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    Bullion_ron Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Little humble-brag on my part here, but ask my buyers how I pack things :)

    I really should take photos haha
     
  4. Silverling

    Silverling Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    ^^I did. Here is Ron's packing for a 2 oz coin.^^

    Place in zip lock bag. Then bubble wrap both sides. Place in cardboard box which is designed to be less than 20 mm and can be sent via normal letter. Then get registered green pre paid postal envelope with tracking. Coin arrived in perfect condition.
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    Mint Silver Coins Well-Known Member

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    I am shocked to have received this :eek::eek::eek: ... from a well known Stacker here ... SMH ... wow not even in baggies ... just massive amounts of sticky tape straight onto the coins ... stuck on some old cruddy bit of cardboard ... worst $154 I ever spent
     

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    why tape on the coins ? looks like finger prints all over
    they should be inside 2x2" fold
    guess it must be real bio-hazard lol
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Can somebody please take pick of when I send something packaged with Gaffa tape because I ran out of packing tape :eek:
    And a roll of bubble wrap ,I'm sure it must be torture to who ever has to open it .
    Sorry didn't want to go to the shops when you have Gaffa tape :p
     
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    Looks Bad , there are thing like Glad Wrap from the kitchen that can be use., cost Fraction .
    I do spend a bit on The Zip Lock Bags and others stuffs for packing.

    No No Direct Sticked stick straight on to the coins. ( I do know @Mint Silver Coins , who this seller is. :eek: bad repo )
    @Mint Silver Coins , Thanks for bring this up !

    The sticky tapes do leave some residue on the coins. Worst $154 you ever spend. :(
     
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    Recently purchased from Ron.
    He carved a block of foam to perfectly fit the items, then bomb proofed with bubble wrap.
    Well done mate
    Thanks
     
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    A lot of stackers here rock with there packing but there are those few times that one is left to shake their head and ask WTF.... like what was the person actually thinking

    But yes as pointed out @Bullion_ron is a master of packing and shipping goods. And to boot items are always as described. I do not mean to just point one person out as much as just wanted to tag onto Sonypony's above comment
     
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    So bloody lazy!.......is it really that difficult to wrap the coins in some foam/bubble wrap?
     
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    Did you leave the senders details in the picture?
     
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    If there is sticky tape residue apply olive oil to residue and leave over night, wash off ever so gently the next day with warm water.
    Any one else with ideas to remove sticky substance?
     
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    I’ve never used it on a coin but eucalyptus oil works extremely well on every other surface, I’m not sure if it would damage the coin though. Would be good to test on a 50% florin first.
     
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    Don't remove sticky substances, instead stick your sticky coins together for ease of stacking and storage.:cool:
     
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    I don't think I have ever purchased bubble wrap to wrap and send items to other stackers. I have plenty of it already from either doing deals here and receiving it wrapped around stuff I've bought/traded from members here, plus I have noticed that many other consumer items I buy also use bubble wrap for packaging, an example being electrical and whitegoods.

    Reuse or repurpose because it can't be recycled.
     
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    just link the picture here, easy
     
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    No good for collector coins or in capsules. If a mail sorter drops a monster box on your package will it be damaged?

    People who do great packaging do their best to make sure everything is safe both inside and out from potential damage. This means ensuring goods don't damage each other or even the package itself as well as being properly packed and padded to survive the delivery system. You should be able to drop your package from shoulder height on a concrete floor without damaging the package or contents before considering it safe for shipping as is likely to happen at least once for most items under 5kg before delivery.
     
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    The capsules that 1 kilo Perth Mint coins come in are prone to cracking during transportation. Knowing this I go a bit extra on packaging. Here is how I sent a 1 kilo coin yesterday.

    Place the coin in a jumbo zip lock plastic bag. Then wrap multiple layers of bubble wrap around the coin and tuck in and tape around the coin. Then I get some of that ridged 5 mm thick foam packaging (you can recycle Perth Mint wrapping for this) and go over the coin again a couple of times. Then use plenty of tape over it to secure it. Then I get a cardboard box that fits into a small satchel and place 1 inch foam in the bottom of the box. I also use the 1 inch foam on the sides of the coin as well to fill out the box. Try not to leave the coins loose in anyway in the box as any drops mean movement that can result in cracking the capsule. So far, so good. Here are the photos.

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