View Full Version : WARNING: Do NOT ship Megos in the USPS Small Priority Mail Box
Sep 28, '09, 11:14 AM
It seems like a great value, but these Small Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes offer little to no protection. The Megos are more or less protected by only two thin sheets of cardboard. Even if you add packing to them, it's still not nearly enough to protect the figure.
I recently received a high dollar Mego in one of these and the BOX WAS CRUSHED and DESTROYED. The seller used some packing material, but it did no good.
I'm still keeping Priority Mail shipping costs around $5-$6 in regular boxes as long as they stay under 1 pound.
Do NOT make this mistake!!
Sep 28, '09, 11:24 AM
Yea, those boxes are really flimsy.
I only use them for shipping loose bunches of DVD's (because of their heavy weight)
I really wouldn't trust them for anything worth anything - especially valuable Mego's
They're not much better then a mailer envelope.
Sep 28, '09, 1:32 PM
Dam that sucks
That is a tricky one for international shipping. The cost for that box as flat rate international is half of the priority shipping. I have had several folks request those. I always tell them it is an extremely tight fit.
Not directly related, but I have noticed a jump in the amount of damage my packages are having lately. Just about everything I have had shipped in the last couple of weeks has had a pretty good corner smash or puncture in the box.
I don't know - I have shipped a couple hundred megos in those boxes. I wrap the figure in a kroger bag and pack with peanuts or wrap in bubble wrap. i add a piece of packing tape to the seal and have never had an issue.
Sep 28, '09, 4:21 PM
I Have shipped in those boxes,.. all the time with figures. No complaints yet..., I think if I was to ship a High-End figure,.. I would not even have used those boxes However...
Sep 28, '09, 7:50 PM
Damn that really sucks. Sorry to hear that man.
Sep 28, '09, 8:12 PM
That annoys me when that happens. Sorry to hear that. I always cringe when figures arrive shipped like that.
Sep 28, '09, 9:10 PM
Nothing wrong with this when using this method: Double box, bubble wrap, insurance and require someone to sign for the package. I've always did this with high end megos or some of my kit build-ups. I mailed those all across the US and the World. Never had a problem. Yes, it costs alittle more and does take alittle more time to package. But like I said, never had a problem. But I still keep my fingers crossed.
Sep 28, '09, 9:48 PM
Sorry to hear that Heath. May it RIP.
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