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Offline vbdx66

Safe way of packing a keyboard for sending it
« on: May 16, 2018, 08:50:35 AM »
Hello everybody,

I have finally found a second-hand PSR E433 which suits my needs of a cheap, light portable keyboard on top of my not-so-portable DGX 650.

Since the owner of this keyboard is living hundreds of miles away from where I live, he is willing to send it by post or UPS or whatever to my home.

Unfortunately, he has long since disposed of the original packaging (the PSR E433 was in the shops about 5 years ago) and he hasnít a clue as how to pack the keyboard and its accessories (charger,  music stand, sustain pedal) so that it comes safely to my home.

Has someone some suggestions as to do this?

Thanks for helping,

Best Regards,

Vinciane.
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, PSR E433.
 

Offline Bernie9

Re: Safe way of packing a keyboard for sending it
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 11:00:00 AM »
I have shipped several keyboards with varying results.  The safest , but most expensive way is to have the shipper pack it and insure it, especially when the original carton and special padding is gone.  I still have a claim with UPS pending where I packed it myself and they dropped it.

Offline Dick Rector

Re: Safe way of packing a keyboard for sending it
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 11:21:01 AM »
Load and LOADS of bubble in a solid cardboard box. That's how mine was shipped from Europe to Indonesia. FRAGILE ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!!
PSR-2000 and PSR-S950
 

Offline jerryghr

Re: Safe way of packing a keyboard for sending it
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 02:51:51 PM »
The local Bicycle shop receives their bikes in a cardboard box that may be modified to work.  They toss them out.
 I  would also pack the pedals, manuals, power supply etc in a separate box to make life easier, and prevent damage to the keyboard.

Regards,

Jerryghr
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 02:53:24 PM by jerryghr »
 

Offline vbdx66

Re: Safe way of packing a keyboard for sending it
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 06:00:58 PM »
Hi Bernie, Dick and Jerry.

Thanks for your input.

The package will be insured in any case, this is already settled.

Unfortunately in France the carrier will not take care himself of the packaging.
As for the packaging itself, the original box is long since gone. The bubbles are a good idea, as is the idea of packaging the accessories separately.

Morality: always keep the original cardboard somewhere safe, it might come handy even a few years later if you want to send a keyboard somewhere.

Best Regards to all,

Vinciane.
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, PSR E433.
 

Offline vbdx66

Re: Safe way of packing a keyboard for sending it
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 09:03:58 AM »
Hello to all,

PSR E433 will be packed tonight by previous owner and shipped tomorrow. It is due to arrive at my home Wednesday or Thursday (since next Monday is a holiday here in France).

When itíll arrive Iíll upload some photos of the packaging (and of the keyboard).   :)

Thanks again for helping,

Regards,

Vinciane.
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, PSR E433.
 

Offline vbdx66

Re: Safe way of packing a keyboard for sending it
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 06:46:32 PM »
Hello guys,

The package containing the PSR E433 arrived this morning in good shape. Apparently the previous owner did a very good job at packing it. I attach hereby some photograph of the packaging and of the keyboard itself.

Thanks again for helping,

Vinciane.
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, PSR E433.
 

Re: Safe way of packing a keyboard for sending it
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 11:24:40 AM »
Perfect! Now you should update your list of present keyboards :)
Long-term Yamaha user from 1999
My music on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PracticalSenses1/videos
 
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Offline vbdx66

Re: Safe way of packing a keyboard for sending it
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2018, 12:41:36 PM »
@PracticalSenses:

Sharp eyes 8) thanks.

List updated.  ;)

Regards,

Vinciane.
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, PSR E433.