Moving my Mac mindfully.
September 30, 2010 10:08 PM Subscribe
Moving filter: This iMac needs to get from point A to point B. Which is the safest route?
posted by actionpact to travel & transportation (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm moving in two weeks; stowing most of my things in a ABF U-Pack Relocube and flying with my dog. Originally I thought I'd be able to take my 20" iMac (which is necessary for my business) in its original box as carry-on, but Southwest's carry-on dimensions are too small for it. Which leaves me with a couple of options, but I'm a bit unsure as to what's the safest:
Option A) Ship the box (possibly in another box, padded?) to my new home either using USPS, FedEx, or UPS. If this is best, which should I use?
Option B) Pack the box well and check the box as luggage.
Option C) Secure it in the ReloCube and just have it shipped with the rest of my things.
Option D) is there an option D? I can't think of one.
I'm leaning away from B), because I'm wary that even with it being a 2 hour flight it's going to get damaged. But I'm curious if any of you have had experiences moving your computers and what the safest way to get it to my new home would be. I'd love to use this as an excuse to just upgrade, but I don't have the money to replace this thing right now. I'd prefer an economical option but overall it needs to get there safe!