Shipping a soundbar
December 30, 2012 4:02 PM   Subscribe

How to pack a soundbar?

I have become the owner of a hand-me-down Vizio VSB200 sound bar. I want to ship it (or check it as a bag) to move it from my mom's place to my own place, but she does not have the original box. Given the... unusual dimensions of the piece, can anyone recommend where I could pick up a box which would fit it?

39.63" wide
4.67" tall
4.26" deep

11.68 pounds.

(I will be packing the mounting brackets and such in my suitcase.)
posted by dhens to Technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Your local UPS store. (No relation, I just have a box there and know that they sell tons of boxes of various sizes.)

If you're willing to check it, wrap it in a cheap blanket and tape it shut, if you're willing to take the chance with the TSA.
posted by Brian Puccio at 4:21 PM on December 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

Yeah, any pack-and-ship place will wrap it for you (for a price) and then not ship it.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:41 PM on December 30, 2012

Mailing tubes or boxes, as seen here.
posted by Marky at 4:56 PM on December 30, 2012

Response by poster: Marky: They had the right size, but I would have had to buy 20 at a time!

I ended up taking it to the UPS store by my mom's place; they packed it, and the shipping was less expensive than checking it as a bag.

posted by dhens at 1:33 PM on January 1, 2013

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