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    johnbarry
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    Where might I find an empty computer box (possibly with padding).

    To post a Lenovo

    I have been to PC World (Currys) and asked if they had an empty computer box. They looked at me as though ?? Customer Service said they only have boxes with computers in, logical I suppose.

    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    6.23″ x 16.77″ x 15.22″ (160 mm x 425.88 mm x 386.50 mm)
    Weight
    9.58 kg (21.12 lbs)

     

    Cheers
    John

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    D-Dan
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    Order a thimble off Amazon. It should come in a box big enough with sufficient padding for anything.

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    Bob Williams
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    Go to a Main Post Office John, one that sells different size boxes and wrapping material. Take a tape measure and the dimensions of the PC and check them out.

    Post Office boxes: http://tinyurl.com/yyatv4ex

    Alternatively, Amazon do these, check out the dimensions:

    http://tinyurl.com/y4j4tpeq

    Davpac, you can phone these and give the dimensions:

    http://tinyurl.com/y28569k7

    I have one from my current desktop, but I will be needing it later this year. Good Luck!

     

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    Good point D-Dan

    Thanks Bob and for the links I will look into them.

    I did keep such boxes, I kept the Lenovo box for years, one day I had a clean out,

     

    Cheers
    John

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    Dave Rice
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    I find Amazon useful for these types of things. If you want me to order anything just shout.

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    johnbarry
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    Thanks Dave I have been looking, it’s so I can offer postage on ebay, I would never get my money back.

    I should have said old/2nd hand boxes.

    The more I think, maybe I should try superstores, a lot of red tape today, years ago you could drive round the back.

    Cheers
    John

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    tadka
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    Go to a Main Post Office John, one that sells different size boxes and wrapping material. Take a tape measure and the dimensions of the PC and check them out. Post Office boxes: http://tinyurl.com/yyatv4ex Alternatively, Amazon do these, check out the dimensions: http://tinyurl.com/y4j4tpeq Davpac, you can phone these and give the dimensions: http://tinyurl.com/y28569k7 I have one from my current desktop, but I will be needing it later this year. Good Luck!

    The SSD I bought a few years ago did come in a box big enough for a medium size computer case  😀  But the case fan I received yesterday was a tad too small for a computer case. Just a tad 😀

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    tadka
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    Order a thimble off Amazon. It should come in a box big enough with sufficient padding for anything.

    The SSD I bought a few years ago did come in a box big enough for a medium size computer case  😀  But the case fan box I received yesterday was a tad too small for a computer case. Just a tad 😀

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    Dave Rice
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    The likes of Aldi, Lidl and the Co-op are a bit friendlier John.

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    Wheels-Of-Fire
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    On a side note, if you ever buy sweet and sour ready meals from Tesco then they come in a proper Tupperware container for free.

    Scrunch up some newspaper and use some tape and you have an almost indestructible container for sending back things like mobile phones ?

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    johnbarry
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    Xlent thanks all, great tips.

    I was on about I did have some but cleaned up, had a brainwave and looked in the garden shed (first time this year). Would you believe it, I only cleaned to the shed and I still have boxes, after all that.

    I’ll be sure to use the tips though for future.

    Cheers
    John

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