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Shipping cans #700111
Fri Dec 08 2017 07:04 AM
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What is the best/safest way to ship 1 quart oil cans? Either full or empty.Thanks Ben

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Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart] #700112
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If buyer wants full cans, well then there is the answer to that. Of course cost more due to weight. I always ask seller to empty and save me the mess and the cost. If they're willing.
As for damage prevention, full is much bigger risk but if packed properly should make no difference.

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Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart] #700117
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Best shipping idea is to use the cardboard center from a carpet roll. They are readily available from any retail dealer of carpet sales and are generally just a little bigger than an oil can. They come in long lengths and can be cut to any length you wish. If a can is placed in this cardboard tube and isolated with a lot of bubblewrap and styro peanuts, you will never have to worry about it in transit!


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Re: Shipping cans [Re: K W FRITH] #700119
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Originally Posted By K W FRITH
Best shipping idea is to use the cardboard center from a carpet roll. They are readily available from any retail dealer of carpet sales and are generally just a little bigger than an oil can. They come in long lengths and can be cut to any length you wish.

Very good to know....... thanks for the info.

Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart] #700124
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Not all tubes are the right diameter thou.

Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart] #700125
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And for the Love of God,never ever write FRAGILE on anything.
Some POS with the delivery service will always take exception to that and feel obligated to test it. frown


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Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart] #700134
Fri Dec 08 2017 12:24 PM
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Hah! Rick is right. DB sent me a can, nicely boxed and a FRAGILE sticker affixed to it. There was a nice sized perforation right through the sticker. The can survived. No fragile stickers for me!

Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart] #700262
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Thanks everyone for your comments.

Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart] #700493
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Went to Menards carpet section and got an empty cardboard tube that is perfect for shipping one quart cans in.

Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart] #700501
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Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart] #700518
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I don't know about USPS but here in Canada there is an extra charge for mailing a non-standard shaped parcel. The last time I mailed a quart in a tube it was an extra $1 but may be more now. Anything to make a buck I guess.

Re: Shipping cans [Re: beneckart] #700520
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they aren't saying to mail it in a tube. just use the carpet tube to protect the can and then put into a standard square box


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