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Old August 12, 2008, 09:53 AM
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Well my hard drive completely crashed a few months ago and that's waiting to being sent away, but now my replacement drive is also crashing (wtf seagate?) The only problem is, I only have the one box of approved shipping materials, which i had to order from their supplier in Kentucky for 25 bucks and wait 10 days. I would rather not have to do this again. If anyone has the proper packing they could sell me or even just lend to me for some free lunch or something, I would be grateful. If someone has the materials to return two drives in one box, that would be amazing.

Oh and if you want free lunch you'll have to be in the Edmonton area.

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Old August 12, 2008, 10:05 AM
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What is considered the approved shipping materials?
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Old August 12, 2008, 10:11 AM
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Having shipped things to and from seagate on multiple occasions, their whole spiel about approved packaging materials is just to protect their own "butts" in case of shipping damage.
Go to the post office, or office supply store. Get a load of bubble wrap, and give the thing a good 1-2 inches of bubble wrap. Put it in a box and shove more bubble wrap or newspaper around it so it doesn't move.

They won't deny it unless it incurs shipping damage.
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Old August 12, 2008, 10:16 AM
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I agree with FiXT. Don't forget to put them in antistatic bags.
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Old August 12, 2008, 02:55 PM
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What is considered the approved shipping materials?
In an anti-static bag in a special block of foam with tear-outs so it can't move and then its got about two inches of foam above and below the drive. Or at least that's the one that I have.


And FiXT, when was the last time you sent a drive, cause I just wanna be sure their policy hasn't changed or something that you might not know about.
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Yes I second FiXT. To say the least put the HDD in an anti-static bag, rap some bubble wrap over, shove it in the in the box, and put some more bubble wrap so it doesn't shake around.
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When you buy a hard drive from NCIX or DC and they ship it to you, that's how they ship it.
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Old August 12, 2008, 04:49 PM
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When you buy a hard drive from NCIX or DC and they ship it to you, that's how they ship it.
Ha! They don't go as far as to give an anti static bag (at least not a proper one) its a pink bubble wrap bag with crappy foam turds padding it.

ps. I'll still buy from them
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^^ Never happened to me, I either get them in a SEALED anti-static bag, or I get it in a plastic clam shell kind of box and then wrapped in a bundle of bubble wrap. Off course ncix always uses those bib bubble like thing.
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Oh i forgot to mention, I have a great box to put a HD in that you could have... but I'm in the GTA, probably not worth the cost to ship it.

(If anyone does need one in the future PM me)
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