Thursday, August 27, 2015
The USPS Drum Machine Box
If you are like me, and you like drum machines, you probably buy and sell them a bunch. However, most of the boxes you get don't fit a drum machine properly, so you end up either overspending on bubble wrap or you cheap out with old newspapers (and the recipient of the drum machine ends up with a cool machine flopping around in its box).
At one point, I was complaining about this to our mail person, and she said "Hey, did you see these new big boxes?" She pulled one off the shelf, and wow - it was perfect. It's about 1 1/2 times the length and 25% wider than the typical mailing box, and it fits perfectly for things like my ESX-1 (fare thee well...), an R-8 or even a TR-8. It gives you enough rooms to properly pack, but doesn't overdo the air-space.
The only downside is that it is a flat rate box, and it is a "Large" size, so you are out roughly $18.00 to ship. But the result is a box that fits, a modest amount of packing material used and really fast delivery.