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bought or sold a pushchair on Ebay? how was it packaged

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Imisssleeping Fri 06-Nov-09 12:33:45

I'm going to list a Mamas and Papas pushchair and travel system so will be sending by courier but how do I package it? Will bubble wrap a black bin liner and brown paper be enough? I haven't got the box it came in.

accessorizequeen Fri 06-Nov-09 22:52:03

Courier's will accept it packed like that (at least that's what dhl said last week) but it's a PITA packing them in brown paper! You will be cursing (still remember doing that with a quest years ago) I usually get a box somewhere to fit (electrical shop etc) or I taped 2 boxes together last time. Really important to know whether you'll have 1 or 2 boxes though, one massive box much cheaper to courier than 2 smaller ones.

5inthebed Fri 06-Nov-09 22:55:27

Go to a DIY shop and ask for empty boxes. Most of them will have big boxes that prams fit in. If not, you can use masking tape/parcel tape to wrap the cardboard around the pram. I've found that greenhouse tape is very good for wrapping prams as well.

If not, the bubblewrap/blackbag idea is also ok, but costs a bit to do.

Imisssleeping Sun 08-Nov-09 19:14:38

thanks for that, I can get lots of bubble wrap free so will be ok, will start to hunt round for big boxes. Do couriers go by weight or size for cost?

5inthebed Sun 08-Nov-09 19:29:26

Most of them ask for both. Here are a few I use


currycrazy Sun 08-Nov-09 19:34:30

ive recently moved back from spain but when i lived there i bought a quinny buzz off ebay in arrived safe and sound in bubble wrap with bin bags then brown boxes or anything.i wouldnt bother personally,too much faff! is great as you get a quote using the weight and dimensions and then gives you lots of different couriers as options i think so you can go with the cheapest or whatever.I have used them numerous times and never had probs

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