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Old 05-13-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Hallandale, FL
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My brother shipped a plasma via crate with his belongs from SF to NYC. It was very broken when it arrived in NYC - at least the moving company paid him for it.

It is always better to sell locally and buy again. It would probably be cheaper than the crating + insurance.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Maine!
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we moved to MA to SC. our 42" flat screen made it in tact. we kept the original packaging and our mover was pretty familiar with handling such items. if it had broke, we would've been reimbursed.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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I dont think it would it be any different than buying an LCD from the net.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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Sell it and replace upon arrival with brand spanking new.

Failing that, make a frame of scrap 2X4 or even 2X6 and screw a particle board/ply skin over it. Frame inside with foam cut and ship. I've sent art pieces and stained glass that way to Rotterdam without issue.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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There is a great article on ShipHawk with step-by-step instructions on how to ship a TV.

Check it out at https://shiphawk.com/how-to-ship-a-tv/
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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Whole lot of hassle to move a very replaceable TV. Sell it, hold on to the money and buy a new one in your new city. For what TV's are going for these days, it's a bit pointless to spend a couple hundred dollars to ship and insure something that stands a good chance to get broken, and is very replaceable.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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Sell it and buy a new one when you get where you're going. They don't cost much anymore.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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If you're using movers/pod/rental truck, and have the original box, I'd say maybe. I wouldn't recommend it without the original packaging or shipping it via UPS/FedEx even with.

Our 42" plasma went cross country in the original box on a moving truck (we packed). The styrofoam inserts disappeared, though, so we used LOADS of bubble wrap and stiff foam. Made it in one piece, but I wouldn't try it again. Selling before this next move.

I had to ship my 32" inch LED a while back for service and used original packaging. Got there and back ok, but it was already non-functioning so I didn't have too much to lose!
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:52 PM
 
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how much cost to ship a 50" led rca flat screen tv via fedex groung?
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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how much cost to ship a 50" led rca flat screen tv via fedex groung?
Probably more money and hassle than it's worth. As has been said again and again in this thread, I would sell the LED TV and then buy a new one after settled in the new locale.
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