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Old 11-03-2014, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Im sorry, i wasnt really sure where to post this question....

I have a child's size walker i need to ship. (like the kind grandma uses ) but i have no idea how to ship it, I mean box wise. Its 20" from floor to handle so not huge. It would be great to find a long, skinny box.
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Try the UPS store.
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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"What type of box to ship in?"

Whatever it will fit into!

That said, don't be surprised if the cost of the box, packing materials and postage are more than the cost of what you are shipping. It MIGHT be better just to send the money so that the recipient can buy it on their end.
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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"What type of box to ship in?"

Whatever it will fit into!

That said, don't be surprised if the cost of the box, packing materials and postage are more than the cost of what you are shipping. It MIGHT be better just to send the money so that the recipient can buy it on their end.
Its 7lbs to ship and estimated to be around $40 (minus finding a box). Its over $100 without shipping brand new.
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Check the calculator for USPS. Once the weight is put in, the size of the box may be bigger and still come under the allowed size at the same price.
However, you can also take a bigger box apart and reconstruct it so that it fits better .It's not that difficult.
Many grocery stores will let you have boxes.
Craigslist may produce some, if the one you're sending is used anyway.
Or, check online.....here's some alternatives from Amazon. Scroll down to see more choices.
http://www.amazon.com/Medline-Pediat.../dp/B002M40SMW

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Old 11-04-2014, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Why ship when you can get them locally. You can get used walkers in good condition at resale stores that sell medical equipment for $5.00 to $15.00.
I got one for my wife at an estate resale store for $5.00, looked like new.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Why ship when you can get them locally. You can get used walkers in good condition at resale stores that sell medical equipment for $5.00 to $15.00.
I got one for my wife at an estate resale store for $5.00, looked like new.
I cant back out now- That would be really rude.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz
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Do you live by an art gallery which sells paintings? That's about the size you'll need. Go through their dumpster and find a box. Or go to the dumpsters behind your local craft shop, they tend to have various size boxes. Often have packing peanuts or padding stuff.
I'd box it up, then pour in packing peanuts...then place it into a larger box.
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Old 11-05-2014, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I cant back out now- That would be really rude.

Would it be considered rude if you were to send the money it would cost to ship instead?
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:04 AM
 
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Is this going to an area that you will be visiting in the next couple weeks/months?
If so take it with you or find someone who is going to visit.
Otherwise go to the nearest UPS Store or Office Supply shop and have them pack and ship it for you.
You could also try USPS but I am not sure they have a box big enough to something like that.
You could also go to the Office Supply shop and ask them if they have a box that big from one of their display products.
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