First, the most obvious and most often overlooked: Please be sure to include your name, address, and phone number in the box. Also, please include instructions on the method of payment ( check, credit card, or COD). It is easy to forget to include this information. A list of contents does not hurt ether.
Packing is very important to make sure that your parts are not damaged to the point that they cannot be rebuilt!
A little common sense goes a long way. The displays on most computers are made out of what they look like - glass. It breaks. Please be sure to protect the displays. On the computers that have a metal part protruding form the back, do not pack with the display against the metal part - even if it is covered with packing material
Simply pack the computers back-to-back and front-to-front with some padding on the display and packing material between the computers.
Parts to be rebuilt may be sent by any carrier that is convenient for you.
UPS ground service usually takes form one to three from areas including Illinois and eastward; also, Tennessee and Georgia northward. For actual shipping times please contact UPS at 1-800-PICKUPS or their website: www.ups.com.
The US Postal Service also provides excellent service via Priority Mail. Delivery time is usually two to three days coast to coast; although it is not guaranteed delivery time. Also, the post office deliverson Saturdays at no additional charge. This is also a consideration for us when we ship back to you. For more details call your post office or visit their website: www.usps.com
UPS has tracking on all of their packages and you may call them to find out where your package is and whether it was delivered.
The Postal Service has an optional delivery confirmation that was can be added with a toll free number to call to see if your package was delivered.
Included with UPS up to $100, then it is 35 cents per $100 (0.35%).
The Postal Service has insurance as an option that is approximately 1% of the value of the contents.
For one or two computers or a few ignitors the most important factor is probably convenience. Unless you have UPS pickup service, the poast office woild probably be the most convenient. For larger packages, with insurance, UPS ground is more economical but can take longer depending on your location.
Priorty Mail is usually more economical than UPS two to three day service. (Priority Mail is not guaranteed delivery time, UPS is).
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