Re: Sources for shipping cartons for vintage Tek scopes?

David DiGiacomo

Peanuts should never be used as fill, whether in bags or not. A heavy
item like a scope crushes them into tiny pellets, and then they no
longer function. Also, they usually escape from a bag and make a

With the current dimensional weight formula and shipping rates, it's
very expensive to use oversize boxes. It's also difficult to make a
box smaller without making it weaker. (I know some people on this
list are good at it, but most people who try, completely fail.) I
have found that it almost always pays to buy a right size box over
using a free oversize box.

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