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Where do you get boxes to fit Hamer cases? Either Studio style cases or

Centaura type cases. All the music stores here either don't have any

boxes or the ones they have leave no room at the ends for packing.

UPS total charges using their "guitar box" creeps up to just shy of $100.

It just happened to the blue Studio I just sold. Had to use a box from

UPS. After insurance, the box and packaging, shipping, PayPal fees, Ebays

fees I might as well not sold it.

Thanks!

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http://www.uline.com/Product/AdvSearchResu...keywords=guitar box

I got 5 a couple years back and I still have one left. I'm normally a 1-in, 1-out type of guy, so I only have to use them if I get a guitar in a box that's trashed or buy locally and then need to ship. I believe when I got them they only had one size (probably the larger boxes). But get a 5 pack of the electric boxes and you should be all set.

-Austin

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I go by and beg at the GC in Memphis. Those guys have been great over the years. My local shop (well, as local as 40 miles away) asked me $20 for a box. GC lets me have them for free (at least until someone in management reads this post!).

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I just go to my local music store. They ask me what type of guitar I'm shipping, and they give me the boxes for free.

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I go by and beg at the GC in Memphis.

I've done that at my local GC as well. Just have to make sure you get there before they break the boxes down.

You might ask them when they do that and get there before they do it the next time. $20/box is crazy, mon!

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I just go to my local music store. They ask me what type of guitar I'm shipping, and they give me the boxes for free.

+1 I'll buy some strings, sheet music ... something and then ask for the box.

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Thanks for the replies.

There's no GC nearby where I live.

The local music stores give me boxes

when they have them but they don't

usually fit. I just ordered boxes from

the place Atquinn suggested.

Thanks for that suggestion. I should

be set now.

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Note that you may have trouble making a shipping claim for damage when using a "used" box. It;s never happened to me directly, but i've heard stories...

I pay the extra and get the Uline boxes and add the cost to the shipping charges (with an explanation of why i do that...)

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Note that you may have trouble making a shipping claim for damage when using a "used" box. It;s never happened to me directly, but i've heard stories...

I pay the extra and get the Uline boxes and add the cost to the shipping charges (with an explanation of why i do that...)

Thanks. I just ordered a bunch of boxes from Uline. I also hang

onto the money from the sale just in case something does goes wrong

and the shipping company gives me crap I can make good for the buyer.

I've never had a problem yet but like you have read/heard lots of stories.

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