How to pack RAM sticks for shipping?

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asked Jul 7, 2010 by roguekiller23231 (4,316 points)
I've lost the boxes a long time ago already and I got no protective bags either. How could I pack them for posting so they don't break?

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answered Jul 7, 2010 by Razor512 (16,586 points)
With memory sticks it is best to use the original plastic container that they came in.

Often when I am shipping one, I will place it in the original plastic container then (if the area I am shipping to is known to be having bad weather, I will wrap the plastic container with a few sheets of paper towels) , then wrap it in bubble wrap. then I will fill any empty space around the bubble wrap with packing peanuts. I will then place it in the correct sized box (USPS gives free boxes of many shapes and sizes)


If you don't have the original casing, then wrap the memory sticks in some printer paper (make sure it has a snug fit)

After that, wrap a paper towel around it, then place it in a plastic bad that is large enough to fit it, then tape the bag shut then after that wrap everything in some bubble wrap, then place it all in a box and fill any empty space with packing peanuts

PS for shipping memory, I recommend the USPS small flat rate boxes  (never use a padded envelope to ship memory if it doesn't have the original box, the memory sticks will break)
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answered Jul 7, 2010 by Danish (375 points)
You could put them in a plastic cover and then tape it quite a lot.

You could use foam or those little pom pom things that you get from Amazon's delivery's.
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answered Jul 7, 2010 by Louis Jenvey (591 points)
Anti-Static Bags are best
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answered Jul 7, 2010 by Mihkel (4,564 points)
- Don't pack them into anything that might create static electricity (you should get a anti-static bag).
 - You should pack them into something soft or so and make sure that they don't move around. It would be good if you'd use bubble packaging.
 - If your using a anti-static bag or not you need to separate them from each other
 - It would be good if you'd double box it as the box may get damaged hardly.
 - You should also let the post office stamp "fragile" all over the box.
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answered Jul 20, 2010 by mnymj (361 points)
if you have an old unneeded component you could sacrifice it for its static bag and then wrap it in some bubble wrap.