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Trawma Original Post: Oct 10 '09,  5:53 am           
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Shipping/transporting a Plasma TV

Well, we were going to wait on the Plasma until we got to where we were going, but a deal came along that we just couldn't pass up. The TV (a 50 inch) is going to be shipped here, and then we'll move it with us cross-country. I'm planning on retaining all the original packing materials, and am wondering if that (plus careful placement in the truck) will be enough? How about that and then a ream of bubble wrap? I keep reading about vertical storage and no smooshing, but does anyone have any advice? I know heat can damage a plasma, but what about the cold of the back end of a Penske truck in the winter?

Help?

Kris

     
Trawma Posted: Oct 10 '09,  8:14 am           
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RE: Shipping/transporting a Plasma TV

Looks like, according to Samsung, storage range is -4 to 114. Would still love any tips for transport anyone has to offer!

Kris

     
pvreditor Posted: Oct 10 '09,  9:37 am           
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RE: Shipping/transporting a Plasma TV

Lots of plasma and LCD TVs are sold over the Internet, so there's gotta be a simple way to to ship them. I suggest that you contact both UPS and a shipping company to ask if there are special requirements for shipping a plasma TV. I suspect that you will simply need the original packaging... and a healthy amount of insurance.

Good luck!

--Bob

     
lllovemakeup Posted: Oct 15 '09,  6:47 pm           
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RE: Shipping/transporting a Plasma TV

Hi, Kris

We bought our plasma before we moved, and I was very nervous about it being moved, and because the heat would be brutal.

The info you found about temperature safety is right in line with what I found. I think putting the TV back in the original packaging is essential.

One thing we did is we didn't end up putting the TV in the moving truck...we put it in a car as I was concerned because goods in a moving truck tend to shift. It barely fit, but we got it in there.

If you do need to put it in the moving truck, I think it will be fine temperature-wise, but to guard against squishing, maybe a couple of pieces of plywood on either side would work.

Hope you all and your TV get there safely!!

Julie :)

     
rgathright Posted: Nov 15 '09,  3:13 am           
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RE: Shipping/transporting a Plasma TV

How did your plasma television shipping work?

I recommend buying from Amazon because they delivered my plasma for free and made sure that it worked before leaving!

~Reuben

     
rcjones Posted: Nov 22 '09,  7:50 pm           
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RE: Shipping/transporting a Plasma TV

bump

     
Trawma Posted: Dec 02 '09,  5:07 pm           
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RE: Shipping/transporting a Plasma TV

No move yet! We've saved all the packing materials and are considering ways to put the TV, in it's shipping box, between matresses or otherwise secured between softer materials.

Kris

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