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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:15 pm 
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I'd like to put some tyres with a wire bead up for sale, but I'm not sure how I should package them to send to a buyer.

Would I have to construct a very narrow 26 inch by 26 inch box? Or could I get away with a tough plastic bag made from strong polythene?

How does everyone else do this? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:50 pm 
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i have recived them both ways tbh
and usually there folded in half by way of twisting the top and bottom in opposite directions to make a figure 8 sort of shape then put in a strong bag 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:51 pm 
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The last wire bead tyres I sent were in a builders polythene bag.

Arrived fine.

Folding tyres easily go in a jiffy bag.

8)


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grab, twist, binbag, tape. magic


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As said ^^ fold them in to a figure of 8 shape. Had many delivered like this with no problems.


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The figure of eight fold method also helps the receiver with un-packing them. Snip the right bit of tape and they're like a "self pitching tent" - gave my cat one hell of a surprise. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:29 am 
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or just tape the 2 together in a big loop, ive sent them that way, just work your way round with the parcel tape, so they are completely covered.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:34 am 
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figure of 8, then zip tie.

leavem' pumped up in the sun or warm room to regain their shape


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:56 am 
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Thanks for all of the responses, fellas. Now that puzzle's been solved, I can get going with some "For Sale" ads... :)

mattbrown wrote:
or just tape the 2 together in a big loop, ive sent them that way, just work your way round with the parcel tape, so they are completely covered.

That one did occur to me, but I just imagined that the buyer might take a Stanley knife to the tape and slice thru the tyres... :(


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:58 pm 
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tedc, is your cat also your parcel opening secretary? :lol:


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