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Rather than the best shipping companies (although if you have a top tip feel free), I am struggling with the box to ship with.

 

I am instructing my parents on packing for me and I am not there, so I am trying to make it as simple as possible.

 

I can only see suitable size boxes such as these (https://www.kitepackaging.co.uk/scp/boxes/long-postal-boxes/) available to buy in bulk. Does anyone know where I can just buy one?

 

To confirm, I am talking about in the UK. 

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If you ordered it for delivery via post or courier wouldn't it arrive boxed, that can be reused.....

I've gotten baseball bats shipped here & they were boxed similarly.....

EBay lists several for sale coming from India...Not sure about Amazon....

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Why bother with a box? A cricket bat is hardly a delicate item.

 

Plenty of bubble-wrap and tape to protect the surface then thick black plastic overall (my parents use giant bin-liners). They also label the inner packing just in case the outer gets damaged (it never has been). 

 

Stick on the paperwork and you're good to go.

 

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3 hours ago, Crossy said:

Why bother with a box? A cricket bat is hardly a delicate item.

 

Plenty of bubble-wrap and tape to protect the surface then thick black plastic overall (my parents use giant bin-liners). They also label the inner packing just in case the outer gets damaged (it never has been). 

 

Stick on the paperwork and you're good to go.

 

Very good point on the lack of fragility. But certainly with DHL they do the quote based on box size.

 

Which courier did you use? And what did you pay if you don't mind me asking.

 

Cheers

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11 minutes ago, RickG16 said:

Which courier did you use? And what did you pay if you don't mind me asking.

 

Everything comes Royal Mail / Parcel Force plenty of options tracked and untracked. Packages charged by weight (there are size limits of course).

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Wongkitlo said:

I am curious why it is such a special bat that you will bring from UK. Sounds like some story behind it.

A nice bat costs about 300 pounds to buy. Cheaper to ship than buy new. 

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