How to package and ship lp vinyl records, NEW AND IMPROVED

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The condition of the record and the lp cover is very important to collectors. Many times the collector will be buying your record to replace the same record they already own.
I HAVE CHANGED MY PACKAGING METHOD,
IF YOU HAVE READ THIS GUIDE BEFORE PLEASE READ IT AGAIN,
FOR A NEW EASYER METHOD FOR MEDIA MAIL
CLICK ON THE YOU TUBE LINK  AT BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO SEE A VIDEO GUIDE I PUT TOGETHER

Avoiding shipping damage is so important to a successful transaction it cannot be overstated.

Ship with care because  LP covers can get dented corners and seam-splits from shipping damage. The record is fairly sharp and when the package is shaken for hundreds of miles in a big vibrating truck the lp can split the record cover (seam split).

 Remember, in my humble opinion, the post office or any other carrier you use to ship your products will literally toss these packages around.

This is how I ship records and I have never had any complaints or shipping damage but about half of all the records I buy still get shipping damage from poor packaging.
 It's so easy to package for success just takes the will and a little time.
  Please ship Media Mail with care and remove the lp and the inner sleeve from the cover, then place the 
lp in the inner sleeve on top of the cover, put these together  in an outer sleeve.
If I am shipping more than 1 record say 3 lp's, I Then wrap all 3 lp's together tightly with craft paper. A lot of times depending the lp I will wrap single records in the outer sleeve with craft paper just to go that extra step for my buyer. Next get 2 cardboard stiffeners that are a little bit bigger than the  record, I use 13 x 13 cardboard stiffeners, Now tape the record in the outer sleeve to the cardboard stiffener so it cannot move around in side the box.
Then sandwich the record with the other cardboard stiffener ,
Next (tape sandwich together IMPORTANT)  to stop corner dings, and stop seam-splits.
I use a 13 x 13 x 2 box, I put a 13 x 13 piece of the large bubble wrap in the bottom of the box then the lp sandwich, and then another piece  of bubble wrap on top.
close the box and use packing tape to seal seams.
I also put a fragile handle with care sticker on the box 
I
To order the boxes in the video
Talk to Ken at Deluxe packaging tell him you watched my
 (Ron Beaudry) you tube video he will know what boxes you want 
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also for  Resealable 3 mil Outer LP Sleeves and good quality inner and outer sleeves I get mine from Sleeve city


 

SELLING AND SHIPPING SEALED RECORDS

In this case if your buyer wants them sealed and they probably do, just wrap the sealed LP tightly with something. I use C raft paper, then make sure the  wrapped LP cannot move inside the package as with any LP and It will be ok, Your LP's are worth more sealed and it is important that your buyer get them in the condition purchased. I HAVE PURCHASED MANY SEALED LP'S some were poorly wrapped shipped loosely in the box and the LP split the seams. On other occasions I have told the seller to break the seal and remove the LP from the cover for shipping.
 
Good Luck!
To order the boxes in the video
Talk to Ken at Deluxe packaging tell him you watched my
 (Ron Beaudry) you tube video he will know what boxes you want 
1 856 486 0006
also for  Resealable 3 mil Outer LP Sleeves and good quality inner and outer sleeves
I get mine from Sleeve city


I hope this helps, if you have any questions please email me

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