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Don't have anti static bag

#1thetruth928Posted 6/6/2012 1:35:36 PM
Well as the title says i don't have any anti static bags to ship my video card out in. What have you guys used to mail one out. The 6950 is headed to Mexico and i don't want it to be DOA when it gets their. Any help would be appreciated.
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#2thetruth928(Topic Creator)Posted 6/7/2012 1:40:52 AM
bump
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#3gigapuddiPosted 6/7/2012 2:10:27 AM
I don't think those are effective when you put a contaminated item in them.
#4thetruth928(Topic Creator)Posted 6/7/2012 2:17:46 AM(edited)
No trolling this is a serious question. Your warned status says everything i need to know troll.
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#5gigapuddiPosted 6/7/2012 2:25:21 AM
?

They're made to keep static out. If you put it in a bag, I'm pretty sure it will just be a static oven.

Ever heard of common sense?
#6betatechPosted 6/7/2012 2:34:36 AM
Two options I can think of are:
1) Buy an anti-static bag.
2) Get the item insured during shipment so if something does go wrong you can claim of the company, but I am not sure if this would be claimable since it may not count as being 'properly packaged'.

In the past I have never shipped items but when want to store stuff and I don't have an anti-static bag I just put them in a box and put bubble wrap around it. Not the safest method but so far nothing has gone wrong.
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#7_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 6/7/2012 5:42:56 AM
I just used a paper bag. Done it before and went ok. I think this is what XFX (if I remember correctly) recommends when you send them a video card and do not have a anti-static bag to put it in.

Though to be fair, I have never had anything break from static even when I was really young and had no idea that static could mess things up. So I may be a little less careful then others.
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#8Xeeh_BitzPosted 6/7/2012 6:21:39 AM
static is overrated... I leave crap sitting on carpet for days, weeks and its ok.
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#9analogmanPosted 6/7/2012 7:15:28 AM
i wrapped mine in newspapers and those worked like a charm. nothing static happened.
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