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    Shipping question

    I have a bottle of bourbon I would like to ship. I don't have a license or anything but need to ship it. Is there a legal way to do it?

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    Re: Shipping question

    While it is illegal to ship alcohol through the United States Postal Service, it is only a violation of corporate policy to ship through UPS or FedEx.

    Take that for what you will.
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    Re: Shipping question

    Pack that bottle of WT 12 year old very well or the person you sold it to is going to end up with a package of mush.
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    Re: Shipping question

    Actually I haven't sold it yet. I just want to have my ducks in a row before I put it on. I wouldn't want to sell it then not be able to ship it. Thanx for the help.

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    Re: Shipping question

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Pack that bottle of WT 12 year old very well or the person you sold it to is going to end up with a package of mush.
    based on the op's response, i guess there's another post that the op wrote that shows him asking about a wt 12's price, etc.,

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    Re: Shipping question

    Quote Originally Posted by Neat View Post
    based on the op's response, i guess there's another post that the op wrote that shows him asking about a wt 12's price, etc.,

    You would be correct his first & second post on the site.
    Last edited by p_elliott; 06-27-2011 at 08:05.
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    Re: Shipping question

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    You would be correct his first & second post on the site.
    his first couple of posts were asking about prices and his LAST couple are about packing. should there be a ban policy? never mind - an ignore policy on our part would be much more effective. i asked about prices in the beginning (on wt products as a matter of fact) but i was BUYING. however, providing information about packing is going to save someone (the purchaser) a lot of heartache/heartburn.

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    Re: Shipping question

    This is my method-have shipped about 900 since 1970.Get a good heavy kitchen trash bag and secure bottle to contain a possible break.I cradel the item in an Insta-pac expanding foam bag to 100% secure.Lots of packing material around all that.UPS pays no damage claim on anything with less than 5 inches of packaging on all sides.Mark package well as "Glass" NO Throw.That has been 99.9% succesful.

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    Re: Shipping question

    Quote Originally Posted by zo6driver View Post
    This is my method-have shipped about 900 since 1970.Get a good heavy kitchen trash bag and secure bottle to contain a possible break.I cradel the item in an Insta-pac expanding foam bag to 100% secure.Lots of packing material around all that.UPS pays no damage claim on anything with less than 5 inches of packaging on all sides.Mark package well as "Glass" NO Throw.That has been 99.9% succesful.
    UPS pays no damage claims on alcohol that is shipped between private individuals as it's against company policy to do so.
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    Re: Shipping question

    When moving a lot of... ah... "glass containers" every year.. the insta-pac stuff would get very expensive, very fast. I roll the "glass containers" in cardboard a couple layers thick. then take strips of cardboard and fold them accordian (sp?) style and push them into the ends of the tube. Tape all around and viola. You can throw them and not worry.

    Bubble wrap is a one drop wrapping. Once it pops, its over. The second throw into the truck does em in. Plastic bags are good to contain minor leaks in corks or caps, but if glass breaks, they don't hold up more than a moment with shards slicing them up.

    Just remember, corners and edges are the first to get crushed, pack accordingly.
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