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# 41083 9-Sep-2009 14:31
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I need to ship two Dell PowerEdge servers overseas, and some idiot has thrown away the packaging.  Calling Dell is a losing battle, and nobody there seems to understand what I am asking.  So, does anybody know where I can get decent, strong packaging suitable for shipping a server, preferably with polystyrene blocks to keep the thing stabilized?

Thanks!  Tricia

(Alternatively, does anybody know who the local Dell agent is in NZ so I can call somebody locally directly?)

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  # 254358 9-Sep-2009 15:00
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Maybe try a pallet, more polystyrene than MJ's nose (RIP M.J. there must have been some good in you somewhere), cardboard for basic extenal protection, and enough packing tape to make MacGyver weep with tears of get-me-out-of-a-jam joy. Top it off with the blue plastic strapping, and you should be sweet as.

Or find a large corporate or IT shop that is Dell-loopy, and see if they have any packaging?

Maybe it would fit HP packaging or another brand?

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  # 254595 9-Sep-2009 22:24
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Where in the country are you? We might have a box around the office somewhere - I can check in the morning.

Which model is it? 1u, 2u, 4u or tower?

Dell don't have a NZ agent - they have some NZ employees but they're all just account managers etc in my experience...



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  # 254635 10-Sep-2009 07:12
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Thanks for the offer, fastmikey.  I'm south of Auckland, and the servers are both PowerEdge 850 (not a tower, but I don't know about how many u's it is!).  I've now found a company that will make me a box and pack it with foam, so I might end up going that way to be sure that the servers stay stable during transit.

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