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bongowongo
03-04-2018, 05:10 AM
So I'm ready to pull the trigger on this monitor right now

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XDY3TXW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1



32" inch monitor ... Having it shipped from the US to where I live in Asia, the freight forwarder suggests I need to use a pallet if I'm shipping a "TV" that is more than 32 inches. Should I opt for a pallet or do you guys reckon I should be fine if I just dont use a pallet ... It'll be sent via Fedex. I genuinely have no clue if a pallet is important to the safety of the monitor or if the freight forwarder just wants me to give them more money lol.

Doober4
03-04-2018, 08:39 AM
You won’t need it.

I would simply request the forwarder to put the box the tv comes in inside of a bigger box with more packaging foam to protect it. If they use a pallet it will probably bring the weight over 75 pounds so it’s going to be way more expensive.

bongowongo
03-04-2018, 10:54 AM
You won’t need it.

I would simply request the forwarder to put the box the tv comes in inside of a bigger box with more packaging foam to protect it. If they use a pallet it will probably bring the weight over 75 pounds so it’s going to be way more expensive.



Even if it is going to be airfreighted via fedex? I imagine these people and airports etc throwing chit around lol. Yeah the pallet adds 40 extra lbs.

I'll pay extra just for peace of mind lol ... But yeah good point, I'll ask and see if they'll do that first.

PositiveCrew
03-04-2018, 12:04 PM
Why not just save a ton of money and buy a Korean monitor?

Shipping will be less (or free), it'll arrive faster, much cheaper, etc.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Perfect-Prism-M320PU-Supernormal-FreeSync-3840-x-2160-UHD-5ms-32-4K-Monitor/322950210660?epid=19011740765&hash=item4b31552464:g:W14AAOSwj99aO2G~

Pretty much similar specs, located in South Korea, half the price.

If you do decide on an American monitor for some bizarre reason, it's generally on the shipper to get it to you safely, so I wouldn't pay anything extra.

bongowongo
03-04-2018, 02:12 PM
Why not just save a ton of money and buy a Korean monitor?

Shipping will be less (or free), it'll arrive faster, much cheaper, etc.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Perfect-Prism-M320PU-Supernormal-FreeSync-3840-x-2160-UHD-5ms-32-4K-Monitor/322950210660?epid=19011740765&hash=item4b31552464:g:W14AAOSwj99aO2G~

Pretty much similar specs, located in South Korea, half the price.

If you do decide on an American monitor for some bizarre reason, it's generally on the shipper to get it to you safely, so I wouldn't pay anything extra.


Too late now, already ordered, and the monitor I got has some poverty HDR too lel.