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    Quote Originally Posted by clear View Post
    Wow, it looks like it was shipped straight in its original box.
    Is that not the way it's supposed to be shipped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin666 View Post
    Is that not the way it's supposed to be shipped?
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    All my ukes have been shipped inside a second outer box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clear View Post
    All my ukes have been shipped inside a second outer box.
    Mine too, and with a lot of padding between the 2 boxes. The thin factory box is more of a dust cover than a shipping container.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man0a View Post
    Mine too, and with a lot of padding between the 2 boxes. The thin factory box is more of a dust cover than a shipping container.
    Does the factory ship with a single thin box like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkimura View Post
    Does the factory ship with a single thin box like that?
    The factory puts several ukuleles in these thin boxes into a larger sturdier shipping box when they ship to dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin666 View Post
    Is that not the way it's supposed to be shipped?
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    Wow! That is minimal. I've never received a uke packaged like that, and I've received 135.

    I've sold at least 35, and I use lots of padding inside and a very sturdy box. If I'm shipping the uke in a hard case, I'm more confident that it will arrive undamaged. I've received some boxes with holes poked in them, but the inner box and/or padding protected the ukulele.
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    I guess I was lucky that it arrived unharmed. So far I have bought four very high end guitars and four ukuleles online and none of them was double boxed. One of the ukes was sent from Japan just in hard case and some wrap without a box. One of the guitars was professionally packed and arrived like a thick cocoon in many layers of bubble wrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin666 View Post
    I guess I was lucky that it arrived unharmed. So far I have bought four very high end guitars and four ukuleles online and none of them was double boxed. One of the ukes was sent from Japan just in hard case and some wrap without a box. One of the guitars was professionally packed and arrived like a thick cocoon in many layers of bubble wrap.
    I hate it when people tape the bubble wrap? Where is it going to go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I hate it when people tape the bubble wrap? Where is it going to go?
    Do you mean where will the packaging go? It was also wrapped with many layers of tape and was as hard as a cocoon. So I just sliced it open to pull the guitar case out. I thought it can be reused to protect a guitar and it is likely sitting inside one of the guitar boxes in the basement. I don't throw out potentially useful packaging material, try to minimize waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin666 View Post
    I guess I was lucky that it arrived unharmed. So far I have bought four very high end guitars and four ukuleles online and none of them was double boxed. One of the ukes was sent from Japan just in hard case and some wrap without a box. One of the guitars was professionally packed and arrived like a thick cocoon in many layers of bubble wrap.
    Higher end stuff that comes with a its own hardcase has never come double-boxed; but they still come inside a box, even if the hardcase is wrapped with bubble wrap. I'd say, you're pretty lucky WRT this KoAlana and the above-mentioned guitar (as the bubble wrap "cocoon" could have easily be poked and deflated during transport.

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