There are two methods you can use to package your camera equipment for shipment to me. You can use a packaging kit that I will send to you upon your request, or you can use your own packaging.
It is of the utmost importance your equipment be protected from the knocks and drops the package will experience while it is in transit. Proper packaing ensures that your irreplacable equipment will not be damaged in shipping.
It has been my experience that finding and getting all of the necessary material to properly package their equipment for delivery to me is time consuming, expensive and difficult. In order to make it easy for you to ensure the safety of your equipment in transit to me I have put together a kit of materials for you to use to package your equipment for shipment to me. This kit will be sent to you by priority mail upon your request, and it will cost you nothing other than the postage you need to send and insure your camera equipment to me. Use of the kit is subject to some terms.
This shipping package will be sent to you by Fedex within a few days of your request and it should arrive at your location quickly. This special shipping package contains all of the boxes, labels, peanuts, bubble wrap, and tape that you need. The package contains all that is shown in the following picture:
The items you will receive are:
There is a substantial cost in time, effort and funds to assemble and ship the special packaing materials kit to you. In order to ensure these are not wasted you agree to the following terms when you request me to send you a Special Packaging Kit
The Contax camera is very sensitive to shock and vibration. It is very possible for your camera to be further damaged during shipment to me if it is improperly packaged. I have a lot of experience in shipping Contax cameras and have learned the hard way what is required to minimize the possibility of damage to your camera while it is in shipment. So please follow these instructions with great care.
I realize it may cost a little money, inconvenience and time to package your camera properly. But remember that while your camera is in shipment it is in the custody of people who do not know how important it is to you and me or just how fragile it is.
Do not use plastic baloons, wadded newspaper or other paper, large chunks of upholstery foam or broken up pieces of solid foam plastic to pack your camera.