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Thread: Stupid question - Sewing machine box

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    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
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    When i bought a machine about ten yrs ago, the sbop owner told me to hold onto the box, a new one would cost me $35.00. I would need a box to ship back to brother for repairs.
    Therefore, do i get a refund if i take it home w/o a box.

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    I kept the box for my flat screen tv and used it with the packing material it came with, to pack it up when we moved. Worked wonderfully.

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    Kept my box and used it to send machine of for tune-ups. Wasn't smart enough to think of flattening boxes, but I'll spend the afternoon flattening machine boxes and a few my husband couldn't let go of.

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    Break the box down flat and store under the bed or standing up in back of closet.

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    I usually keep the box for a "while"...if no problems with the item, I keep the bar code and file it with warranty.

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    I keep mine. You never know what will happen-hope nothing. But like everything else, as soon as you throw it, you need it. Good luck.

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    Put the styrofoam packing in a plastic trash bag marked with what it contains and hang it from the rafters in the attic or shed/garage. Hanging it keeps it from getting tossed out or crushed.

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    My first "big, expensive" machine was taken in for repair while I was working on, of all things, my wedding gown.
    it had to be returned to the factory, so the shop said they would box it up and send it out. He called me a day later saying the shipping company wanted $55.00, just for the packaging, not the shipping cost or insurance! Saying they needed to package it differently. I had the original box, so I took it to the shop and the manager took it to the shipping office, cost $25.00 for shipping and insurance, and Brother paid for everything coming back. Note in box from repair facility said they appreciated the original box, knew it would be safe.
    i bought the brother Quattro and a new baby lock serger, those boxes are nested together in the attic, just in case.

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