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Morgan Void
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So yeah, I'm anxiously awaiting for my copy to ship, it gets here today surprise

I ordered from CoolStuffInc and I noticed that the package weight was 12.8 lbs, but the actual weight of the game is 9.3 lbs (according to Amazon); yeah packaging weighs some, but 3.5 lbs? I know CoolStuffInc uses the Styrofoam snow, but that stuff doesn't weigh much--and yeah, I know cardboard can add up weight pretty quick.

I realize that I am a bad judgement in weight, but can anyone confirm this?
 
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void_presence wrote:
So yeah, I'm anxiously awaiting for my copy to ship, it gets here today surprise

I ordered from CoolStuffInc and I noticed that the package weight was 12.8 lbs, but the actual weight of the game is 9.3 lbs (according to Amazon); yeah packaging weighs some, but 3.5 lbs? I know CoolStuffInc uses the Styrofoam snow, but that stuff doesn't weigh much--and yeah, I know cardboard can add up weight pretty quick.

I realize that I am a bad judgement in weight, but can anyone confirm this?


Mine came in a huge box. Much bigger than the TI4 box and full of styrofoam. But I doubt it was 3 pounds.
 
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void_presence wrote:
So yeah, I'm anxiously awaiting for my copy to ship, it gets here today surprise

I ordered from CoolStuffInc and I noticed that the package weight was 12.8 lbs, but the actual weight of the game is 9.3 lbs (according to Amazon); yeah packaging weighs some, but 3.5 lbs? I know CoolStuffInc uses the Styrofoam snow, but that stuff doesn't weigh much--and yeah, I know cardboard can add up weight pretty quick.

I realize that I am a bad judgement in weight, but can anyone confirm this?


As a person that packs and ships items on ebay, packaging and the box can add significant weight to the overall package.

If the box is big enough, the entire box could add at least a pound or two to the weight.
 
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Yeah, a third again as much weight is not out of the realm of normal for a single item. Mailed cyclades the other day: 3.5 for the game, 1.5 for packaging.

 
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scifiantihero wrote:
Yeah, a third again as much weight is not out of the realm of normal for a single item. Mailed cyclades the other day: 3.5 for the game, 1.5 for packaging.



When I sold my TI3, I think the shipping was like $33.
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insightfulstrike wrote:
scifiantihero wrote:
Yeah, a third again as much weight is not out of the realm of normal for a single item. Mailed cyclades the other day: 3.5 for the game, 1.5 for packaging.



When I sold my TI3, I think the shipping was like $33.

Did you use USPS?
 
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corkysru wrote:
insightfulstrike wrote:
scifiantihero wrote:
Yeah, a third again as much weight is not out of the realm of normal for a single item. Mailed cyclades the other day: 3.5 for the game, 1.5 for packaging.



When I sold my TI3, I think the shipping was like $33.

Did you use USPS?


Yes I did.

TI3 wasn't just heavy, but the box was quite big, which factored into shipping.
 
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insightfulstrike wrote:
corkysru wrote:
insightfulstrike wrote:
scifiantihero wrote:
Yeah, a third again as much weight is not out of the realm of normal for a single item. Mailed cyclades the other day: 3.5 for the game, 1.5 for packaging.



When I sold my TI3, I think the shipping was like $33.

Did you use USPS?


Yes I did.

TI3 wasn't just heavy, but the box was quite big, which factored into shipping.

Yeah often times in situations like that you want to go with Fedex/UPS
 
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