So, I sold an old desktop computer today on eBay for $150.
I've been searching all over the web to get an idea of the shipping prices I will have to pay, and how I should pack the computer. I haven't found anything conclusive.
My questions are, how much does it typically cost to ship a desktop computer (just the computer, no monitor), and how should I go about packing it up? Would it be okay if I just wrapped the computer around with bubble wrap a few times, and cushioned it in the box with paper, or do I need to take additional steps to ensure it's safe arrival to my buyer?
Make sure all the drive cages are secure. Some snap into place and aren't screwed or welded. I've seen them come off during shipping and you end up with a hard drive in a cage bouncing all over the insides during shipping. Next, obviously use at much padding/bubble wrap/newpaper or whatever as you can. With regard to cost. I've paid as little as $35 and as much as $80. Depends on weight and the period of time to deliver.
Don't use the postal service. They are all a bunch of f***ing honey badgers and don't care. Use UPS or Fedex.