[time-nuts] Shipping IC chips

Robert Berg bob.b at pobox.com
Sat Aug 7 22:11:52 UTC 2010

Mea culpa.  However, I did propose the option of choosing flat rate 
boxes in lieu of the envelopes, and no one replied with such a request. 
This was actually Bob Camp's idea, and he was the only one who 
specifically asked for this packing method. It costs substantially more, 
but apparently is worth it.

Joseph Gray wrote:
> Without naming names, I want to suggest that if anyone on this list is
> going to ship IC chips in the future (DIP in particular), that they
> either use the hard plastic tube the chips come in, or put the chips
> inside a box. Antistatic foam inside a padded envelope results in very
> flat pancakes. Just a friendly suggestion. Hopefully I can straighten
> the IC legs without breaking them.
> Joe Gray
> W5JG
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