In addition to being accurate these were a few excellent turns of phrase. It's taken me the better part of an hour to unpack some amps I've purchased. Filled with styrofoam peanuts (that blow everywhere of course and are a pain to dispose of), double boxed etc. But the amps arrived safely. I took notes and ship my amps the same way. Poly wrap on a spindle - the kind used to cocoon furniture when moving - is an excellent, lightweight, very thin layer of protection. I wrap the amp, box it AND wrap the box before the label goes on. The 'local pickup only' sellers on Reverb who live in remote areas are the annoyance of the moment. 'It's too much trouble to ship an amp and it's expensive.' Well, if the buyer is paying the freight (literally) the cost to the seller is nil. One seller naively stated that he'd had tubes broken during shipping and therefore refused to be involved with shipping amps. I asked why the tubes weren't simply and easily removed. Answer came there none.