Don Tait wrote:
I agree with David Lennick about syrofoam chips for shipping 78s. They
a pain to the recipient, not only because as he said they fly all over the
place and adhere to almost everything because of static charge, but
shards of them wind up inside sleeves and on the records. If one wants to
sleeves, both must then be rid of them in addition to any necessary
of the records. I also agree that they don't always protect against
Crumpled newspaper has always worked for me and my recipients.
They're usable IF the sender will take the trouble to wrap the records in
plastic..even a plastic
bag folded over and sealed will work. Unfortunately, this rarely
happens..and it's not only the
amateur eBay sellers who use these chips (not naming names, you guys know
who you are). These things have got to be bad for the environment. Maybe
someday some government agency somewhere will find they cause hemhorroids or
dyspepsia and get them banned.