Classic Pre-owned Audio Equipment...from one audiophile to another.
Experience: have been involved in audio hobby since the 1960s. US Navy veteran trained in vacuum tube electronics. Worked several years in aerospace industry.
Inspecting: Visual inspection of all equipment. Clean controls with Caig Deoxit or equivalent. Frequently test tubes on Hickok tester and check power supply voltages.
Testing/burn-in: All my gear is hooked up in my rack and tested for a minimum of one hour burn-in. The associated equipment is first rate.
Packing: Secure packing with new or sturdy reused boxes, heavy duty tape, bubble-pack, foam blocks as weight appropriate. Frequently double-boxed for added security.
Shipping: FedEx Ground insured for larger parcels and USPS for smaller and International.