Magic​ Pachinko Restorations

Have  your old dirty, rusty, Vintage Pachinko Machine turned into a family heirloom treasure!

How to package your pachinko machine for a safe trip.

I have shipped 225+ machines all over the country with great success.  

If packaged properly, they will travel well without damage.

Here are some things to take into consideration.

Best case scenario, package it yourself and take it to a UPS or FedEx depot.

That way you only pay the actual shipping charge.

Worst case scenario, have someone do the work for you!  

Keep in mind that packaging service places make their money by providing a service but in my opinion they overcharge.

The ideal box measures 36" x 24" x 12" and is double walled.  

This box gives you enough room to wrap the machine in bubble wrap which will protect it.

 If your box is larger than these dimensions, you will be charged more to ship it.

Home Depot sells a wardrobe box that measures 36 x 24 x 24.  

This box works fine as it is plenty big enough for the machine and the padding.  

You must however cut this box down in size to 36 x 24 x 12 to avoid an oversize upcharge which is substantial!

Home Depot Wardrobe Box

Cut down to 36 x 24 x 12

Start by wrapping your machine with at least two layers of bubble wrap on all sides. Once this is done you only need to have a box that is just large enough for the machine to fit into. A lot of my customers build their own boxes by combining two smaller boxes to make one that the machine fits into.

Pachinko machines average about 40-45 lbs. once packaged and ready for shipment. Over 50 lbs. will result in an upcharge from the shipper.

Do not ship pachinko balls with your machine (unless you can't get them out) as I don't need them and they only add weight.

Shipping charges are changing all the time, so I can't really tell you the cost of shipping.