Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Australia

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old Mar 9th 2005, 5:38 pm   #1
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Canberra formerly St Neots
Posts: 57
Sungold is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

Just a quick question - I've heard that the containers get very hot on the boats as they are generally stuck on top of the heavier freight so I was just wondering if they get hot enough to warp CDs?

Steve
Sungold is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old Mar 9th 2005, 6:05 pm   #2
Bob Male
Not so super superslob
Moderator
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 85,606
Bob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

Could do.....they warp in the boot of the car out in the states...
__________________
When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half. ~ Gracie Allen
You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. ~ Dave Barry

Immigrants should be tarred and feathered....Yes, I like it kinky.
Bob is offline  
Old Mar 9th 2005, 6:10 pm   #3
Premium Member
 
Siren & Brian's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Hillarys, Perth
Posts: 3,973
Siren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond reputeSiren & Brian has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sungold
Just a quick question - I've heard that the containers get very hot on the boats as they are generally stuck on top of the heavier freight so I was just wondering if they get hot enough to warp CDs?

Steve
I dunno but why not take them with you on the plane. You could just ship all the CD holders but stack all the actual cds into a suitcase. Cant take up too much room
Siren & Brian is offline  
Old Mar 9th 2005, 6:35 pm   #4
Just Joined
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 15
Fletchismint is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

I hope they don't. I have 800 of them so it wouldn't be practical to carry them out of the cases and I've spent 10 grand on them over the years so losing my babies would kill me.


A seperate insurance policy is definately needed.
Fletchismint is offline  
Old Mar 9th 2005, 7:03 pm   #5
Is it the weekend yet?
 
Anastasia Beaverhausen's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Thirroul, NSW
Posts: 1,619
Anastasia Beaverhausen has a reputation beyond reputeAnastasia Beaverhausen has a reputation beyond reputeAnastasia Beaverhausen has a reputation beyond reputeAnastasia Beaverhausen has a reputation beyond reputeAnastasia Beaverhausen has a reputation beyond reputeAnastasia Beaverhausen has a reputation beyond reputeAnastasia Beaverhausen has a reputation beyond reputeAnastasia Beaverhausen has a reputation beyond reputeAnastasia Beaverhausen has a reputation beyond reputeAnastasia Beaverhausen has a reputation beyond reputeAnastasia Beaverhausen has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletchismint
I hope they don't. I have 800 of them so it wouldn't be practical to carry them out of the cases and I've spent 10 grand on them over the years so losing my babies would kill me.


A seperate insurance policy is definately needed.
You not my hubby in disguise are you?
__________________
Claire
xx
Anastasia Beaverhausen is offline  
Old Mar 9th 2005, 7:37 pm   #6
Anything,Anytime,Anywhere
 
The Bloke's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: The Magic Roundabout
Posts: 7,420
The Bloke has a reputation beyond reputeThe Bloke has a reputation beyond reputeThe Bloke has a reputation beyond reputeThe Bloke has a reputation beyond reputeThe Bloke has a reputation beyond reputeThe Bloke has a reputation beyond reputeThe Bloke has a reputation beyond reputeThe Bloke has a reputation beyond reputeThe Bloke has a reputation beyond reputeThe Bloke has a reputation beyond reputeThe Bloke has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sungold
Just a quick question - I've heard that the containers get very hot on the boats as they are generally stuck on top of the heavier freight so I was just wondering if they get hot enough to warp CDs?

Steve
In short- NO, that is unless they are directly exposed to the sun on the outside of the container. If you pack them in cartons the CD's will travel perfectly. My wife brought all of hers plus videos no problem and we leave some CD's in the console of our car and they are perfctly ok so a closed container won't be a problem.
__________________
"We are not victims of the world we see, we are victims of how we see the world." Shirley McLaine
"The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves"
My Song: Many Rivers To Cross - Jimmy Barnes
The Bloke is offline  
Old Mar 10th 2005, 12:54 pm   #7
Bix Male
da Bonehead
 
Bix's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Lion in da jungle
Posts: 22,224
Bix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

Agree with Bloke.

Ours all made it safely. CD / DVD / minidisks.
__________________
2 lions walking down mane street and one said to the other "Not many people about are there?"


Bix is offline  
Old Mar 10th 2005, 1:14 pm   #8
Just around the next bend
 
dbark's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: Missouri
Posts: 2,276
dbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

I had all of my CDs and DVDs transported to the southern US without any damage. I had them in packing cartons, which had a weight limit, so I divided the CDs amongst clothing, bedding etc. If you manage to pack other items around them it gives them more protection, and mine didn't suffer as much as a cracked case!
__________________
Debbie
Oct 2003 Married on K-1 visa;
Dec 2010 US citizen!!
dbark is offline  
Old Mar 10th 2005, 2:27 pm   #9
Tupperware's #1 fan
 
JayDeee's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: Crawley West Sussex
Posts: 2,315
JayDeee has much to be proud ofJayDeee has much to be proud ofJayDeee has much to be proud ofJayDeee has much to be proud ofJayDeee has much to be proud ofJayDeee has much to be proud ofJayDeee has much to be proud ofJayDeee has much to be proud ofJayDeee has much to be proud ofJayDeee has much to be proud ofJayDeee has much to be proud of
Default Re: Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbark
I had all of my CDs and DVDs transported to the southern US without any damage. I had them in packing cartons, which had a weight limit, so I divided the CDs amongst clothing, bedding etc. If you manage to pack other items around them it gives them more protection, and mine didn't suffer as much as a cracked case!

Hi mine made it here no problem but we also coppied everyone onto the computer and then coppied them from the computer to a dvd as an mp3 file you can fit oads of cd's onto a DVD, it meant that whilst they were in the container we could still play the music on our dvd player over here and once the computer and cd's turned up we ended up with 3 versions of the music, In the office I play misic direct from computer, in the bedroom I play them from the DVD's in the DVD player and in the CD player downstairs I use the original cd's

Probably gonna get arrested for copying CD's now though

Kala
JayDeee is offline  
Old Mar 10th 2005, 3:32 pm   #10
Just around the next bend
 
dbark's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: Missouri
Posts: 2,276
dbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond reputedbark has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayDeee
Hi mine made it here no problem but we also coppied everyone onto the computer and then coppied them from the computer to a dvd as an mp3 file you can fit oads of cd's onto a DVD, it meant that whilst they were in the container we could still play the music on our dvd player over here and once the computer and cd's turned up we ended up with 3 versions of the music, In the office I play misic direct from computer, in the bedroom I play them from the DVD's in the DVD player and in the CD player downstairs I use the original cd's

Probably gonna get arrested for copying CD's now though

Kala
I don't see why. Something I do routinely when I buy a new CD is copy it, to use in my car. I've had quite a few get ruined as others have said in the heat, or else through bad handling. Some people have told me that it's illegal, but why? It's not as if I hadn't bought the CD in the first place, I'm not making copies and selling them, it's just for my own use so ......?
__________________
Debbie
Oct 2003 Married on K-1 visa;
Dec 2010 US citizen!!
dbark is offline  
Old Mar 10th 2005, 4:01 pm   #11
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 863
bionomique is a splendid one to beholdbionomique is a splendid one to beholdbionomique is a splendid one to beholdbionomique is a splendid one to beholdbionomique is a splendid one to beholdbionomique is a splendid one to beholdbionomique is a splendid one to beholdbionomique is a splendid one to beholdbionomique is a splendid one to beholdbionomique is a splendid one to beholdbionomique is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sungold
Just a quick question - I've heard that the containers get very hot on the boats as they are generally stuck on top of the heavier freight so I was just wondering if they get hot enough to warp CDs?

Steve
Packing them in a container with styrofoam on all sides might be a good idea. Just for peace of mind. Also steer clear of ships named "Queen Elizabeth"
bionomique is offline  
Old Mar 10th 2005, 4:11 pm   #12
Bob Male
Not so super superslob
Moderator
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 85,606
Bob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do CDs get damaged by heat in transport?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbark
I don't see why. Something I do routinely when I buy a new CD is copy it, to use in my car. I've had quite a few get ruined as others have said in the heat, or else through bad handling. Some people have told me that it's illegal, but why? It's not as if I hadn't bought the CD in the first place, I'm not making copies and selling them, it's just for my own use so ......?
The US doesn't really have fair use laws...so in the US, technically, it is illegal...stupid ain't it...
__________________
When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half. ~ Gracie Allen
You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. ~ Dave Barry

Immigrants should be tarred and feathered....Yes, I like it kinky.
Bob is offline  
Closed Thread

Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Australia

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

All times are GMT. The time now is 3:54 am.


Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1999-2010 BritishExpats.com