Locking cupboard doors when shipping

Old Oct 24th 2016, 10:24 pm
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I am planning to ship several sideboards. The doors always swing open if not locked, so I usually keep them locked - with the key in a small drawer above.

Before shipping should I lock the doors - or will that cause problems if they inspect it at customs?
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Old Oct 25th 2016, 12:01 am
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It likely won't make much difference as they will be wrapped in heavy multi-layer packing paper, but if you're concerned about the (remote) possibility of customs wanting to search inside and perhaps breaking the locks, you could either tape the doors shut or tie them closed with string wrappee around the cupboard.
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Default Re: Locking cupboard doors when shipping

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It likely won't make much difference as they will be wrapped in heavy multi-layer packing paper, but if you're concerned about the (remote) possibility of customs wanting to search inside and perhaps breaking the locks, you could either tape the doors shut or tie them closed with string wrappee around the cupboard.
Or leave the key in the lock. Jesus.
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Default Re: Locking cupboard doors when shipping

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Or leave the key in the lock. Jesus.
Stroppy teenage post. Drop the blasphemy.

Leaving key in lock is a stupid idea. Likely to break off.
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Stroppy teenage post. Drop the blasphemy.

Leaving key in lock is a stupid idea. Likely to break off.
Or shake loose, drop out and get lost, or lost if subject to inspection, or if it doesn't break then it damages the keyhole or the lock mechanism.
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