After reading Berklee46's post about shipping damages I'm getting really nervous: I'm buying a MTD 535 from the US, shipping to Europe in a few days with UPS Express Worldwide. It looks like no matter the packaging things can go wrong and the neck-body joint suffer. Would it be a crazy idea to get the guy I'm buying from to take the neck off the body? I'm pretty sure that this would make the shipping safer, but would I risk loosing "something", Mike's magic touch maybe? Thanks b.