...or actually a bass in this case, for safe shipping without a hard case. It just has a gig bag. I know buying a case and adding it to the price would be best but I'd prefer not to go that route if there's a good way to do it without.
i've had a guitar or two sent to me without a case and just a bag. The best thing that worked was to put it in a standard sized new guitar box, and pad the crap out of it with newspaper and bubble wrap. A box that has a little extra room is always good incase the shipping company dents the box, or smashes it a little.