| I wonder about any safe alternative to static bags, for the storage or shipping of internal computer/electronic components.|
Most any of us would know that things like the Power Supply, cables, or other obvious parts are not sensitive at all. But I speak of CPU's, RAM, drives (HDD at least), any any form of PCB.
Of course I know that free or inexpensive static bags are about the only absolutely proven choice. But there are times when you need to temporarily store (or maybe even ship) IC's (micro-chips, like CPU) or PCB's (printed circuit boards, like a M.B., cards, or RAM) in a hurry. And you just may not have any static bags around.
Now I know that: aluminum foil, plastic wrap, plastic bags, zip-lock bags, cardboard, and some others are all bad ideas.
So is there any safe alternative at all ? No-one said yea or nea to paper. How about wrapping a PCI card in news-paper; that's often available.