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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 06-07-2014 08:46 PM 1444 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poopiekat

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06-07-2014 08:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ebay seller shipping problem

Well, gotta admit, I still enjoy buying planes that are inexpensive, just to put ‘em away for future reference.
So… when a pair of planes arrived, my wife intercepted the package. As soon as I arrived… she said “You’ve got a package….and you’re not going to like it” The contents was jangling around inside.

This is what I saw…AS I OPENED IT:

Yes, that’s right, NO PACKING whatsoever, just two planes clanking around in a box!!!

I’m speechless….just speechless…..

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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#1 posted 06-07-2014 09:03 PM

Well … just goes to prove, there’s plenty of dipshits out there.

Hard to imagine what was going thru that idiot’s mind as he was sealing up THAT box!

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#2 posted 06-07-2014 09:07 PM

Well, they look unharmed. Impressive on the mail man’s part.

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#3 posted 06-07-2014 09:10 PM

He must have taken out an enormous insurance policy and hoped to cash in.

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#4 posted 06-07-2014 09:11 PM

He or she probably figured they were old, dirty and rusty junk. A little knocking around might clean them up a bit.

Total lack of responsible behavior/basic intelligence.

Probably one of the folks recently polled, of which 40% believed the sun moved around the earth.

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#5 posted 06-07-2014 09:17 PM

Yeah… the #3 has a loose, bent rod thru the tote. The front knob is bent back, too. No telling when it happened, but the numerous dings, dents on the box, and gash in the side of the box show they’ve had a rough ride. I’m amazed that the tote didn’t fracture… but I haven’t yet looked too closely at it, it’s undoubtedly been stressed.

As you may know, Pitney Bowes has their hand in the cookie jar, every time a plane makes the trip internationally, in this case from the USA to Canada. They stick their nose in every ebay int’l purchase to make sure the shipper isn’t trying to beat the surcharge value. You’d think MAYBE they coulda stuffed some excelsior into the box?? Nahhh, not their responsibility.

I’m really worried, I just dropped $100++++ on a eBay Bedrock, and I’m extra apprehensive now about what it will look like when it gets here.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 06-07-2014 09:22 PM

LOL @ Ray, yeah, man, how about I should have asked that this seller put a little burnishing abrasive in the box so the rust would get cleaned up en-route?

As far as eBay feedback goes…. well I did what I had to do. This was gross negligence on his part, no amount of post-sale negotiating will make it right, so at least the admonishment will warn others.

Thanks for all the kind replies. More stuff for my future Fantasy Plane Junkyard!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 06-07-2014 09:58 PM

I had a #8 packed like that. It was sticking out of the box. Oddly enough, it wasn’t broke.

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#8 posted 06-07-2014 10:02 PM

Years ago, I read of a teacher’s evaluation, mailed to the parents of a sixth-grader:

“Since my last report, your child has hit rock bottom and has started to dig”

Same kid; now an eBay seller?

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#9 posted 06-07-2014 10:05 PM

CURSEWORDS!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#10 posted 06-07-2014 10:09 PM

The seller may have packaged it properly but I have heard most of the small items sent through Pitney Bowes don’t get repackaged with care.

-- Ken from Ontario

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#11 posted 06-07-2014 10:25 PM

Seller probably thought they were yard ornaments and could not imagine that they could be functional. On second thought, probably not. I’m assuming too much thinking!

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#12 posted 06-08-2014 03:48 PM

I recently received a Sargent 710 that was well wrapped in bubble plastic. Unfortunately, the horn of the tote was broken off. At least all of the splinter bits were well contained. Never underestimate the ability of package handlers to damage something in transit.

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#13 posted 06-08-2014 04:11 PM

The person that sent those was a total A-hole. Any idiot has to think they are going to rattle around like crazy and could even blow out the carton.

Give this idiot an email and get some money back for lack of proper shipping, and damages.

-- Jeff NJ

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#14 posted 06-09-2014 01:45 AM

I would contact them and let them know you’re going to leave unfavorable feedback. Apparently, that scares the bejeesus out of most ebay sellers.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#15 posted 06-09-2014 01:57 AM

Really? Thats nothing.

I had a guy send me TWO #7s, TWO #5s, A #113, and a #110 block, in a large flat rate. With NO PACKING MATERIAL.

Amazingly nothing was broke.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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