"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by allnumbedup, July 19, 2021, 02:35:15 PM
Quote from: TelePlay on May 20, 2022, 02:07:48 PM...No need to pay a "fragile" surcharge if packed well.
Quote from: MMikeJBenN27 on May 20, 2022, 04:11:09 PMI had a temporary job at the Post Office, and trust me, you do need to pay extra for "Fragile".
Quote from: allnumbedup on January 01, 2022, 04:29:19 PMBelow is how the top flag turned out for my finished chrome AE pay phone. I purchased an ink blotter, scanned it, and expanded the image to fit well in the frame on top of my phone. I sold the black AE on ebay and I thought I packaged it very well. I used a thick cardboard framed box inside a large box then built a foam case around the hookswitch. Still it got shattered. It must have been dropped right on the hook. The bell and cord restraint were knocked loose inside as well and you can see what became of the hook. I talked to the very reasonable buyer and refunded him the cost of a new hookswitch which was less than paying for him to send the phone back and what he wanted so I left it up to him.
Quote from: kleenax on May 20, 2022, 06:15:16 PM. . . I buy 10" x 12" boxes and orient the hook that 12" way, and put 3" blocks of styrofoam on both sides of the hook. I have never had a broken hook in 20 yrs of shipping them using this practice.