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Offline TelePlay

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #450 on: February 07, 2019, 05:13:11 PM »
Posted by royalbox in this topic

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=21770.msg222792#msg222792

saying:

"I don't know if you found out whether the colour was the same as the 8746 in the end but if it is, I have some ABS that came from this phone if you need it"

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"It was sent in a thin, oversized cardboard box with no packaging whatsoever."
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #451 on: February 27, 2019, 02:56:22 PM »
I just received 4 telephones, her is how they were sent.

It is just luck that the bakelite telephone was unharmed, the other ones has less brittle plastics, but even the red cobra came with an unharmed dial plate.


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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #452 on: February 27, 2019, 03:08:48 PM »
I just received 4 telephones, her is how they were sent.

It is just luck that the bakelite telephone was unharmed, the other ones has less brittle plastics, but even the red cobra came with an unharmed dial plate.


dsk

No way :o !!!   Amazed they made it undamaged.

Would love to see them photographed out of the box - start a thread for them?   :)
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #453 on: February 27, 2019, 04:15:06 PM »
So is done: https://goo.gl/P8RrKA

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #454 on: March 21, 2019, 04:29:07 AM »
Ugh.   Sad day for me.   I got a Blue/Gold Celebrity on eBay.   i've wanted this combination for a while, but haven't seen one.   And sadly, it arrived shattered.

The seller took efforts to protect it.   The phone was wrapped in bubble wrap and surrounded by crumpled newspaper.   However, IMHO, the box was too big and allowed for too much movement.  The base appeared to be almost completely upside down when I removed it in pieces.
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #455 on: March 21, 2019, 05:29:46 AM »
What a shame and a blue one at that.  >:(

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #456 on: March 21, 2019, 07:44:51 AM »
Very sad - I know how it feels when this happens  :'(

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #457 on: March 29, 2019, 05:50:37 PM »
I recently got the idea in my head that I need a green WE 500. I figured it would look nice on my desk at work and they seem to be the cheapest ones on eBay. So I ordered one and when it finally arrived it was cracked in several places. It was packed in a medium flat rate box w/ shredded paper and cardboard.

So then I figure iíll get another one and use the first for parts. So I bought another on eBay, and sure enough it was crushed worst than the first! Same medium flat rate box, but this time in bubble wrap.

Neither packages looked crushed or in bad shape.

I actually have another one on the way. Iím not hopeful at this point. I told them to pack it carefully.  Iím in the market for green 500 shells, by the way! Iím also open to other ideas for what to do with the phone bases (I was thinking about making subsets, but donít know where to start or what I build them in).
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #458 on: March 29, 2019, 06:12:11 PM »
Wow, that is too bad.  A medium flat rate box will work great if two things are done:

1) the phone must be kept from moving in the box with some cushion on all sides.

2) the handset must be kept isolated from the phone body.
Paul