Author Topic: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards  (Read 75556 times)

Offline AtomicEraTom

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2009, 10:56:24 PM »
Wow, I am so sorry, that's enough to bring a tear to a glass eye.  Maybe you can find another pink shell in the future.
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2009, 11:15:51 PM »
I'd like to try to find a shell for it, but I may not be able to keep it.  It depends on whether or not UPS decides to inspect it.  If they do, they'll come and pick it up.
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2009, 11:21:42 PM »
Bingster, I feel your pain.  That IS an awful way to end the life of that phone.  What a shame.  I feel bad telling people how to package, especially experienced eBay sellers, but if you don't they'll ship it with the handset on and then they even still do it if asked not to.  I've held my breath a few times unwrapping them.

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2009, 12:52:20 AM »
Ouch!  Especially considering what you paid.  What the hell does the post office do with those things, use them for step ladders?  Was it insured? Any chance of a refund at all?
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2009, 01:36:28 AM »
This one came by UPS, but I suspect packages are mistreated regardless of carrier.  Yup, thankfully it was insured, so I won't be out anything. 
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2009, 02:28:28 AM »
That's a crying shame...
They don't call them oops for nothing.
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2009, 11:00:19 AM »


Ebay. Removing antiques from the world, one package at a time.

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2009, 01:26:34 PM »
 :(  Ouch!!!
I've had antique tv's, radios, and, phonos arrive that way.
It's truly heart breaking....  :(

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2009, 06:13:43 PM »
Check out the latest TCI newsletter, a guy fixes a phone with damage like this:

http://www.telephonecollectors.org/swsample.pdf

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2009, 06:53:11 PM »
I've seen many amazing repairs over the years. Some so good, it's hard to tell without a nice long close look. But, for me, a repaired phone. Especially one with this kind of damage. Will never be the same.

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2009, 05:40:28 PM »
Here's a pink one on ebay, albeit a little pricey, but that's up to you:

http://tinyurl.com/cxg6ds
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2009, 06:20:04 PM »
Ah finlover has another one up.  He just sold a red 500, dated from 61', for 141 bucks.  Bet he gets over 200 for this pink job. 

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2009, 07:39:09 PM »
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The dial mechanism is the old style with all-metal gears for that great clickety-clack sound these are famous for.
Since when does this dial make that noise?  It's the 2 and 4 dials that do that, not the 7s.   :-\
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2009, 07:47:04 PM »
Yes, Finlover works in mysterious ways and is worth a study... ;)

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2009, 11:46:28 PM »
I sold my 302 a few days ago and I've tried contacting the buyer several times to see how it arrived and if they are happy with it. No response why are people like that?
I'm on pins and needles here hoping I packed it well
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