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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #360 on: November 25, 2013, 06:19:53 PM »
Yes, MOST sellers, not most sellers selling specifically telephones, it's the few that do the job by the book that usually are the exception, so there's no need for such an outburst like that... ::)

The facts come from buying many items on ebay since I joined that site in 2003, most if not all of the items I've received have arrived in re-used packaging, occasionally badly packed, sent by postage that was a lot less than was stated on the auction (when the sellers forgot to hide the actual shipping cost), so, yeah, I'm pretty sure I can say that those are facts... :)

And I have indeed sold one thing on ebay, over 50 things actually, so I have experience of selling and packing with new or decent re-used boxes & padding, and only charging for the shipping, so to claim I'M generalising, yeah, you might want take a look at what you just posted in detail, cos you've just done what you're accusing me of there...  ;)
Most sellers are trying to make a profit on shipping by using inferior boxes ??? That is what you are saying :'(
Not using proper packing :-\ I got it now  ::)......sorry for the outburst :-X  ???
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #361 on: November 25, 2013, 06:30:07 PM »
Wow, guys. Ease up there. It was only a small crack.  ;)

I'm sure you are both saying the same thing, accept using different words.

Anyway, as national deliveries do not travel great distances here in my experience the parcels do not suffer very much. If only packed with a little soft material in a not too small box is usually enough here. Double layers of bubble wrap and 2 boxes is overdoing it. For national shipments I only use one box (but I do double bubble wrap).

I've sent out over 100 telephones over the years and never had one damaged in transit. Of course I use more packaging when shipping internationally.
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #362 on: November 25, 2013, 06:31:46 PM »
Agreed. I have purchased a couple of phones from eBay ::) I always give detailed instructions to the seller and tell them I will not make payment until they acknowledge said instructions. Most will comply, some agree and then simply throw it in a box with no packing anyway! Somewhere here I posted about an intercom I purchased, it took the seller 3 tries to get it packed correctly, but he kept trying until I was happy! Positive feedback for that seller! As a seller I have shipped fragile porcelain and crystal items all over the world, besides phones, and have never had a broken item. I reuse bubble wrap, I get most of my boxes from work(car parts) or use the flat rate boxes. Most of the time the eBay shipping calaulator is too high which I mention in my auction, in that case I refund the difference. I make money on the item, not the shipping. I maintain a 100% feedback score and if you take a peek at it you will see almost every one mentions the packing.
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #363 on: March 10, 2014, 04:24:03 PM »
I am amazed. received my first AE40 today, in a flat rate box barely bigger than the phone. Had some notebook paper on the side, not much. Expecting to see a shattered phone, I opened the box, and:













No damage at ALL!!!  I am amazed. Thanks, USPS!!!

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #364 on: March 10, 2014, 04:32:13 PM »
You lucky b#)(*%#!!
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #365 on: March 10, 2014, 06:34:54 PM »
You lucky b#)(*%#!!

I couldn't agree more, Arwin!
 
USPS deserves no credit at all for the safe arrival.  A phone packed like that deserved to be destroyed.
 
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #366 on: March 10, 2014, 06:47:48 PM »
Well I do not know about USPS, but here Postnl has a automatic sorting and handling system with conveyer belts. And packages just drop a couple of inches from on to the other in that system. Can't blame them really.
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #367 on: March 11, 2014, 02:46:54 AM »
And the phone came to far Northern California from Florida... Hope the next one I am waiting on is whole, too.

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #368 on: March 11, 2014, 11:17:40 AM »
You know, I forgot to add my GPO 706's packing when I got it, it wasn't pretty at all, and the handset wasn't really wrapped at all, just a bit of paper and then laid over the phone (receiver over the dial, transmitter between the hook), that was lucky to have survived aswell, had the phone's shell been Diakon (it's ABS, and the handset Diakon), it too would have been smashed... :o

Didn't get many pics though, just these three:
« Last Edit: March 11, 2014, 11:23:44 AM by twocvbloke »

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #369 on: May 02, 2014, 11:34:52 PM »
     While the item I received was not telephony-related, this certainly rates among the worst packed, and I wanted to share...

     Items were 3 Revere Ware saucepans, 1, 2, 3 qt., shipped with lids on, arrived just fine, miraculously, but:

Wow! Where do they grow these people? :o

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #370 on: May 03, 2014, 02:34:52 AM »
Wow! Where do they grow these people? :o

I blame car airbags and seatbelts...

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #371 on: May 08, 2014, 01:14:55 AM »
     While the item I received was not telephony-related, this certainly rates among the worst packed, and I wanted to share...

     Items were 3 Revere Ware saucepans, 1, 2, 3 qt., shipped with lids on, arrived just fine, miraculously, but:

Wow! Where do they grow these people? :o

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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #372 on: July 30, 2014, 10:32:33 PM »
The eBay seller wrapped this phone I won only in newspaper and used a flimsy cardboard box (the kind the stuff from China comes in at the dollar store) and sent it by USPS parcel select (parcel post). The seller gave me a full refund and I didn't have to send it back.
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #373 on: July 31, 2014, 02:35:56 AM »
The eBay seller wrapped this phone I won only in newspaper and used a flimsy cardboard box (the kind the stuff from China comes in at the dollar store) and sent it by USPS parcel select (parcel post). The seller gave me a full refund and I didn't have to send it back.


Wow!  Well, let's see what's left.  From here I can see a fingerwheel, dial, base, I'm going to assume the handset and cord.
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Re: The CRPF "Bad Packing" awards
« Reply #374 on: July 31, 2014, 11:22:04 AM »
Yes, though the phone has gone to the big telco in the sky at least it donated it parts so other 500 sets will live.
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