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modeling companies
Posted by f86saber9 on Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:54 AM
Sometime ago I ordered from a company out east. when I received my package it was all banged up. I inspected before fedex left. I opened the package to my surprise one little roll of paper inside to protect the products. I took photots sent to company ask is this how you package all your products. no reply as of 3 weeks ago. poor business practice does not get my return business.
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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:20 AM

Boy, they really need to package well, according to how some of those express companies handle their shipments.  I have seen boxes absolutely crushed, and maybe no amount of packing would suffice.  And then, there is the story of the school girl who mailed a box containing an accelerometer via several of the express companies. G-shocks were incredible.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by kustommodeler1 on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:16 PM

Well, ya know that carriers DO listen... When ya put "Fragile:Handle with care!" on a package they only throw it 10 feet instead of 20......

Darrin

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:13 AM

How About This !

   When I was doing a special job for BaD Shipmodels in Arizona I had to ship some stuff to them . Packed lightly in cotton,put inside plastic balls,wrapped in bubble wrap and all that and only eight out of twenty survived the trip .They said the box showed no signs of external damage !

   U.P.S. did that ! Now, did the replacement shipment same way ( couldn't figure out any safer way to pack the 1/96 scale S.P.S.40 radar Antennas ! ) sent it U.S.P.S. 19 of twenty survived perfectly fine .

   It's a real pain when you put four to six hours soldering each of those little scudders together ( 464 parts ) only to have them destroyed ! Luckily they were insured .This shouldn't happen though !    T.B.

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Posted by DURR on Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:05 AM

ups people are on the worst of tight schedule  some of these guys have 40-50 stops on a truck and if they take too long  (even if it aint their fault they get reamed) i know 3  guys been with them for yrs ( money pretty good) but they all say they treated like they live in georgia and its 1825

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Posted by CN Spots on Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:42 AM

On the other side of the coin, everything I've ordered from scalehobbist has come in packed like human organs.  The Vallejo paints are only plastic bottles but were wrapped in bubble wrap in a group but the Model Master stuff, which is glass, were each wrapped in bubble wrap and then bagged.  Unless the driver ran over the box, I can't see how something packed that well could arrive damaged.

The good thing about shipping model kits...   They're already in pieces.Dunce

G-J
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Posted by G-J on Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:00 PM

What CN Spots said.  ^^^^^^  That's one of the main reasons I order from scalehobbiest.  Their packaging  is top notch.

On the bench:  Tamyia Mosquito Mk. VI for the '44 group build.  Yes, still.

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Posted by cwalker3 on Monday, August 25, 2014 1:18 PM

I once saw a UPS driver throw a boxed computer monitor out the back of his truck. It went about 10 feet, hit the concrete dock and you could hear the glass breaking inside. When he was told that monitor was probably broken, his response was, "Oh well, insurance will cover it."  From that day on, whenever I have the choice of shippers, I always stay away from UPS.

Cary

 

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 7:54 AM

Right !

That's why I do the " Garage Toss " test now  .If I can lift it, I throw it as hard as I can against all four walls and the floor and ceiling and check to see if everything is good to go , I ship it . Before , Well I thought " Fragile Artworks " would help . Nah Uh !     T.B.    

   P.S. Years ago , when I was heavier into model cars , I bought something from Fred's Model World in Buffalo ,N.Y . I was living in Northern California at the time . Fred not only opened the box and Mini-Bubble wrapped the model in it's plastic bags. He taped the box securely  ,Bubble wrapped it and sent it inside another box .

     I not only still have that model on the shelf-( built )- But all the extra Unbroken parts, in my parts files for cars .

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Posted by pyrman64 on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 8:53 PM

According to "rumor control," which was confirmed by "the grapevine," after the American Tourister gorillas were laid off back in the late 70s, they were picked up by UPS as package handling instructors.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 9:15 PM

pyrman64

According to "rumor control," which was confirmed by "the grapevine," after the American Tourister gorillas were laid off back in the late 70s, they were picked up by UPS as package handling instructors.

UPS didn't hire all of them.
I received a very banged up package from the USPS package delivery.
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Posted by pyrman64 on Thursday, September 4, 2014 7:42 PM

Spruce, those are the same gorillas. Due to the economy, they have to moonlight at USPS on the weekends.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 5, 2014 6:58 PM

just curious, but which online hobby store was the one that you purchased from?

 

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Posted by f86saber9 on Saturday, September 6, 2014 8:15 AM

 Mega hobby

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:16 AM

Interesting thread.  IMO this kind of crap goes across the board covering all web sellers and shipping companies. Depends who is on deck at the time.

I recently ordered some pe frets from Mega Hobby and they came in a small strong cardboard box with a small balled up piece of paper and the packing slip which kept things from moving.

I honestly think that if you do not mark the box "fragile" there will be a better chance of no or lesser damage. I have done both and noticed the ones not marked have less or no damage.

Someone that works for the USPS told me that some employees, specially the seasonal help don't give a rip and just throw it as a soccer ball!Indifferent

Years ago my son worked for one of the big private shippers and told me they are under time restraints when loading the packages and are rushed by supervisors.

I have noticed that USPS have greatly increased their fees while lowering their handling quality of packages, many arriving crushed, ripped, partially opened from torn corners etc.

I have a feeling it will get worse and pretty soon shipping a fragile item will be a thing of the past.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:22 AM

cwalker3

I once saw a UPS driver throw a boxed computer monitor out the back of his truck.

 
I have that in a hidden camera clip:
 
:computer:

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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