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Secret Santa GB 2016 !!!

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  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 09, 2016 9:03 AM

I found out many,many years ago the system is rigged against the human male.  You just go with the flow and hunker down and try to avoid the incoming and shrapnal.

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    May, 2014
Posted by SubarooMike on Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:37 PM

Everyone have their gift shipped out?

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:47 PM

Was told by our host that my giftee's had arrived, and mine came couple of weeks ago.  Keeps testing my resolve not to open the shipping box, but am holding out no matter what.

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    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:40 PM

Haven't received anything yet but there's still plenty of time. 

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    May, 2014
Posted by SubarooMike on Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:47 PM

Perhaps you were not good this year. LOL!Stick out tongue

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 16, 2016 7:11 AM

SubarooMike

Perhaps you were not good this year. LOL!Stick out tongue

 

Very possable

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    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, December 16, 2016 7:19 AM

The package I sent (for Santa) arrived at it's destination on the 8th...nothing arrived here yet....oh no, I must be on the naughty list too.  LOL!

Eagle90

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 16, 2016 8:55 AM

If you guys could let me know who has NOT yet shipped gifts in a PM and also those who have not yet recieved their gift in a PM I can look into things. I think most are ready, but I think some are still waiting.

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 16, 2016 9:02 AM
I can't do anything with that pull down menu block in my way. I can't start a new thread or send a PM. If anyone can send FSM a message about the problem that would be good. I see "Recent Threads" and "Categories" inside a large area that blocks the entire top of the page. This has been going on for a few days now.
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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 16, 2016 9:24 PM

Steve, I had the same issue. I clicked on the FSM logo, then community, then forums, NOW drag your mouse UP and let the drop down close, then it works, or it stays down. Not sure why the change, but I liked it fine before.

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 16, 2016 10:17 PM

Still not working. I wrote up a ticket with customer service through "contact us"

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    May, 2014
Posted by SubarooMike on Saturday, December 17, 2016 12:01 AM

I am not able to reply to the email because of the forum glitch. Itried to reply through email but it did not work. Oh well, worth  try.  

My recipient neednot worry for the gift has been in route for a number of days now!  snail-mail Lol

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 17, 2016 12:12 AM

Yeah, I ordered some PE and it was supposed to be here on the 14th and the tracking still shows it in transit.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:06 AM

Looks like the weather this year is gonna slow packages a bit. Not to worry, they'll show on time.

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, December 18, 2016 8:59 AM

No worries.  Just want to make sure the po or UPS does whawt is says it will do.  LOL!  Too many stories of lost packages.  I'm sure the holiday season and weather are really putting a kink in the system too.

Eagle90

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:03 AM

As a former employee of shipping company that shall remain nameless, but uses big brown trucks, I have a plea for those who have yet to ship their packages.  Please make sure they are properly packed. A properly boxed small package will have a greater chance of arriving undamaged than an improperly packed large box. As for packages getting lost,  it happens but with the amount of internal tracking that goes on at a UPS facility, it's very difficult.  The only reason for a package to get lost is for the shipping label to come off, or become unreadable by the scanner.  Always write the address you're sending it to and your return address, that way they will know where to send it if the tracking label is lost or damaged.  True story, UPS will open your package to see if there is any clue to the destination.  I was working at the DFW hub and a large igloo cooler came in, but the shipping label had fallen off.  They opened it up only to to find that it was packed full of pot.  DEA was called in, but no luck in finding who it belonged to.  Damage due to improper packing is far more common.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:45 AM

lewbud

As a former employee of shipping company that shall remain nameless, but uses big brown trucks, I have a plea for those who have yet to ship their packages.  Please make sure they are properly packed. A properly boxed small package will have a greater chance of arriving undamaged than an improperly packed large box. As for packages getting lost,  it happens but with the amount of internal tracking that goes on at a UPS facility, it's very difficult.  The only reason for a package to get lost is for the shipping label to come off, or become unreadable by the scanner.  Always write the address you're sending it to and your return address, that way they will know where to send it if the tracking label is lost or damaged.  True story, UPS will open your package to see if there is any clue to the destination.  I was working at the DFW hub and a large igloo cooler came in, but the shipping label had fallen off.  They opened it up only to to find that it was packed full of pot.  DEA was called in, but no luck in finding who it belonged to.  Damage due to improper packing is far more common.

 

Hey Lewbud,  sure hope you didn't think I was being disrespectful to any shipper.  Like you said things just happen, no worries here.  Tis the season.  LOL!  If the truth be known, I have never had any issues with the brown truck...now the other shipper...whos initials are USPS (LOL!), those are the lost package stories I have had.  But everything works out in the end most of the time.  Just didn't want you to think I was being mean.  LOL!  Don't need to get on Santa's naughty list!  Embarrassed

Eagle90 (Bobby)

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:59 AM

The PE set I was waiting for arrived last night. It was packaged in a box about the size my secret Santa gift may come in. Since I have no idea whether it will come straight from an online HS or not I had my wife open it to check. 

The PE set came in 3 days later than the tracking said it should, so for sure things are running behind. 

The problem was the brown truck people gave the package to the white truck people to deliver and well......

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    May, 2014
Posted by SubarooMike on Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:04 AM

BrandonK:  I received your pm yesterday; however, because the the forum glitch -- still --I cannot reply lol   Thank you for letting me know and I'll keep my eye out for it!

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Posted by SubarooMike on Thursday, December 22, 2016 5:59 PM

BrandonK:   The gift did not arrive today.  Is is coming USPS?  If you want to contact me, you can PM me a personal emial to get ahold of you at.  I will be able to see your message in my email, but I cannot reply to the PM.  Stupid forum glitch. 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 22, 2016 7:43 PM

 USPS Tracking# is 9505 5114 5188 6354 0373 43

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:46 PM

Mike what is wrong with the site?

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    May, 2014
Posted by SubarooMike on Friday, December 23, 2016 10:00 AM

I can't get rid of the huge white drop-down window at the top of the screen.  It's been going on for a few weeks now -- even on my phone. It covers up also up most of the first post in each thread. But it covers up my "messages" menues and such. I tried contacting FSM, but I have not got a response yet. 

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    May, 2014
Posted by SubarooMike on Friday, December 23, 2016 10:01 AM

I also made a few typos in my last post but I cannot edit it becase of the window blocking it. 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 23, 2016 10:23 AM

Mike, I had the same problem. I logged out, removed the cookies and logged back in. That took care of it, but you will need to do it on all the devices you're having problems with. 

I had to do it several times on my phone.

Give that a  try.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 23, 2016 11:46 AM

The white truck came by with my secret Santa gift. My wife opened it to wrap it and said I am going to be very pleased.

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    May, 2014
Posted by SubarooMike on Friday, December 23, 2016 1:20 PM
Though I am young, I have no idea how to clear my cookies LOL My Fiance knows how to do that, so when she gets home from work, i'll have her do it for me! Thank you!

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Posted by SubarooMike on Friday, December 23, 2016 1:21 PM

My gift arrived!  Victoria will wrap the box for m tonightBig SmileGift

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, December 25, 2016 11:07 AM

Got up at 5am, as usual, and opened the fancy cardboard shipping box.......Found that Santa had dropped off what is below.  Have spent the last 4 hours thinking of how to build.  Have come to the conclusion that I'll do it in a SEA camo scheme since that was my era.

Thank you Santa !!

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    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 25, 2016 12:32 PM

Thank you Santa!  Must've been better than I thought.

Looks like some serious masking is in order, but I've got an idea for that. This should be fun.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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