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Title: Darn Post office
Post by: johnguz76 on April 02, 2012, 05:57 PM
  Recieved my MOJO 9912 from Ken today.Dang the Post office had sent the box thru the ringer.It was heavily crushed and im going oh crap there is my UL straight to %$#@.Opening the box releif everything seems ok.I felt up and down each spreader each stick cant see any damage i flexed  each stick a bit to see if there might be some hairline cracks in the leading edges,spreaders and spine.Im not taking it completely apart.Everything seems good.Why why does the Post office treat pacakages like crap sometimes no wonder that they are in trouble.Guess ill have to go fly it to see if there is anything busted i cant see.Kite looks really nice thanks Ken.


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: jaybett on April 03, 2012, 01:57 AM
The box on my 9912 had a huge gouge on the top third of the box. Like something heavy was dropped on it. A piece of packing tape was wrapped around the gouge.  The rest of the box, was beat up also. My postman commented, "That the person who packed it didn't do a very good job". So all damage caused to shipped items is because somebody didn't pack it well enough, not because some moron at the post office, dropped a heavy object on the box?

Unfortunately one of the spars on my kite, is broken.  Nothing like doing a repair on a new kite. (Sigh).

Jay


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: indigo_wolf on April 03, 2012, 06:23 AM
No damage so far...  but I have received tubes snapped in half.  In those cases, the only thing holding the two halves together was a small length of cellophane tape added after the fact.  Utterly amazed that that didn't result in broken spars or shredded sail.

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: Wayner on April 03, 2012, 08:58 AM

My 9912 box also arrived with a large dent in it.  >:(

Quicky, opened the box and assemble the kite

Relived to find nothing broken on a beautiful kite. Thanks Ken

This thread shows box damange on 3 of the 6 kites. Thanks 50%  ???
Wonder if they we all damaged in the Ken's local post office when they were altogher.

 



Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: MtnFlyer on April 03, 2012, 11:40 AM
This thread shows box damange on 3 of the 6 kites. Thanks 50%  ???
Wonder if they we all damaged in the Ken's local post office when they were altogher.

Mine arrived with the box in perfect shape. Ken's kites are always in perfect shape.   ;)

Thank you, sir, for another wonderful kite!


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: Smeagol on April 03, 2012, 11:51 AM
Wow not very good odds so far.  ???

Perhaps this is a sign Ken should continue making kites?  Heh.  ;)


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: bt on April 03, 2012, 01:14 PM
My 9912 (#3) is en route....coming to Canada....
I`ll let y`all know when it arrives.....
bt


Title: Re: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: reddobie on April 03, 2012, 06:08 PM
Number 5 arrived in Las Vegas, NV and in good shape.

Mark

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Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: Ca Ike on April 06, 2012, 05:23 PM
It seems to depend on what hops the package takes.  EVERY one I have sent that goes through the mid west hub near Colorado has come through with major damage and in a few cases items missing.  Now anytime I send a kite I splatter the box with fragile, do not bend, do not crush, etc and have gotten in the habit of taking a pic of it at the time I ship it.  Every one so far that I have claimed damages on they deny saying its not packed right even though I use their guidelines.  Ups and fed ex need to get on the ball and make their rates better.


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: kitesyoyos on April 07, 2012, 01:16 AM
Received a kite box from the States in Australia, Thursday, it also had a bad fold in the middle of the box, kite survived though. : ) Is this a problem with the machines they use to sort mail, or bad 'human' practice. Seems to  be a theme running at present.


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: MtnFlyer on April 07, 2012, 07:08 AM
It seems to depend on what hops the package takes.  EVERY one I have sent that goes through the mid west hub near Colorado has come through with major damage and in a few cases items missing....

Not sure where this might be. All my mail goes through Denver, and out of all the triangle boxes I've shipped out or received in, only one or two had real damage and a few were bent but the kites were ok.

Maybe it's somewhere coming out of your area or to the east?


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: johnguz76 on April 07, 2012, 08:14 AM
  After flying the kite there is no hidden damage nothing broke.My box was heavily damaged could be from my local post office.Our local office is way way to small to handle the amount of mail it gets here.It was built in the 40s for a couple hundred customers now the city has 20k,and the post office has never been expanded.If you glance in the back there are packages stacked 6 high or more..


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: Wayner on April 07, 2012, 12:57 PM
No hidden damage on my kite either. Flys like a dream.   8)

20 plus kite and kite parts packages over 5 years. This is the first with and damage to the box. Doesn't look like the local post office for me. Bad image problem for USPS.
 


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: thief on April 07, 2012, 01:14 PM
Knocking on wood here...I have not had a destroyed package in a while....luckily the few packages that have been broken the kite inside was safe....a triangular USPS Priority box was received in Malaysia completely flattened but the kite was taped to one wall of the box so it was safe....



Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: the*real*stoney on April 09, 2012, 10:36 AM
I have  had a few close calls but I  have also found that Insurance seems to result in more careful handling. The insurance notice stuck onto the outside of the package seems to ring a bell. The insurance isn't significantly expensive.
Stoney


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: Wayner on April 09, 2012, 02:41 PM
I have  had a few close calls but I  have also found that Insurance seems to result in more careful handling. The insurance notice stuck onto the outside of the package seems to ring a bell. The insurance isn't significantly expensive.
Stoney

Interesting point.

In this case the Mojos were shippped with insurance.


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: Ca Ike on April 09, 2012, 04:32 PM
WEll lucky for me the people at my branch know me pretty well now and its the main hub for my ares so I talked them into giving me a tour.  Now I though UPS workers were bad but they are saints in comparison.  I can tell you from what I saw when you get a box that has small tears, crushed corners or dents its damage from the sorter conveyors.  When you get one with major damage its the idiots that load the trucks.  In my branch its a mostly hispanic crew but my area is mostly hispanic (60% easily) so thats just demographics.  These guys just don't care.  I watched them take boxes marked "fragil, glass handle with care" and toss them 20 + feet into a trailer.  THey don't bother to stack for stability, sort sizes to fill gaps, take boxes marked Top load only and put them on the bottom and a host of other stupid stuff when no one was looking.

I this branch the supervisors are really on top of this and regularly check on the loaders.  ONe guy that got caught basically said "so what, thats what insurance is for".   He got fired on the spot.  I Don't blame the post office but have to blame the workers crappy attitude and unfortunately this type of attitude is becoming more prevalent in the younger generations.  There is just no pride in work or desire to do a good job anymore.  Just the "i'm here give me my pay" attitude.


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: bt on April 10, 2012, 10:07 PM
Mojo 9912 #3 arrived safely today...a couple pix in the photo section.
bt


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: boomertype on April 21, 2012, 10:53 PM
My Mojo arrived today, the box look hideous!  I've never received a shipping box in such a bad shape. Looked like it had been bent in half. Good news is the kite is fine.
The common piece of these is a east coast Post Office.


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: Danno419 on April 26, 2012, 06:58 AM
 
There is just no pride in work or desire to do a good job anymore.  Just the "i'm here give me my pay" attitude.

+2349875
i have 6 employees who make $12 or less an hour... its terrible - they dont give a &%#*... they think they have a right to work for an hourly wage.
I come from a place where having a good job.. or any job, was a privilege.


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: Ca Ike on April 27, 2012, 01:30 PM
 
There is just no pride in work or desire to do a good job anymore.  Just the "i'm here give me my pay" attitude.

+2349875
i have 6 employees who make $12 or less an hour... its terrible - they dont give a &%#*... they think they have a right to work for an hourly wage.
I come from a place where having a good job.. or any job, was a privilege.
Maybe they will appreciate it more when they no longer have it :P 


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: ko on April 27, 2012, 06:50 PM
Yeah, your paying those attorneys WAY to much


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: Kantaxel on April 27, 2012, 08:50 PM
Yeah, your paying those attorneys WAY to much

 :D :D +AAA1


Title: Re: Darn Post office
Post by: tpatter on April 27, 2012, 09:38 PM
Never take a job that you are not willing to work at, or one that you are not willing to leave for a better opportunity.   

My grandfather told me this - I think it was his answer to the 'Peter Principle'.