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« on: January 27, 2010, 04:59 AM »

I have now decided that Malaysia is the ultimate worst country to ship to and from!!!

My package arrived there like this:


The pacakge I received looked like this:

The pterodactyl i shipped lived through its ordeal perfectly fine.....the plutz glider i got needed a pair of .125 tubes in it to get going again.......

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 03:23 PM »

one word, ouch! Huh Cry Sad
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 06:52 PM »

Hello Thief,
  Because I own Kite Classifieds I ship lots of stuff to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.  Something I do is to use lots of silver duct tape...LOL  Regular clear tape will tear and come apart to easy.  I make it a habit to tape over all seams as well as end flaps so there is NO CHANCE of anything "just falling" out of the box.  Anyone here that has ever gotten a package from me knows I use lots of silver duct tape and foam chips to protect their investments.  Knock on wood I have never had a box as badly beat up as yours looks.

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 08:26 PM »

Hey Rob, how long did it take to get there?
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 03:57 AM »

That package was as durably packaged as any other i have ever sent.....and trust me i do not skimp on tape!!!!
very very luckily the kite was against one side of the box and so when it got squished it just got sandwiched between the rest.....probably reinforced it for the rest of the trip!!!!
it was also a nice and flexible pterodactyl too.....

now the kite that came to me (the curved box in the bottom picture) was marked fragile in about 6 places (which of course then brings out the package gremlins!) and was packed solidly with the cardboard wrapped around the kite about 3 times.....more like a burrito...and that was the one that had rods broken...

Doug - only took 7 days total (well and a weekend).....so time wise it was not bad.....

all is all it is working out in the end......just humorous that the kites we exchanged both got treated this way....
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 05:06 AM »

I have had boxes delivered like that here in the states... Angry
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 09:01 AM »

how long were the packages?
once you get over about 40", they seem to get bent more
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 09:47 AM »

the curved one is about 38".....and mine was about 47".....

i have shipped 90" boxes before without issue.......just funny......def. looks like both slipped off the top of a pile and then fell underneath a bunch of other boxes...
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 12:05 PM »

Remember that Gorilla that use to test luggage???  He lost that job and now works in the USPS shipping department... Cheesy
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