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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2010, 08:16 AM »

This is the worst 'posting of kite' story I have heard to date.  An empty tube??  What an amazingly lame outcome.  Very sorry for you both. 

I have to speculate that it was stolen.  Even the worst repacking after customs inspection should still result in some form of a kite being in the tube at the destination, even it was damaged and hanging out.  If it was wrapped in bubble wrap, then it would have stayed put regardless of whether the endcaps were lost. 

F### that sucks.

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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2010, 09:42 AM »

7 Treatment of Inbound Mail
710 U.S. Customs Information
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711.5 Treatment of Mail Following Customs Examination
711.51 Repacking After Customs Examination
711.511 Responsibility of Customs and Postal Service Employees
Customs employees are responsible for repacking and resealing mail of
foreign origin after customs examination. Postal Service employees
accepting mail that has been in customs custody for examination must
determine from external inspection whether the mail can safely bear further handling and transportation. Customs employees are responsible for
restoring mail that is not in satisfactory condition.
711.512 Customs Shipments in Bad Order
Shipments found to be in bad order in transit or at the delivery office must be
reconditioned by Postal Service employees. After reconditioning such mail,
the employee should note, over his or her signature on the address side of
the wrapper, the bad order and any evidence of rifling or damage.

Sounds good in theory....
I hope it was insured...
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2010, 10:59 AM »

This is really bad. Crossing my fingers that is gets found somewhere...

This is the worst 'posting of kite' story I have heard to date.  An empty tube??  What an amazingly lame outcome.

I ordered an item before Christmas, and all that got delivered was the label!!!! (yes, just the label on it's own!)
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2010, 02:00 PM »

I wonder if they really open every package?

Hopefully the trace finds the majority of the kite, I wouldn't hold much hope that the spreaders will show up if everything fell out in a truck or oversea  container, but somewhere that roll of white fabric may come forward, how soiled it'll be will be the problem then. Wishing you all luck.

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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2010, 04:40 PM »

It is very , very sad indeed to see the package arrived minus the kite. I have shipped all of my kites in mailing tubes, and so far , have not had any problems. I know that all packages are subject to inspection by postal and customs officials and the person who too...Huh?#### th...******%%% sto...Huh/////   the Fearless may have known what he  is about. i hope everyone will be on the lookout if they try to sell it or see it being flown in their area.   Wishing that this is not so, and the kite turns up..............
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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2010, 08:18 PM »

Customs actually opens very few packages in their random searches.
If they opened and re-sealed it, there'd be some special Customs tape on the package.
If they do anything destructive in their exam (cut something open for example), there's a form they have to fill out and pass along to the consignee.

Most likely, unfortunately, is that some piece of machinery stripped the end cap off, the kite came out, and it's wandering around loose somewhere.
Once the kite is separated from the tube, there's likely nothing on it to identify where it's going.

Theft is pretty unlikely. You can't just walk out of a postal facility with an armload of stuff.
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« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2010, 08:58 PM »

Most likely, unfortunately, is that some piece of machinery stripped the end cap off, the kite came out, and it's wandering around loose somewhere.
Once the kite is separated from the tube, there's likely nothing on it to identify where it's going.

Well, that'd be the best scenario ... I've contacted the national Mail Recovery Centre ... and included a photo of the kite ... you never know.

I'm not counting my chickens ... but I am crossing my fingers Wink

Of course ... we might get it back yet in a very sorry state of repair ...

-Frazer
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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2010, 09:44 PM »

Being the eternal optimist... it'll turn up...

unless it was stolen ofcourse Sad
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2010, 09:59 PM »

This is why I always insure for the full retail value of the kite, even if it is used, and get as much tracking and delivery confirmation as possible.

I have this belief, whether true or not, that they really do keep better track of stuff if they may be called upon to explain what went wrong if something should.
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2010, 01:59 AM »

+1 on what Jim said.  Add insurance and delivery confirmation. The majority of USPS shipments have gone well.  One box was crushed and the frame destroyed.  No insurance, no recourse. Sigh.  Sad
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