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Author Topic: Lost "Fearless" SUL  (Read 4031 times)
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« on: February 02, 2010, 06:33 AM »

This Fearless SUL was sent to me from Australia (a 'Clique review was planned)



Unfortunately only an empty tube was delivered Sad

We're following up with the respective Post Offices to see what can be done.

I've sent a letter to the US "Mail Recovery Centre" with a photo of the kite.

But please let me know if you happen to be offered this kite or see it on Ebay.

Thanks,

-Frazer
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 06:48 AM »

wow.....
sorry to hear this Frazer!!!!
good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 08:26 AM »

Bummer!!!!

I feel your Pain, my Stack of microns never made the destination either, will keep a look out.

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 11:17 AM »

I'll keep my eyes open.

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 02:05 PM »

so it was stolen by a postal employee, or the tube was damaged and it fell out? was the tube closed when it was delivered?

sucks either way. i can only hope someone offers it for sale, so we can put the clampers on the person.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 02:14 PM »

pretty odd - I would imagine that with the value of the kite, its a felony in most states.  Perhaps, stealing mail is a felony regardless.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010, 02:18 PM »

so it was stolen by a postal employee, or the tube was damaged and it fell out? was the tube closed when it was delivered?

One endcap was missing when it was delivered. The tube was otherwise intact.

Its possible the contents were stolen - or perhaps the contents were examined by customs and not properly resealed ...

sucks either way.

It does indeed  Sad

i can only hope someone offers it for sale, so we can put the clampers on the person.

A long shot true enough ... but its not without precedent ... fingers crossed.

-Frazer
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2010, 03:04 PM »


I feel your Pain...


Believe me, I'm feeling the pain too  Cry 

This is only the second time I've sent a kite in an AusPOST post office supplied mailing tube.  I will never do that again.  The tube cap was sealed with packing tape over the top, then the ends were taped down.  From now on I'll be going back to cardboard shipping boxes with multiple fold over flaps at each end. 

I recommend everyone else avoid using mailing tubes with removable end caps.  The caps are too easy to remove completely in transit.
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2010, 03:26 PM »

Sablino once sent me a kite in a 4" black sewer pipe with rubber end caps held on with pipe clamps. (he's a Contractor...)

Indestructo.  Smiley

I've still got it , waiting to ship that special kite.
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010, 03:27 PM »

Insured?
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2010, 05:32 PM »

Quote from: fidelio
. i can only hope someone offers it for sale, so we can put the clampers on the person.
that last bit can be hard.....does any detailed pix exist? does lam serial # his kites? date them? hope we see it again!!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2010, 06:20 PM »

Quote from: fidelio
. i can only hope someone offers it for sale, so we can put the clampers on the person.
that last bit can be hard.....does any detailed pix exist? does lam serial # his kites? date them? hope we see it again!!!!!


I'm sure Frazer and Kevin would be happy just to recover the kite. And the part about putting the clampers on the person, would be a good problem to have.

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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2010, 06:49 PM »


Those AustPOST tubes are designed for sending light weight paper documents, posters etc., the end caps are not designed to with stand the weight of a kite.

When using the AustPOST tubes to send weighty objects like a kite, I secure the end caps by drilling holes and using cable ties, never lost anything yet.

The tubes have much better crush resistance than other mailing boxes.  AusPOST don't sell anything of a similar dimension.  The kite was wrapped in bubble plastic and unable to slide along the tube, and the endcaps were very well taped.  Weight wasn't the issue here.

Trouble isn't the transit per se, it's how the parcel is resealed after customs/postal inspection  Sad  Holes and cable ties don't alter that!
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2010, 10:43 PM »

no, but if you include extra and instructions for resealing, they may comply. worth a shot anyway.
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2010, 05:49 AM »

Insurance paid for the kite, right?Huh
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