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« 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.
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« Reply #1 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).

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« Reply #2 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.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 08:58 AM »


My 9912 box also arrived with a large dent in it.  Angry

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%  Huh
Wonder if they we all damaged in the Ken's local post office when they were altogher.

 

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 11:40 AM »

This thread shows box damange on 3 of the 6 kites. Thanks 50%  Huh
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.   Wink

Thank you, sir, for another wonderful kite!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 11:51 AM »

Wow not very good odds so far.  Huh

Perhaps this is a sign Ken should continue making kites?  Heh.  Wink
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« Reply #6 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.....
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 06:08 PM »

Number 5 arrived in Las Vegas, NV and in good shape.

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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 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?
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« Reply #11 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..
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2012, 12:57 PM »

No hidden damage on my kite either. Flys like a dream.   Cool

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.
 
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« Reply #13 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....

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« Reply #14 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.
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