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« on: June 06, 2013, 03:42 PM »

I'll never ship a package uninsured again. Thankfully, the rods and sail were undamaged, some nearly impossible to obtain sticks...

Even LoLo was dumbfounded... 'How'd dey manage dat'  Huh

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 04:01 PM »

Aw man, that sucks.  Glad everything was OK though.  They should have at least taped it up for you.   Huh
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 04:12 PM »

Should I recognize that box?  Huh  I had that happen once and the rods were NOT ok.  Yep, always ship insured now.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 05:26 PM »

Should I recognize that box?  Huh  I had that happen once and the rods were NOT ok.  Yep, always ship insured now.

Nope, it's my NSR back from a tune-up and frame work from thems what "sews-a-lot"  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 06:29 AM »

I'll never ship a package uninsured again. Thankfully, the rods and sail were undamaged, some nearly impossible to obtain sticks...

Even LoLo was dumbfounded... 'How'd dey manage dat'  Huh



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The cute lookin dog look doesnt work in my house,Lolo,Bad dog,NAUGHTY!
I hope the post man survived the savage attack?
LoLos looking straight into your eyes and thinking "Look at the smuck!I bet he thinks im smiling?Hope he dont cut me nails this week,they are full of USPS uniform and skin,there is cardboard stuck in me K9s,blood stains on the driveway and nextdoor saw and heard the whole episode?Hey meatball how about a snack cause i just did a poo nextdoor and im sure they think its the big ugly dog 2 doors down"
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 08:44 AM »

I have received a few of those.... luckily all kites and spars were unscathed.

Still very annoying.  You buy the tubes new and they still look like war refugees after one transit.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 08:21 AM »

Cute dog, ugly package! Those free triangle tubes have gotten so cheaply made in the past several years, usps can't make ends meet as it is and they are still free. I still use them "insured" but taping usps shoe boxes together works so much better and stronger support, and you can build them to size.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 10:15 AM »

Thats why I wrap the kite with pallet corner protectors as well. Makes it really hard to bend.
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 10:39 AM »

Thats why I wrap the kite with pallet corner protectors as well. Makes it really hard to bend.

Where do you get those?
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 11:39 AM »

I have had a few packages flattened...and some damaged...and most have the contents perfectly fine...
lots of bubblewrap....the more heavy duty you make the package the more it weighs....i would balance the cost of higher insurance against the cost of a heavier package...then if it is a super special never-to-be-duplicated item i would lean towards heavier packaging....but if it is a more readily available item then lighter package and insurance it is..

if the kite is lighter framed and can take a bend then use that to your advantage....no need to super-duper-structure-ify the thing if it is not needed....
i did once get a kite shipped to me in a special carrier....

3" PVC with hard end caps....apparently it has gone around the (old) forum a bit...

i love the triangle boxes....use them all the time.....the newer ones are better than the earlier ones that had the ends pre-formed....
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2013, 11:57 AM »

Wow, not only is that shipping container Postal Carrier Ready but its Warfare Ready!
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