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Batman Vs. FedEx & The Winner Is . . .5853

Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
FedEx.

The bust I ordered arrived today . . . In pieces.

Should have been a little better packed, but the box had a good hole in it. Maybe from a fork lift?

The good news is, the seller refunded me right away.



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Collector thelastbard private msg quote post Address this user
ACK!!!!!!
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Collector Thearrow private msg quote post Address this user
Golly gee willickers Batman
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
Sad true story.

My oldest son had a job many years ago at a company called DHL. Which is a global shipping company similar to FedEx.

He worked around conveyor belts and had to sort packages by codes. Putting a package with a certain code on a certain conveyor belt, and so on.

It was a chit job, but jobs were hard to find at that time. So je took it.

The company used a Temporary Help company to supply them with workers for this sorting.

My son told me that two guys that worked on his left and right, were from Africa and spoke very little English. He doubted if they could even read. He said they would just move boxes every now and then, and he noticed they were often putting the wrong codes on the wrong conveyor belts. But he could not even converse with them because of the language gap, to let them know. Even if they cared, which he says they didn't.

Here is what I am getting at. My son said that if a package came in that was similar in size to a basket ball or soccer ball. Those two guys would drop it on the floor and play soccer with it, with each other.

Then they would pick it up and toss it onto the closest conveyor belt.

This was in Wilmington, Ohio, and that company went out of business there. But they are still around in other locations.

You never know what is taking place with your packages. If it is important and breakable, bomb proof your packages. If it is a t-shirt, then just about any packaging will suffice.

But y'all already knew that.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim -Can a busted bust be put back together with superglue (fill it with sand it would make a neat doorstop)?
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
@conditionfreak Sad but true. I know two people that used to work for UPS. They have told me very similar stories.

@esaravo If it were in two or three pieces, maybe. There are a lot more pieces in the box. 😒
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Collector Darkga private msg quote post Address this user
I guess Batman did not have enough prep for this fight?
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by 00slim
FedEx.

The bust I ordered arrived today . . . In pieces.

Should have been a little better packed, but the box had a good hole in it. Maybe from a fork lift?

The good news is, the seller refunded me right away.





That box looks like it is at most 3" in width.

The bust is probably very close to 3" in width, at its' thickest areas.

So, the bust should have been bubvleqrapowd, packed in a box that had 9" of width.....With either foam peanuts and extra internal support at all 4 corners and shipping tape at all day corners for optimal protection.

This is why I include a copy/paste message offering to pay extra for such things.
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Collector BabaLament private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim FedEx just can't get a break this week.

Except for the statute, it looks like they broke that just fine.

Sucks man. I had a great Black Suit Spider-Man DST statue that movers totally destroyed when I moved to Texas. I got it as a birthday gift from my best friend, so I didn't have a receipt; as such the movers refused to pay for it.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
@CopperAgeKids It should have been double boxed, but I think there is little excuse for it being this obliterated. In a couple pieces, sure. A couple dozen?

@BabaLament I'm surprised they wouldn't honor the current Amazon price. What a shame they wouldn't TRY to make it right.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
Was it shipped priority and insured?
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Ground, I believe. Shipping was free. If He didn't insure it, I do feel bad for the guy. He did refund me immediately, though.
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Collector Gabriel85301 private msg quote post Address this user
Was Jim Carrey delivering your package?


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Collector MarcJ private msg quote post Address this user
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This was in Wilmington, Ohio, and that company went out of business there. But they are still around in other locations.


I'm sitting here looking out my window from work right now at the old DHL building. They repair some planes there now is about it. Last year Amazon was testing using it for their new distro center so we got to see some plane activity, but they ended up picking Cincinnati instead.
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by conditionfreak

This was in Wilmington, Ohio, and that company went out of business there. But they are still around in other locations.


I'm sitting here looking out my window from work right now at the old DHL building. They repair some planes there now is about it. Last year Amazon was testing using it for their new distro center so we got to see some plane activity, but they ended up picking Cincinnati instead.


Cool. I'm in Hillsboro.

When I first moved to this area in 2004. Wilmington was doing good. That business had over 6,000 employees there at the airport facility. Nowadays Wilmington is struggling job wise.

We were all hoping they would put a casino there back a few years ago. But they gave it to Cincinnati and Columbus instead. It would have been an economic boon to Wilmington if they could have got the casino. But it is probably just as well, as I would have been there too much.
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Collector MarcJ private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by conditionfreak

This was in Wilmington, Ohio, and that company went out of business there. But they are still around in other locations.


I'm sitting here looking out my window from work right now at the old DHL building. They repair some planes there now is about it. Last year Amazon was testing using it for their new distro center so we got to see some plane activity, but they ended up picking Cincinnati instead.


Cool. I'm in Hillsboro.

When I first moved to this area in 2004. Wilmington was doing good. That business had over 6,000 employees there at the airport facility. Nowadays Wilmington is struggling job wise.

We were all hoping they would put a casino there back a few years ago. But they gave it to Cincinnati and Columbus instead. It would have been an economic boon to Wilmington if they could have got the casino. But it is probably just as well, as I would have been there too much.


I live in Clarksville and moved from Monroe where they added the Racino. I was really rooting for Wilmington to get the Amazon bid as that would have been a huge boon as well for the town. It is a vicious circle, the town needs more people for larger corporations to come in but also needs larger corporations for people to move here. I have a hard time finding anyone to hire as a developer on my team because they all live so far away and don't want to do the commute.
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