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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3755
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2006-02-23 08:26 am   Permalink

Jungle Digger happy too.

Tikis are too good to be shipped.

Happy Happy Happy

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1693
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-02-23 08:46 am   Permalink

Fed ex must have thought they would be cursed if they kept it or discarded it, so mysteriously it was un-destroyed and un-damaged and un-lost the moment you called the location. Further proof of the Brady Bunch Tiki superstition continuation. This time in a positive way.

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2804
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-02-23 09:00 am   Permalink

Ah yes, The Lewisberry Gambit.

I'm so glad that the tiki's back on his way again. He probably needed to protect Peggy's office for a day or two. Probably fate.

As a computer programmer, it still infuriates me that they don't have enough codes to represent the status of the package. "Damaged and Discarded"? That's so lame. Do they actually lose so many packages that they can only handle one catch-all code to pass on to the customers? Any competent piece of software would allow a code for "Address unreadable - Hold for 30 days", or somesuch. Urggh, that's inane.

Also, as someone who ships packages every day, I've learned to cover a shipping label with clear packing tape - they sometimes rub off otherwise. Personally, I like to write on the package with permanent markers - but I know Fedex makes it hard to do either.

I'm proud of your persistence, Ben.


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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: Calgary
Posted: 2006-02-23 09:08 am   Permalink

I'm glad it's looking like we get a happy ending on this one.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 442
Posted: 2006-02-23 09:26 am   Permalink

Great to hear such AWESOME news!!
It truly pays to be persisitant!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 02, 2002
Posts: 290
From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2006-02-23 09:36 am   Permalink

Wow, that is great news, Benzart ! Glad to know it will be a happy ending after all.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 253
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2006-02-23 09:40 am   Permalink

Great news Ben:)

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Tiki G.
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 380
From: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Posted: 2006-02-23 09:44 am   Permalink

Dang it, I still post under my old username (tikifreak) by accident sometimes. Sorry bout' dat...

Still, this is great news.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2006-02-23 10:44 am   Permalink

On 2006-02-21 13:14, midnite_tiki wrote:

Good luck, it will be a bummer if lost, but I would guess it arrives directly. Then again, they never found Lindbergh's baby, oh wait. I was thinking of Jimmy Hoffa's baby.

$20 on it arriving safe and sound by Thursday...takers?
midnite the greek

What day is it? No takers, crap!

Sometimes it's best to go with the first impression. Unfortunately, that's what most people do when meeting me. I thought it was way fishy, that whole "totally destroyed/discarded" tale, but things looked grim there after a few reports from Ben.

Good going Ben, nice ending. Now, about my fee.

midnite esq, barrister, solicitor, soothsayer, seer, gadfly, hanger of drywall.

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Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Sep 17, 2002
Posts: 122
From: The Enchanted Mitten
Posted: 2006-02-23 11:07 am   Permalink

Super News!!!

That fortune cookie I got the other day was true...
"A Hand Full Of Patience Is Worth More Than A Bushel Full Of Action."

Ben, I'm sure you'll sleep good tonight. I'm glad to hear everything turned out okay.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 31, 2004
Posts: 416
From: Westminster, CO
Posted: 2006-02-23 11:17 am   Permalink

Just have to add my joy and relief to the plie...kinda restores my (waining) faith in humanity.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3691
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-02-23 11:20 am   Permalink

That's so wonderful! Good on you for sticking with it; it's ridiculous that their customer service required you to be so ludicrously persistent.

The universe takes care of the good folks in the end, this is Benzart's awesome karma in action!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 637
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2006-02-23 11:43 am   Permalink

*Deep sigh of relief* My faith in humanity (and FedEx) is restored . . for now. Hope this is the only close call that you and/or any of your works ever experience!

"Snatched from the jaws of death . ."

Classic Silver Line Boats

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 735
Posted: 2006-02-23 11:47 am   Permalink

Hooray! I'm happy to hear that this has a happy ending. I think the idea of clear tape over the tracking number sticker is an excellent idea. I've seen some ebay sellers do this for address labels too.

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Hot Rod Tiki
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 163
From: Greater California
Posted: 2006-02-23 11:49 am   Permalink

the lows and highs of the TIKI lifestyle.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Former President and Tiki Collector
Hon. Calvin Coolidge. given in a speech sometime around 1925

Were happy for you.

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