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ebay: August Holland's "Bowl of Light" painting
DawnTiki
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2003-11-25 8:12 pm   Permalink

Gasp! The Horror...The Horror! Justice must be served!

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-11-25 8:45 pm   Permalink

Nevvvvver ship UPS. They are the most god awful, low rent, unreliable shipper on earth. FedEx ground or USPS.

 
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SugarCaddyDaddy
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From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-11-25 9:52 pm   Permalink

And to add to BK's "never use UPS", be sure to NEVER use The UPS Store too. They charge way too much for way too crappy of a packing job.

I'd be curious to see exactly what they used and how they padded that picture.


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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2003-11-25 10:51 pm   Permalink

I'm sorry to see that CJ. That hurts more than seeing one of my broken mugs...

Condolences.

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SugarCaddyDaddy
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From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-12-01 2:39 pm   Permalink

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SugarCaddyDaddy wrote:
And to add to BK's "never use UPS", be sure to NEVER use The UPS Store too. They charge way too much for way too crappy of a packing job...



I just re-confirmed my statement. I received a package "packed" by the UPS Store. The item was totally jostled around and the packing job was very crappy.

Hope you got some of your money back Cultjam.


 
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Cultjam
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Joined: Apr 21, 2002
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From: Phoenix, Arizona
Posted: 2003-12-01 5:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks, SCD. Haven't heard from UPS yet. They must be busy with claims, they delivered a desktop PC to a coworker today and it was not the better for the trip. Oh, it had been lost for a month too.



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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-12-01 8:21 pm   Permalink

That's U.P.S. for you...do you need another one, Cultjam? I'll pick you a nice one off my stack if you have something you want to trade. I think I have a self-framed hardboard version and the "brushstroke" paper print. I'll swap either for cool mugs that I don't have.

 
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kahukini
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
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From: Saint Louis
Posted: 2003-12-01 10:35 pm   Permalink

The value of the remaining bowl of lights just went up a little

After we're through with UPS maybe a project could be made out of it... perhaps crinkle it even more and apply a laquer or polyurethane to it and see what happens.
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SugarCaddyDaddy
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From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-12-02 12:37 am   Permalink

Cultjam,

Remember when filing a claim, and getting paid on it, that they (UPS) will take the item away with them. If you can't bear to let it go, even to UPS, you can salvage the picture by making your own jigsaw puzzle out of it. Search online, since there are many kits and homemade instructions available as to how to make your own jigsaw puzzle. If you tend not to be on the creative side, I'm sure there are a few TC'ers here with a good eye and a good hand with an Exacto knife that can help you out. Yes, it would probably be the most expensive, and probably the only, tiki jigsaw puzzle, and you will have to decide if it is worth it...also it would "save" this tiki item.

Something to think about.


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Cultjam
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From: Phoenix, Arizona
Posted: 2003-12-02 12:11 pm   Permalink

I figured they'd take it but I'm going to insist my only option is to have it professionally salvaged. Kahukini emailed how sad it had survived so long before this. I'll look into what can be done but it's bad.
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Cultjam
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Posted: 2003-12-02 12:20 pm   Permalink

BK, I PM'd back. Thank you for the offer. I may have to take you up on that.
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Tiki Bree
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Posted: 2003-12-02 9:29 pm   Permalink

We sincerely offer our deepest sympathies for your loss. Tristan and I have officially gone in to "mourning" until you receive another one.

 
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ModMana
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Joined: Sep 05, 2002
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-12-03 12:41 am   Permalink

Sorry for your loss Cultjam...That is sad and totally unnecessary. Sometimes I think the delivery gorillas at UPS destroy things just for the fun of it. I would say that around 1 in 5 packages I receive from them is either damaged or destroyed. Why, why, why???

SugarCaddyDaddy is right about UPS taking the merchandise if you file a claim. I've been in that situation myself where I needed to file a claim but didn't want to surrender the goods. The trick is to say that the merchandise is repairable. What I did was get a written estimate to have the item professionally repaired. I told the repair person to pad the estimate because those UPS bastards are the ones paying. Then an official UPS claims adjuster actually came to my house to examine the damage. After that person approved the claim, they cut me a check for the estimate amount AND let me keep the merchandise. At that point its up to you what you want to do with the check and the merchandise.

Good Luck!

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atomiczombie
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Joined: May 07, 2003
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From: Three Mile Island
Posted: 2003-12-06 12:52 pm   Permalink

I've noticed alot of posts lately about what Brown can do for you and its apparent that it's not much. I recall replying to a thread awhile back about such abusive mishandling. I'm not in any way defending this hugungous megaconglomerate cornerstone of the shipping industry; however, we should all remember this is the biggest shipping period of the year. Their employees don't get paid much and get stressed out alot(i.e. "going postal"). If anyone should have to send anything [right now especially], seriously consider who you ship through baring in mind the odds of damage are still going to be high. I'm not down with Brown. UPS is bad. I'm really sorry your painting got mashed CJ, I'd like one myself. It makes my head fall off, aak!

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