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#26 Tony A

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:27 AM

Yep, I've even had original photos folded in half to fit a smaller envelope !  Madness..........



#27 Sabrejet

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:34 AM

I once received a pair of silver wings wrapped in kitchen towel and stuffed into a (drum roll)  toilet roll tube   :o ...which itself was wrapped in brown paper. Crude, but effective!  :wacko:



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:56 AM

Yep, I've even had original photos folded in half to fit a smaller envelope !  Madness..........

 

 

Oh that drives me crazy.I've had a few oversized patches folded up to about a quarter of their size and then stuffed into a tiny envelope,grrrr... 

 

I once received a pair of silver wings wrapped in kitchen towel and stuffed into a (drum roll)  toilet roll tube   :o ...which itself was wrapped in brown paper. Crude, but effective!  :wacko:

 

Now that's being creative! As long as the roll is "clean" I would not have a problem with it.I think.. :unsure: Seeing it would bring up some "untidy" associations though... 



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:21 AM

I can do better than that! Years ago when I was young teacher I taught at a school which had a tough catchment area. On birthdays, it was not unusual for kids to bring in a slice of birthday cake for their teacher. On one occasion a pupil did just that...and the rather large slice was wrapped in a few sheets of pink toilet tissue!!   :o  Needless to say, I accepted it gratefully....and discretely consigned it to the garbage can at the earliest opportunity. But hey....it's the thought that counts...isn't it?!  ;)



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:52 AM

A few Years aog i got a Medal with the Post.  The medal was just thrown in a envelope.

 

After all the envelope was badly damaged and the medal has several bad scratches and the suspension ring and the pin were bent - but hey the seller saved some bucks :blink:



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:02 PM

I can do better than that! Years ago when I was young teacher I taught at a school which had a tough catchment area. On birthdays, it was not unusual for kids to bring in a slice of birthday cake for their teacher. On one occasion a pupil did just that...and the rather large slice was wrapped in a few sheets of pink toilet tissue!!   :o  Needless to say, I accepted it gratefully....and discretely consigned it to the garbage can at the earliest opportunity. But hey....it's the thought that counts...isn't it?!  ;)

 

 

Better pink toilet paper than brown... :o



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:05 PM

 

 

Better pink toilet paper than brown... :o

 

Thats just chocolate frosting............ ;)



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:11 PM

We all like the conviance of the local envelopes the Post ffice provies.Here is one I recieved the past weekend.Thankfully nothing was missing(I know of).

 

When I use these or a bubble mailer I try to re-inforce the edges with extra tape.This is a good example why I do it Plus if I can I will bag the items in a zip-loc or other bag to give the items more protection.

 

 

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:22 PM

Going the other direction I can't tell you how many patches I have received in the mail with bubble wrap, two pieces of cardboard, and all duct taped for safety!

Quite fun to open, but the patches aren't bent up!



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:41 PM

I like to ship clutchback items missing clutches in balloons, that I blow up for padding and slap a shipping label to

 

I'd say the worst I got was from Russia, 2 fragile dug German helmets and a dug stick grenade, stacked inside each other, wrapped in one layer of brown paper, with the handle of the grenade just sticking out of the paper. Oh, yes, the helmets were SS and FJ, as well...I'm still amazed to this day that they actually arrived intact somehow 



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:12 AM

Today it happens me - again.   :wacko:

 

Thanks seller :dry:

 

 

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:09 AM

Pliers and care might straighten that one back out



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:12 AM

If you do use a pliers, take it nice and easy!  I've straightened bent pins like that more than once, and occasionally they will snap off!!   :o



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:14 AM

I used a Gerber to straighten out a wire clasp on an 1875 EGA that was pinched shut...lots of care, and had no issues. Take it EASY...



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:43 PM

 
"It's not a diaper,just a piece of an old mattress cut up"



That's pretty bad.

Since the beginning of the year, everything I have received has been packaged with the utmost care or crammed in a box that should of been used for something a lot smaller than a uniform. I'm just glad I haven't received any coats shoved into bags and taped to a point it is almost unable to be opened.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:44 PM

Thanks all - i got it with a small hammer. And it works good - both pins are nearly straight B)

 

I wont do any more - the risk is to high

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:21 PM

I'm glad that you were able to fix yours.In my case,mine was snapped completely off and lost,and I did not attempt to have them fixed.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:34 PM

It looks better.To bad the seller didn't take better care of packing it.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:53 AM

Crazy World - now the Seller wants the wing back   :huh:

 

But this little beauty stay with me...

 

 

 

Maybe he saw the badge here on the forum.... :D



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:08 AM

Uh...how'd that conversation go?

 

Could always charge double for your repair services  ;)



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:19 AM

Did he say why he wanted them back?



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:34 PM

No he didnt told me why he will have the wing back... Maybe because i got the wing for 8€?

 

@ Brig

 

Yeah that sounds like a good idea  :D  - but if i double the price for that wing he can buy em back for 16€ :P



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 09:43 AM

News: I got my Money back and can keep the Wing - thanks PayPal :D

 

So its my first "free" Wing B)



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:47 PM

News: I got my Money back and can keep the Wing - thanks PayPal :D

 

So its my first "free" Wing B)

 

 

That's great news Marksman! :)




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