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    Never fails to break what I order, that is. A couple weeks ago I ordered a bullet mirror, and of course it arrived shattered. Last week I ordered two bullet mirrors from a different source, and today one of them also arrived shattered. I'd sure like to follow a package along the trip just to see how they can break and loose so much stuff. And good luck trying to collect damages from the post office. You'll waste hours filling out forms, wait several days, then they deny the claim. Been there, done that. I hope I can collect from ebay, but in the meantime, does anyone know where I can buy just the replacement 4 1/2" round mirror glass?

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  • #2
    Wow you sure have the luck with them. Can you get one cut at your local glass shop?
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

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    • #3
      You need to take your pictures of all the problems you have and see the Post Master.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mitch View Post
        Wow you sure have the luck with them. Can you get one cut at your local glass shop?
        Yes, I sure have more than my share of problems with them, and that makes me wonder if the damage is happening in the Twin Cities?

        When I lived in another state during the 70's and 80's, my Popular Science magazines had a torn or wrinkled cover every month. I finally complained to the local post office, and they claimed it wasn't them doing it, but the damage stopped after that. A couple years later I quit the magazine because it got so thin and useless.

        Just got an email from today's seller, and he said he'd send out another one right away.

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        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          That is good news. Tell him to send it ups

      • #5
        On the positive side:

        I sent my brakes to Randy Gross this past Saturday. There were 4 boxes, 2 weighed 25 lbs each (fronts), the other 2 (rears) weighed 35 lbs each. They were dropped off at the Post Office around 4:30 Saturday afternoon. When I got around to opening my eMail this morning (Monday), I had eMails from USPS that the packages had been delivered before noon. Randy has verified that they all made it in good shape. I did make sure they were adequately packaged, and I did insure them to the hilt. Don't know if the insurance had anything to do with it, but I didn't want to take any chances on being "brakeless".
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        • #6
          How much was shipping less insurance?
          3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
          Henry Ford said,
          "It's all nuts and bolts"
          "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • CarlG
            CarlG commented
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            If this post was directed to me,

            The insurance was $26.80. Total, including the insurance was $355.50. So then, the postage without the insurance would have been $328.70

          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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            holy canoli and that's times 2

          • CarlG
            CarlG commented
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            The joys of living in Alaska!

        • #7
          Seems the post office reputation goes back several years. I was just watching an Ed Sullivan rerun from the 50's and a comedian asked how a prisoner can break rocks with no effort. You wrap them up in a box and send them through the mail, and they will arrive broken into small pieces.

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          • #8
            Hint - the packages should NEVER be marked "fragile" if you don't want it to be run over by the postal truck.
            “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” (Will Rogers).

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            • #9
              My daughter who lives down town has a small fenced in patio out back. Privacy fence that is about 10ft tall. She has those patio lights strung all over across the top of the patio like a spider web. The mail person had a heavy package so he threw it over the fence, which broke the light wire then the bulbs shattered when they hit the pavers. Glass all over
              He did write on the regular mail that went in the front door about what happened and that something broke..

              What if there was a person sitting there or worse yet a baby.
              3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
              Henry Ford said,
              "It's all nuts and bolts"
              "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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              • Bobm90
                Bobm90 commented
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                That mail person should have been reported to the local postmaster and fired or at least punished in some serious way , remember the mail man on the tv show Steinfeld ? I think that character was more factual than fiction. You are right someone could have been seriously hurt (including the mail man if he hit one of the cranky old guys on here) by his stupid actions. We may need a emote of a package being run over by a mail truck.

              • Mitch
                Mitch commented
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                I guess if you report him then you'll be in Tom's boat and have everything broken and most of your mail lost.. Damn if you do damn if you don't

            • #10
              You pissed off somebody at the post office. I have NEVER heard of anyone having as much stuff sent to them missing of destroyed then you.

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              • Bobm90
                Bobm90 commented
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                UPS also takes it's toll on "fragile" packages, always check for tire marks.

            • #11
              I feel for those of you with USPS problems. I have had nothing broken or a problem in the last 37 years here in Fairfield, Virginia EXCEPT when they lost my wife's medicine for two weeks, BUT that never made it here locally. Got lost in Richmond area. I worked as Christmas help at the PO in DC and later as a deliveryman in the snow, it's all in the attitude of the workers and I won't say more!
              Life is what happens on the way to what you planned

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              • #12
                Cindy gets my mail in 2 days---I get hers in 4 days???????
                Dad Fast

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                • #13
                  I have a bought a lot of parts that were delivered by USPS. I can't remember receiving anything broken. My opinion - the item was not properly packaged by the vendor

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                  • Bobm90
                    Bobm90 commented
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                    I have to give them credit for delivering some things undamaged, but car parts are even difficult for even the USPS to damage, it's hard to damage brake shoes even for them ! But I have had them roll up a envelope that says "do not bend" to make it fit into my mailbox rather than place it on my front porch more than once but I guess technically they didn't fold it but the end result was the same.

                • #14
                  Due to some bending as well as a large package at times, I put up a larger mailbox a few weeks ago. I painted a bowling ball silver for the counterweight.

                  Mailbox Ball.JPG

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                  • Ted Duke
                    Ted Duke commented
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                    Tom, I have had one like that for years and also installed a "UPS box" when I was a sales rep to save the UPS driver a 1/2 mile round-trip up my gravel driveway four or five times a week. I painted an old over-sized tool box brown and marked it UPS. Mailman like's it for bigger stuff. I don't get much UPS anymore, everyone is shipping Priority mail, UPS mail innovations or FEDEX.

                • #15
                  Wow now THATS a mail box !! We get so much junk mail I would have to convert a old Refrigerator box to a mail box, and speaking of junk mail, why do they get a discounted rate to send that crap while we have to pay almost a half a buck to mail a Birthday card?
                  “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” (Will Rogers).

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