I'm pretty anal about packaging and I was worried about this one (MD to CA). In hindsight, a crate was probably necessary, although I was pretty confident my packaging would have been okay with a reasonable amount of care.
Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Man, that really does STINK!
I know how you feel. I won a BF Goodrich metal sign on eBay years ago. When the mailperson delivered it, it was folded into a 90º angle. The seller refunded my money thankfully, but the sign bit the dust....sad!
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just bought a sign on eBay last week fed ex called me on saturday to tell me got stuck in the conveyor belt bent it in half.got lucky too the seller refunded my money. no matter how you look at it this stuff kind of blows.
For shipping small paintings (large ones need crates) I cut masonite to fit on both sides and wrap tight with the framed painting the middle of the sandwich. In my case I am more worried about the canvas getting punctured or the paint on a painted panel painting getting scraped. The ones I have sold (as apposed to gifts for my mom) I always insure...
I wonder how that would do for a metal or wooden sign like the one that got blasted?
just bought a sign on ebay last week fed ex called me on saturday to tell me got stuck in the conveyor belt bent it in half.got lucky too the seller refunded my money. no matter how you look at it this stuff kind of blows.
I'm guessing a conveyor may have been involved with my damage as well. A delivery guy would have had malice in his heart to have done that by himself.
Yep - Masonite. I learned (on this site) that masonite was used on the Delco signs during WWII to conserve metal. I've heard from others that those signs are pretty rare since they didn't hold up well when exposed to the elements. A real bummer...