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#193692 - Thu Jul 08 2010 03:12 PM Sometimes.....
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Sometimes, I'm not a nice guy. I know that those here who know me are shaking their collective heads and once they pick themselves off the floor and quit laughing, are saying he's got that right.

I'm glad I could add a little humor to your boring lives. grin

When I read here from someone; that they have gotten a package say a globe. That sounds as if a small child with ADHD was the one who wrapped it....... I at times smiled. smile

Hell lets tell the truth I laughed, laugh I cried, cry I, at times almost didn't make it to the bathroom. crazy Okay, I'm one of those who gets pleasure out of other people's misery. (Thank you, JJ and Mick)

Well, it happened to me and I'm ***** about it. cry

I win a 1937 Hudson/Terraplane wooden stick advertising that the front bench seat is more than 55" wide. Now, there can't be more than a handful of these sticks to survive the last 73+ years.

The stick arrives today and Tim, my mailman asks; why would someone have such a long package when all he can feel is something down at this end? Yes, the seller took this vintage stick and wrapped it three times in brown paper and sent it off. No cardboard backing, no nothing except;....
writing "Do not Bend" on both ends of both sides of the package. I open the package and my stick, my beautiful stick is in 2 pieces and another piece is just holding on. (How can this happen to someone like me, I mean how?)

Did I mention NO CARDBOARD or THIN BOARD to support this item? Well, if I didn't, I did now.

When this happens to someone else, it is bad... yes, it is bad... really I think it is.... no?..... it should be bad... YES, it is bad.

BUT, it happened to ME, TO ME..... does everyone understand those words????? confused

Where are the Police when you need them? Call out the National Guard, lock down all the borders and stop all traffic until this miscarriage of justice is taken care of.

Well, I am almost over my ...... annoyance. I still have a little hair left on my head and I am hoping my 2 part epoxy will hold the stick together.

I just want to let everyone know,..... that I now feel your pain!!!

So Mick, hurry up and have a light pole fall through Maria's window again. Or, JJ, time for a globe to go for a ride, right? I want something to happen........................... so I can quit crying.... cry



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The epoxy seems to be holding and I'm "being a brave little soldier".

BUT I'M TELLING YOU ALL, THINGS THIS THIS SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO NICE GUYS LIKE ME!
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#193695 - Thu Jul 08 2010 03:25 PM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: Bob Richards]
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Registered: Mon Nov 22 2004
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Did the seller make it right? If not, you have some recourse through eBay/PayPal.

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#193698 - Thu Jul 08 2010 03:38 PM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: chrisbowers]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Chris, I don't want to give the stick back. It will go nicely with my other vintage advertising sticks. And I can't believe I will find another stick advertising a 1937 Hudson.

I contacted the seller letting him know what happened. Just can't believe someone would send an item without any protection. LOL
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#193701 - Thu Jul 08 2010 04:01 PM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: Bob Richards]
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Sorry to see that happened to you. Hopefully the seller will make it right for you. I know I would if that was an item i'd sold. Buy I wouldn't have packaged it like that to start with. The sad part is the USPS will give you a box for this type of item it is 38" long when that is not long enough I just put 2 of them together. I mail fishing poles and planet jr handles in them all the time. its a triangular shaped "document" box perfect for items like this.
https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/...;WT.ac=10000724
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#193702 - Thu Jul 08 2010 04:11 PM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: Bob Richards]
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Loc: TEXAS
BOB THATS HILARIOUS,I MEAN SERIOUS,I MEAN I FEEL YOUR PAIN! LOL !
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#193703 - Thu Jul 08 2010 04:38 PM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: DIESEL]
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
LMAO!!!! nice to known for something around here!!(pole falling on the burban!)LOL if it makes you feel any better bob,the lightshade got damaged in the storm a couple weeks ago.if maria would have been home it would have nailed the oldsmobile!!


Edited by oldnfuelish (Thu Jul 08 2010 04:40 PM)
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#193719 - Thu Jul 08 2010 06:54 PM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: oldnfuelish]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Bo sorry to hear this. I hope the seller makes it right smile
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#193738 - Thu Jul 08 2010 08:30 PM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: gasoildude]
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Not funny, but it was the way you told it.
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#193740 - Thu Jul 08 2010 08:34 PM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: gasoildude]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
One time, I shipped a plastic car grille to someone, and a tab broke off in shipping. The seller said it was because my packing job was inadequate, so we talked and reached an agreement for a partial refund of about a third of the cost, he kept and fixed the grille, and we both were satisfied. Perhaps you can work something out like this with the seller?

Best of luck!
Wes

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#193749 - Thu Jul 08 2010 08:55 PM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: thermactor]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
The seller contacted me and told me that he would refund my winning bid and the s&h. I told him.......... no.

I left him less than 5 stars for the s&h portion and the 2 part epoxy dried clear. He did send the stick right away and his costs weren't outrageous. I also have a piece of early automotive history hanging in the garage, so if he takes care in the items he sends out from now on. We are even. Plus it gave me a forum in which I could give Mick and JJ small digs. How could life get better? grin

(For those that want to know, I used Loctite "general purpose" 5 minute epoxy)

The stick is hanging in my garage and I now have a story about the stick. Plus the BS I will tell people about it. LOL
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#193756 - Thu Jul 08 2010 10:44 PM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: Bob Richards]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Originally Posted By: Bob Richards


Just can't believe someone would send an item without any protection. LOL


Protection? Didnt we all learn about that in school? ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

I love ya' Bob. And I feel your pain....

Protection? Hehehehehehehehehe!!!!!!
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#193767 - Fri Jul 09 2010 06:04 AM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: Bob Richards]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Originally Posted By: Bob Richards


(For those that want to know, I used Loctite "general purpose" 5 minute epoxy)



WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO POST A CLOSE-UP PICTURE OF THE COSMETIC SURGERY?
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#193784 - Fri Jul 09 2010 08:44 AM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
KYGULF Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 25 2008
Loc: Central Kentucky
Nice sticks Bob and glad the epoxy worked ok.

Brian

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#193787 - Fri Jul 09 2010 09:02 AM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
Sorry to hear but glad you were able to fix it.
Your stick has history and just like us it now has more bumps and bruises to show it is still part of the present. So display your stick with pride Bob. Take a close up picture of your mended stick and post so we can see how you fixed your stick.
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#193798 - Fri Jul 09 2010 09:41 AM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: bruzer75]
chrisbowers Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 22 2004
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Bob, you're a nicer guy than I!

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#193808 - Fri Jul 09 2010 11:18 AM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: chrisbowers]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Chris, I'm no nicer than the next guy, I can assure you. Since I found out I've got cancer, things that go wrong for the most part aren't as "earth shattering" as I used to make them out to be.

Before I would have thrown a real tantrum. But honestly, I have the stick and as Mike noted it now has a little more "character".



You can see how much longer it is compared to my gas gauge sticks and my yardsticks.



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#193810 - Fri Jul 09 2010 11:27 AM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: Bob Richards]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Not sure how these photos will post, but here are some close ups of the sticks and the breaks;

The backside of the stick looks bad because of the epoxy and loss of some of the wood. To me the front side with the cracks has now even more "character", but I wouldn't have minded at all not having this much "character" on the stick. LOL











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#193815 - Fri Jul 09 2010 12:43 PM Re: Sometimes..... [Re: Bob Richards]
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Registered: Sun Jun 04 2006
Loc: AURORA COLO-80014
well BOB I CAN SURLEY FEEL YOUR PAIN!!!! I BOUGHT A RARE EUROPEAN HANDY OILER AND WHEN I GOT IT ,,SMASHED UP,,JUST PUT IN A BOX WITH NO WRAPPING AT ALL,,SELLER WOULDN`T GIVE MY MONEY BACK!!! SO I GUESSI KNOW WHAT YOUR GOING THROUGH,,YOU HAVE A HELL OF A SENCE OF HUMOR!!! GOD LOVE YA ALAN
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