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Sad End to a Nice Sign #321629
Wed Apr 25 2012 05:44 PM
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I sold this on eBay a few weeks ago. I spent several hours carefully packing it. Dated 1943.

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Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: floyd] #321631
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After FedEx got through with it.

FedEx paid the claim today so its not a total loss, but it makes me sick that it got destroyed.



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Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: floyd] #321633
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That Sucks!!!! It was a nice sign.


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Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: Esse's Garage] #321634
Wed Apr 25 2012 05:48 PM
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Yep, FedEx returned the package to me last week and I can't even bring myself to open it.

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Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: Esse's Garage] #321635
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Ohhhhhhh no!

Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: Cold Pizza] #321639
Wed Apr 25 2012 05:56 PM
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not to many people would of had pictures of the sign as you are shipping it.. cool


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Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: advertologist] #321643
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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.

Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: floyd] #321645
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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 90 angle. The seller refunded my money thankfully, but the sign bit the dust....sad! frown


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Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #321649
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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.

Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: hemistudegasser] #321657
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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?

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Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: hemistudegasser] #321658
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Originally Posted By: hemistudegasser
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.

Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: floyd] #321659
Wed Apr 25 2012 06:31 PM
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Hey floyd what is that sign made of? Looks like masonite(?) from the break.


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Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #321662
Wed Apr 25 2012 06:35 PM
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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...

Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: Nicole] #321665
Wed Apr 25 2012 06:51 PM
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You hit the nail on the head when you said reasonable amount of care!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Sad End to a Nice Sign [Re: oilmanpat] #321671
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That's awful. At least FedEx accepted responsibility.


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