[time-nuts] another Ebay mixup

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Sat Jun 9 07:56:01 EDT 2007

SAIDJACK at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 6/8/2007 19:08:28 Pacific Daylight Time,  
> ch at murgatroid.com writes:
>> bought a 5370B from this seller a few weeks ago.  I received  it ~ one week
>> after payment.  Other than very poor packaging, the  transaction was fine.
> Yup, the guy did the same to me! He seems to be a nice guy though, changed  
> his listing today since I complained, I am sure it would help if you too would  
> sent him an email about the insufficient packaging on these $25K new  units...
> Bubblewrap for $5 per unit would do the trick.
> bye,
> Said

I'd be careful what you wish for!  I had a lambda power supply shipped, and
the guy wrapped it in at least 2 inches of bubble wrap, and both rack handles
were completely broken off in shipping.  Sharp corners, and protrusions pop
bubble wrap, and leave the sharp corners and protrusions unprotected.

Bubble wrap is ok for light little things, but not for heavy pieces of test
equipment.  They need carefully fitted dense foam, and double boxing.

-Chuck Harris

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