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Old 03-10-06, 01:49 PM   #1
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Last week I bought a new Campagnolo Veloce crankset (170mm 53/39 rings) on eBay for $49 delivered.
While I'm pleased with my eBay purchase, I'm not so thrilled with the United States Postal Service.

Today my package arrived. When I opened it, I found a plastic bag stuffed with a soaking wet ball of cardboard. This is what was printed on the plastic bag.



I removed the dripping ball of cardboard from the bag, and carefully peeled away the slimy paper pulp until I found a crankset.

Hey postal service, eat me.

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Old 03-10-06, 02:00 PM   #2
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I removed the dripping ball of cardboard from the bag, and carefully peeled away the slimy paper pulp until I found a crankset.
I don't get it. So what was the problem? A wet crankset?
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I don't get it. So what was the problem? A wet crankset?
The problem is that the lazy-asses at the PO could have at least discarded the shipping box they destroyed instead of giving me a lovely sewer water surprise.
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I found the USPS alot more efficient than UPS and Fedex. I sell occasionally on eBay, about 50 items sold, and not one has ever been lost, damaged, maybe a bit late, but its reasonable, but its nothing more than an anecdote.

Another thing I like about the USPS? They count Saturdays as a "business day", whereas UPS and Fedex does NOT along with Sundays, so a three day ground shipping actually is about 5 if you send at the end of the week.
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