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Old 01-15-21, 11:29 PM
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I love the way they shipped my fork...

I mean really... They couldn't find a box so the just shoved it through one side; Totally looks intentional, wouldn't have fit in that box otherwise.

*Luckily, super cheap fork for a cruiser, shockingly came through unscathed.


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Old 01-26-21, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post
If the fork was turned to the side and placed diagonally, it would have fit inside the box. Not the least surprising if it came from China with underpaid workers under very tight deadlines!
Maybe they had the Shanghai Shivers and were delirious? That is some quality packing!
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Old 01-26-21, 06:55 PM
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Reminds me of the time my neighbor shipped a Dutch bike back from Europe. He packed it himself, and when it wouldn’t fit in the bike box, he cut off a corner for the handlebars to stick out of and taped another, handlebar-sized box over the bars. It’s been awhile, but I think he might have cut holes for the pedals, too. Made it across the Atlantic pretty much unscathed.
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Old 01-26-21, 07:18 PM
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I assume you got free shipping?
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Old 01-26-21, 07:30 PM
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I assume you got free shipping?
...And got just what he paid for!
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If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.
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Well I won't complain anymore if I get something like 2 water bottle cages in a huge box.
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Old 01-27-21, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post
If the fork was turned to the side and placed diagonally, it would have fit inside the box. Not the least surprising if it came from China with underpaid workers under very tight deadlines!
???

It's more work and slower to push the fork through the box.​​​​​
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Well I won't complain anymore if I get something like 2 water bottle cages in a huge box.
LOL I once ordered a padded laptop bag for my little travel-size laptop. It came packed in a box the size of a TV! It really could have been shipped in a large padded envelope or one of those blue-and-white Tyvek envelopes Amazon is so fond of, considering the laptop bag itself is little more than a padded envelope with a zipper on one end.
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LOL I once ordered a padded laptop bag for my little travel-size laptop. It came packed in a box the size of a TV! It
Once god a USB flash drive in a 12x12x8 box.
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I've had empty boxes delivered to my work place. Shippers fault putting a 35 pound hunk of metal in a thin already used corrugated box.
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Originally Posted by Synack42 View Post
I mean really... They couldn't find a box so the just shoved it through one side; Totally looks intentional, wouldn't have fit in that box otherwise.

*Luckily, super cheap fork for a cruiser, shockingly came through unscathed.


maybe they want to alert the shipping employees not to put anything heavy on top of it?
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Old 01-27-21, 08:52 PM
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Maybe the box shrank.
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Maybe the box shrank.
This, it must have been cold outside.
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Old 01-28-21, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by RandomDesign View Post
This, it must have been cold outside.
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