Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
wayjen

FRAGILE!!! Means it can be tossed about.

Recommended Posts

wayjen

Recently we sold 2 items that were securely packaged and marked FRAGILE and on both occasions the article arrived at the destination broken. The strangest thing is, items that are not marked fragile but can be broken if tossed about always arrived in good condition.

 

The problem now is that if you post an item without fragile written on it and it gets broken you are to blame so what do you do?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mellowred

I've stopped writing fragile for precisely the same reason. Have had two items broken and both were marked fragile. There must be some malicious PO officials on duty some days.

 

I find boxing inside a box helps. But it does push the weight up.

 

Perhaps ask the buyer if they want you to mark fragile(?) They may think you crazy but ..... :toung:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Little Miss Muffet

Maybe you should have used "Davids coke bottle"

I sent a murano chicken away today and it has a long thin part to it so I hope it arrives safely.

The post office seem to use forklifts to transport these parcels around.

I had a rating from someone who said the box was badly damaged but the item fortunately did not break.

I saw your rating which is very unfair since all else has arrived safely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wayjen

Jenny uses coke bottles all the time amongst other items and yet it is only the FRAGILE parcels that end up broken.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RAG Auctioneers

We dont write fragile on items anymore - just package them extra secure.

 

Your theory is correct....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wayjen

you damn if you do and damned if you don't.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
drumbeetle

A backup for Waygen

 

Drumbeetle has had a few delicate items bought from Waygen. The boxes looked as if they were delivered by a pack of wolves. Jennies Coke bottles saved my precious items.The wolves could not get past the box.Items that were not breakable were so secure with broad sticky packers tape, it was 100% waterproof. Thanks Waygen.:bigsmile:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lilythepink

Wayne, you KNOW that elephants are employed in the Post Office - particularly in the "fragile" items department!

 

I learnt long ago never to mark anything fragile! When the elephants without driver's licences get onto the fork lift trucks then it's mayhem!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wayjen
Drumbeetle has had a few delicate items bought from Waygen. The boxes looked as if they were delivered by a pack of wolves. Jennies Coke bottles saved my precious items.The wolves could not get past the box.Items that were not breakable were so secure with broad sticky packers tape, it was 100% waterproof. Thanks Waygen.:bigsmile:

 

Thank you for the support and kind words. Jenny spends hours on packaging to make sure everyones articles are secure and arrive at the destination intact. It still puzzles me why some items arrive in pieces even after all the precautions. We also learnt that different post offices handle parcels differently.

 

thanks again drumbeetle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wayjen
Wayne, you KNOW that elephants are employed in the Post Office - particularly in the "fragile" items department!

 

I learnt long ago never to mark anything fragile! When the elephants without driver's licences get onto the fork lift trucks then it's mayhem!

 

yip we know that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lilythepink
yip we know that.

 

But do you know that rhino's and other ou's are also involved?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wayjen

I wonder if I take out a gun and start blastin' away at the post office personal will I be had up for poaching?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lilythepink
I wonder if I take out a gun and start blastin' away at the post office personal will I be had up for poaching?

 

Nah. They're not an endangered species! Go for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JPBon
I wonder if I take out a gun and start blastin' away at the post office personal will I be had up for poaching?

 

Just run to the UK afterwards they dont believe in prosecuting suspected murderers but rather defend them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TS Ron

I am not at all surprised if I watch people in the post office of lately open a parcel that is marked fragile at the counter inspect the item to see if it is damaged in any way before they leave the post office. As I have of lately watched the post office handle parcels they thrown across a room. Do as every one suggest do not mark fragile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wayjen
I am not at all surprised if I watch people in the post office of lately open a parcel that is marked fragile at the counter inspect the item to see if it is damaged in any way before they leave the post office. As I have of lately watched the post office handle parcels they thrown across a room. Do as every one suggest do not mark fragile.

 

Now that's where the other issue comes in. You don't mark the box FRAGILE and he person receiving it get the parcel and it is in pieces and they negative rate you because you never marked it fragile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×