Final Score ! UPS Gorilla' s 21 - Da Bear 7
Posted 25 April 2007 - 12:20 PM
Good news - 60mm objective is pristine
Bad news - Finder scope has two chips in the objective, but what the hell did I expect since the counterweight was resting on top if it when I opened the box. And yea, it was a *censored* poor packing job by a bunch of *censored* !
Posted 25 April 2007 - 12:35 PM
I would go after them NOW !!!!
After what they put you through.I would be on the phone with the UPS rep. Forget what Grandma said .
Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:07 PM
This is just my two cents :
Like Bruce said, I would contact them and shoot for some kind of refund, in part or full. Given what you paid for "handling", the parcel should have been well packed and insured. I can totally sympathize, and if it happened to me, the phone lines would be burning up at the office.
But ultimately this part of the story is a vendor issue, so take the packing job to UPS. You'll get a very sympathetic audience here, but we can't do anything to help you about it. They may deserve a good thrashing, but we can't give it to them here.
Was anything else damaged besides the finder? I'm betting that a rampaging counterweight on the loose probably didn't limit itself to your finder.
Regards and clear skies,
Posted 25 April 2007 - 02:14 PM
Scope was "probably insured" for the ebay selling price of $20.55. The owner was very receptive, professional and apologized for the error. I explained that this scope is like a '55 DeSoto, you just can't go down to NAPA and pick up a few new parts. The matter will be in the hands of the UPS refund gods after this.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:00 PM
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:42 PM
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:47 PM
Keith (I presume cartoon grumbling is OK?)
Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:48 PM
I dropped the size of the RAW shots from 6 meg to 40kb so I could put 3-4 up at a time
Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:50 PM
I usually Photoshop several pictures into a collage of one, then post. I'm not sure if there is a way otherwise, but maybe.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:51 PM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:29 PM
Anyone have a extra finderscope I could buy to replace this one?
Posted 25 April 2007 - 07:26 PM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:03 PM
Cripes, i just sent 40 old lead AD&D figurines cross country, and as hardy as cast metal is, I still individually wrapped each piece in newspaper and enclosed them all in 4 sheets of bubble wrap.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:15 PM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:33 PM
For what's its worth. I drove about 150 miles to pick up my classic Lafayette 60mm. It was packed nicely in its wooden box. However he kept the counter weight outside and explained that so many scopes and objective lenses have been damaged in shipment when the heavy parts start moving around. For the Lafayette, the counter weight is stored right in front of the objective lens. I was so happy that this seller knew what he was doing. We all run a risk when getting shipments from less than informed individuals. The shippers don't know or care about the details either.
Oh well I've done ok with internet purchases so far.
Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:37 PM
By the way, I never swore, but I have been know to throw things and sometimes people too!
Thats what you need to do Bear go in the UPS store and look and act like your avatar!
Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:08 PM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:35 PM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 11:22 PM
Thank God the dew cap wasn't crushed and the objective smashed
LOL...er..screaming out loud, the dew cap has a brand new deep ding from the counterweight.... will need a bit of paint to touch up...any advice on a color code?