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09-10-2015 04:15 AM  33 months agoPost 1
Dingo07

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Tell me if this is the most absurd shipping...
This stuff

was in this 50"x7"x7" box

is this why our forests are being cut down???

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09-10-2015 04:21 AM  33 months agoPost 2
cdrking

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At least it wasn't damaged during shipping.

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09-10-2015 05:28 AM  33 months agoPost 3
faddachad

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Wow
That's a big box. You can put an alligator in that box lol.

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09-10-2015 07:12 AM  33 months agoPost 4
Eury

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Wow
That's a big box. You can put an alligator in that box lol.
Send it my way. I've been looking for a shipping container for my alligator. Bastard bit me and stole my heat shrink. Now I need to place an order with McMaster Carr.

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09-10-2015 09:19 AM  33 months agoPost 5
treotraveler

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You had a long heat shrink tubing. They most likley did not want to fold it up and put it in a smaller box, and risk a complaint on the folded up heat shrink tube.

A professional packer would do what they did....

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09-10-2015 12:15 PM  33 months agoPost 6
Dan Minick

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You had a long heat shrink tubing. They most likley did not want to fold it up and put it in a smaller box, and risk a complaint on the folded up heat shrink tube.
A professional packer would do what they did....
yea, but the blue was folded....

I notice this a lot with larger companies. Horizon, Tower, Amazon, ect..... And not just in the hobby. They all do it. You can tell the packer is not paying shipping, and there is no penalty to the employee because the shipping discounts large companies get are insane, costs them pennies of what you and I pay

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09-10-2015 01:09 PM  33 months agoPost 7
rcnut

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Instead of folding the tubing, they could have rolled up...but that makes too much sense!

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09-10-2015 01:29 PM  33 months agoPost 8
Kevin Dalrymple

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Let me guess you got the next day. McMaster Carr works really well. But I guess there is always something to complain about.

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09-10-2015 04:25 PM  33 months agoPost 9
RM3

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why you crying?

would you have preferred that they "preshrink" the tubing for you and sent it taped to the back of a 3"x5" post card?

Ive ordered raw metal stock from them and had it shipped in those big long boxes, wrapped up with thick plastic wrap and then with butcher paper for a single piece of 1/2 x 3' steel rod....but complain i did not... if I were you id be happy you got the dang thing considering how other suppliers pack their crap...I have had boxes with holes in them with the items falling out, or fallen out in route never to be found (ENCO), I have had stuff crushed by what looked like a fork lift wheel (AMAZON), and I have had packages that were soaking wet inside and out (USPS).

I have been dealing with MC for the last 20 years, and they have not F'up with their packaging so far...overdone yes, but better than what a lot of others do.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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09-10-2015 05:27 PM  33 months agoPost 10
GyroFreak

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I also have been dealing with MC for many years. Although the packing may seem absurd at times, it is done to assure no damage to the product. I am sure the packer in your case was initially trained or instructed not to fold or bend any product for shipment, thus your shrink tubing required the long box.
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Tell me if this is the most absurd shipping...
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So no, it is not absurd, simply following the rules, do not fold, bend or crush any product for shipment.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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09-10-2015 05:35 PM  33 months agoPost 11
Dingo07

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Hmmm... Inquiring minds wanna know!
RM3 said:
why you crying?
I'm not...

GyroFreak said:
So no, it is not absurd, simply following the rules, do not fold, bend or crush any product for shipment.
So how do you explain the blue heatshrink tubing that's folded and placed in the plastic bag?

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09-10-2015 06:54 PM  33 months agoPost 12
RappyTappy

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I will tell you what's absurd, I don't see a single shred of packing bubble wrap in that package, that's just lazy

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09-10-2015 07:05 PM  33 months agoPost 13
don s

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When they over pack my stuff I just lol and throw the box in recycling.

I wish everybody could deliver inside of 2 days like they do.

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09-10-2015 07:11 PM  33 months agoPost 14
MartyH

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You know exactly why they used such a large box. The shrink tubing was not folded up like that when they shipped it. McMaster-Carr is an amazing company I use almost daily. Sometimes you do have to wonder why something was packaged a certain way but I gurrantee you it is rare they get a damaged good claim. I bought a 2ft x 4ft piece of sheet metal not long ago and it came in a 2ft x 4ft x2ft box. Took me a minute to realize what I'd bought that necessitated such a container. We've used them here since around 1989 and have never received anything damaged from them. I really like that 99% of the time no matter how obscure the item, they usually have it in hand and ships same day for next day delivery in our case from Cleveland to Cincinnati. Try that with Grainger. Boy there is a letdown. You can tell they've lost there way.

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09-10-2015 07:11 PM  33 months agoPost 15
Dan Minick

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I wish everybody could deliver inside of 2 days like they do.
You mean like my new radio from Mikado USA that shipped Tuesday and is not scheduled to be delivered until next Tuesday?

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09-10-2015 07:14 PM  33 months agoPost 16
sarky89

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Nitro engines
Anyone out there know or use z-max micro lube as after run oil? Not sure if it will cause piston ring to expand or not! Please give me feedback!

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09-10-2015 07:26 PM  33 months agoPost 17
OLROY

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Maybe he's upset because there are no mints in the box

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09-10-2015 07:40 PM  33 months agoPost 18
Dingo07

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Where do you get that I'm upset?
I don't get it...

OLROY said:
Maybe he's upset because...
I'm not upset at all, I'm just making a point that the contents of my order could've been packaged in a 5x5x4 box instead of the one they sent it in.

RappyTappy said:
...I don't see a single shred of packing bubble wrap in that package...
If I left the air bubble packs in the box, you wouldn't have seen the contents - it was shipped impeccably considering the contents.

@sarky89 - your post is called a Hijack... being off-topic and asking a question that doesn't relate to the thread, just sayin'

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09-10-2015 08:43 PM  33 months agoPost 19
RappyTappy

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I lol'd at the random post by sarky haha

Im glad they used bubble wrap to protect the shrink wrap HA!

On a serious note, I would just tell Mcmaster honestly, Im sure they could use the feedback that could save them money.

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09-10-2015 08:54 PM  33 months agoPost 20
don s

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You mean like my new radio from Mikado USA that shipped Tuesday and is not scheduled to be delivered until next Tuesday?
Ahh, inside of two consecutive days.

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