USPS doing their part to eliminate old Mopar parts

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    SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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    I’ve always said the post office doesn’t like to handle heavy packages. I bought a 273 intake off a member on here,Outsder, and this is what was delivered to me today. But I have to also say the the seller, Outsder, refunded all my money promptly. Kudos to him. I just hate that there is one less original 273 4bl intake in existence.

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    • mini

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      Packaging isn't great in my opinion. Should be using a hard foam
       
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      • 318willrun

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        I know it's not always about the money, but those priority boxes (if flat rate) have automatic insurance on them. If so, make USPS pay...
         
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        • SGBARRACUDA

          SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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          But how hard do you have to abuse a cast iron intake to break it in half?
           
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          • Kern Dog

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            Those are heavy. The package handlers probably dropped it or threw it.
            I agree though...The priority boxes are thin and in need of reinforcement for something like this.
             
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            • hosehead

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              probably dropped perfectly on a corner or something. A little packing might have helped. Would be tough to throw that very far.....
               
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              • xLURKxDOGx

                xLURKxDOGx "An angel fat, at satan's feast"

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                Thats why you dont ship them in boxes that dont allow padding. People need to understand that shipping right is going to cost.

                Jake
                 
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                • toolmanmike

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                  I sold a cam and lifters. The buyer got the box 2 days late looking like it got drug all the way to Texas. The box had been taped up and the box of lifters was no where to be found. I refunded the buyer the price of new set of lifters and shipping. So far I haven't heard from the postal service whether the insurance will cover the loss. Must be Covid and the good employees are home in isolation. Never had an issue until now.
                   
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                  • tonysrt

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                    My tale of woe with the USPS was it took almost a month to arrive and all the receiver got was the lid of the crate. No product. I will never use the Post Office ever again even if they ship it free.
                     
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                    • hosehead

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                      You said "package handler".
                       
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                      • Kern Dog

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                        The box rubber guys.....
                         
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                        • SGBARRACUDA

                          SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                          Hey get your mind out the gutter!
                           
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                          • lead69

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                            My buddy's brand new racer brown cam showed up in two pieces from usps, bunch of gorillas!
                             
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                              Impossible. and hey! Kern Dog started it!! lol.
                               
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                                They will give you the run around...

                                Go to the PO and ask for a manager and they tell you to file on-line...

                                You file on-line and get no response at all... So you go to the local Post Office to talk to the manager again and he tells you to settle it on-line... :mad:


                                No person will take responsibility and it will fall through... :icon_fU:

                                Been there done that.... :BangHead:
                                 
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                                • Car Nut

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                                  Was it double boxed?
                                   
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                                  Putting one of those factory cast iron intake manifolds in one of those USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes, is a big mistake.
                                  Ya, i know your trying to save lot of dollars on shipping, buy using a $15.05 flat rate box, but there is absolutely no packing in one of them, in that flimsy cardboard box.
                                  You have got to pack something like that to survive a neucular blast.
                                  That manifold looks like it fell 10 feet off the tractor trailer loading dock.
                                  But if it was well packaged, would it still have survived?
                                  Dunno.
                                  But that manifold got a piss poor packing.
                                   
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                                    been waiting 60 days on a USPS claim to pay me back. mine was packaged properly and they still smashed it.

                                    that package wont get anything for insurance. needed at least 2 inches of padding on all sides. just throw it in the scrap metal pile.
                                     
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                                    Sorry that’s some bad packaging decisions. I do see some duct tape reinforcement and maybe a double box. Lessons learned
                                     
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                                      That would make a nice cut-away to look at the ports now that it's broke...


                                      However, I do not see any packing in the box that it was shipped in... When you pack metal for shipping you need to pack it good and tight (goot-n-tight - that's German)...

                                      If you can shake the box and feel or hear the load shift, then you need more packing - paper, air filled plastic, foam, etc...


                                      I shipped a 273 4 bbl intake to California a few months back and it made the trip fine... I packed it in the flat rate box with lots of crumpled news paper and had it good and tight where it would not shift in the box when it was shaken...



                                      Mail packages or luggage, you gotta assume that gorillas are going to handle it during shipping....



                                       
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                                      • Mtrhead

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                                        Poor fella...out of part and $$....phuck that...time to go postal!!
                                         
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                                        • Dana67Dart

                                          Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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                                          If the intake was shipped in the box as you show I doubt USPS will pay.

                                          My first job was in the shipping department of a dept store. I used to pack up and ship 150.00 each Waterford crystal glasses. Always package as if it will be dropped from waist height.

                                          Some bubble pack or Ridgid foam, 2 to 3 inches thick and a lot of tape to to keep the box together and it probably would have survived
                                           
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                                          • SGBARRACUDA

                                            SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                                            Yes it was double boxed and had some styrofoam packing also.
                                             
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                                            • SGBARRACUDA

                                              SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                                              Hell the outside of the box did not tell of the damage inside.
                                               
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                                                That’s what it looks like too.
                                                 
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