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#53470
Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
My 2 den of evil rooms and passages sets arrived today.

I traded about $600-$700 worth of badly painted 40k for them (retail in the vicinity of $1400). Everyone was happy with the trade.

The peices were not shipped intheir original stro but were individually bubble wrapped. Obviously not sufficient but unexpectedly so on the part of the sender who has plenty of experience in mailing fragile items.

It was a fiasco.

16 peices were damaged: 2 walls and each and every one of the corridors.

We had insured the kits for $500 but now I dont know if that will enable me to replace the kits on ebay.

A truly sucky day.




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#53471
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Are there any clean breaks, where there aren't any small shards? DF actually repairs well with patience and a little bit of superglue. Maybe some of the pieces can be saved.
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#53472
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
The breaks are mostly very clean. The biggest benefit of the bubble wrap was that the individual broken bits were all contained and recovered.

Depending on what the postal people say about the claim, i may or may not be able to keep the kits.

If not i will have to make a choice - take the $ or keep the kits.

I will probably keep the kits. These are very difficult to find and are essential to my plan ( I bought 2 each of wickied and expansion to go with the rooms & passages)

They are truly amazing - even smashed. Just beautiful peices of roleplaying art.
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#53475
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
While there is nothing I can say to make you feel better, know there are those of us out here who have felt your pain and do understand.

Good Luck with the repair work.
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#53478
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Thanks for the kind words.

It was/is very disapointing but definitely not debilitating.

We shall carry on. We shall build the dungeon of my dreams...

Perhaps trading my 40k Reaver will bring in some DoE or cavernous water kits!

Or a restock will happen!
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#53483
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
That is a real shame.
TBH - It is the part I least like about ebay. Sellers who have little or no concept of the physical world and how to pack a box properly so things are snug, padded and not exposed to external knocks and bashes.
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#53484
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Galahad, I share your pain.

Let that be a reminder to NEVER EVER DISCARD YOUR STYROFOAM BOXES!!!!!

I support jackattack's call about how easy it is to repair DF pieces if needed. I would personally go with epoxy glue and not superglue but that is me.
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#53485
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
I was not prepared for these images. That is painful to look at and I can feel your frustration, galahad. I hope you can repair most of the clean breaks. :/
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#53488
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Bummer sorry to see this:( I recently ordered something myself and one piece was broke but thankfully Thod is willing to send a replacement. Its tough when you buy on Ebay as thats not always a possibility.
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#53492
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
This was a trade from the bartertown website. The other party was an extremely experienced trader as am I (15 years of trading using this system)

This is the most catastrophic amount of damage I have ever seen in a bubble wrapped package - or any package that I have received.

The unfortunate aspet is the OOP status of the kits. The is not a ready supply of the DoE passages. The other parts of the kit only had slight damage. Nothing that would have nessitated an insurance claim. This will be the first insurance claim either the other party or myself have ever made in over 225 registered trades.

And yes bio, packaging is the true key.

Never throw away those styrofoam inserts. You may think they take up too much space but they should be kept for any long distance transportaion. Put them in the attic or store them in your or a friends garage. Please keep them. The boxes are less critical so water damage is not critical. The styrofoam will survive cold & wet.

Keep your DF styrofoams. Eventually you will need them.
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#53494
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Ye gods! I was thinking I would see a scary looking setup and saw this instead! My stomach almost turned over. I sympathize but will throw my voice behind those encouraging repair. If you use super glue, you can use an activator spray (Zapp and Army Painter have some) which will almost instantly set your pieces. That may help as you will not have to worry about keeping the bits aligned while waiting for drying time of the glue.
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#53498
Re:Not for the faint of heart. 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
I was going to joke that this is the new den of evil ruins set but that does not seem appropriate:(
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