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  1. Ryan_C

    Ryan_C Oakley Beginner

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    Ok, so before I say anything, I just returned from outside to pick up my mail.

    Why does every half intelligent person think they can fit a larger box into a smaller (smallest priority box that USPS offers) box and think its totally cool? If it doesn't fit with wiggle room for padding, it just doesn't fit!

    I learned this process back when I was 2 or 3 with the vintage red/blue Tupperware Shape O Ball (yes, I just looked that up for its name). If it doesn't fit the first time, it's not going to fit any other time, so try another one. But wait, that would be more expensive to ship.

    So now I have another pair of Oakleys, like new, with busted up box, to add to my collection. Am I making that much of a deal? YES I am, because I paid the money I did because there was a box included. I think this is the 3rd or 4th one this half of the year. So next time anybody even thinks about stuffing a nice pair of vintage Juliet's in their original box into the Priority $5.35 box, think not and just find a slightly larger free box at home.

    /end rant
     
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  2. Max Fearlight

    Max Fearlight Oakley Beginner

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    i totally hear you. this has happened to me a few times.
     
  3. the piper

    the piper Oakley Collector

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    Lets not forget the good ol padded mailing envelope where box is crushed completely...Yup had this happen many times...
     
  4. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    I got a pair once, no bag, wrapped in brown paper, and jammed in a box just big enough that they'd fit. If they weren't xmetal they'd be broken.
     
  5. big bopper

    big bopper Oakley Enthusiast

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    This.

    I always contact sellers now before shipping to let them know I'm a collector and to package the box as strongly as possible to prevent damage. Haven't had any problems since.
     
  6. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    Same here.... as for the original post I would ask the seller for a partial refund as you bought everything mint and not it isnt.
     
  7. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I've tried that one. My first new frog pair had its box crushed by the aforementioned "lets cram it in a thinner box!" method. The seller didn't budge, saying the box wasn't perfect before shipping. I didn't care enough to call them out and I have another that's crisp now, all the way from Germany.
     
  8. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    This is a common practice for sellers!!! And I have had it happen on 4 occasions. The last one got me real pi$$ed so they got it in feedback. Plus I videoed the unboxing and told the seller I will send it too any potential buyer that wants to see it. The seller never disputed my claim about it and laid low knowing they screwed up... Whats nice is the seller cant remove the feedback as it meets eBays TOS
     
  9. bouncing_boy77

    bouncing_boy77 Oakley Enthusiast

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    hey, i still remember that XS you got in a fiber one box! the guy that sent it to you was really messed up! LOL

    http://www.oakleyforum.com/recent-x-metal-purchases/1372-another-score-ruby-x-squared.html

    that is how to ship x-metals! LOL
     
  10. Ryan_C

    Ryan_C Oakley Beginner

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    I will take all of everyone's suggestions. It's unbelievable how common practice all of this is. It's like it's the first package they had ever shipped or RECEIVED! Seriously, if they thought of selling something on eBay, then they had to have opened a package shipped to them and seen how to properly pack a box.

    I did receive a padded envelope earlier this summer with a Juliet/in box, and I was going to go ballistic. I opened the envelope and to my surprise no damage at all! It was like the Postal Service took extra care not to damage it.

    Maybe we should campaign for USPS to make those thin boxes 1/2" thicker!