Thursday, 10 January 2013

Please Do Not Bend ....

A buyer from the USA purchased a mid 19th century etching from me just before Christmas. Yesterday I received a message saying it had arrived, yahooo!


Hang on a  minute, what happened here ....


I am intrigued to know what it's journey was like. Did it travel by a ship which sprang a leak during it's crossing? Did the aeroplane carrying it go down mid Atlantic? Did the deliverer drop it in a puddle and leave it there for a week? Did the dog get it? If there are any postal workers out there who could shed some light on what happened I would be eternally grateful :-)

Hey ho!

32 comments:

  1. Hello Dianne:
    This is absolutely unbelievable!! We are not at all surprised that you are completely mystified and, most likely, not a little angry. We had thought Magyar Posta to be fairly unreliable but this is beyond all one's understanding. Poor you! And, of course, it makes one very suspicious. But of whom?

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  2. Ji Jane & Lance,
    I'm not so much angry, just intriqued. It was insured so nobody loses out.
    Great to see you!
    Di
    x

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  3. Hello Dianne, I find that about 1-2% of deliveries go missing or are damages, but I have never seen anything quite like this. Once I received a package containing a crushed brass musical instrument, and the box looked like it had been run over by the truck. They refused to pay the insurance claim because they said the object was packed in peanuts, which do not provide adequate protection!
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. I can't believe they can drive over a brass musical instrument and then deliver it with a straight face like nothing happened! I can't help but laugh. How do they sleep at night?
      Di
      xxx

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  4. Hi Di
    This is one of my pet gripes!! I have had empty parcels returned to me where it is quite obvious the corner has been ripped off for the contents to be removed and now I have a chandelier missing that was fully tracked and simply fell of the radar at the airport in Paris!
    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. I haven't had that happen yet. It is difficult not to be suspicious when that happens. I wonder where it goes missing, in transit or on arrival. Just makes you wonder. You are keeping very busy I see. You have some suerb new additions to your shop!
      Jealous :-)
      Di
      xxxx

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  5. Hi Di, I am sorry this has happened to you, but I have to say the US postal system seems to be falling apart in my opinion. I have had received mail damaged and torn, and have mailed letters that never arrived at their destinations. The most curious piece of mail I have found in my box was addressed to an individual in a town called Norwich in the UK. I live in Norwich in the US. Troubling to say the least.
    All best,
    Phyllis

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    1. Hi Phyllis,
      It happens. I am not upset, just amused. Knock on wood, I have had only good experiences over the past 2 years, only two missing items and both in the UK!
      Di
      xxx

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  6. Well, that is sure the pits. It does make one wonder. Such a shame. (Insurance is a very good thing.)

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    1. Hi Mitch,
      Insurance is a good thing, the red tape attached is not. This one I can't be bothered to claim back, I will just swallow the loss. It's easier.
      Di
      xxxx

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  7. O no !!...i hope everything will be okee.....love Ria...xxx...

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    1. Hi Ria,
      It's fine. I won't lose sleep over it. Just smile!
      Much Love
      Di
      xxxx

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  8. Jeez¬ hope you got some compensation!!

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  9. Di,

    It is always something! At least you had insurance and are not bothered. I agree with you, it is amusing and curious as to what sort of adventure this poor box was on. Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Oh dear friend ... this is most interesting and so many valid points and input from readers. You are inspirational in the grace you are taking with the matter. I had a dear blog friend send me a most thoughtful package last year from Spain and it has yet to arrive. I'm hoping it will turn up one day out of the blue (I know it may be wishful thinking). It would be most interesting to track the journey of your parcel... Happy New Year, HHL

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  11. Grrrrr.... why I have decided to no longer ship overseas, myself anyway. So sorry, it happens. Why can't my bills arrive like this, or disappear entirely.

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  12. Oh dear, I bet the customer was not pleased.

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  13. Good morning my dear! I am sorry to be late here; a teaching assignment yesterday kept me very busy!

    OH DEAR....THIS IS OUR WORST NIGHTMARE! NO!!!! I am sure you have everything in place as far as refunding, etc...but the shock to see a piece of your merchandise attacked in this way! I had won some earrings a while back that had to come from France. TWICE did the never make it to my home. The first time, they were lost, the second time I believe there were lost. THE THIRD TIME, I finally got them, but the box was torn into and smashed! I did however, get the earrings! So one never, ever knows.

    Thank you my dear for coming to visit with me! Now "Thrice Upon a Time" would be a wonderful idea to explore! CIAO! Anita

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  14. what a bummer.
    and what excellent visuals you have provided.
    i am always amazed when ANYTHING arrives in tact.

    xxo

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  15. Unbelievable!! I'm so sorry :( Glad to read the print was insured. I always encourage my clients to get insurance.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Di.
    xo
    Loi

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  16. Oh NOOOOOOOOOO. If must have gone down on the plane with Tom Hanks!

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  17. Oh dear Dianne. A beautiful piece of art destroyed. That makes me very sad. It is not even about the money at this point is it?

    So sorry

    Helen xx

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  18. Oh no! I sorry, dear friend!
    I am sad for the art...and the buyer, who must be so disappointed...
    Let's hope for never again...
    Hugs,
    - Irina

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  19. Dear Dianne,
    That happened to me years ago with San Juan Airlines. The luggage arrived a year later, it had shrunk and most things were missing. I wondered what had happened. Was I Mad. They should make it all good.
    Have a better week.
    yvonne

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  20. Horrible. What a huge shame for the beautiful art...I am so sorry Dianne.

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  21. And my one experience with using FedX in GB was wonderful. I sent a hand crank sewing machine from Knightsbridge to our farm and it arrived in about 32 hours...perfectly packaged. Well done, FedX!
    Every now and again, the postal service just...isn't. I'm so sorry.

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  22. Hello Di,

    Just checking in here to see what you are up too! I hope that you are so very busy with your adventures and your etsy store that you have not had time to post!

    Would love to hear from you!

    Take care, Elizabeth

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  23. uh-oh! We take perfect delivery for granted, really, don't we? Because 99.9% of the time, things arrive in such fabulously perfect condition it is a miracle of travel. Yet I guess this is a reminder not to take it for granted. x

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  24. DEAREST DI!

    How are you my sweet? I thank you kindly for coming on over to visit my scribbles! That little black-haired girl in the drawings is me. I had a blue coat that my mum made me at the age of six and I still wish I had it! So I draw it...or attempt to do so!

    Have a wonderful Sunday and thank you for coming by. Anita

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  25. Oh me...yikes...not a pretty picture, but love the visuals you've included.
    Always good to see visit with you, Di. By the way, it's a good thing you don't have to travel to the past for the soul mate, isn't it? ;)
    XOXO's,
    Marcia

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  26. Opps! been here before,
    That is awful.
    yvonne

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  27. Hi Hope all is well.
    Are you snowed in??
    yvonne

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