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    Disapointing Delivery

    After winning a Gravity Works 20x24 print washer on Ebay I finally received it via UPS. After opening what I thought was a well pack box I noticed the damage. The upper right corner of the washer was completely broken off. What a disappointment! I paid with Paypal and they and the seller said they would make it good as well as UPS but am I bummed out or what!

    I haven't completely unpacked the washer, I have to wait for the UPS inspector to view the damage but I'm sure I'll not be able to get the full value of a replacement print washer from any of the parties. I'm including a photo of the most visible damage. I may post more once it is unpacked if I'm not too depressed.


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    If you can find all the pieces, this could be fairly easily repaired with cyanoacrylate glue and a little patience.

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    I know it can be repaired and I have a special acrylic cement that works even better than cyanoacrylate. But it's just the thought of viewing the damage whenever I use it that is bothersome. I just need to get over it, I know. I think that is the problem when winning something at auction. It is more than just an item, it is a prize.

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    I am in New Mexico with a brand new 20x24 Kostiner print washer for sale.

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    My 20x24 print washer from Nova Darkroom arrived on a pallet with a huge amount of packaging.

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    Rick - I feel for you, thats a real bummer.

    I sell alot of stuff on ebay and heavy packing is a high priority for me but I guess there'll always be instances like this. Looks like it's probably been dropped from height.

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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9000/4.6.0.167 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102 UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    Or had something heavy lowered onto while it was stationery.

    Hope you get on OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Levine View Post
    ... when winning something at auction. It is more than just an item, it is a prize.
    Funny this idea of 'winning' at an auction.

    In reality it's a booby prize: the 'winner' was the one willing to pay more than anyone else thought it was worth.
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    The first washer I ever bought off ebay was a 20x24 orential for less than $100 shipped. When it arrived I heard the worthless delivery driver drop it hard outside my front door. He was in his truck on his way before I could reach the door. Sure enough it was shattered, no way I was going to get enough to replace it, worst ebay experience ever. I feel your pain.

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    Hopefully this gets made right and you will recoup your expenditure without difficulty. Bummer man.

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