[vcf-midatlantic] Received H11-a shipping mess!

Dave dfnum3 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 12:07:30 EST 2016

Richard Cini via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> 	The box was only marginally bigger than the unit, similarly rectangular and of not a particularly thick corrugated cardboard. There is only about 2” of buffer all around, and packed by the seller. The box contained a short string of air-filled bags (like you get from an Amazon order) and white (non-ESD) peanuts. The unit rested right on the bottom of the cardboard. The unit is lop-sided weight-wise (transformer weight) and there was not enough packaging to prevent movement of the unit within the box. The cards were not removed from the card cage for transit.
Ugh.  I had a similar experience with an HP9100B recently.  I sent 
packing instructions, but the seller shipped before responding.  The 
seller put the 9100B (shown to be working) with printer attached, in a 
flimsy box, partly wrapped in a thin single layer of small bubble wrap, 
with a wad of newspaper on top of the keyboard.  The box arrived more 
oval than angular, with the printer mounting screws broken off.  The 
unit was no longer functioning on arrival.  I could see an orange glow 
inside the tube, so I think that survived, but there is no display, and 
the unit is not responding to keypresses as expected.  So now it's a 
parts/repair unit instead of a working machine.

Worse, at least a couple of passengers traveled with the unit.  When I 
removed the cards to clean & reseat, I found a stinkbug nestled among 
the components on a register board, and another in the box.  I found a 
third stinkbug in my office on the other side of the house a few days 
later, but no more in the past couple of months.


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