[vcf-midatlantic] eBay Damage

John Heritage john.heritage at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 18:45:12 EST 2018


I thought about doing a video this time because of a little bit of mud on
the box, but everything was sealed well.

In the end I took a bunch of pics still in it's wrapping because I saw the
front of the drive was immediately damaged.   The seller finally refunded
me, and we're working next steps.

I'd be quite pissed at the oil packing.  People don't quite realize these
things aren't replaceable anymore..

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 6:27 PM, Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> >> Hi Folks,
> >>>
> >>> I'm still on the lookout for an Atari 810 drive to match my Atari 800
> >>> computers.  There are two types -- one with a 'barn door' that opens
> up,
> >>> and another with the middle flip lid.  I want the middle flip lid type.
> >>>
> >>> I just ordered one on Ebay and of course the guy packaged it horribly,
> so
> >>> the case became heavily damaged so now I have deal with returning it.
> >> :(.
> >>>
> >>> Anyway, It doesn't have to work perfectly I just something for
> >>> nostalgia/collection sake.
> >>>
> >>> I have cash and 1050 drives to trade if appropriate.
> >>>
> >>> Thank you!
> >>> John
> While I can't help with the Atari drives, I do sympathize with your
> situation and need to vent!!
> I had a disk /// drive delivered to go with an apple /// computer. The
> seller put the drive in a box wrapped in a dirty rag (oil and dirt on the
> rag, think he picked it up off his garage floor) and to fill in the empty
> space in the box he inserted an empty quart oil container (5w30 if I recall)
> Needless to say the drive was destroyed but I got a full refund.
> One note, I used to take unboxing pictures of each step when I received an
> item. Since the iie I received packed with two drives and a color monitor
> on top of it with NO packing material whatsoever (can you say monitor pile
> driver?) I now take unboxing videos of every item I receive.
> Tony

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