(Topic ID: 194522)

STI destroyed my restored MM


By forensicd

2 years ago



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#50 2 years ago

Time and time again.
Sorry OP, do not take tjis personally.
NEVER EVER TRUST A SHIPPING SERVICE.
Always, and never ship a pin on Legs!!
Thats the first rule of thumb.
Second, always pallett and wrap yourself. Why trust strangers to do this?
Third, always pallett and wrap yourself.
Im at 36 ships via truck coast to coast.
Only one got damaged and that was because I trusted STI. Personally i avoid it at all costs. But business is business and sometimes you have to ship.
It usually takes me 2-3 hours to mothball a pin. Protectect playfield with foam and bubblewrap, bubble wrap head, lay down, shrink wrap. Bubble wrap body wirh legs on, shrink wrap, legs off, coin door up towards sky on pallett. Cardboard machine, shrinkwrap again. Strap to pallett.

#64 2 years ago

Lets face it, shipping pins blows.
Always try to find local.
If your that desperate for a title, than you pay to much and risk damage.
Really, you have to have it now?, i have to ship it now,...oh my grail pin, ill never see another in this good of shape.
Patience in pinball is key.

#74 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

If you aren't going to bother to pack it like this, then it really doesn't matter how you choose to ship it.

This is how it should always be done.
Saving pic for future example.

#77 2 years ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

Same here, looks like about $50 in materials?

Worth every penny.
Ive sent out a few that were close to this, but this shipment wins.

#79 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

He's had a lot of practice. He even sends EMs in those crates including my Big Daddy. But if it is a choice example, why chance it?

The problem is only your guy is doing this crating. This should be the pinside standard and STI should send how to info before shipping pins.

#81 2 years ago

Sweet. You rock! Photo stolen for future records! 2nd place, its a slot.
This needs to be its own thread and start a Standard nationwide.
Its just better for business.
We also get our pins in one piece.

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