(Topic ID: 194522)

STI destroyed my restored MM

By forensicd

2 years ago

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#42 2 years ago

That sucks, but I agree with everyone else. That is NOT tempered or PDI glass. Tempered glass breaks into thousands of tiny pieces, not dangerous shards like plate glass does.

Personally, I would never ship such a nicely restored game like that and rely on STI to wrap it. I've always crated them. I've been fairly lucky with stuff that has been shipped to be by STI, but I've also had my fair share of damage claims on items shipped via STI to me. Luckily, the shippers fully photo documented the pickup and their wrapping procedure which leaves a LOT to be desired. I've never had a claim denied yet.

Looks like a beautiful machine. Would love to see pictures of it pre-shipment.

#80 2 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

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.

This is how I build my crates. Here's a slot machine I recently sent out via STI. Arrived in perfect condition.

3/4" plywood bottom screwed to pallet. 1/2" OSB plywood sides and top, 2x2s at each corner. LOTS of drywall screws.

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#88 2 years ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

Can't help but recall that WOZ I shipped to you. STI did a fine job of protecting it... except for beating the shit out of the legs with the pallet jack!

The thing that clenched the claim on that one was the picture you took of it after they "wrapped it" and strapped it into the truck. There was NO protection on the legs, which was THEIR responsibility to do. Clear negligence on their part.
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Quoted from Mogg:

Seeing a full crate enclosure and wonder how much more that would cost and who will do it? Seller? STI?

STI will not crate AFAIK. It's up to the seller.

It costs me about $100 or so in materials to crate a game. Cheap insurance on just about any game worth sending via STI. I have all the wood (even the 2x2s) cut to the dimensions I need at Home Depot. At that point it's just a matter of wrapping the game, securing it to the pallet, and then assembling the crate around it. Takes about 2-3 hours, including waiting for the wood to be cut at HD.

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