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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MikeD, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    So in late December, I sent 3 big boxes of bike frames and parts from CA to a buddy in VA, since I was moving to VA temporarily until I got to my next job.

    He told me he got the shipment and it was in his garage--I've been living in a hotel since January and didn't think too much about it until today, when we finally had lunch. Turns out he only got 2 boxes, and the big rolling hard case that had my RFX in it is missing an unaccounted for. I've shredded or lost the DHL receipt, although I guess we can try and track it based on the tracking #s for the boxes he did get. Dunno how successful I'll be given the time delay on a claim--and apparently the boxes were sitting outside his house, so maybe they did deliver it and someone ran off with it. Hopefully my renter's insurance will cover the loss if DHL won't.

    This sucks--all the rest of the stuff I sent was parts and frames I was looking to sell before I left the country, not even complete bikes, so I may not have anything to ride this spring. And I really liked my RFX! Oddly, I'm not too emotional about it--been riding so little that it's all sort of abstract. And maybe we'll be able to track it down, but still...

    MD
     

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  2. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Say it ain't so! I hope you find it.
     
  3. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    You can usually look up shipments on the DHL site based on date shipped too. Not sure how far back it goes, but I would expect at least 90 days.

    Damn, that sucks. At least if you can find it on the DHL site, you can see if they marked it as delivered.
     
  4. johnbryanpeters

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    Man, good luck!
     
  5. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    You lost and RFX and you're not too emotional about it.
    You are in denial brother! Hope it turns up or you get a settlement, that sucks Mike!
     
  6. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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  7. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    You need the reference number to track it by date. Don't have one right now, but will contact the Office Depot I shipped from to see if they have one. Should be able to dig something up from the simultaneous shipments to the same address, though, so we shall see.
     
  8. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    DHL screwed me (not completely their fault) when I bought my Enduro Pro while in NZ. It was the only method the shop offered to ship I guess since they couldn't figure out any other way. I paid like $400 or $600 for international air shipping and was 4 days guaranteed. It took 21 days because they tried to deliver it to my friend's office and asked for me instead of my friend even though I gave the shop written instructions in the email with the shipping address that it must be to his attention. DHL did not deliver it there since I was not there but the people in the office knew about a bike coming. After many days and phone calls I finally figured out what happened and they delivered to the office from their shipping warehouse.

    The shop never contacted DHL even though I emailed them numerous times about it and so never refunded my shipping. At least they gave me a good price on the bike :rant:
     
  9. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Oh, ok. I have an account and just have them pick it up the next day rather than haul stuff to have it shipped. I know I can log into my account and look at my shipping history based on date shipped without a waybill or reference.

    I would think Office Depot would be able to look it up though.
     
  10. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Based on my interactions with the mouth-breather who shipped it, I'll believe it when they do it.
     
  11. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    If my RFX got lost in the mail somewhere, I sure as **** would be an emotional wreck. Such fun friggin' bikes.


    Hope it turns up somehow.
     
  12. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    I thought you quit riding and moved to Flagstaff.
     
  13. dump

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    ooo... sorry to hear that :( hope they can track it down!
     
  14. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    This thread makes me sad. When I get home tonight I am going to hug my bike.
     
  15. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Yeah, well, I was hoping to get down to C-Ville/out to the mountains and ride sometime, too, if not plan a trip to Asheville at some point.

    My hardtail is in storage now and I can't access it, so hopefully I'll have this resolved by either finding the RFX or getting a settlement and a new ride by the time spring rolls around.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Well if you still want to ride C'ville and don't get your bikes sorted I have a medium Yeti 575 I could lend you.
     
  17. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Well, well--tracked down a tracking # and it was never delivered! Looks like someone's got some 'splainin to do!!
     
  18. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Probably the no-talent ass-clown that shipped em out.;)
     
  19. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Heh, well, it made it as far as Fresno. My bet is that there's an ex-warehouse clerk on a pretty sweet ride rolling around a flat, sandy street somewhere in the central valley.

    Or that they screwed up and it's just sitting in the warehouse...
     
  20. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Well at least I know now that DHL NZ is on par with DHL US:clapping:
     
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    I suggest that you replace it with a BigFoot.
     
  22. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    And DHL strikes again.
     
  23. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Bummer. Hope things work out for you.
     
  24. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Oh, I forgot...look what DHL found a few weeks ago. Just picked it up from my buddy yesterday. A fork adjuster knob is broken off, was missing a rear brake pad, and my front brake is mysteriously worthless, but I have it...
     
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    Resize, perhaps?
     
  26. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Photobucket sucks.
     
  27. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Sweet! Your ponytail is still there too!
     
  28. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Yeah, softball games with the girls just weren't the same without it.
     
  29. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Excellent that it finally made it home to you!
     
  30. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Are they going to cover the costs of any mysterious damage?
     
  31. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    Dunno. Just picked it up yesterday--went for a ride rather than calling anyone.

    Might have to send the fork in for a rebuild, so I'll probably try and claim that from them along with the cost of fixing the brake.

    I have only the most basic tools and no hydro stuff, so it looks like it's off to Performance with the bike.
     
  32. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    I would make sure they knew my bike was clean when it went into the box as well, I mean, it was clean wasnt it??? You have a nice pic there showing a bike that has been riden, I mean even if it wasnt clean, sure would sound good to me. Not that I suggest fraud, but with all the mix up, would be really nice for them to pony up and fix you up
     
  33. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    No, I packed it dirty.
     
  34. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Are you sure? I think you would have packed it clean.... seems to me that some DHL employee went for a joyride.

    The DHL folks would freak with that complaint.
     
  35. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    wow I thought it was lost for good....D
     
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    DING DING DING...... I think everyone knows you packed it in there nice and clean!!!!!!!