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    Another torch............ F'n post office!!!

    I bought a nice Victor 48", 2600 series, 180* head torch. Upon arrival, it looks as though it will be useful for cutting around the corner. F'n post office just doesn't give two hoots bout anything. Like that is a surprise. I contacted the seller, and explained what happened. He refunded $30, so I am very pleased. I managed to get it almost perfect, and it works fine. If you're gonna ship something, pack it well.

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    Re: Another torch............ F'n post office!!!

    Things like that just really piss me off. I've gotten to the point when I order I demand UPS ... Fedx for rural Oklahoma is the worst. USPS won't even drive up the lane to the shop or the house ... they leave a pickup at the post office notice.
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    next time ups/flying tigers/fedex
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    Re: Another torch............ F'n post office!!!

    Looks like a moron packaged it to me.

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    UPS and the Post Office are both quite experienced at f'ing things up. You have to pack defensively!
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    I have had serious damage with UPS as well as USPS. Looks to me like a terrible packing job on the part of the seller. The last torch (Airco), that I bought on Ebay came to me wrapped in quadruple bubble paper, caccooned in wads of newspaper, packed tighly in an oversized box. No damage at all. I imagine it's tricky to pack a 4' torch like that though.
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    The last package I got by UPS took about 6 phone calls and then I had to drive 40 miles to pick it up. I concur that this package wasn't wrapped properly. I would have stuck it in a plastic pipe filled with sterofoam peanuts.
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    If you left it like it was and mounted a camera on the end and a small screen on the handle you could have used it to cut around corners without fear of getting burned!
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    He should of taped it to a 2x3 piece of wood as a backer then shipped
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    Re: Another torch............ F'n post office!!!

    Hey, I was happy to get $30 off the already low price. But since I bought a "straight" torch...................
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    Re: Another torch............ F'n post office!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stick-man View Post
    Hey, I was happy to get $30 off the already low price. But since I bought a "straight" torch...................
    You should have paid more for that, special application tools are more expensive.
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    the post office holds the most patents on destructive handling...lol
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    Re: Another torch............ F'n post office!!!

    i would have stuffed that in a piece of cheep pvc drain pipe and capped the ends. tapped them up and put a shipping lable on it. thats just me though
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    UPS....(universal package smashers)
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    Horrible packaging! Did it even say fragile on it? The torches new have fragile all over them and come in a heavy cardboard tube. PVC or even a tube like blueprints are carried would have been better. Those torches are pretty tough though. I sold new ones to replace mangled ones at a scrap yard. It was scary to think people used them like that.

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    dualie read my mind. Was thinking how muck would 4' of pipe cost if nothing else a heavy cardboard tube. Would have cost the seller way less than 30 bucks but at least the seller was helpful
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    Re: Another torch............ F'n post office!!!

    Is that thing for cleaning out gutters? Seems excessively long for most work.
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    Esab makes a torch 18 feet long! Needs 3 people to hold it like a fire hose.

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    Re: Another torch............ F'n post office!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by roadkillbobb View Post
    He should of taped it to a 2x3 piece of wood as a backer then shipped
    Just what i was thinking

    Handy for cutting round corners tho....


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    lol wtf.. duct tape isn't a rigid tube. There is no possibly way that wouldn't bend... what an idiot.
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    Never had a problem with USPS or FedEx ground. I think UPS takes your package and throws it off a tall building and if it survives, the driver runs it over. Then when you file a claim, they deny it because of insufficient packaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevemo View Post
    Is that thing for cleaning out gutters? Seems excessively long for most work.
    That torch is for cutting the panty suspenders on Friday night Walmart pick ups
    No personal expirience......but have seen the horrendous sights at Walmart on friday nights

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    Seller is at fault! I recently sold a 36" item that probably would have bent. I spent the better part of an hour making a sturdy double walled box to contain it for shipping.(not to survive tall building falls and being driven over)

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    Good save. Congratulations on the new torch.

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    Re: Another torch............ F'n post office!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mikecwik View Post
    Looks like a moron packaged it to me.
    Ditto.

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