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Project: Y2k-bug - Repaired again...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mashie, 25 May 2003.

  1. djengiz

    djengiz Pointless.

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    Bad luck man! Hope they will compensate you!
     
  2. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Yeah, sue their a**!
    After all, you have weblogs to prove how long/difficult it was to build.
    A decent lawyer (is there one?) should be able to get you reconstruction costs as well as the money for the parts.
     
  3. Jordanis3r

    Jordanis3r Jigsaw Master

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    Sorry to hear about the damage - I had something similar happen to a kiteboard last june (fortunately I had proper KS insurance so I could claim) at least the damage happened on the way back tho' - so you could show the project at the cpl :)
     
  4. Indigoue

    Indigoue What's a Dremel?

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    I knew it! They ARE smashing the goods with big friggin´ rocks!
    Those *******S!

    All luck to you mate!
     
  5. papeniglio

    papeniglio Minimodder

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    Sorry to see that disaster.... I hope you can get it working again.
    I can't imagine the rage you felt when you opened the box and found your masterpiece broken...
    Good luck!
     
  6. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    What was the damage to the flight case like?
     
  7. [cibyr]

    [cibyr] Sometimes posts here

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    /me feels stupid for not seeing why the images weren't working :duh:

    but now /me sees the carnage of what was previously a thing of great beauty :wallbash:

    Sue the *******s for everything they're worth.
     
  8. G-gnome

    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    That damage is terrible Mashie. I hope you can get it sorted out ok. :(

    Every modders worst nightmare I think. :sigh:
     
  9. MrTroy

    MrTroy What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry to hear...

    you probably couldnt have taken it as carryon either...

    very unfortunate, I really liked that mod (and the carbon fiber)
     
  10. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    Man, that is rediculous! It's not like it can be compensated with cash and re-purchased. You put hours of hard work into that. Airlines and couriers should treat other people's property with a bit more respect instead of kicking boxes into and out of vans etc.

    What the hell happened to do that much damage??
     
  11. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Man that makes me mad! I had a friend whose baggage must have been rifled through by the throwers. They took his armani belt and even had the cheek to put a crappy generic (and almost worn out) belt in instead. The handler must've just swapped it for his!

    I've had a bag so badly treated that a bottle of red wine, all nicely wrapped in bubblewrap and a bathtowel and placed securely in the middle of my clothes in a fairly tightly packed semi-rigid case got smashed and ruined a load of clothes.

    What a bunch of *******s!
     
  12. mashie

    mashie The one and only

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    The case was dropped on it's back a few times from a great height. The flightcase it was inside got big dents on all the top corners...
     
  13. mashie

    mashie The one and only

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    Computers are high valuables and not covered by the carriers nor travel insurance companies. :(
     
  14. penski

    penski BodMod

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    But the case itself could be argued as a work of art or a product with a specified value (materials plus labour) and you may be able to claim for that...?

    *n
     
  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    I wonder whether it was just a drop (or two. Or two hundred). Since the whole "War on Terrorism" drama customs and postal services have been really paranoid. I mail-ordered a Bluetooth dongle and found that the UK Post Service had opened the package for inspection (not that they left a notice to that effect, which is what they are legally supposed to do). I bet they X-rayed your package and thought all that stuff must be an elaborate weapon of mass destruction or something... :(

    Bummer man. If I ever take my PC anywhere, it is going to be hand luggage, on my lap in the plane all the way!
     
  16. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    Yeah, claim it's modern art :p

    Too bad, I sure hope you are able to fix it up :thumb:
     
  17. Melov

    Melov What's a Dremel?

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    Thats ****ing rediculous. Sue them.
     
  18. mashie

    mashie The one and only

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    I was called back from the gate on the main speakers to explain the content in my checked in luggage...

    TSA were really cool with the explanation I gave them and I was standing next to them when they resealed the box as per my instructions. The bug was messed up at a later stage.
     
  19. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Sue the buggers for the destruction of this invaluable piece of art!
     
  20. Fyberwire

    Fyberwire What's a Dremel?

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    :waah: Thats terrible.

    Can I see a picture of the case you packed it in if you have one?

    I want to see how well it was packed if it came out looking that bad. Definately settle this with them too.
     

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