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Title: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 29, 2007, 11:28 AM
I'm going to start shipping everything back to you guys tomorrow. We've combined alot of stuff but it should be all in the right boxes. I'll pm you guys on prices soon.
Title: Re: Start shipping everything back tomorrow
Post by: CHEWIE on May 29, 2007, 12:18 PM
Sounds great, thanks Phruby.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Start shipping everything back tomorrow
Post by: BrentS on May 29, 2007, 01:44 PM
Great, thanks Paul!
Title: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 30, 2007, 01:49 AM
Here you will find a list of packages that I have shipped back to you. We've condensed some of the packages so you may only get one or two instead of the five or six that were sent. Due to the massive number of figures and time constraints at the convention hall, figures are not individually bagged. We tried to make sure all the accessories were included and that everyone gets their right figures but we could have missed. Please post anything that doesn't belong to you here and we'll try to figure out who is belongs to. I will also post any additional moneys that are owed here.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: BrentS on May 30, 2007, 10:03 AM
Paul, Thanks again for organizing all this.  I'll send over some $$ as soon as you are ready.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Quazar on May 30, 2007, 01:58 PM
Phurby,

I know I owe you shipping for the envelope I provided.  Do you want me to send you the stamp or cash?

Whatever's easiest.  If you have already gone to the post office, I'll send money, obviously.  If not, I'd be happy to send the postage to save you the trouble.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: CHEWIE on May 30, 2007, 02:13 PM
Sounds great, I'll wait to hear from you Paul.

 :P
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 30, 2007, 03:10 PM
Shipped 5/30/07

Erik Chavez
Esther Crisculola daLaix
Peter Frewley - owes $2
Adam Beck - owes $1
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: findswoman on May 30, 2007, 03:29 PM
Thanks so much, Paul!  I take it everything's coming in just one box?  If you need me to send any more money for shipping, just say the word.

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Quazar on May 30, 2007, 05:20 PM
Great, Paul!  Thanks....I'll send you the money ASAP.

But the real question is....did you use star wars stamps?  ;)
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 30, 2007, 06:15 PM
No star wars stamps. Just the machine in the post office lobby. All of your figures are in the tin Esther.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: jedistyle on May 30, 2007, 09:42 PM
thanks a bunch paul. i'll post when i reciev them and thanks again for being the master mind behind the project, you really did a great job! :)
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 30, 2007, 09:59 PM
Twent noth'n. ;)
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 30, 2007, 10:21 PM
I'll be sending you that dollar soon with a cast of my custom sculpted Verpine head as a bonus to yah. :P
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 31, 2007, 11:18 AM
Sweet!  ;D
Title: Re: Master raffle off list - Speak now or forever hold your piece!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 1, 2007, 07:07 PM
I have no idea if they were local or not. Personally, I don't even remember who won it. The red r2s went back to, I believe, smartypants. You might give him a pm.
nah they didn't :-\, im also missing a sandy, and got a few helmets and hands in a baggie
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: jedistyle on June 1, 2007, 09:06 PM
got my figures today. there where a couple small accessories missing, no big deal though, al lthe figures where accounted for and in good condition though. thanka a bunch paul....
Title: Re: Master raffle off list - Speak now or forever hold your piece!
Post by: Ryan on June 1, 2007, 10:10 PM
I have no idea if they were local or not. Personally, I don't even remember who won it. The red r2s went back to, I believe, smartypants. You might give him a pm.
nah they didn't :-\, im also missing a sandy, and got a few helmets and hands in a baggie

The sandtrooper went missing, we couldn't find it anywhere as we were packing up.

Anton and I put all your other the stuff in your pile, red astromechs included, I don't know why those wouldn't be there...
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: findswoman on June 2, 2007, 12:29 AM
My package arrived today -- thanks so much, Paul!  All's here except 1 or 2 tiny weapons, but that's no big deal. The main thing is that the figures arrived all right, which they did.  :)

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Master raffle off list - Speak now or forever hold your piece!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 2, 2007, 10:24 AM
I have no idea if they were local or not. Personally, I don't even remember who won it. The red r2s went back to, I believe, smartypants. You might give him a pm.
nah they didn't :-\, im also missing a sandy, and got a few helmets and hands in a baggie

The sandtrooper went missing, we couldn't find it anywhere as we were packing up.

Anton and I put all your other the stuff in your pile, red astromechs included, I don't know why those wouldn't be there...
Thats ok, There will be plenty of stormies this year, I'll customize a few ;D I also found the Astros, My brother opened the package while I was gone and took them ::) so sorry for that bit of confusion.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 2, 2007, 02:35 PM
Hopefully everone gets their stuff back in one piece, but I think we all have to be very understanding if something does get lost.  It's a ton to keep track of.

I guess my package hasn't been shipped yet - Phruby if you need me to send you payment first, that's no problem.  Also thanks for the special package for baby Kiefer in the mail yesterday - that was PRICELESS.  Thank you so much, the little stuffed Jedi is in the cradle with him at night.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 2, 2007, 02:52 PM
6/2/07

Erik Chavez - banner   $4.60
Justin Cook - 4 boxes  $70.35
Ron Baumhardt    $25.05

The remaining boxes are even bigger than these so I might have to find an alternate shipper.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 2, 2007, 02:58 PM
I guess my package hasn't been shipped yet - Phruby if you need me to send you payment first, that's no problem.  Also thanks for the special package for baby Kiefer in the mail yesterday - that was PRICELESS.  Thank you so much, the little stuffed Jedi is in the cradle with him at night.   ;)

 :P

I'm glad you guys liked it. I figure you have enough star wars stuff so I had to get something special for little Kiefer. I just wish I could find that oneie that says "I speak Wookiee."

(http://kulebaby.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/wookie_LS_grey_onesie.jpg.w300h274.jpg)
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 2, 2007, 07:58 PM
ROFL thats awesome. :D
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: BrentS on June 3, 2007, 08:58 PM
6/2/07

Erik Chavez - banner   $4.60
Justin Cook - 4 boxes  $70.35
Ron Baumhardt    $25.05

The remaining boxes are even bigger than these so I might have to find an alternate shipper.

If my box is going to cost $70 (or really anything more than $30), I may want to rethink what I have sent back.  Phruby let me know if you think my box is going for even more.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 4, 2007, 02:26 AM
Mine was so much because there were several vehicles included, and some were kind of heavy (like the hover tank).  But I just got payment sent to you Phruby, along with a couple extra bucks to cover paypal fees.  Thanks for handling/sending my stuff back!   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 4, 2007, 12:35 PM
You got to remember also that the size of the box typically doubles the price or more. Check usps for regulations. Brent's stuff is in some of the biggest boxes. (computer boxes) that even though they are light and we did combine stuff together it is more money now. Also, I really don't have the resources to go running around getting price quotes.
Title: Re: Master raffle off list - Speak now or forever hold your piece!
Post by: coeli on June 4, 2007, 01:13 PM
I have no idea if they were local or not. Personally, I don't even remember who won it. The red r2s went back to, I believe, smartypants. You might give him a pm.
nah they didn't :-\, im also missing a sandy, and got a few helmets and hands in a baggie

What kind of helmets/hands were they? I am missing 2 of my helmets and a few weapons, plus a hand to Plo Koon. Not to worried about the weapons, but the helemts I can't reproduce :-\
Also, I have someone elses protocl droid. It is almost the same exact paint as mine(grey with a black wash)the one I got was the ROTS version. The one I sent was the Saga 2 AOTC version, the one with the battle droid head.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 4, 2007, 01:41 PM
Yeah thats it Coeli, Theres also a repainted Clone cannon from a ep 2 clone. Just pm me your addy and I'll send them out to yah ;D
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: elmeaux on June 4, 2007, 05:51 PM
The remaining boxes are even bigger than these so I might have to find an alternate shipper.
Also, I really don't have the resources to go running around getting price quotes.

No need to run around. Every major shipping co. has a rate quote engine on their website. DHL's says they are the cheapest.
E>
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 4, 2007, 06:14 PM
Rate...quote...engine? Website? What's that?  ???
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: elmeaux on June 4, 2007, 06:40 PM
http://www.dhl-usa.com/ratecalculator/HandlerServlet?CLIENT=RATES_REQUEST_DISPLAY&nav=GetRates

http://wwwapps.ups.com/calTimeCost?loc=en_US&WT.svl=SubNav

http://fedex.com/ratefinder/home?cc=US&language=en&link=1&lid=//Ship//Pack+Rates+Corp

 :P ;D
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 4, 2007, 11:04 PM
Just wondering - how did everyone's stuff that they received come back?  Was any of it damaged?  Unfortunately just about everything I've received back (except figures) has come back damaged.  Some of it I don't know if it can be repaired or not.

The Junk Yard had 3 pieces broken off it, but I can glue them back on pretty easily, so no worries there.

This custom landspeeder was made for me by Owen, and the back seat was smashed.  I don't know how to even fix it because it's from epoxy.  Anyone have suggestions on it?  If not I guess I'll shoot Owen and email and ask him.

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/060407ugp3.jpg)



The custom tank had a lot of pieces broken off too -

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/060407ugp2.jpg)

I'm pretty sure I can get them back on though without too much trouble, so no worries there.


But what sucks is that the custom binary loadlifter that I sent for Coeli came back very badly damaged.  I don't know how to fix it and even one broken off piece is missing (front toe) -

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/060407ugp1.jpg)

I'll talk to him about it and get it back to him.  I guess the lesson is, don't mail something that isn't yours for the project because I feel horrible about this.  Though I'm sure it's nobody's fault, these things are bound to happen.


Also, I didn't receive back the custom Flash Speeder from TPM that I made - anyone get it with thier packages by mistake?

 :P
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: findswoman on June 4, 2007, 11:49 PM
Rate...quote...engine? Website? What's that?  ???


Oh, I think he just means things like the rate calculator on USPS.com where you enter the weight, zip code, etc. of the thing you're going to send, and it tells you how much it will cost.  Other shippers' sites will probably have similar things -- links will probably be on their main page.

Chewie, so sorry to see that so much of your wonderful scenery came back damaged!  :( My things fortunately came back okay, but then I just had figures rather than scenery.  Best of luck with the fixing -- hope it works out.

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 5, 2007, 04:00 AM
Yeah, I guess it's just something that's bound to happen... I was able to get the Imperial Tank repaired tonight, I just need to do some touch ups on repainting it.  Also the seating area on the speeder, I did get it repaired as well but I need to repaint it.

As for the binary load lifter, I see in that pic that the toe thing was already chipped off when Phruby received it, so I'll let Coeli know that.  I don't guess the toe piece was in the package that I sent?

Also, holy crap - it just hit me that I didn't get back the large gun tower yet that Owen made.  I guess you didn't ship that yet Phruby?  Hope there wasn't any confusion on which tower I wanted back -

Paul, I'm thinking I'll probably want most of the stuff back that I sent you, quite a bit of it is stuff from my personal collection, and a couple cool pieces that I paid a pretty penny for.

I don't need this tower back though -

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/UGP/shipping%20lots/PICT0208.jpg)

Or any of the wall section I sent you.

Would like sent back to me the following items that I sent -

- Turbo Laser Tower (made by Owen D)
- Junk Yard (you know what this is)
- 5 Vehicles (two were from Coeli that he sent me)
- 60 Figures (right around 60 including the junk droids)

Hopefully it all comes back in one piece.   ;)

Also no rush in getting my stuff sent back, I'm going to be pretty busy for a while!

 :P

Here's the Turbo Laser Tower that I am referring to -

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/UGP/shipping%20lots/PICT0209.jpg)

Also here's the pic of the Flash Speeder that I haven't received back as of yet too (lower right hand corner) -

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/UGP/shipping%20lots/PICT0193.jpg)

It does look like I got back all the figures that I sent, but no extras that anyone else made in case someone is missing any of their figures.

 :P
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 5, 2007, 01:32 PM
I still have five boxes that I have not shipped yet. I believe they are for Ryan, Fritz, Chewie and Brent.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 5, 2007, 01:43 PM
Please understand that we had able two hours to pack everything up. The !@#$% security was almost instantly yelling at us to get out as soon as the convention goes were kicked out. There was no way we could get back in the next day for more tear down. We had to hurry to get it packed and loaded in the car as fast as possible so some special requests for sending pieces to different people might not have been included. We didn't have time to bubble wrap each and every figure and ship so nothing would get damaged. We packed as well as we could with the time given.

Lets just say setup and take down where not done under the most idea of circumstances. Can you say "treated like crap" the entire time by convention center employees?
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: elmeaux on June 5, 2007, 05:02 PM
I still have five boxes that I have not shipped yet. I believe they are for Ryan, Fritz, Chewie and Brent.

I still haven't heard from you on shipping mine.

E>
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 5, 2007, 07:50 PM
That sucks about them putting you through such a rush to pack everything back up.  Hopefully if we do another of these we'll have a little more lead time to get things packed up, and maybe even start a bit early if need be.  But that's not something you could have foreseen, everything about this project was a learning experience for us all.

And I hope I didn't come across as making anything look like it was your fault Phruby.  God knows you have had a ton of work to do on this project, the last thing I want to do is try and find criticism with how you handled things - you did a fantastic job.

Also on the Turbo Laser Tower, if you want to hold onto it for a few weeks please feel free to - I'm in a bit of a pinch for money right now.  But if you do get it sent out this week I can probably find the money to pay you - if the other boxes are any indication, it will cost at least $25.00 to ship it.  If the flash speeder won't fit in the same box, you can go ahead and keep the speeder if you want to or someone else can have it if they want to pay you for additional shipping... the new rates SUCK!  But not much we can do about it.

 :P
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 6, 2007, 12:05 AM
[Whisper] Paul, I got 25$ send the tower my way[/whisper] :P
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 6, 2007, 09:50 AM
I still have five boxes that I have not shipped yet. I believe they are for Ryan, Fritz, Chewie and Brent.

I still haven't heard from you on shipping mine.

E>

I've got a box for you too.  ;)
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 6, 2007, 09:54 AM
Since the rest of these boxes are very large, I'm going to ship them DHL. That should hopefully save some money. When I measured and calced these boxes for usps some of them ended up being upwards of $60  :o Ryan's box I've always intended to ship DHL.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 6, 2007, 08:53 PM
Ok. I've mailed out the remaining boxes except Ryan large landscape box. I've still got to wrap that one. I've sent the remaining ones either Fedex or DHL. This is much cheaper than the post office. I've combined alot of boxes together.

Justin Cook - $13.75 Fedex     264407810067470
Brent Sinclair - $14.30 Fedex   264407810067487
Dan Mathis - $15.70 Fedex      264407810067494
Everette Herbert - $34.00 DHL   10474490865
Order 66 Customs - $47.15 DHL   10474490961

Paypal to ghost.host@verizon.net

Please include an extra 3% for credit card charges.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 10, 2007, 08:57 PM
Chewie, I have to take some heat for the damaged goods as I was responsible for packing a majority of your stuff. I did take a lot of care to pack everything as well as I could under the hurried circumstances and thought I had done a reasonably good job. I'm quite surprised some of the items we're damaged and for that I am truly sorry.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 11, 2007, 11:24 AM
No worries Anton, and I appreciate you speaking up.  These things I guess just happen.  It sounds to me like it was pretty much unavoidable.  I was able to get most of my things repaired, so no worries.  As for Coeli's binary loadlifter, I got everything on it repaired except for the broken toe.  He's been very nice about the situation so no worries.

I honestly have to say that if I had tried to mail all this stuff out, I would have been stressed out as hell about it.  So don't worry guys!

 :P

Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: elmeaux on June 11, 2007, 02:02 PM
A box was sent but I recieved an accordian.

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n136/elmeauxdotcom/crushed.jpg)
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 11, 2007, 03:31 PM
Now that sucks!  :'( That is totally not the way I handed it over.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: elmeaux on June 11, 2007, 05:19 PM
I wouldn't think they'd accept it for shipment like that. All four of the buildings are crushed. That's the way it goes.  :(

Everybody polka!
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 11, 2007, 06:24 PM
Damn, I'm sorry to hear that Elmeaux... Now, I'm scared to death about the turbo laser tower that Owen made.  I have a feeling it's going to come back destroyed...  I can honestly say, that I think the Post Office sucks right now.  I've probably received 20+ large boxes in the past from Owen and none of them were ever damaged like these have been that we're receiving...

One of the boxes I received appeared about the same as yours did - but it was the box with my figures in it, so only 2 of them were damaged.

I think if we do another of these, we are going to need to get the boxes insured.  This is just ridiculous.

 :P

 
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 12, 2007, 01:57 AM
I can safely say that FFURG was treated just as shoddy at C3 as you seemingly were at C4, Paul.  I literally told one Security guard to shove it up his ass at one point.  He didn't know how to respond and left in a huff but nothing came of it.

I figured, I'm here and I doubt LFL will be happy when you come telling me to leave, sooooooooo...  yeah nothing came of it. ;)

Seriously though, they were no better to deal with in Indy.  They wanted us to get out as soon as the time hit a certain hour and that was it.  The con workers had no desire to work though, and it sounds like LA was no better.  If you were "working", you worked with some pretty unsavory people out in Indy.  Any other business and those folks wouldn't have jobs.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Fritzkrieg on June 12, 2007, 07:09 PM
My box arrived today in good shape. Everything seems to be there, accept one of the fishing tackle boxes I sent, which is no big deal. I did find the antenae for my building in the box, wich is ashame because that means whom ever won my building is going to have a hole in the roof. I'll be putting a lot of the figures and vehicles up for auction on ebay to help recoup some of the cost I put into the project. So if anyone is interested they'll  be listed under the seller name Order66Customs. 

Thanks for taking such great care of my figs.

Fritzkrieg
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 13, 2007, 01:26 AM
I got my final package in the mail today - the Gun Tower.  Amazing what a differnence this came back in - it was like getting it from Owen for the first time.  Thanks to whoever packed this one so well, I have to admit everything in there really was wrapped well in the protective baggies.  Everything in this box was in perfect shape and never looks like it even left my house. 

Also, big thanks to Jedistyle for the market stall he let me have, and to Roron Corobb for the planet sculpture.  These will definitely be in future Rykrof Enloe chapters, so keep your eyes peeled for those of you that read the series.

 :P
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: BrentS on June 13, 2007, 09:05 AM
Chewie,
Glad to hear yours arrived safely.  I know you were very worried about the gun tower!! 


My box is due to arrive today.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: BrentS on June 13, 2007, 09:26 PM
My package arrived safe and sound tonight.  Thanks to everyone for packing it up.  Everything came back just fine!

Fritz - I think I ended up with your Plano box.  I sent my figures in one but took it home with me (Paul may have forgotten that we discussed this).  If you want it back, I can send it to you.  If you want me to just buy it from you, I'll send you some paypal $$.  Just shoot me a PM if you want.

Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 14, 2007, 10:22 AM
Yah, at the time we were packing it up we couldn't remember which tackle box when to who so we guessed. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Fritzkrieg on June 14, 2007, 11:19 AM
Keep it brent, It's not worth the shipping.

Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: patreektherodian on June 15, 2007, 02:20 PM
Just curious

What ever happened to the cliffs?  Not that it matters to me (even if it was throun out) I'm just curious.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 16, 2007, 12:25 PM
The cliffs are in Ryan's box. I'm waiting for the ok to send the box to him.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: patreektherodian on June 19, 2007, 02:17 PM
I think Ryan is into Warhammer (I could be wrong) Maybe somebody can use it for that.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: Ryan on June 19, 2007, 08:53 PM
I think Ryan is into Warhammer (I could be wrong) Maybe somebody can use it for that.

I think that was Brent, cause it isn't me.

I put more than $300 into the terrain, including shipping, that's why I'm wanting it back. I think I'm going to try and add to it a bit and then display it as a different sort of diorama in my collection room.
Title: Re: Packages that are shipped thread
Post by: patreektherodian on June 22, 2007, 08:34 AM
I would be honoured.