Who ships prints worse?

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Who ships prints worse?

Tiny Showcase (Josh Keyes)
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Toyroom Gallery (Shepard Fairey)
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78%
 
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Postby soam24 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:37 pm

Both these places are having some "issues"
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Postby soam24 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:38 pm

Toyroom just doesn't know how to pack a print.

Tiny Showcase is using inadequate supplies for shipping art.
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Postby partpat on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:39 pm

Tiny showcase is having trouble due to volume of shipments and poor mailman handeling plus they can at least gurantee a replacement
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Postby Kramerica on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:40 pm

partpat wrote:Tiny showcase is having trouble due to volume of shipments and poor mailman handeling plus they can at least gurantee a replacement

This. Toy Room drymounts up the prints when they are packing them. Tiny Showcase packs fine and USPS make origami out of the envelopes.
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Postby soam24 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:52 pm

My beef with Tiny Showcase is they are mailing them out in these thin cardboard mailers that are too easy to bend. They should know this.

Meanwhile in the Toyroom Gallery shipping department..
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Postby partpat on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:53 pm

lol....

In all fairness the mailers could be higher quality but I bet part of keeping the cost down on these is using these shipping methods and knowing its cheaper to replace a few open edition gicless than change shipping and packing .. dunno
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Postby gonzo303 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:54 pm

fudge happens. I've bought from Toyroom before and will again.
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Same fudge, different drop.

Postby soam24 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:56 pm

gonzo303 wrote:fudge happens. I've bought from Toyroom before and will again.



Yeah i suppose fudge happens.. but it's pretty unacceptable method they use.

With that said, i'll probably buy from again
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Postby canuck on Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:08 pm

Would you rather pay more for shipping or just have TS send you a free replacement?
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Postby Timbrh2001 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:10 pm

partpat wrote:lol....

In all fairness the mailers could be higher quality but I bet part of keeping the cost down on these is using these shipping methods and knowing its cheaper to replace a few open edition gicless than change shipping and packing .. dunno


I'd assume you're correct.
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Postby ChefFerrari on Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:12 pm

you can get real boxes from the USPS for free and ship priority mail no idea why tiny showcase does not do this
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Postby soam24 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:13 pm

canuck wrote:Would you rather pay more for shipping or just have TS send you a free replacement?



Pay $2-3 more for shipping for higher quality packaging.. When they resend and have to pay postage again it hurts them
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Postby canuck on Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:17 pm

Turnaround time was great, print arrives damaged I wont complain. If it took them WEEEKS and weeks to send I might feel different.


ps they only had to ship thousands on a 1 release.
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Postby haza78 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:19 pm

why wasn't side show included in this survey?! :D
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Postby sixstringer on Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:21 pm

If they made a simple switch to the white coated mailers they would reduced damages. The white coating makes them much stiffer especially the corners. I think they cost like $.04 more. Definitely worth it.

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