My mailman is a moron

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rhythmgtr5
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:27 pm

So I have been anticipating the arrival of Josh Keyes' tiny showcase print for awhile. It finally showed up today and was crammed in a standard sized mailbox even though it was clearly stamped with "do not bend". The print is curved but I don't see any creases (the mailer was pretty banged up). What recourse if any do I have? Should I just mention to the mailman to be more careful next time or would that just result in more mishandling?
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Catarax
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:29 pm

contact tinyshowcase or get a bigger mailbox..
sixstringer wrote: I don't care how they look...I just want to pop off the top and huff the tube!
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retter
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:35 pm

i gotta say i wished TS used a slightly more rigid mailer, especially for the larger prints. sometimes an attempt to bend them is made before anyone can read the "do not bend" stamp, and then the damage is possibly already done.
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mlinderer
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:40 pm

I had a 7" vinyl record crammed in a 4"x4" mail box before. It now has a nice warp to it.
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dangerboy
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:15 pm

find out who your regular mailman is and make friends with him/her. this will benefit you later...
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itsdug wrote:what does mint with pin holes mean?!
Consider it perfect and pure...like a virgin who loves ass play and sucking the clown.
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Codeblue
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:16 pm

My mailman is my homey.
RupertPupkin wrote:I live by this rule and this rule alone: people are drymounting idiots.
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ceevee
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:20 pm

My postal carrier is the best. When it is rainy out - not uncommon in the valley in Oregon - and I have tubes, she carefully wraps them in plastic bags and leaves them in a dry spot. She got a nice Christmas gift this year.
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Codeblue
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:21 pm

What did ya get her?
RupertPupkin wrote:I live by this rule and this rule alone: people are drymounting idiots.
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maxine
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:21 pm

My mailman used to tell me about his sexcapades. Fun! Unfortunately his route got changed. Bummer.
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NJfiend
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:24 pm

mlinderer wrote:I had a 7" vinyl record crammed in a 4"x4" mail box before. It now has a nice warp to it.
Same thing happened to me once. The record was actually folded in half.
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ChefFerrari
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:27 pm

I got mine a $30 Home Depot Gift Card for Christmas
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ceevee
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Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:28 pm

Codeblue wrote:What did ya get her?
Image
...and she liked it.
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mistersmith
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Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:30 pm

Have your art/important stuff shipped to your job so it's never laying around. Assuming you work a daytime schedule. I get everything sent to my office, the receptionist handles the hard work.
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Catarax
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Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:26 pm

is that all she handles?
sixstringer wrote: I don't care how they look...I just want to pop off the top and huff the tube!
alwaysalx
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Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:29 pm

Catarax wrote:is that all she handles?
zing!
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