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Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3

Posted by Eddy Vervloet  
avatar Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
June 20, 2009 08:22PM
    
Hi all, box number 3 will be en route shortly, keep track of it here.
Here is the route for this one:

Mark Willoughby AU
Horst Windish SA
Maggie Wilson CA
Bill Lechner CA
Jacques Valverde FR
Rui Nunes PT
Michel Blondieau BE
Edward Johnson US
Mark Willoughby AU

Enjoy,

Eddy



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/2009 07:52AM by Eddy Vervloet.
avatar Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
June 21, 2009 05:29AM
Howdy Eddy,

Isn't my name also meant to be the last one too...LOL

Cheers Mark
avatar Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
June 21, 2009 07:53AM
    
Lol Mark, I thought that was obvious enough, hehe. But I put you at the finish anyway!
Have fun!

Eddy
avatar Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
June 27, 2009 07:45AM
Howdy all,

Box 3 will be in the post on Monday heading to Horst.

Cheers Mark.
avatar Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
July 11, 2009 12:18PM
Howdy All,

There has been a delay on box 3, it has been returned to me, as part of you address has been destroyed along the way.
I'm not sure what they did to the box in order to to do it though???
It has been re-boxed and is back on it's way to Horst.

Cheers Mark
avatar Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
July 13, 2009 09:07AM
    
Hehe, maybe an elephant stepped on it?
I once sent a small box to the USA, and my friend used the same box to send stuff back,
so this box had gone over the atlantic twice. It came back to me looking like a soccer ball,
with no corners left at all!
I really don't know what they do with these sometimes!
In the postoffice here, I give my box to this guy, with 3 stickers saying 'fragile' on it, and he
tosses it in this huge box 3 meters away from him...

Oh well...

Greetings from France,

Eddy
avatar Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
July 13, 2009 11:28PM
I used to work in the post office and they do toss boxes while sorting mail. But it isn't just that they toss them...they bounce them off the wall first and then the boxes drop into the bin!...Then they toss more, and most likely heavier boxes, on top of your "fragile" package. This type of handling will happen every time your box is routed while on the way to it's addressee.

I strongly suggest packing anything you are concerned about with the "box in box" method. That is, pack the mineral just as you normally would for shipping. THEN, pack that box into another larger box with packing material (paper, foam, popcorn, bubblewrap, etc.) between all sides, top and bottom of the two boxes. If the inner box is heavy, use firmer packing and a larger outer box. We have received things packed this way where the outer box is virtually smashed into a ball and the inner box was untouched. Of course, if the mineral is truly fragile, it needs to be adequately supported to protect it from the shock of sudden stops when the box lands!

Hope these suggestions help with your future shipping ventures.

Linda



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/13/2009 11:29PM by Fred & Linda Elsnau.
avatar Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
July 14, 2009 11:30AM
Howdy All,

Well the box is back on it's way, this time instead of being just boxed, it's boxed and then inside a 'tough' envelope, which itself is quite hard to break open, and the address is not on a label sticker, but actually written on envelope so they can't loose part of it!...lol

Cheers Mark
avatar Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
July 27, 2009 10:33AM
    
Horst, no news from your end?

Greetings from France,

Eddy
Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
July 31, 2009 03:32AM
What's the news on box #3 ?
Bill
avatar Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
August 01, 2009 05:01AM
Howdy All,

I got an email from Horst today to say that the box has finally arrived, I'm sure he'll fill us in more.

Cheers Mark.
alans
Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
August 03, 2009 01:00AM
Dear Mark Hi please add my name to your aound micros in 8 worlds please. I hope you all are felling better. Alan s
Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
August 27, 2009 01:31AM
    
Can anyone give us an update on Box #3? Where was it last seen?
Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
August 27, 2009 06:11PM
The last I heard was that Horst has it and will eventually send to me.
Bill
Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
August 29, 2009 05:47PM
Hi All,

To everyone below me on list #3, please know that Horst posted his parcel to me today from SA. As soon as I receive it here in Canada and process it, I'll send the parcel to the next person on the list.

Bill
avatar Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
September 23, 2009 02:47PM
Howdy Bill, and all others,

Just wondering as to how our box is going? I hope it's enjoying it's trip!

Cheers Mark
Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
September 23, 2009 05:17PM
Hello Mark, et al,

I received the parcel from Horst last week, I took out three pieces (all 8 were from Tsumeb) and replaced them with three Canadian specimens from the Francon quarry in Montreal. I plan to post the parcel today or tomorrow to Jacques in France.

Bill
Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
September 23, 2009 07:49PM
    
Hurray! Glad to see that the box is on the move again.
Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
September 23, 2009 10:28PM
    
Look forward to wellcome the box in Portugal :)
Re: Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 3
September 25, 2009 03:27AM
Jacques, et al,

I put the parcel into the mail to you today Jacques, so you should receive it in a week or two. I left in 5 pieces from Horst from Tsumeb and I put in three from the Francon quarry in Montreal. Please let us know when it arrives.

Bill
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