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« on: September 19, 2013, 02:44:10 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 02:46:27 AM »
And I saw my own address :) There are only a few from Hong Kong. Anyone who have bought from me could tell which one is mine..LOL!
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 03:10:21 AM »
Yeah it's funny to see your address. There is another buyer 5 minutes from me as well.
 

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 03:57:43 AM »
Hi Dave: Don't nod-off and fall off your stool!!  I had the same problem with my tape dispenser; the fix is to bend the cutter up a bit (a degree or two) so the teeth get a better bite on the tape. Cheers, Mark : :)
 

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 04:07:15 AM »
And I saw my own address :) There are only a few from Hong Kong. Anyone who have bought from me could tell which one is mine..LOL!

Even visible on Google Street view, but going to be hard to find exactly which window is Frankies.
 

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 05:27:55 AM »
Yeah it's funny to see your address. There is another buyer 5 minutes from me as well.

I found another buyer one mile from me - can anybody beat that?
 

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 05:35:40 AM »
Saw my address  :-+ heald green, greater manchester!

Not bad considering it was captured watching hd video on a train between london and manchester over 3g. How times have changed!?
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 06:05:06 AM »
Hi Dave, I think you should throw a shipping party and invite some friends & family, provide them with food & drinks and you can setup an assembly line and get through all the orders in 1/2 day.

I have no idea what the packaging house charges, but it sounds like you would save some serious money.

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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2013, 06:12:44 AM »
Yeah it's funny to see your address. There is another buyer 5 minutes from me as well.

I found another buyer one mile from me - can anybody beat that?

I reckon so, according to google maps.
 

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2013, 06:46:11 AM »
Hi Dave, I think you should throw a shipping party and invite some friends & family, provide them with food & drinks and you can setup an assembly line and get through all the orders in 1/2 day.

I have no idea what the packaging house charges, but it sounds like you would save some serious money.

Thanks for the videos!  :-+

Agreed, its surprising what friends can do for you if you offer them free beer!
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2013, 07:07:23 AM »
Saw someones postcode about 10 miles from me, Belper. Pretty cool after going half way around the world.
 

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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2013, 07:27:21 AM »
Oh dear I've just killed another thread  :scared:
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2013, 09:29:01 AM »
Interested to see if anyone gets an envelope with chocolate fingerprints on it.
 

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Re: URuler packaging
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2013, 03:50:58 PM »
With the manual taping, now Dave's finger prints are all over Australia.
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2013, 03:54:16 PM »
Oh dear I've just killed another thread  :scared:

I get that feeling all the time.

Interested to see if anyone gets an envelope with chocolate fingerprints on it.

With the manual taping, now Dave's finger prints are all over Australia.

I'm going to put my boards into a superglue vaporiser so I can get Dave's fingerprints, worth much more then silly chocolate.

I too saw my name and part address on there as well. The thing I had to laugh most about was the fact that anyone who had their information as anonymous had all their info there for the world to see.

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Re: URuler packaging
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2013, 04:19:09 PM »
Oh dear I've just killed another thread  :scared:

I get that feeling all the time.

Interested to see if anyone gets an envelope with chocolate fingerprints on it.

With the manual taping, now Dave's finger prints are all over Australia.

I'm going to put my boards into a superglue vaporiser so I can get Dave's fingerprints, worth much more then silly chocolate.

I too saw my name and part address on there as well. The thing I had to laugh most about was the fact that anyone who had their information as anonymous had all their info there for the world to see.

-kizzap

You call that pale stuff chocolate? It ain't chocolate unless it is so dark that it sucks all the light out of the room and was formed in the middle of a collapsed star.  :-+
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Re: URuler packaging
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2013, 11:24:19 PM »
It would be interesting to see the destination statistics, i.e., how many orders to each country.
 

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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2013, 11:25:31 PM »
It would be interesting to see the destination statistics, i.e., how many orders to each country.

Ditto. And you could correlate that to population of said countries to see fractional distributions across the world
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Re: URuler packaging
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2013, 04:46:55 PM »
Maybe these lessons from Dangerousprototypes might have been handy: http://dangerousprototypes.com/2011/06/08/how-to-mail-pcbs-the-cheap-way/
(Even with these precautions I had a lost PCB on its way to me - shipping PCBs in the mail seems to be tricky stuff...)
 

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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2013, 06:01:26 PM »
shipping PCBs in the mail seems to be tricky stuff...)

And I only have 2000 or so more to go!
Dangerous Prototypes got off easy with only 1000
 

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Re: URuler packaging
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2013, 04:08:22 AM »
Dave,

I got the email about the problems with the Oz shipping. I thought the envelope self gluing might not hold. plus taping them together doubled the mass (like a battering ram).  If you tape anything I would tape the flap down on the corners or the edges, or better yet a thicker padded envelope.

Oh,  the US postal machines are quite brutal.  More than once I've gotten a letter back with pieces of a my original mail in the letter from the "machine ate it for lunch dept." or something like that. The letter I sent looked like you taped it to the underside of car tire and drove across country.  not much left of it.  The remains of what they dug out of the machine's gears.

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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2013, 07:12:02 AM »
How to do for bought the uRuler ?

Have many brazilians here (Dave list), pretty good know this.

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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2013, 10:26:48 AM »
I'm going to put my boards into a superglue vaporiser so I can get Dave's fingerprints, worth much more then silly chocolate...

The rulers were sent first to Australia, THEN to the rest of the world.
Australians get their rulers sooner THAN everyone else.


Yeah yeah, I'm just bitter and have too much time on my hands right now, because I'm sick.  ;)


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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2013, 02:26:40 PM »
My 5 rulers arrived safely in Melbourne yesterday  :-+
 

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« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2013, 04:29:27 PM »
Regards,
Sheldon Cooper.

Sheldon wouldn't have any inclination of apologies...

;)

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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2013, 04:43:25 PM »

Oh,  the US postal machines are quite brutal.  More than once I've gotten a letter back with pieces of a my original mail in the letter from the "machine ate it for lunch dept." or something like that. The letter I sent looked like you taped it to the underside of car tire and drove across country.  not much left of it.  The remains of what they dug out of the machine's gears.



I'll just note that 1/4" thick is the maximum for "machinable" mail in the US.  They also say something about easily bendable...  Who knows what they do with incoming foreign mail.

Actually, USPS are usually remarkably efficient and easily beat UPS ground for orders from Digikey and Mouser to me in spite of the fact that Digikey and Mouser usually take an extra day to ship USPS.
 

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« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2013, 02:18:33 PM »
Hey Dave.

When you do the international orders, consider getting the mailing house to use masking tape, rather than the clear packing tape stuff. It leaves sticky residue all over the rulers when you pull it off after a week  ;)

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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2013, 10:34:53 AM »
Hey Dave;

It might be better if the rules were taped in a fanfold method rather than stacked. that way you could fit two or three flat next to each other. They might make it through the machines better.
 

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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2013, 01:31:33 AM »
Try using tape that is used when you paint your house. This one can be very easily removed without that ugly glue.
 

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« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2013, 04:14:08 PM »
Try using tape that is used when you paint your house. This one can be very easily removed without that ugly glue.

-Masking tape...
 

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« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2013, 05:29:45 PM »
It wont be long until Sagen can help with the mailouts.  :scared:
 

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« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2013, 05:57:03 PM »
It wont be long until Sagen can help with the mailouts.  :scared:

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Re: URuler packaging
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2013, 12:17:24 AM »
Try using tape that is used when you paint your house. This one can be very easily removed without that ugly glue.

-Masking tape...

I think he was referring to a particular type of masking tape, like that 3M blue stuff that's designed specially for masking up walls when painted so it doesn't damage the existing paintwork (when you rip it off).

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« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2013, 12:36:31 AM »
It wont be long until Sagen can help with the mailouts.  :scared:

 ;D

Unfortunately I've been struck with the crowd sourcing delivery curse.
I'm still waiting on the Tyvek envelopes from the US.
Also, I'll be away for a few days next week, so can't get back onto this until late next week at the earliest. Then it's dealing with the mailing house (unknown quantity at this point).
 

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« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2013, 06:53:51 AM »
Due to the new more rugged envelopes and stuff, I guess your profit now ends up negative?
 

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« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2013, 07:04:16 AM »
Unfortunately I've been struck with the crowd sourcing delivery curse.
Well, it is your first crowd funding and surely your second will be much more smooth... Aren't you glad that your first was the uRuler instead of something more elaborate?  8)
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« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2013, 03:54:29 AM »


In which Dave showcases tear-proof Tyvek envelopes before he drives to the mailing houses.

Makes me wonder, given the cardboard insert, are the Tyvek envelopes really necessary? Of course, this is the belts and braces method, but maybe there was some saving to be done there. On ther other hand, I don't know the ratio of the cost of the envelopes and the cardboard insert (one-off process, potentially expensive for that reason.)
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« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2013, 05:57:11 AM »
"Tie-vek" :P :)
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« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2013, 08:01:31 AM »
"Tie-vek" :P :)
Although Wikipedia agrees with you, the lady at this page disagrees... I guess "Tee-vek" FTW  :box:

I think the price difference of the Tyvek envelopes plus the cardboard plus the added labor is too small when compared to pills for the headaches... Sleepless nights...   :rant: from the missus... And so on... :)
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« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2013, 06:45:51 PM »
<thread dig>

This is somewhat unrelated but it made me think of the Swiss Post uRuler debacle.

I ordered an item from china via ebay. Most items from ebay china usually arrive in 2-3 weeks. 35 days later there was no sign of the parcel. I thought nothing of it, China Post loses items all the time and the ebay seller refunded me.

Now today, 48 days after the item being posted from China, the item turns up on my doorstep. Posted via Swiss Post.  :palm:
 

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« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2013, 11:18:42 AM »
<thread dig>

This is somewhat unrelated but it made me think of the Swiss Post uRuler debacle.

I ordered an item from china via ebay. Most items from ebay china usually arrive in 2-3 weeks. 35 days later there was no sign of the parcel. I thought nothing of it, China Post loses items all the time and the ebay seller refunded me.

Now today, 48 days after the item being posted from China, the item turns up on my doorstep. Posted via Swiss Post.  :palm:

you must have had a battery in the parcel

When I ordered batteries from DX, they shipped using Singapore Post and it took much longer than usual, and with Hobby King, they always have shipped batteries to me using Swiss Post.
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