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Offline orin

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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2013, 05:57:11 AM »
"Tie-vek" :P :)
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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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Re: URuler packaging
« 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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