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Cosmin Lupu
post Feb 15 2013, 09:03 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Feb 14 2013, 04:36 PM) *
Very sorry to hear that Headbanger. Fingers crossed that it all works out. and I know how frustrating it can be.
My wife is from Italy and many times we've sent things to her family and they've been missing for weeks as well as 'lost' permanently. Same with a few things coming here.

One time I had a guitar sent to me from Colorado. I live in Los Angeles. The sender/shipper inverted one number on my address. After figuring this out with UPS I realized that my guitar was shipped to the house across the street - no big deal, right. We didn't know each other as it was a main city street in L.A. I lived in an apartment complex and the residence across the street was a big villa set way back from the street. Anyway, I go over there and it turns out that the lady of the house was having a bunch of construction done and (because it wasn't too heavy and the box was a little beat up) she just thought it was an empty box and put it out with the trash ... thankfully to be picked up the day AFTER I came calling.

Recently I had pedal sent to me but it had the wrong zip code. It voyaged around and around los angeles for two weeks until finally 'my' postal carrier (who knows my name) found it in the pile of return to sender. Needless to say that postman got a nice xmas present from me.


Nice story Ken biggrin.gif It seems you are a lucky guy in the end smile.gif


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post Feb 15 2013, 05:50 PM
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I suppose.
That guitar put out with the trash ... it was a vintage instrument. A 1962 Kay 'Swinger'.

Any word today Headbanger?

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post Feb 15 2013, 06:10 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Feb 15 2013, 05:50 PM) *
I suppose.
That guitar put out with the trash ... it was a vintage instrument. A 1962 Kay 'Swinger'.

Any word today Headbanger?


No...I just rang them again...I'm trying hard to be the pain in the arse customer...But to them its water off a ducks back. They told me to wait until Monday as no one works the weekend from 1800 hrs. Situation is the same I was told. I am asking silly questions like..."when will they find it?" "Is it lost for ever or is this just temporary?"...My questions are met with silence...until 10 seconds later I say" Hola?".... are you still there...yes. "Do you think they will find it monday?" I ask....(all in Spanish BTW)...."Its a big warehouse, things don't get found in a day!" I am advised. "Well its been three days so far." More water off a Ducks back. Etc Etc etc etc....aaaaaarrrrghgghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!


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post Feb 15 2013, 07:23 PM
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This doesn't help, but I Hope you get it soon.... Apparently it's one of two things... someone in that office plays guitar and has nicked your axe, or no one in the office plays so they don't understand the emergency here...! I would only be more concerned if I couldn't find one of my kids, the guitar is next in line.... she gets a little jealous, but she knows her place. smile.gif


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post Feb 15 2013, 07:29 PM
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Yeah - be a pain in the a$$.
I called everyday. The possible difference here is that I talked to a different person each day.
In the case of the guitar, I finally found someone that would tell me that the two adresses didn't match - but would not tell me the actual numbers (naturally). I then called the shipper and had him check with his post office to confirm the address on the box wasn't mine and to tell me what the number was. This was before it was common to do on-line/computer generated invoices with redundancy and tracking numbers online, etc.



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post Feb 15 2013, 08:39 PM
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QUOTE (mroberts70 @ Feb 15 2013, 07:23 PM) *
This doesn't help, but I Hope you get it soon.... Apparently it's one of two things... someone in that office plays guitar and has nicked your axe, or no one in the office plays so they don't understand the emergency here...! I would only be more concerned if I couldn't find one of my kids, the guitar is next in line.... she gets a little jealous, but she knows her place. smile.gif

I feel bad but the kids will have to go first.... smile.gif



OMG just joking!!


QUOTE (klasaine @ Feb 15 2013, 07:29 PM) *
Yeah - be a pain in the a$$.
I called everyday. The possible difference here is that I talked to a different person each day.
In the case of the guitar, I finally found someone that would tell me that the two adresses didn't match - but would not tell me the actual numbers (naturally). I then called the shipper and had him check with his post office to confirm the address on the box wasn't mine and to tell me what the number was. This was before it was common to do on-line/computer generated invoices with redundancy and tracking numbers online, etc.

I think I'm also talking to a few different people...but they can see the times that I have phoned from their computer screens. Well I'm going to give it the biggun on Monday and ring every hour!


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post Feb 16 2013, 10:59 AM
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QUOTE (Headbanger @ Feb 15 2013, 05:10 PM) *
No...I just rang them again...I'm trying hard to be the pain in the arse customer...But to them its water off a ducks back. They told me to wait until Monday as no one works the weekend from 1800 hrs. Situation is the same I was told. I am asking silly questions like..."when will they find it?" "Is it lost for ever or is this just temporary?"...My questions are met with silence...until 10 seconds later I say" Hola?".... are you still there...yes. "Do you think they will find it monday?" I ask....(all in Spanish BTW)...."Its a big warehouse, things don't get found in a day!" I am advised. "Well its been three days so far." More water off a Ducks back. Etc Etc etc etc....aaaaaarrrrghgghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!


Try tellingl them you're going to file a denucia with the Guardia.


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post Feb 16 2013, 11:47 AM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Feb 16 2013, 10:59 AM) *
Try tellingl them you're going to file a denucia with the Guardia.


I don't think that would bother them.


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post Feb 16 2013, 11:49 AM
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It might not but you never know mate.


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post Feb 16 2013, 12:05 PM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Feb 16 2013, 11:49 AM) *
It might not but you never know mate.

I've got to wait until Monday to do anything else. The seller has advised USPS and they are on it from their end..they have started an investigation..which means they will try and track the guitar....From the sound of it...there is a lot of stuff missing or mislaid in Barajas airport.


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post Feb 18 2013, 06:07 PM
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I have just got an email message saying that a package has been released from Spanish customs....BUT it has a different tracking number than my guitar..My phone call to the post office didn't help..The details of this new tracking number seem to tally up to the other tracking number (dates..)......Maybe they gave it a new number or something...hope so!
Whatever it is is on its way.....IS IT THE MISSING GUITAR???????? Let you know in the next day or two.

OMG OMG OMG.....I dare not believe it yet!!


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post Feb 18 2013, 06:11 PM
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Best of luck mate! This has turned into a police novel that could bear the title: 'Exciting story of the lost package' biggrin.gif


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post Feb 18 2013, 06:14 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 18 2013, 06:11 PM) *
Best of luck mate! This has turned into a police novel that could bear the title: 'Exciting story of the lost package' biggrin.gif

Hahahaha biggrin.gif ... I won't believe it until I see it....in one piece!


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post Feb 19 2013, 11:03 AM
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UPDATE: It is the Missing Guitar....I will get it in the next 24 to 48 hrs laugh.gif laugh.gif biggrin.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Feb 19 2013, 11:13 AM
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Awesome, hope it arrives in one piece smile.gif
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post Feb 19 2013, 04:27 PM
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Congratulations!

Please post some awesome pics when it gets home.
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post Feb 19 2013, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Feb 19 2013, 11:13 AM) *
Awesome, hope it arrives in one piece smile.gif


Thanks audiopaal...just one piece, neck intact, sitting in its hardcase will be awesomel!! smile.gif


QUOTE (korblitz @ Feb 19 2013, 04:27 PM) *
Congratulations!

Please post some awesome pics when it gets home.

Thanks Korblitz I certainly will!! Thanks for trying to ring customs for me during my trauma...its appreciated man.


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post Feb 19 2013, 09:49 PM
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QUOTE (Headbanger @ Feb 19 2013, 02:03 AM) *
UPDATE: It is the Missing Guitar....I will get it in the next 24 to 48 hrs laugh.gif laugh.gif biggrin.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


That is good news! Looking forward to the pics!
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post Feb 20 2013, 08:50 AM
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Finally! Hope it will be ok and everybody will be happy - at least you will have a good story for your grandchildren! biggrin.gif


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The Eagle has landed!!!!! smile.gif

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Shipped with strings loosened which I think has given the neck a very slight back bow...Now that I've tuned it it has fret buzz. I'm hoping that this will disappear after a couple of hours with string tension....At least its here... apart from the annoying buzz, it sounds awesome.

Thanks for your support everyone during this traumatic guitar disappearance!!! smile.gif

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Me and my new girlfriend smile.gif

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