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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #90 on: April 09, 2019, 03:33:28 PM »
How cool that others are considering this board!  It was a process trying to find one that wouldnít be too big.  Iím pretty sure Iím going to love it!  I couldnít have gotten it at the full price, though. 
Thanks to all who have helped me along on my paddling journey.

Iím a bit nervous about having a board shipped, but Iím optimistic that it will arrive in perfect condition. 


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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #91 on: April 09, 2019, 03:42:33 PM »
How cool that others are considering this board!  It was a process trying to find one that wouldnít be too big.  Iím pretty sure Iím going to love it!  I couldnít have gotten it at the full price, though. 
Thanks to all who have helped me along on my paddling journey.

Iím a bit nervous about having a board shipped, but Iím optimistic that it will arrive in perfect condition.

Do not worry. One of the guys here in the forum ordered one through the sale, got the board severely damaged. A quick phone call the Jimmy and a new board was shipped to him the same day
or the next if memory serves. got it soon after, perfect condition. It's so reassuring to have such great support behind a product.
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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #92 on: April 09, 2019, 04:02:11 PM »
How cool that others are considering this board!  It was a process trying to find one that wouldnít be too big.  Iím pretty sure Iím going to love it!  I couldnít have gotten it at the full price, though. 
Thanks to all who have helped me along on my paddling journey.

Iím a bit nervous about having a board shipped, but Iím optimistic that it will arrive in perfect condition.

Do not worry. One of the guys here in the forum ordered one through the sale, got the board severely damaged. A quick phone call the Jimmy and a new board was shipped to him the same day
or the next if memory serves. got it soon after, perfect condition. It's so reassuring to have such great support behind a product.

Thanks for that reassurance.  Jimmy has been incredible to work with.  Very accessible.  I know heís got my back, but I sure hope the first delivery works out!

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #93 on: April 12, 2019, 01:05:05 PM »
The board will be here Tuesday!  Iím nervous about the inspection.  Surely it will be easy to spot fedex-caused dents or dings?

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #94 on: April 12, 2019, 02:15:50 PM »
Going to be a great spring for paddling! I've got my fingers crossed for the safe delivery of your first baby ;)

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #95 on: April 12, 2019, 02:20:04 PM »
Going to be a great spring for paddling! I've got my fingers crossed for the safe delivery of your first baby ;)

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #96 on: April 12, 2019, 03:54:32 PM »
The board will be here Tuesday!  Iím nervous about the inspection.  Surely it will be easy to spot fedex-caused dents or dings?
If youíre picking it up at a shipping company, donít be shy about unboxing there.
Inbox and unbox before signing. Take photos of any tears in the cardboard. Donít worry. These are just best practices... in case the unlikely occurs. Iíve gone through the process a few times with never any problem. AND you get to leave the packing material with the shipping company.
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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #97 on: April 12, 2019, 04:23:17 PM »
The board will be here Tuesday!  Iím nervous about the inspection.  Surely it will be easy to spot fedex-caused dents or dings?
If youíre picking it up at a shipping company, donít be shy about unboxing there.
Inbox and unbox before signing. Take photos of any tears in the cardboard. Donít worry. These are just best practices... in case the unlikely occurs. Iíve gone through the process a few times with never any problem. AND you get to leave the packing material with the shipping company.

Itís getting delivered to my house by fedex.  Iíll take pictures before and after, and no signature until Iím absolutely sure itís okay.  It should be fine....hope so....but Jimmy will replace it if he needs to.  Heís encouraging a thorough 8nspection so he can make a claim if necessary.

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #98 on: April 16, 2019, 11:44:57 AM »
The board arrived today, but I had to send it back.  😫. It had a dent in the bottom, and a scratch and scuff on the rail.  The box was beat to shit.  Itís amazing how anything can withstand fedex!
The board was otherwise beautiful, though.  Very light, too.  Will #2 be perfect?  I donít know! 
I really think they donít put enough packing around the boards.  The rails had no padding except for the box, and you know those warehouse guys are throwing it around like mad.
Darn.

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #99 on: April 16, 2019, 11:50:51 AM »
Thatís a great shame, but all too common, Iím afraid. And you are right, the brands never use anything as much packing materials as they need to. Mind you, itís almost impossible to protect a board against fork lifts etc.

If the dings were only cosmetic, could you have negotiated some money off from Jimmy, and kept it?

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« Reply #100 on: April 16, 2019, 11:59:41 AM »
That's a bummer :'( I guess I didn't keep my finger crossed long enough... Maybe they'll pack it a little better on the next one.

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #101 on: April 16, 2019, 01:34:37 PM »
Thatís a great shame, but all too common, Iím afraid. And you are right, the brands never use anything as much packing materials as they need to. Mind you, itís almost impossible to protect a board against fork lifts etc.

If the dings were only cosmetic, could you have negotiated some money off from Jimmy, and kept it?

I donít know....    I couldnít tell if the rail scratch was just cosmetic, and Iím already getting it for half-price.  The thing is, I couldnít sign for it because that would negate the claim, and I couldnít call Jimmy because of the time difference, so I really had no choice but to send it back with fedex.  I do think they used fork lifts in the board, plus throwing it around so it landed on the rail.  The box was very light, so I bet warehouse workers looked at the box and assumed it would be heavy, and then threw it way harder than they needed to.
Okay...maybe the next one will be okay!

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #102 on: April 16, 2019, 01:36:22 PM »
That's a bummer :'( I guess I didn't keep my finger crossed long enough... Maybe they'll pack it a little better on the next one.

I think they need styrofoam running along the rails, for sure.  I wonder what they do with the damaged boards?  Does fedex keep them, or do the companies have a ďscratch and dentĒ sale?

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Re: Thin rails, not for surfing
« Reply #103 on: April 16, 2019, 07:35:30 PM »
Better luck with the next one Spirit!