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Subject: Re: [Leica] how to pack for fed-ex?
From: Rei Shinozuka <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 19:10:33 -0400
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my wife tells me the packages have arrived home from fedex.
i am half expecting to open my case and overturn it and shake 
out small, precision metal peices, each deformed in a unique way,
amidst finely ground glass powder littered with the odd
shard of dagger-shaped multi-coated glass.

- -rei

On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 05:50:11PM -0400, Marc James Small wrote:
> At 07:21 AM 8/21/03 -0400, Rei Shinozuka wrote:
> >how to pack for fedex?  that should have been my question LAST
> >week.
> Yes, you should have asked.  Send cameras by national mail, NOT by FedEx,
> UPS, or their ilk.  These folks are brutal on the packages entrusted to
> their care:  there IS a reason that they make a profit, and the reason is
> the low wages they pay their help which, in turn, means that they hire
> Harry the Gorilla and Ralph the Moron-Who-Should-Be-Institutionalized as
> their loaders.
> BIG shippers -- LL Bean and Eddie Bauer and QVC -- sell clothes for the
> most part and these companies know how to pack clothing so that it will not
> be damaged.  But a precision instrument ought NEVER be entrusted to the
> care of these ham-handed apes.
> Marc

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Rei Shinozuka
Ridgewood, New Jersey

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