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Old 08-02-2002, 09:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cusco boxes suck...

Well, I just got my cusco front strut tower brace today and was wondering if anyone else has had their box ripped open and the contents about spill out? This was the second strut tower brace I have recieved and the first one was the same as this... Can they not use tape?!


Granted, the bar was fine, it would be a shame if the product was lost due to spillage .


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Old 08-02-2002, 10:12 PM   #2
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I've found that the cardboard used in products packaged in Japan is 'softer' than what we're used to. It does seem like it is more prone to rips and tears. OEM Subaru parts are packaged the same. Usually, those boxes are not meant for shipping - I think they are supposed to be put in another, stronger box before being shipped.
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Old 08-03-2002, 12:54 AM   #3
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mine was the same..
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Old 08-03-2002, 06:06 PM   #4
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I can't believe this is in this topic,,,
you didn't buy a box. you bought a STRUT BAR
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Old 08-05-2002, 12:45 PM   #5
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No, its not Cusco boxes that suck. It is the delivery services in the US that sucks. In JPN, they take real good care of your packages so they don't need some tough boxes to survive the journey.
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Old 08-06-2002, 10:28 AM   #6
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i have a friend that works for FedEx. he says this is a gimmick used by the shipper. if there is a problem with the tower bar, the shipper can blame the co. that shipped it because the box was received ripped open. if there is a problem with the strut bar, call the shipper to tell them and if they ask in what condition was the box was recieved, tell them it was perfect.
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Old 08-29-2002, 11:07 AM   #7
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Well it all depends on where it was shipped from. If a package comes from overseas by itself it must pass through customs. And since that box would fit a nice rifle perfectly I'll bet that customs opened it up. As long as the strut bar is ok you should get used to imported boxes looking similar to yours.
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Old 09-01-2002, 03:04 PM   #8
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Having loaded trailers for a semester for FedEx I can tell you this....when it gets REAL busy or even mildly busy....with managers not doing **** and breathing down or necks to go faster.....with a chute full of boxes flying at you....I HAD TO RESORT TO THROWING MOST BOXES 30PLUS FT. TO THE BACK OF THE TRAILER!!!! (no matter how heavy)

Its not pretty....but gets the job done!!

Yes...I have seen some f@#ked up stuff come thru already mangled but for the most part its the loaders fault......

disclaimer....this was just my experience from 4 mos. of work!!
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Old 09-13-2002, 10:36 AM   #9
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Second that! I help out at Airborne Express a little and this stuff just happens all the time. With multitudes of boxes to to unload, process and get out on the road nobody would give a second though to throwing a box if it get the job done. I've seen some computers and TVs fly through the air like there is no tomorrow...
Usually good packaging would compensate for rough shipping and you will get your stuff in one piece. Some people ship buckets of paint, oils, etc., pack them up real bad, and then that stuff leaks all over the planes, trucks and other people's stuff. Sometimes some boxes reak of dead meat. I wonder what they ship in it? Critters? So, if any of you guys ship something - use some good boxes and plenty of tape. "Fragile stickers" don't help.
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Can we turn this into a - I used to load trailers - post?

I Used to work for a book distributor. After putting the postage on the packages and throwing them in big luandry-like hampers, I would use a forklift to dump them in a trailer, and would proceed to ram the pile to push it forward.

And this one time, in warehouse camp...
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