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Bad luck or what?

HydrogenSulphate - 2-11-2020 at 05:36

I recently purchased a 100mL volumetric pipette and a jointed glass funnel (each from different suppliers). Despite both being cushioned in bubble wrap, they arrived totally smashed. Annoying to say the least!

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Fluorite - 2-11-2020 at 05:54

Oh god! That's why I hate buying stuff online :( sorry

Bad luck

MadHatter - 2-11-2020 at 07:20

H2S, that certainly is bad luck.
It happened to me from a shipper no
more than 40 miles away. In my case,
a 1 litre filtration flask. Some people are
careless. In your case, from 2 different
suppliers ? That really is bad luck. I hope
you can get refunds or replacements.

MidLifeChemist - 2-11-2020 at 13:00

Oh, that is bad luck!

itsallgoodjames - 2-11-2020 at 14:26

Wow, that's incredibly bad luck. I've surprisingly never had this happen. I hope you can get your money for them back.

DraconicAcid - 2-11-2020 at 14:50

I would hazard that your packages met one of those postal workers who delight in treating packages marked "FRAGILE" as extra fun to throw.

Lion850 - 2-11-2020 at 17:58

I received quite a few glass apparatus from China including condensers; they were very well packaged and no damage yet. I guess it’s all down to appropriate packaging.

Wrong Formula

MadHatter - 3-11-2020 at 14:04

H2SO4 my bad on your
handle previously on 2020/11/02.

SORRY. I really hope you can get this
glassware problem resolved. :(

Twospoons - 3-11-2020 at 15:11

I recall sitting in a aircraft at Sydney Airport looking out the window, watching a baggage handler in another plane literally throwing bags out the door onto the tarmac. Would have been a good 2m drop.
I've also watched a courier tossing packages around in his van as he looked for the one being delivered to me.

I guess they're not paid enough to care.

metalresearcher - 4-11-2020 at 03:49

Never had problems with glassware ordered online.
Only once with a thermocouple from Aliexpress. The 0.1mm wires were snapped and the alumina sheathing was broken and I reported it. I got a refund, ordered a new one from the same supllier and that was perfect.