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Topic # 120928 18-Jun-2013 21:09
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You walk into an electronics store and buy your brand new, $1,000 smartphone (or iPad or whatever). You get home, take it out of the box... And it fails. You go back to the store and get a new one and it fails too,

This may explain why:


(China Air-Freight Handlers at Guangzhou Airport)






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  Reply # 838938 18-Jun-2013 21:28
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Perhaps this happened to several mechanical hard drives I bought had that arrived DOA.





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  Reply # 838946 18-Jun-2013 21:34
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W  T  Fish

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 838947 18-Jun-2013 21:34
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his success rate is <50% ... you'd think that he'd modify is technique to do the job faster - but I guess he's not smart enough to realise he is creating so much more work for himself!




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  Reply # 838948 18-Jun-2013 21:35
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There's everything I ever bought off trademe getting loaded all at once.

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  Reply # 838970 18-Jun-2013 22:15
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Certainly explains when I buy something from a chinese website, the packing is often ripped and the dented badly. They do have a different culture over there. Seven sharp had some interesting story about china and what it is like to live there in day to day life, and it is not a place I would want to live.

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  Reply # 838977 18-Jun-2013 22:29

That is absolute gold, unreal!

Just hope they're not defibrillation units... We might need those to work first time.




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  Reply # 839030 18-Jun-2013 23:46
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The reality is that if anything in those boxes was damaged it was poorly packed. Mr Dong Iverdamn could pick up 3 or 4 at a time so the content was probably surrounded by foam.

I was once advised informally by NZPost that if an item could be damaged by throwing it against a wall at shoulder height and letting it drop then it needed better packing. FEDEX have a packing test routine for cartons up to 75lbs that includes 10 drops from 30".

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  Reply # 839038 19-Jun-2013 05:01
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Not sure what was most painful about that video, Chuck Long, Kenny Gee music on endless repeat, or that awful Aussie accent.

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  Reply # 839042 19-Jun-2013 08:09
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mattwnz: Seven sharp had some interesting story about china and what it is like to live there in day to day life, and it is not a place I would want to live.


It's called 'dog eat dog world' ... No certainty of what they next day will hold, to survive one more day i might have to kill you otherwise you'd be in my way




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  Reply # 839046 19-Jun-2013 08:33
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mattwnz: Certainly explains when I buy something from a chinese website, the packing is often ripped and the dented badly


Customs don't tend to help in that regard either.

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  Reply # 839062 19-Jun-2013 09:07
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So, all those urban legends about baggage handlers are indeed true!




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  Reply # 839066 19-Jun-2013 09:10
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I'm all for being efficient (read:lazy) and getting the job done with the least possible effort.
But this guy is too stupid to realise how much extra work he is making for himself. Surely the golden rule of shifting boxes is no double handling.

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  Reply # 839085 19-Jun-2013 09:41
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kiwitrc: Not sure what was most painful about that video, Chuck Long, Kenny Gee music on endless repeat, or that awful Aussie accent.


The awful know it all Aussie commentary gets my vote.




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  Reply # 839516 19-Jun-2013 15:31
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I get big boxes of stuff sent to me through Guangzhou, I'm sure sometimes the baggage handlers must literally use them for a quick game of football.

Luckily the people packaging them know this and put in way more padding (or double boxing) than would be otherwise necessary.




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  Reply # 839584 19-Jun-2013 16:20
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that's why G-shock is important. i'm guessing you need about 2G-shock proof for this man, maybe more for other stuff




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