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Re: Shipping Report - 4 mos f/Germany
if you have ever seen an x ray of a box of models you will know why it would be opened before any flight!, i got a box of over 1000 1/1200 a/c , eBay job lot at stupid low single bid price, and it was plastered several layers deep with Black and Yellow tape and lots of DO NOT FLY, LAND TRANSFER ONLY, inspected by security etc, and that from the Scottish Islands to Northern England!
I got one in January and one in February, both dispatched from Germany in mid October.
Even more troubling though, in both cases the packages had clearly been opened and rifled through, I assume by US Customs, and the contents tossed back in haphazardly with no thought of securely repacking anything. Luckily most of the models were well enough packed in their individal boxes but there was still some damage done. I have had Customs damage happen before in the "old days" but very very intermittently. Now seems the norm. Sigh.