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Year long and coming to an end.....

Hopefully the last chapter in the Brio Saga and a final follow up to this post:  http://community.livejournal.com/artists_beware/290705.html


I need to thank Brio's friend for being a go between (sorry couldn't recall your LJ name off the top of my head) and the head was confirmed mailed and I was given a tracking number as confirmation.  Yay's were had all around.

Though the yays went sour when I recieved my package today.  It would seem that Brio does need to learn about proper packaging and no wonder preivous attempts to ship failed.... Pics to follow.

First off the box came poorly tapped and as a result it had busted open during shipping, leaving me with this thing when I finally got the package.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/AncientRavenSTUFF/fursuithead/oakleyhead001.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/AncientRavenSTUFF/fursuithead/oakleyhead002.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/AncientRavenSTUFF/fursuithead/oakleyhead003.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/AncientRavenSTUFF/fursuithead/oakleyhead004.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/AncientRavenSTUFF/fursuithead/oakleyhead005.jpg

The whole top had apparently parted ways with the rest of the box and when I finally opened it fully I wasn't greated with anything better.  The head had been crammed into this home depot box, with no protection whatsoever.  No bubble wrap or packing peanuts....not even a trash bag to keep any moisture from getting in.  (which it did if you notice the wet spots in the box)

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/AncientRavenSTUFF/fursuithead/oakleyhead006.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/AncientRavenSTUFF/fursuithead/oakleyhead007.jpg

After I removed the head from the box I found it had managed to survive pretty well intact considering its trip and I owe that most likely to the matierials of the head (placing it on my styrofoam head help to bring things back into shape a bit)

Though it would seem that some parts were replaced in a hurry.....I had won the auction to have the fur replaced (just the bad joanne white with nicer stuff)  and indeed it was replaced....rather poorly and what would seem like mear minutes before stuffing it in the box.  The white ear is the most obvious of this:  The thing is berely attached to the head....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/AncientRavenSTUFF/fursuithead/oakleyhead011.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/AncientRavenSTUFF/fursuithead/oakleyhead015.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/AncientRavenSTUFF/fursuithead/oakleyhead020.jpg

Though nothing I can't fix with some time a patience.....though the fact that I should have to fix it is rather irksome to me to say the least.  Anyway the last thing left to do is to try again to contact Brio (I will most likely contact her friend, so if you are reading this friend I will be sending you a message in the future if not already.  Just to inquire about the very last lose ends of this rather long saga)  That is the wereabouts of the two badges for the head.  In the auction details ( http://www.furbid.ws/cgi-bin/auction/item.pl?item=232349317 ) the head comes with two badges, which were part of the cost of what I paid.  One is obviously done and on the head and the other was to be a custom work.  Now I can wait on the custom one for now, but I would like to get the wereabouts of the finished one since it was not within the package that I recieved.

Now with this I bid you all Adiu.
-ShadowRavenX
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Comments

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ryunwoofie
Feb. 5th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
Woooow thats horrible.. The suit is cute tho. Sucks that they would pack it like that and leave so many loose ends. :C
kayla_la
Feb. 5th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
To be honest, I would get at least a partial refund for that head. They clearly didn't care about the quality of it and making sure you got it safely. Needless to say.. unimpressed. And thus the beware tag.

ETA: The quality of the refurring and the like, specifically.

Edited at 2010-02-05 05:03 am (UTC)
digivolution
Feb. 5th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
How can you not know how to ship something properly?! It's not rocket science to wrap something in bubble wrap and slap some tape on the package, seriously.
thaily
Feb. 5th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
Oh c'mon, a couple of old newspapers at least? :/
drakenbyte
Feb. 5th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Brio always boasted about how tough and durable her fursuit heads where, and from what I've seen, she doesn't care too much about them being tumbled a bit. She might of taken the stance of if she doesn't care too much about her stuff, why care about other stuff? I hope she starts mailing out her stuff soon. :/ More than likely she just rushed shoving it in a box and wanted to be done with it.
majime
Feb. 15th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
*facepalms* Oh my god, I can't believe she sent it like that and without the badge I made for it. D: If you want, I can remake the badge for you and have it sent out during this week?

If you want to try and contact her, this is her new FA btw:
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/furbrications/
Took me a while to find it too. :/
shadowravenx
Feb. 16th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh so that is where she is hiding XD
Yes I will try and contact her most defiantly about these things :3

also OMG you would really make me a new one? O_O
I do hate to inconvenience you with these things though, so if you want I can do a trade for a new badge :3 Make you a little something something for your trouble :3
majime
Feb. 17th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, she tends to change galleries like every month or so. 8/ It's really annoying.

Of course I would! If Brio isn't going to give you the old one then I must make you a new one. If you want to trade, that's fine with me. :3 If you want, you can note me at my FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/thewhitedemon/
If there's anything you want me to add to the new badge and such, please don't hesitate to tell me. :3
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