Thursday, July 28, 2011

Looks Like We Are Going To Have To Put Her Down



Awww what a shame!

Now who'da thunk something made of metal could be so fragile?

This poor old gal will have to be put down. No big loss, I think I paid $10 total, but posting these to show the seller to let them know.

I'm more sad something vintage has been damaged beyond repair.



Time to go carnival horse hunting again!
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20 comments:

  1. First of all, sorry for your loss. I can feel your pain.

    I am always amazed at the shoddy packing job people to on eBay even today. Did they actually wrap the piece up in ONE piece of bubble wrap and ship it in an envelope?!?!?

    These people should be horse-whipped. Sorry but my anger is rather unbridled now. Safe packing should be one of their "mane" concerns. And sorry you're saddled with a now worthless piece.

    OK...that's enough puns for the day.

    But I am sorry about the horse :(

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  2. Well Atomic Ranch lady.. I am sure she has done alot of laps around the track. It's time for her to depart and go to horsie heaven.

    *Rip Vintage Horse*
    I have a feeling she will be replaced with another beauty quite soon.

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  3. Bummer! You have the worst luck with ebay sellers! I hope they are willing to own up to the shoddy packaging. When will they learn that the post office is NOT a gentle place. That being said, I probably over wrap everything I ship but better safe than sorry :-)

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  4. FHF LOL!! That cheered me up! Very clever!!

    They are common on eBay, but they sell for what I think are fairly high prices, so will have to hunt for another deal. :(

    Yeah Amber, I seem to get my unfair share of bum deals. I don't know why... I always pay INSTANTLY the moment the auction is over, and I write a "Thank you" too. I guess the eBay gods are mean cruel kind of gods lol...

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  5. My dad had one of these as a kid in the 60's or 70's, I have one like it at home! At least you know they were mass produced, so you can snag another one. What a disappointment, though, to have something that made it that long intact be ruined... I underestimated the strength of my detergent and "bled" the colors of this MINT sixties' mini-dress the other day, could have DIED with frustration. Ah well. Good luck on finding that horse's long lost brother, intacto!

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  6. aaawww no im sorry to see that what a pain in the bottom. I hope you manage to find another one, dee x

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  7. So sad. Maybe you can order a little car from the same dealer, it will come in pieces and you can glue wheels to the horsie to better get around! That really did look like something that needed a box, not an envelope.

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  8. I can't believe a seller would put something like that in an envelope. That kind of shoddy business is one of my pet peeves. I hope you get a refund, since it was clearly the seller's fault for trying to cut corners on shipping.

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  9. Ha ha Helen!!

    Yeah bummer, but lots for sale on eBay. The seller refunded, was nice about it. I wasn't terribly upset, maybe I'm expecting these things more often than not with my luck lol...

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  10. oh that's sad. glad you got a refund!

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  11. In a bubble mailer??! What on Earth is wrong with people? That horse survived many decades to be dead because of one stupid packaging job? You can always stick him deep into a potted plant or flower bed and let the good bits stick out. I've done that before with poor broken knick-knack animals. Bless his horsey heart.

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  12. Oh no, i am so sorry to see this... poor horsey..
    I loved collecting horse related stuff as I child... brings back memories!

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  13. Sorry to hear, and it's such a handsome vintage find.

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  14. Oh my goodness, poor thing! What a shame!

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  15. That is a shame - pretty uncaring of the seller to "pack" it that way. My parents had a couple of these for years.

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  16. Off subject - but I just want to say I stumbled onto your site & am LOVING it! I think we may have been separated at birth :- )
    Anyway, hello, I am Vickie in California & I have a feeling I'll be jumping in here often. GREAT JOB! And so sorry about your horsey

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  17. Hi Vickie! Start a blog so we can share!!

    Thanks all for your wonderful comments!

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  18. Me, do a blog? Omigosh, looks like way too much work so I'll enjoy yours. I have to say though, I am living my dream right now by having 2 spaces in a great antique store in the historic part of Folsom, Calif so I get to "pick" to my heart's content and pass on all the "lovlies" I find to others who will love them as much as I do. Been doing it for the past 3 years. NOT by any means making a living - it's a labor of love. You have however given me an idea that will give me great joy (now that I FINALLY have an empty nest! Whoopee!) & that is to use one of the spare bedrooms & make it mine by re-collecting things from my childhood that made me happy & that I no longer have - or - wish I did at the time. So, thank you! BTW - you are a farrr better woman than I if you can write such lovely words and thoughts while sitting in the "black hole". Bravo for you! Keep up the great work!

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  19. I had a horse like that as a kid. Stick the legs on with something like Silly Putty; or metal glue. I've signed up to follow your blog. Mary

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  20. Knuckleheads! That looks like the horse that goes with my clock (I know you know what I'm talking about). Due to the fact that I buy glass items through eBay, I'm doomed to get something now and then that tinkles when you upwrap it. God I HATE that sound. Sometimes even the best packing job can't stand up to a p.o. battering from the p.o. gorilla. And then there was the three horns and a base Fenton glass epergne that was sent clear across the country in a cardboard box with only a layer of wrapping paper to cushion the contents and it all made it safe and sound. I keep telling myself I have GOT to stop eBay buying but unfortunately for the sellers there aren't alot of people buying. Might have something to do with the increased number of highly priced Buy It Now items, hmmmm? But a good deal means nothing if you receive it in a million pieces! Hey, you're getting as bad as I am about posting, girlfriend. Now come over and enter my giveaway--I know, I know, you don't need anything more but at least you can say hello!!!!! (((((hugs back atcha)))))

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