From Hong Kong....?

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  1. ColinG

    ColinG United Kingdom Subscriber

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    How?

    How is this even possible without getting smashed?

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    Wrapped in tissue paper, in a bubble wrap bag inside a thin padded envelope.... and it survived! I'm astounded! £5.91 with free delivery from eBay.
     
  2. Jean J

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    Unbelievable!
     
  3. AussiePete

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    No way ..... not possible. [-(

    Well it seems that the Gods were on your side this time @ColinG
     
  4. BigStevie

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    Ditto, unbelievable!
     
  5. george

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    @ColinG Like they say (toned down slightly), poop happens! You're lucky, I bought a Col-Max a while ago and when it arrived the box was beat to hell! It looked like the postal authorities had a bad day or decided to play football with it in the mail room! Anyway, the globe was suppose to be in excellent shape but I figured, not now! When I opened the bashed up box the lantern was bent up but could be fix and the globe, beautiful, all in one piece! Go figure!
    :thumbup::thumbup::p
     
  6. Fireexit1

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    a good day to buy a lottery ticket ?
     
  7. ColinG

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    I've thanked them for the item and gently suggested that I might buy more IF they put them in boxes! Watch this space.
     
  8. Adrian Romania

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    Unreal. I once ordered 3 phone glass protections, the Chinese seller went trough the trouble of carving a suitable protection out of extruded polystyrene (thick enough, like 2 inches) and the whole thing arrived crushed with all the screens cracked.

    Btw, does your seller have the elusive 88x105 glass as well (for HK250 and the like)?
     
  9. ColinG

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    I just checked and they don't. They sell:

    5cm dia x 4.5cm
    8cm dia x 8cm
    11cm dia x 11.8cm

    I wish they sold 12cm dia x 12cm, that would be extremely useful!

    If anyone can help write a coherent Chinese question that I can send the seller I would be very grateful. I left them a message asking if they could send future glass purchases in a box but I don't think they understood and sent a rather rambling generic reply.
     
  10. Adrian Romania

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    Yup, it appears that the 250HK size isn't very common in China. I just got a Solex C200 and the original glass is cracked.

    Sadly the Chinese question is far beyond my reach. I ran into the same trouble on ebay and aliexpress, guess we will have to squeeze the maximum out of google translate ](*,)
     
  11. MikeO

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    Exactly!

    Mike.
     
  12. bp4willi

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    By far better than google translate is
    deepl.com
     

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