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I'm crying..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChelleEnchanted, May 2, 2008.

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  1. ChelleEnchanted

    ChelleEnchanted Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    I purchased some eggs off somebody seeing as how almost my whole flock has been taken out in the past few weeks.
    I've been working hard, by myself, on the coop.
    I just cleaned it out yesterday, and
    refenced the whole thing.

    I just got my package that was supposed to have 2 dozen araucana mix eggs in it...
    all of them but three were smashed.

    The post office had stamped 'we're sorry your item was damaged during handling' all over it and wrapped it up because it was leaking everywhere.

    This is hard on me because i'm 17, I don't have a job because I have to babysit for my sister for free [she's a single parent] and i have school still. I sent them a money order and now i'm broke.
    & my parents could care less about my hobby.

    so yay, i have nothing but the few mix eggs from my backyard in the bator and the 5 chickens I have left.

    Blank the PO. And you know what blank means....
  2. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    I'm so sorry to hear that. I don't have much money to spare but was thinking of ordering some eggs off e-bay. Guess that ends that. I don't want broken eggs.
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    I'm so sorry. Will the PO pay damages? Can you contact the person you bought them from and tell them they were all damaged by the PO? They may be willing to replace them.
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Did you take pictures? Did you let the seller know? A member on here was able to get shipping costs refunded because of the way the postal service handled the box. I don't remember who. [​IMG]
  5. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Quote:I just hatched eggs from ebay with no problems. Of 16 eggs 14 hatched. All shipped eggs are hit and miss. I recently got some duck eggs and all 8 were damaged. 2 had the yolks scrambled inside and the other 6 had the air cells all messed up.
  6. ChelleEnchanted

    ChelleEnchanted Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    They said they wont replace them, and to put it in the PO lady's words 'they're just eggs'.

    I contacted her through email.. i dont know when she'll receive it though...

    I've been waiting for these forever. [​IMG]
  7. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    If the PO damages something you are at least entitled to a refund on shipping. If the item was not insured you won't get that $ back. The PO certainly won't offer up the $, sometimes you have to press the issue or ask for the Post Master.
  8. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    Chelle, so sorry. I sent you a message. The po is wrong, may be just a package of eggs but they destroyed the package. Have the seller send a complaint to the postmaster of the post office that she mailed out of. I've gotten lots of eggs from ebay, eggbid ect and most turned out fine.
    Last edited: May 2, 2008
  9. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    That is really sad. That makes me sure I want to wait until my little chicks are laying eggs before I try to hatch. Money is also very limited with my hobby with 7 kids to feed so I have to save for either a incubator or the materials to make on (I haven't decided yet). Good luck with the remaining eggs. Maybe you could call a supervisor or a bigger P O and get better results.
  10. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2007
    I'm so sorry! I would be glad to send you some eggs if you don't mind mutts. If the seller is in a good mood maybe they will replace the eggs. Crystal
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