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"Take a Couple/Leave a Couple" Passaround Box, Vol. 2.1 - The saga continues!

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by Blitzwing, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Jerry L

    Jerry L EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Are there pics from box a,and box b from the last people who had em?
     
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  2. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    I don't think we currently know where box B is.

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  3. Blitzwing
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    Java head has A Mtngoat has B but currently is out of town
     
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  4. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    I thought @Mtngoat said he was sending it out, but it's been long enough that it should have arrived. Made me think it might be MIA in the mail.
     
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  5. Blitzwing
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    When he got back.. Had to go out of town.. Was due back end of this week.
     
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  6. nwjavahead

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    I sent a pm to Blitz about sending him the pictures, do not worry all, I am working the list for A.
     
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  7. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    :unsure:
     
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  8. mtngoat

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    Box b went out last week to crezymunkey.

    I got out an Opinal #8 and my daughter took a toy VW Bug, ill post pics of thrle opinal shortly, not sure what she did with the bug.
     
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  9. neginfluence04

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    I will take AK's spot :)
     
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  10. neginfluence04

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    I have a bunch Gerber goodies to throw in the box.
     
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  11. CrezyMunky

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    Not here yet, will post when it arrives!

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  12. wrath0r
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    That's what I thought, so box b may be MIA. :-(

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  13. neginfluence04

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    Call the post office it may be stuck due to address being written incorrectly
     
  14. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    Or just look at the tracking number.... if @mtngoat has it. :cool:

    ALL flat rate boxes now come standard with a tracking number. (which IMNSHO, should be posted Here, on the open forum every time one of these boxes is sent, or if nothing else, sent to the recipient)

    G.
     
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  15. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    I don't think we should be posting tracking numbers ini the forum since they can divulge peoples' locations, but I think it should be sent to @Blitzwing along with the various photos.
     
  16. CrezyMunky

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    All is good, fed ex shows they just logged it 5 30. Estimated delivery :
    Tues 6/03/2014 by 8:00 pm

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  17. wrath0r
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    Right on, thanks! :)
     
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  18. Blitzwing
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    Alright, lists updated now that the pc is back up and running. Please,when you guys post you want in.. Pick a box! and only do it once... you dont need to pm me 11 times if I got it.. also dont send a pm to request to be on the list.. do it here just so everyone can see who goes when since I go by the sequence in the thread to be fair.

    btw I do my day to day surfing on tapatalk for android.. I do get notified of convos or PM's not posts to my profile page and i cannot see them from tapatalk either.. so post you got and any requests to be added in here and photos of what you put in and the total box or other questions to a pm please..

    Thanks
     
  19. Blitzwing
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    On another note..

    After looking at all the photos after the rule change and the random ones from before ive noticed two things..

    There are some people who scammed from the box (not after the big clean.. Yet)

    The big reason why the box tends to go downhill is not malicious but more of a mentality.. and we all suffer from it sadly.

    The Upgrade mentality!

    We're all guilty of it, wanting bigger and better... jumping from an enlan to a spyderco to a ZT to a sebenza for example or a maglite to a sunwayman v10r ti or a generic eastpak to a maxped to a tad bag. and it's not a bad thing, most of the time.

    When you open the box and see a (i'm not citing a issue just a theorhetical issue) zero tolerance knife and your eyes bug out and say MINE! Your grail knife is there in front of you when you could never pull the trigger on it. So now its yours and ready to upgrade.. what do you put in.. well most times youll throw in a couple of smaller things to equal or overcompensate to get your grail. Which is perfectly ok..because in some cases the zt was out of your reach budget wise to spend that kind of cash on one knife, so you throw in a spydie persistance, microstream, and a brass zippo to cover.. sweet! and it goes to the next guy who goes.. Wow! I always wanted a persistance so he takes it and with the same mentality throws in a buck knife and a maxped pouch.. then its off to the next.

    What inadvertently happens the singular value of items decline over time.. think of it like a pyramid with the zt at top.. it splits to a spydie,zippo and microstream which may equal the value of the zt but lessen the average value of individual items overall and at the next take the par level drops to a buck knife and maxped pouch and then the same happens for the next guy and so on and so on. Thats the main reason why after 20 or so passes we're so far down the pyramid that we end up with paracord, toothbrushes and bic lighters.

    it's not anyone's fault nor is it a totally bad thing but this just shows sometimes that throwing in 12 different smaller things totaling more $$ than the one thing you took can throw the box into a tailspin... Sometimes a one on one swap of equal value can help the box imeasurbly.

    I'm not blaming anyone. Hell i'm guilty of it too, i just wanted to throw my observation out there (since i see the behind the scenes stuff) to make us more aware that when the box degrades it may not be an attempt of someone to screw the rest of us and get everyones dander up about it.. but us just succumbing to a natural need to upgrade!

    Tally ho!

    Blitzwing
     
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  20. Blitzwing
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    And it also gives an explanation on why the box tends to overflow so readily with smaller, cheaper items
     
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