Does anyone know of any evacuated tube suppliers near New York City, or otherwise tube suppliers who will ship with guaranteed delivery (ie. will replace any broken tubes in the case they break during shipping)?
Ryan Weiss : No. ( But my information may be out-of-date ) For purposes of this discussion the rules of interstate commerce have descended from a coffeehouse
in London you may have heard of ''Lloyds of London, and even further bace to Admiralty law !
You contract with a supplier to buy something and they give you a 'best guess' arrival date! Legally they are the shipper-
The Shipper contracts with a common carrier to deliver his goods the rules of this comers were set in stone by a now defunct federal agency called the Interstate
Commerce Commission, Other Government agencies have added layers on top of these original rules
The Shipper uses a 'Common carrier' that he has worked with in the past with a good record and insurance
When you get your shipment you immediately inspect for visible damage, the common carrier collects your signature - Proving the shipment was without visible
If after the Carrier has left you find ''Hidden Damage'' You may be required to box the material back up and ship it back to Your supplier, Or wait for someone from
the Carriers Insurance Co to come to your place and inspect the damage
it is possible for you to wait for the shipper's and carrier's insurance companies to fight over who will pay the bill
NOW, Express delivery is a whole different ballgame, Fed Ex and UPS are big enough to be self ensured when they want to be-
In virtually all of these cases you will get a credit on your bill representing the damaged goods, but not Replacement goods !
Having said ALL this, You can ask the salesman about 'Turn-around-time' in case of damage, but this is not the same as a contract that spells these terms and
Again this is dated information, but with the Feds involvement and the fact that the system I describe ''Works" there is a vested interest in keeping things the way they
It may actually 'pay you to go and pickup the material in question yourself ! Sorry I could not be more positive ! For the good of the Craft ! Big AL
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