*UPDATE* So… I have yet to hear word from FedEx on the status of my claim. I decided to call 1800-GO-FedEx and check up on my claim status. I supplied the representative with my claim number that was supplied to me. It turned up zero results in their system. They asked for the initial tracking number, to which I supplied, which also resulted in zilch. They do not have any of this on record? They asked for my name so they can do a search, buy the only thing to turn up was the first claim when the customer received the table with minor damages. I was transferred over to the guy who initially handled the first claim but he was not available so I left a message. What next?
Do not trust FedEx with your deliveries. I had shipped out a NES coffee table to someone who bought one, and upon receiving it, they ignored the “This side up” stickers and delivered it on it’s side. They also had stacked a large and very heavy box on top of it, tweaking the table inside. There were minor damages, some splitting and chipped paint. I had him ship the damaged table back to me and I got to work making him a new one.
Things have been busy busy and I haven’t had much time for projects or updating the website, but heres a few things I have been doing.
I have decided to put up another one of my coffee tables up for auction. Originally I was going to have it featured in the IAM8BIT art show, but I have lost contact with the owner and I presume he lost interest since he stopped returning emails. Bummer. Anyway the table is up forauction on eBay here.
Also I am looking to maybe start doing some things on etsy.com, a site dedicated to selling hand made arty items. My seller name is mattcyborgelt, so keep an eye out if/when I put something up.
I have a few projects on the forefront of my mind. Some are retro decorations for around the house. Another is a new coffee table, but it might be some time before I can get to it. The other is nerdy in another fashion: astronomy. I recently bought a Zhumell z10 telescope. The thing is pretty nice but the fact that it is not motorized makes it astro-photography disabled. For the price on the Black Friday deal, I could not pass it up. I calculated a few things out, bought a cheap high torque 12v DC motor, and found a nice set of hobby gears. Next up is assembly. I will document the process, and if this works out well I will post the project on here, and maybe make a few of these motorized units for those Zhumell or Meade Lightbridge owners out there.
Congratulations on your purchase ebayer! I hope you enjoy your new coffee table.
The table is up for auction, starting bid $700, or buy it now for $1000
And the new youtube video of it.
I just finished three more Nintentables. I am in talks with displaying one at an art show in LA, one is for my self, the third one was going to be for someone who wanted it but it remains unclaimed.
This week, my auction on ebay closed at $1000 for my coffee table! I did not expect my table to become so popular.