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Old Dec 1st, 2012, 18:30 PM   1
F0xybabe
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HUGE scratches on crib :((((


So I just got my crib today at my baby shower. I'm so grateful, my church put all the money together to buy it for me. I almost cried when I saw it cause its the exact model I want.

The only thing is, they put the crib up before I got there so that it would be assembled and I could see it not just in a box, and also so that the church members could also see what they were putting money towards. I was fine with this but then the person who was going to transport it to my house insisted we leave it set up and just carry it into the house from the van. I said I was fine with this *as long as they were very careful* (its only a 5 minute drive to my place.. not far at all). Well I don't know what they did but when the crib arrived at my place there was a whole bunch of HUGE gashes on the front of it!!!!!

I'm so discouraged. The gashes couldn't have been at the back either, it HAD to be at the front of the crib and super visible. I dont mean to be ungrateful for getting the crib and all that but I'm pretty upset about this


Is there anything I can do to fix it? I was thinking maybe wood putty or something. Its low enough that baby wouldn't be able to reach it or touch it or anything, either with her mouth or hands, so I'm not worried about toxins since she cantreach it.

I guess it would be wrong to contact the company and say it came with a huge gash? i've heard they're really good for replacing parts but I'm not sure that big scratch marks count...



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2012, 18:34 PM   2
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depends how cheeky you want to be and say that it was already there? and you thought it'd be okay when you put it together but it was?
but thats down to you if you'd feel comfortable lying about it. If not you could always contact them and ask if you can buy spare parts for it..

sorry to hear it happened. what a lovely gift though



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2012, 18:48 PM   3
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awww that is really sad everyone's heart was definitely in the right place for such a nice gift! too bad no one thought to throw a blanket over it or something tho when moving it i would be pretty upset too tho. like pp said you could phone to see about spare parts? tell them what happened and maybe they'll be kind and send you one? or, what color is the crib?? you could find a matching sharpe and color it in, wood putty like you said depending on how deep the gashes are or if its a neutral wood, i read that a walnut rubbed over the scratches blends it in somehow. good luck hun i'm sure you can get an extra part! let us kno!



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2012, 19:17 PM   4
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I know they make this marker that is meant to fill in scratches to wood furniture. Ive used it on my table, and my mom has used it around her house and you cant even tell the scratches are there. They have tons of colors, so you may be able to find a match on the color and give it a try. I cant think of the name of the product off the top of my head, but if your interested I could find out.



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Old Dec 1st, 2012, 20:11 PM   5
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My parents used to have a few of those marker/crayon things too. Our couch and chair had wood frames with cushions that you sat on and I remember my dad taking it and filling in a gash me and my brother had made with a toy (whoopsie)

Perhaps Amazon has something like this?
I looked it up for ya
Here's the crayons:
http://www.amazon.com/FURNITURE-REPA...ref=pd_sim_k_8

Here's the markers:
http://www.amazon.com/Assorted-Furni...+marker+repair



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2012, 20:17 PM   6
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thanks for the responses.. the crib is white. here are some pictures of the gashes. as you can see theyre relatively deep! it makes me wonder what the hell they did lol. looks like they literally keyed my crib!





Do you think any of the previously mentioned methods will still work even though these gashes are huuuge??



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2012, 20:22 PM   7
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Could you call and ask the company about buying just the piece that has the damage? They may be willing to give it to you for cost (or possibly free) if you can and just say you had it delivered and it had big marks in it.



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2012, 20:24 PM   8
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I hope a new piece wouldnt be too expensive, i think I will call and explain and ask if they would send one for free. It doesnt hurt to ask, and the least they can say is no. if not I cant really afford anything else as money is tight and I'm not done buying yet, but I will look into those other suggestions like the markers and stuff. or something!



 
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I hope a new piece wouldnt be too expensive, i think I will call and explain and ask if they would send one for free. It doesnt hurt to ask, and the least they can say is no. if not I cant really afford anything else as money is tight and I'm not done buying yet, but I will look into those other suggestions like the markers and stuff. or something!
Hope they can sort it. I know it's an awful feeling having something brand new damaged. But it's not that bad. And it doesn't affect the usage xx



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2012, 20:44 PM   10
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Those look like some pretty deep scratches and even with a marker and the fact its white, im not sure it would do much good to use the marker. Im thinking the wood putty would be the way to go, and then use the white wood marker over it. You may not even be able to notice it at that point.



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