I took delivery today of of some timber flooring . I had ordered 168 linear mt's (all the same width) and was told that it would be supplied in random lenghts each between 400mm and 1800mm. The timber arrived in 8 boxes each of which contained 21 linear mt's. Each box contained 30 pieces of timber. The distribution of lenghts was as follows:
NUMBER OF PIECES BY LENGHT LENGHT (CM) 40 50 75 80 85 90 PACK1 10 10 10 PACK 2 10 10 10 PACK 3 10 10 10 PACK 4 10 10 10 PACK 5 10 10 10 PACK6 10 10 10 PACK 7 10 10 10 PACK 8 10 10 10
I have two questions for which I would appreciate input -
1. Can the timber supplied really be considered random lenghts given that none are greater then 90 cm and that each box contained exactly 30 pieces and that the contents of 6 of the boxes were identical.
2. What could I reasonably have expected to have received if the lenghts were truly random given the stated range of 400mm to 1800mm.
At present the supplier is claiming that what I have received meets the specification as all pieces are between 400mm and 1801mm - whilst this is true in my view these are not random lenghts - am I being unreasonable?