[Vwdiesel] Fw: OT: Shipping windows and a bumper
tyson.cragg at sympatico.ca
Wed Aug 17 22:11:52 EDT 2005
I work for UPS and as you would expect, do not find your comments amusing.
However, your comments are correct if you fail to take the time and care
properly pack what you ship. If you ship glass, it is at your own risk.
you are going to ship flat glass through a courier system (no matter who
carries it, Mutilator and FedWrecks included), you place those items in
grave danger of damage. A better idea may be to ship it LTL on a pallet,
but even that has its risks, if the glass is not in a rack. If you have to
ship glass by courier, pack each piece in a separate box within a box,
surrounded by copious amounts of styrofoam peanuts. Make sure the box is
large enough to prevent the item inside from coming anywhere near the edges
of the outer packaging. That is were most damage occurs. Check UPS' web
site at www.ups.ca for packaging advice.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Area31 Research Facility" <stephensrw at stn.net>
> To: "David Cook" <vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com>;
> <audi-vw-diesels at yahoogroups.com>; "diesel list" <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] OT: Shipping windows and a bumper
>> If you plan to ship those items UPS (pronounced 'oops'), smash the
>> and put the glass dust in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box. You will
>> get the same product at the receiving end that you would sending whole
>> windows and will save volumetric charges on shipping.
>> You might have to be more creative pre-folding the bumper.
>> If anyone thinks I'm trying to be funny, they are mistaken.
>> Well that just about covers my thoughts on shipping.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "David Cook" <vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com>
>> To: <audi-vw-diesels at yahoogroups.com>; "diesel list"
>> <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:09 PM
>> Subject: [Vwdiesel] OT: Shipping windows and a bumper
>>> Hey all, I've got some windows and an old Rabbit
>>> bumper I'm gonna put up on ebay...
>>> Just curious what the best way to ship it would be?
>>> Including packaging, especially the windows.
>>> I'm thinking the bumper can just have the label
>>> slapped directly to it. I might cover the ends with
>>> cardboard, but I really only think that is all it
>>> For the windows, all I can come up with without making
>>> the package super heavy would be several layers of
>>> cardboard marked FRAGILE and insurance required.
>>> Any thoughts?
>>> David Cook
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