[Vwdiesel] OT: Shipping windows and a bumper
Area31 Research Facility
stephensrw at stn.net
Thu Aug 18 00:31:44 EDT 2005
My comments were not made for your amusement. They are based on my true
personal experience and others I know with this company . I even sent a
package twice to an employee of UPS in Texas who himself had trouble with
the insurance claim and could not get good service on his shipment. The
first time it was picked up in Ontario, Canada by the UPS driver then
apparently shipped as far as the Canada/US border where it became destroyed
and misplaced. Then it was returned to me, the sender as the destination
after never reaching it's recipient and became way overdue.
On another occasion I had purchased four new neon sign transformers from a
company in Toronto. This company sent them to me northwest of Toronto by
UPS. They arrived smashed and dented with the boxes ripped and mutilated as
though they had travelled in a cement mixer/tumbler truck 'en route.
A vintage TV collector aquaintance of mine in Buffalo, NY had UPS ship a
delicate furniture cabinet from a very rare, very early color TV set (RCA's
very first model) to his home from an ebay sale. When the truck drove up in
front of his house the driver dropped the large package off the back of the
truck onto the hard pavement with a kick.
So based on MY experience here IS one for your amusement. "Do you know that
UPS now X-rays all packages? Yeah, they want to be absolutely sure that
they have destroyed the contents".
The company you work for has a well earned reputation for fragile stickers
being a challenge to drop harder and handle rougher It would be great if
the bad apples that work for them could be identified and fired. To not do
so is obviouslty a management decision.
Like it or not, well that just about covers my thoughts on shipping.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tyson Cragg" <tyson.cragg at sympatico.ca>
To: "Area31 Research Facility" <stephensrw at stn.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 10:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] OT: Shipping windows and a bumper
> 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
> 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
> 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
> > David,
> > 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
> > 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.
> > Rob
> > ----- 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
> >> needs.
> >> 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?
> >> Thanks,
> >> David
> >> David Cook
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