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Old 01-06-2004, 01:06 AM   #11
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I have seen the way the UPS guys throw the packages around.

Maybe they are former basketball players -- Pass and Shoot!

I haven't had bad luck with the shipping from DrsFosterSmith. My only complaint is that it's so slow, and to get it in any quickness at all I have to pay for extra delivery. There is even a FedEx depot right down the road from me, and that doesn't seem to help in terms of quickness.

Sorry about your experience, Pain Devine -- I hope they resolve it for you!
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Old 01-06-2004, 07:09 AM   #12
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I bought my sister 3-4 items from Yankee Candle (via UPS), one of which was a large jar candle ($25!!). She got the package in a sorry looking state, when she went to open it she cut open her hand "mysteriously" (there was no evidence of the jar or any glass had been in the package). She only mentioned the cut after we were talking and I realized she never got the candle jar.

Can you believe that when they must have realized they broke the package, they just *removed the evidence* and closed the package back up? There was no indication they were ever going to 'fess up'. Horrible. Plus she cut her hand open.
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I have had no problems with fed ex or ups in my dealings. There are millions of packages in transit every day so its kind of expected that a few will get damaged every once in a while. Given all the mecanized equipment that is used in sorting facilities and all. -Fish Freek


You ought to be ashamed of yourself Fish Freek. Everyone knows they have some guy sorting this stuff by hand on a desert island... sheesh... 8)

Oh sorry Castaway was on the tube last night...
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Old 01-06-2004, 01:54 PM   #14
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Everyone knows they have some guy sorting this stuff by hand on a desert island... sheesh...
That is, in fact, false. I work at FedEx and I can tell you with 100% certainty that there are no desert island facilities. All of our package are shipped to a central location and sorted by highly trained and highly certified monkeys... Hold on, there's one at my office door now... seems he wants to talk to me about a script for Hamlet he's worked out...




btw... the above is, of course, impossible.
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maybe they dropped the porcelin disney figure first on the floor than packaged it and shipped it..
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I use Fed Ex as my primary shipper and, so far, I haven't had any problems with them. I hope that will be a continuing trend.
When I used to drive long haul, I delivered loads at several different package companies...Fed Ex, UPS, USPS, and a few smaller operations. I never saw any of them treat the packages gently. I've hauled a few loads of Avon products too. Any of you who use or have ever ordered Avon would be amazed that any of it was in one piece if you could see what those boxes are subjected to while they're coming off the truck.
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I never saw any of them treat the packages gently.
Its no suprise to me. A new employee might acutally be careful till they relize that taking the extra time to be extra gentle with items causes them to get piled up with packages. The consumers need to get the packages as soon as humanly possible causes speed to take precidence over gentleness.
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Its no suprise to me. A new employee might acutally be careful till they relize that taking the extra time to be extra gentle with items causes them to get piled up with packages. The consumers need to get the packages as soon as humanly possible causes speed to take precidence over gentleness.
Agreed, my other buddy works part time for UPS and he said if you take your time you only get screwed worse. That and packges falling and getting shoved off the conveyer belts and landing on you only make you more mad causing you to release your frustrations on the packages.
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Well after all this time i finaly decided to upgrad to VHO. as a matter of fact it's in the hands of UPS as we speak I will let ya know how it goes. There due to arrive tomorow. 8)
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If you think Fed Ex is bad stay far away from Airborne express. Oh the stories i have!
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