UPS (off topic) Re: Sale postings to classiccmp (RE: my objection to recent postings)

From: Joe <>
Date: Wed Apr 8 22:24:58 1998

   Since everyone is venting their feelings about UPS, I'll throw in my two
cents worth.

   I called UPS today and enquiried about sending a 1/2" thick 8 1/2 x 11"
manual via UPS and was told it had to packed in a double walled container
with 2 to 4 inches of padding between the two containers. That's
ludicrous! UPS is putting the burden to protect the packages on the
shippers instead of their sloppy workers. The last time I was in the UPS
shipping center I saw a worker at the customer service counter turn on the
convyor belt and dump all the packages in the floor because the people in
the back weren't taking them off fast enough. What's more, no one there
seemed surprised or made any attempt to turn the conyor off until ALL of
the packages had fallen off the end and dropped to the floor.

    I have other gripes with UPS besides their poor handling. I live in a
major city and there is only one UPS shipping center here and between the
long lines there and the travel time it takes me several hours to ship a
package with them. It's not worth the hassles or the time to ship a $10
item that I MIGHT make a $2 profit on. Now I will only ship with UPS as a
last resort. I have refused to sell several items because the buyer
insisted on shipping with UPS, since it would have cost me more in time and
aggrevation than what I would have made on the deal.

Received on Wed Apr 08 1998 - 22:24:58 BST

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