UPS woes

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Tue Feb 20 23:17:37 2001

I once sent a then cutting edge SCSI tape drive to a repair facility for a fix
via UPS. When the work (costing $600) was done, they sent the drive back to me,
packed in a white cardboard box with a very readable label, insured for $600
which is what was owed them.

When the UPS guy delivered it, I was still at work, so instead of putting the
package somewhere out of the way or delivering it the next day, the package was
left in the driveway where it led into the covered portion of the carport. It
was snowing that afternoon (UPS delivers at about 1:30 p.m.) and by the time I
got home, there were several inches of snow on the driveway and package. A
couple of days later, I found the package, tire tracks and all, and the drive
was rubbish.

I've not shipped even one item with UPS since then. I've always had the
impression they really figure they can afford to pay for whatever is insured and
to hell with the rest.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Hellige" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 7:39 PM
Subject: UPS woes

> Well, UPS struck again. In the past they've managed to
> destroy any number of monitors, including a Tandy CM1 and a DEC
> VR201. Today a Blue/white G3 that I ordered arrived, packed in all
> the original styrofoam and stuff and they still managed to break the
> casing into numerous pieces. They must have really tossed it around
> to cause the damage that was done. Needless to say, in the future
> I'll be doing everything I can to avoid using UPS.
> Jeff
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Received on Tue Feb 20 2001 - 23:17:37 GMT

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