UPS was Re: Need Burroughs Tape Spec's

From: John Foust <>
Date: Tue Apr 16 11:44:17 2002

At 11:05 AM 4/16/2002 -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
>I'm wondering how UPS manages to stay in business anymore. I've
>shipped about four things via UPS in the past year, and EVERY ONE OF
>THEM arrived damaged to some extent. WTF??

I thought I'd carefully double-boxed a ~70 pound
microtome, but it too suffered this sort of fate
with UPS a year or so ago. Big nasty gash, like
it had been dropped from a considerable height.

Of course, UPS's first reaction is that "It wasn't
packed properly." Not that you can tell based on
the forensic examination of the remains, though.

But I've also shipped some large ~70 pound tape
backup libraries, and let Mailboxes Etc. do the
double-boxing and foam or bubble wrap, and they
had no trouble with UPS. Perhaps the lesson is
"Double-box, and don't reuse boxes when shipping
heavy items."

- John
Received on Tue Apr 16 2002 - 11:44:17 BST

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