UPS was Re: Need Burroughs Tape Spec's

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Tue Apr 16 13:04:10 2002

>I've never had a problem with UPS. The only thing that arrived
>damaged here via UPS had been packed atrociously, was originally
>addressed to the wrong destination in another state, and, I suspect,
>was trashed to begin with.

        A large percentage of all monitors shipped to/from me in the
past have been either heavily damaged or destroyed by UPS and they
were well packed. I had a Mac blue/white G3 shipped to me last year
when I decided to change machines and UPS shattered one of the
plastic side panels. It was in the original shipping carton and
styrofoam inserts. They also banged my DECmate II around enough in
transit that the drive rails broke apart as well as destroying the
VR201 that shipped in a seperate box.

        Don't get me wrong, they've delivered a lot of stuff
undamaged as well but when it comes to the things they do manage to
damage, the packing used has little to do with it. I've gotten a
number of things that looked like it fell off the back of a truck.
Even with the form fitting high-density foam that surrounded the
heavy packages that arrived today, I doubt if they would have
survived something like that.

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