no more UPS!

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Tue Jan 18 21:06:49 2005

On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Jay West wrote:

> I'm boycotting UPS. I walked out of there about foaming at the mouth.
> I went there to ship a vintage cpu, and the gentleman behind the counter
> took one look at my box and said "that box is in bad condition", followed by
> "At UPS, we don't want to deliver any packages that don't look good", and
> finally "we can't have the box falling apart and it's contents coming out".
> I asked him to please take a closer look at the box I was shipping. True,
> the outside had many shipping labels that had been pulled off. But I
> explained to him it was a custom made US military shipping carton. The walls
> are almost 1/2 thick cardboard with 6 inches of foam form fitting around the
> cpu. There were no creases in the cardboard anywhere, and no sunken
> surfaces. This box was far sturdier than any box in the place. He told me my
> only choice was to take the package to The UPS Store and have them rebox it.
> I think they are just trying to push business to their UPS Store fronts.
> This box was extremely sturdy.
> So... I'm boycotting UPS and just needed to vent :)

Use DHL. Their rates are highly competitive with both UPS and Fedex and
they seem to be saturating the streets with their bright yellow trucks.
I'm increasingly moving my business over to DHL since they seem to want it

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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