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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Diamond Bruce, Mar 14, 2012.

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  1. Diamond Bruce

    Diamond Bruce Member

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    This condition is common for UPS. We no longer use them, we have switched to FedEx.
     
  2. Chango2

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    "See What Brown Can Do For You"
     
  3. Swimdad13

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    I had a two piece custom fly rod show up it five pieces once!
    Always insure! Sorry about your situation. -Bob.
     
  4. Chango2

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    Thanks, thought it meant "way out"...
     
  5. JoeBobOutfitters

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    We received and send 1000+ packages a week via Fedex and UPS and have a very small percentage of damaged packages in transit. Many times it has to do with how it was packed. We tend to have more damages on long heavy objects for whatever reason, such as AR-15 Upper Receivers.
     
  6. quartering

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    cool! let's see what it was packed in
     
  7. BAD 303

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    It was no doubt a poor packing job. How about a pic of the package it was shipped in? Pretty easy to complain about UPS and FED EX but more times than not it was the dim wit doing the packaging. WE ask these carriers to ship 150 lb packages right along with 1 lb packages and we want them delivered overnioght with tracking and to make sure and ring and knock on the door and wait for us to get off the phone or out of the shower so they are not left on the proch. At some point common sense is needed but as usual is lacking with the American public.
     
  8. docbombay

    docbombay Well known trouble maker

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    I have received four ribs now from Add a Rib and the packaging was more then sufficient to prevent damage.
     
  9. shot410ga

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    Heck, they broke my new bench lathe, and it's cast iron. But, they bought me a new one, and didn't break it.
     
  10. guinner16

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    But didnt you order the step rip? Let us know what the POI is.
     
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    I had a racing camshaft for a 6cylinder come in two pieces once, courtesy of American Airlines.

    Chuck
     
  12. RunGunIPSC

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    The key to any sucsessful shipment is the packing quality. The key to any claim with any shipper is to double box using sturdy boxes. I have a 34# item I need to ship. It will be double boxed in good boxes with packing material between. A pain & lots of time,I hate it.
     
  13. MDMike

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    I just recieved a case of claybuster wads today via ups. Nothing seems to be broken in there........
     
  14. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Run Gun has it right. the key is to double box. I wrap a gun (or whatever) in virgin corrugated wrap for cushioning, that fits into to a Uline 36x6x6 Long box, Put that into a Uline 40x8x8 Long box with some apple separators I get from the food store for dunnage and to keep it all form moving around, tape it well, and computer label it.

    the thing a lot of guys do not know about preparing a shipment with FedEx or UPS is most every box costs the same. Almost to the dime my 40x8x8 box ships for the same as a 12x6x6 box. the reason is pretty obvious if you thinks about it. Their trucks run down the road not nearly up to weight, and probably 1/2 full. So size does not matter. What does matter is OH (that is overhead to neanderthal Bill above) and actual delivery. And those costs do not change.

    I ship cases similarly.
     
  15. guinner16

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    Today I recieved my order of broken glass shards. Everything was packed tightly and nothing was broken. Thanks UPS

    On a more serous note, I loaded for UPS one summer while in college. Its hard work and the hours were terrible. You had a few guys who did a good job, and a few guys who were mentally incapable of doing a good job. Then there was the other group! The guys who were there forever, who were cabable of a good job, but thought they were too good to "place a package in the truck". I can't tell you how many packages were thown from the belt into the truck. Those are the guys who really pissed me off because everybody looks up to them for their years of service. I felt bad for the foremans because they got their asses chewed out all night from the head guy.
     
  16. JACK

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    Here's another trick that has paid off several times.

    I get a somewhat damaged box in from USPS. The damage shows on the outside. Very common. Well I carry a camera with me and have the clerk hold the unit in her/his hands and take a picture of the damage. Then, I take the box to a counter on the side and open and inspect. If it is damaged, I take more pics.
     
  17. guinner16

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    MIA - Good advice. That is exactly what you should do. Do not take it out of the box to see if the item is damaged, no matter how tempting it is. If you get the package delivered at home take it right to the post office, or call customer service for UPS. You can go to a UPS store but they will likely give you the, "we are not associated with UPS ground" crap. Take plenty of pictures and never open the box until you speaks or see a rep from the company. Also, I believe you have the ability to refuse a package if it has been noticably damaged.
     
  18. cubancigar2000

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    I recently got a shotgun and when UPS driver came to the door, I noticed the box was damaged so I asked him to hold it, shot a photo and wrote his name down. Then I opened it ( he would not wait while I opened it) it was undamaged but had it been I believe I covered the bases that it was damaged in delivery. MIA gives great advice which will help settle any claims more quickly
     
  19. millerm12

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    jktphd your description of your poi on your bent add on rib was pretty funny.i dont laugh to often at what i read , that was pretty good.lol. but i am sorry about your rib hope everything works out.
     
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    So THAT'S what a 600% low rib looks like......Rick
     
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