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Quote:Now here we go with the 4 months of BS with UPS...
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Quote:Unreal-but it's real. I wrote this before on CN sometime ago. I followed a UPS truck when all of a sudden his backdoor opened up & a package fell out-rolling around many times. I picked it up and chased the UPS truck for nearly a mile. When he finally stopped I showed him the package. Do we get paid for delivering packages to the UPS man? I hear stories of Brinks trucks losing bags of money in the streets. Now that's interesting! Jim
Quote:But the point about peanuts was right..
Quote:Have to admit that Fedex is better then UPS. About 3 years ago I bought a Bose sound system for the TV thru AAFES (Military Exchange) mail order. Luckily I was home when it arrived. The drive said his instructions were, if not home, leave by door (these were the instructions from AAFES, not me, this is their "default" delivery). Could you imagine not being home and a big box marked "BOSE HOME THEATER" on the side sitting on your porch....and for how long.......so, be careful who you order thru, or at least check to see if they offer delivery instructions/options.
Quote: Quote:But the point about peanuts was right.. It sounded to me like the scope was not sufficiently well packaged. Double boxing, lots of tape and bubble wrap.. Collimation bolts checked for snugness, other screws, nuts and bolts checked for tightness. Shipping a scope with a corrector plate is always a concern.At one time I worked for a small LTL trucking company, I pack accordingly.Jon
Quote:Quote: Quote:But the point about peanuts was right.. It sounded to me like the scope was not sufficiently well packaged. Double boxing, lots of tape and bubble wrap.. Collimation bolts checked for snugness, other screws, nuts and bolts checked for tightness. Shipping a scope with a corrector plate is always a concern.At one time I worked for a small LTL trucking company, I pack accordingly.Jon I would usually agree with you except for the 4" x 1.5" hole punched into the side of the box
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Quote:I drive for FedEx Home delivery and I have never left a stereo or a big screen tv by someones door even if the shipper didn't require a signature
Quote:It wasn't packed quite as well as I'd like but the scope was wrapped and then filled with peanuts (YUK)But that didn't account for the big hole in the side of the box!
Quote:UPS doesn't use fork lifts. Obviously, UPS Frieght does. The hole in the side of the box is the key to getting his damages paid. The package was handled roughly. But, UPS may say that if it had been properly packed that the scope would have still been fine. That's why you should always keep the original box and packaging when you file a claim.-Bill
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