UPS shipping

Bill Nelson billn at PEAK.ORG
Sat Nov 24 20:14:56 EST 2001

>From: Lenny <lenny-t at>

>Pete's right, too.  I 've had very bad results with many UPS shipments
>(damage and delays).  Recently I arrived home to find a Fedex delivery
>sticker on my door - I called the local Fedex center and they said yes,
>the driver had made two attempts to deliver. However, I had been home
>all week and NOBODY had tried to deliver any packages.  The Fedex lady
>calmed me down and said that the driver had made two delivery attempts
>*that day*. Oops. Not bad.  The package was in my hands the next
>morning. In fact, I joined Fedex (got an account) and now ship Fedex
>ground only.

I agree 100%. I no longer ship via UPS. For non-fragile items, I could
live with the delays, lost packages etc - but will not put up with the
extreme difficulty getting an insurance payment from them.

For lighter packages, I use US Mail. I have never had a packaged damaged
or lost in over 10 years. I don't even insure them - I will eat the loss
myself if damage occurs.

For heavier/bulky packages, I use FedEx. I have always received excellent
service - and their prices are often no higher than UPS.

Bill Nelson

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