[Boatanchors] trashed package resolution

donroden at hiwaay.net donroden at hiwaay.net
Thu Nov 22 13:12:55 EST 2018

 From my experience with over 300 eBay purchases, unless your seller  
requests a signature for delivery, they will leave a crushed package  
on your doorstep.

USPS seems to be the "sneakiest" …….  I've received decorative glass  
decanters that were crushed and their package looked like a truck ran  
over it in my mailbox... ( the postperson *KNEW* that it was damaged …  
hard to hide the sound of broken glass ).

So always ask for signatures and make sure that anyone receiving your  
package makes the UPS, FedEx. or USPS delivery person watch you open  
the package if there is any doubt that the package arrived damaged.    
Even so, ask them to watch as the package is opened so they can't say  
that the contents were improperly packed.  Get their name and truck  
number or license plate and record the time .. If they will, have them  
sign a piece of paper attesting to the damage so they won't forget  
days later ( they deliver a lot of packages and memories being sort  
and selective ).

Most of my packages arrive perfect, but that one bad experience isn't  
worth the small expense of getting a delivery signature.


Quoting RAY FRIESS <rayfrijr at msn.com>:

> Bryan ...   Thanks for the advice on what you did with UPS.   I sent  
> a letter to UPS over the weekend, telling them either they pay the  
> claim or I would file a complaint with the BBB and would seriously  
> consider taking them to small claims court.  I enclosed a copy of  
> the claim report which said  that the package was not damaged in  
> shipping, which was absurd.
> Well, I got a call yesterday from UPS, asking that I fax them some  
> more information.  They wanted something showing what I sold the  
> receiver for and also a statement of what the radio was worth, or  
> else something comparable.  They seemed to be saying they were going  
> to pay the claim. I told them it's hard to say what the receiver is  
> worth, because it's an old piece of equipment which some would  
> consider antique in nature.  One ham might pay $100 for it, another  
> might pay several hundred.   It's an individual determined value.    
> (I've seen hams pay ridiculous prices for a Heath Twoer and a couple  
> thousand for an unbuilt kit.  I'd never do that).
> The guy also asked if I was asking for shipping costs to be  
> refunded, and I said yes, of course.
> I told him the claim that it wasnt damaged in shipment was  
> ludicrous.  I didnt bring it to the shipping counter trashed, but it  
> arrived trashed, so it didnt take a genius to know it was trashed  
> during shipment.  He said that that came from the claim inspector,  
> and seemed to be saying he was in a different department, claims  
> payment.
> So, anyway, I have a copy of the check the buyer sent me, which I  
> got from my bank.  And, I went onto Ebay and printed off a listing  
> for an HA 350 showing what the asking price was, which was about  
> three times what I sold mine for.
> He said even another receiver that wasnt the same as mine would  
> serve as a comparable, but luckily there was a 350 up for bid.
> So, I'll fax all this to them and see if they will follow through  
> and pay.  I dont see why they'd be asking for all of the information  
> if they weren't going to pay now.
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