This is a quote from a UPS official to me when I was trying to get a settlement on a broken Farberware Robot vacpot: "You sent GLASS by UPS? You shouldn't have done that. Glass doesn't do well in our system." G-meter tests have shown that most UPS shipments suffer at least one fall equivalent to a 10 foot drop onto concrete. **************************************** On 6/15/2000Texinga wrote: I believe UPS is particularly <Snip> <Snip>
<Snip> - well then the turkish grinder would come out unscathed, those things are built to survive any situation bean'wild!
I guess that's where they toss the boxes from the plane onto the runway? I still think they make an extra buck off these boxes by leasing them to crash-test organizations before we get them... :) Mike Bob Norton wrote: <Snip>
<Snip> Nobody beats USPS ...nobody! T ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ * Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting Supplies * Tom and Maria * info web:http://www.sweetmarias.com
At 8:57 PM -0500 6/19/00, Tom & Maria wrote: <Snip> Remember Railway Express? They were the all-time winners. ;B -- Eric Bear Albrecht ebear Box 6040 http://www.roastbusters.org/ebear The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. -Thomas Jefferson
Tom, That's been my experience too. I have stopped using UPS for any fragile shipments and always use USPS for those items. I really like the convenience of UPS and I expect you do too, and it's a shame that they are so rough on packages. I buy a fair amount of goods over the Internet. If I used the rule that most Internet companies use (don't accept the package if there's any sign of damage), I'd be rejecting at least half of the stuff I get via UPS. The only saving grace has been good internal packing on the shipper's end. Who'd have imagined that one day "peanuts" would be protecting "coffee"? :^) In a message dated 6/19/2000 8:55:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tom writes: << Nobody beats USPS ...nobody! T >>
In a message dated 6/19/00 4:36:21 PM Pacific Daylight Time, beanwild writes: <Snip> equivalent to a 10 foot drop onto concrete. >> Well I believe the commercial meat slicer I received was dropped from at least a hundred feet, it took $450 to fix and four months of UPS BS to get paid. On top of that the first thing UPS did was issue a full audit of the company who sent it to me, which the auditor rejected every package going out, upon appeal it was dropped down to one reject package. My slicer was mounted on plywood and surrounded by four inches of foam and when the driver delivered he warned me that I better look this one over carefully because the package looked like it had been dropped from a hundred feet, or worse rolled down a San Francisco street.
Test, test, test
On Tue, Jun 20, 2000 Hugh Solaas wrote: <Snip> Yep, it works. but the IRC/stages.worm got out, infected all the Windoze weinies :) and clogged the servers. Michael Cox Sent via Newton Technology "Ink Different"http://www.lp.org Vote Different!
Test, test, again. More worms, Michael, or is everybody sleeping?
Why arent you Hugh- one too many coffees/roasts at night! Hey Tom, that new imformation thingo is yet another idea. I like the baskets to order stuff, it seems just about commputer illiterate- proof . I will have it down pat soon. -bean'wild! <Snip>
On Wed, Jun 21, 2000 Hugh Solaas wrote: <Snip> Dunno. My mail seems okay, and the servers at work were much better by this afternoon. Still, some corporations' servers were hit pretty hard, and may not be up to snuff yet. Mike <Snip> Michael Cox Sent via Newton Technology "Ink Different"http://www.lp.org Vote Different!