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Topic: UPS sucks was Re: +what a Christmas!/tradition (11 msgs / 389 lines)
1) From: Steve Walter
I hear you.  I am working on my second botched UPS order this week.  They seemingly don't know where it is.  Tracking lists it as scheduled delivery Dec. 17 (didn't happen), yesterday the site showed it as rescheduled Delivery for Dec.18 (something about missed at destination location read: someone didn't put it on a truck but scanned the barcode that they did) which didn't arrive.  Today, the tracking site took away the rescheduled delivery date with nothing else other than scheduled delivery Dec. 17, "exception".  Last shipment they put on a truck to new york instead of here, took another week to come back.  I have asked some of my sources to offer Fedex or even postal service and their response was that UPS is good, maybe it is just the depot near me that sucks.  Although, I have had Fedex ship me and ship for me NUMEROUS packages (for a side computer business-no that is not an ad, I don't do it anymore except for family and friends) with no problems.  Glad to hear it's no
 t just
 my depot :-).  Misery loves company
Rich Adams  wrote:My oh my! An ISH order that took EXACTLY 2 weeks to get here! The day I
posted about the site now accepting Visa is when I ordered.
Timing couldn't be better.
That said...
I'll offer up 1/3 lb of Tom's ISH for the tradition [had plenty of room on
that Visa, ;-)]
Drawing on Christmas Day, send names off list please.
Happy Holidays to all!
Respectfully,
Rich Adams
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2) From: Bob Trancho
Here's the routing of a package that was shipped to me from PA on the
11th (alledgedly)that arrived today.  Notice it left one distribution
site and then was shipped BACK to the same site all in one day.  UPS
doesn't handle stress very well.
Bob Trancho
Dec 19, 2003  12:38 P.M.  RUTLAND, VT, US  DELIVERY
  4:25 A.M.  RUTLAND, VT, US  OUT FOR DELIVERY
  3:00 A.M.  RUTLAND, VT, US  ARRIVAL SCAN
Dec 18, 2003  9:42 P.M.  SHREWSBURY, MA, US  DEPARTURE SCAN
  6:36 P.M.  SHREWSBURY, MA, US  ARRIVAL SCAN
  5:38 P.M.  CHELMSFORD, MA, US  DEPARTURE SCAN
  2:44 A.M.  CHELMSFORD, MA, US  ARRIVAL SCAN
  2:43 A.M.  SHREWSBURY, MA, US  DEPARTURE SCAN
  12:16 A.M.  SHREWSBURY, MA, US  ARRIVAL SCAN
Dec 17, 2003  5:34 P.M.  HORSHAM, PA, US  DEPARTURE SCAN
  10:53 A.M.  HORSHAM, PA, US  ORIGIN SCAN
Dec 11, 2003  11:01 A.M.  US  BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
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3) From: Bill Doman
I do think it's a very localized thing.  For me, also in the boonies, =
UPS is
by far the best option.  If I track a package, it's delivered on the
originally stated date way over 90% of the time.  FedEx almost never =
gets it
right, usually being late by anywhere from 1 day to a week.  And =
Airborne
Express falls somewhere in between.  For small packages, USPS Priority =
Mail
is fast (large packages won't go in the mailbox bank's two large boxes =
so
have to be picked up at the PO, a major drag given conflicting =
schedles).
The downside of Priority Mail, of course, is that there's not really any
tracking or guarantee of delivery.... Er, ever.
Bill
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4) From: alfred
Amen to this ! I ordered my espresso Giotto and grinder from Whole Latte
Love. It was sent out on the 28th of November. This is Fed X who explained
that they only deliver on alternate days and one of their drivers was sick.
I finally received my packages in two separate packages on December 12.
Worst delivery service in the nation.

5) From: Bruce J Keeler
It's deliberate.  UPS and Fedex make their money delivering to
businesses in big cities.  Their prices are so low that they can only be
profitable in big cities.  Delivering a package to the boonies is a loss
for them; it's in their best interest to give bad service, so that next
time you'll ship with their competitors and make them take the loss
instead.
Bruce
On Sat, 2003-12-20 at 08:29, alfred wrote:
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6) From: HeatGunRoast
It's threads like this that ought to give pause even to the staunchest privatizers. 
Where are the calls to nationalize FedEx? (or Sprint? or the neighborhood grocery
chain with 20 minute lines? etc.)  When this sort of service is handed out by the
U.S. Post Office, we're all crankin' about govmnt inefficiency bereft of
competitive, free-market motivation. No intention to bash capitalists, but as
efficient, service-providing humans go, they are about average.
Martin (after 32 years on the public dole as a public school teacher)
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7) From: john roberts
I hate to go against the flow but I live in very small town MS and get good
service from all carriers mentioned....
Merry Christmas Y'all
JR

8) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
I doubt that many of you live in a much more rural and poor place than 
I do.  I live in La Place, Alabama, it is so small that it is no longer 
an official place.  We get quite good service with UPS FedEx and USPS.  
The major problem with USPS is that they are only open about four hours 
a day and if something doesn't fit in the mail box, one of us has to 
take off work to go get it.  My FedEx experience is a little better in 
that the boxes are never banged-up and they deliver a little quicker.  
But I am probably 95% or better on time with all three services, I 
can't complain.  It could be that here in rural Alabama and  
Mississippi, UPS, FedEx, and USPS pay much better and offer a better 
benefit package than just about any other employer.  A UPS driver will 
often be a deacon in their church.  Good employees can mean good 
service.
Jim Gundlach
roasting over pecan wood fires
in La Place, Alabama
On Dec 20, 2003, at 5:56 PM, john roberts wrote:
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9) From: Jim and Tina Wheeler
It could be that we are even more isolated.
Skull Valley isn't a place the Post Office recognizes.  About twelve
families live in an area about 50 by 10-15 miles in the west desert of Utah.
UPS delivers five days a week. Our mail is delivered twice a week from a
town about 40 miles from here.  For all that, the UPS service is sterling.
FedEX usually loses a day or two because the zip code is for the delivery
source and that area is served by a different route driver.  The FedEX
driver is usually quick to abandon a damaged parcel.  We have had calls from
lost FedEX drivers.  When you live in an area this isolated, you are
grateful for any service.
Jim in Skull Valley, roasting coffee and enjoying the view.

10) From: james.garlits
The only reason you get good service there is because the drivers have all
seen Deliverance.
Sorry, I couldn't pass it up.  jgarlits

11) From: Ron Kyle
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LOL
I have never thought of in that context, Deliverance was actually filmed
about 40 min. NW of Anderson, in Dillard Georgia, the home of the famous
(around these parts) Dillard House, and old Family style restaurant resting
on a large piece of land, in the Smokey Mountains, including a children's
petting zoo, horse back riding, cabins and hotel rooms, a nice swimming
pool. They serve a fabulous breakfast, lunch, and dinner.http://www.dillardhouse.com/dining.htmlThe cast, and crew, of Deliverance, including Bert Reynolds ate there
regularly during the filming of the movie.
Ron Kyle
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