Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2021, 08:25 PM   #41
Holeshot
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Aliaga,Turkey
Posts: 41
Default Re: USPS damage in shipping

When dealing with anyone other than UPS for shipping all I have to say is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T_W7izyLiI
__________________
"Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament."
Holeshot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2021, 09:44 PM   #42
Kube
Senior Member
 
Kube's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 6,925
Default Re: USPS damage in shipping

Quote:
Originally Posted by Holeshot View Post
When dealing with anyone other than UPS for shipping all I have to say is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T_W7izyLiI
Perhaps in Turkey UPS is the "go to" company. In the USA they are on the same level or lower than their competitors.
A friend of mine owns an auto glass shop. Fully 50%, yes HALF of all new windshields delivered to him by UPs were broken. Mind you, new glass is packed very well and VERY WELL labeled as to the content.
The last straw was a windshield delivered with footprints on the box. That was the last package from UPS he had accepted.
__________________
"I can explain it for you. However, I can't understand it for you".
Kube is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 04-05-2021, 10:50 PM   #43
Lanny
Senior Member
 
Lanny's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mn
Posts: 1,897
Default Re: USPS damage in shipping

If you do an internet search for "video of deliveries gone bad " you should
be able find various other links like the one I listed below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM3SRG7D21Y

Here is another link I'm listing below about the Postal Service.
There are quite a few Postal videos, so just keep watching and
one after another keep coming on this one link... interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UATuP1NoZ_w




.

.
__________________
Thinking of Mom & Dad
from your loving daughter.

When I'm lonely, I think of Mom
When I'm hungry, I think of Mom
When I'm sad, I think of Mom
When I'm happy, I think of Mom
but When I'm broke, I think of Dad

Last edited by Lanny; 04-05-2021 at 11:20 PM.
Lanny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2021, 07:19 PM   #44
Holeshot
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Aliaga,Turkey
Posts: 41
Default Re: USPS damage in shipping

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kube View Post
Perhaps in Turkey UPS is the "go to" company. In the USA they are on the same level or lower than their competitors.
A friend of mine owns an auto glass shop. Fully 50%, yes HALF of all new windshields delivered to him by UPs were broken. Mind you, new glass is packed very well and VERY WELL labeled as to the content.
The last straw was a windshield delivered with footprints on the box. That was the last package from UPS he had accepted.

A very good friend of mine owns a USA based global shipping company. He will ONLY use UPS. He has by far had the lowest damaged or lost package claims with them. Don't even talk to him about the USPS. They were the absolute worst, followed closely by Fed Ex. At least your friends packages showed up. With the USPS and Fed Ex they just disappear!
__________________
"Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament."
Holeshot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2021, 10:03 AM   #45
Jeff/Illinois
Senior Member
 
Jeff/Illinois's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,433
Default Re: USPS damage in shipping

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kube View Post
Once again, I find myself agreeing with you.
If anyone thinks that a UPS, FedEX or USPS employee has time to carefully place your box, then you are living in LaLa land. All of these shippers handle millions of packages on a daily basis.
It is up to the shipper to package the box well.
I'd received within a small flat rate box (USPS) two extremely rare tail lamp lens (NOS). The shipper, I kid you not, had wrapped a single (read ONE) piece of paper towel around the pair. Um, guess what? A million pieces. I blame only the (idiot) shipper.

In the past week, I have received two, not one, but TWO reproduction trunk lids from Carpenter via FedEx. Both were heavily damaged in shipping.
This is on Carpenter. Each was packed within a cardboard box with NO internal reinforcement. Each had nothing more than a number of those air pillows.
OUCH What scares me is, I'm participating in an auction soon on-line, from a sale about 900 miles from home, on a very very delicate antique that won't be cheap. I spoke with the auction house and they assured me that they have packed and shipped many similar items, double boxed, etc. and never had one arrive broken. If I had the time I'd rather DRIVE out there and get this. There is no way I can physically be there at the sale.

I may still do this you guys are really creeping me out I just don't trust any carriers in the shipping business anymore.
Jeff/Illinois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2021, 10:39 AM   #46
Kube
Senior Member
 
Kube's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 6,925
Default Re: USPS damage in shipping

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
I may still do this you guys are really creeping me out I just don't trust any carriers in the shipping business anymore.[/QUOTE]

Jeff, I truly believe the burden is on the shipper. We all have good and bad stories to share about the transport companies.
Just remember anything can be shipped safely. It (mostly) comes down to packaging and to much lesser degree, the transport.
__________________
"I can explain it for you. However, I can't understand it for you".
Kube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2021, 11:20 AM   #47
Lanny
Senior Member
 
Lanny's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mn
Posts: 1,897
Default Re: USPS damage in shipping

Tell the shipper to box it super-duper good, and then be
sure that they put a red FRAGILE sticker on it.

I'm sure if it's got the red Fragile sticker, the drivers are
taught that they should just toss it "left handed"




.
__________________
Thinking of Mom & Dad
from your loving daughter.

When I'm lonely, I think of Mom
When I'm hungry, I think of Mom
When I'm sad, I think of Mom
When I'm happy, I think of Mom
but When I'm broke, I think of Dad
Lanny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2021, 02:37 PM   #48
Fordors
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Orland Park,IL
Posts: 1,364
Default Re: USPS damage in shipping

Kube gets it, it is mostly about how things are packaged. If it rattles in the carton it’s not good enough. Something heavy would need plywood, at the very least, inside a carton so it can’t burst out of the box. Like anything else, the quality of the result is an effect of the effort expended.
__________________
My school colors are black and blue, I attended the School of Hard Knocks where I received a Masters Degree in Chronic Mopery.
Fordors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2021, 12:20 PM   #49
Jeff/Illinois
Senior Member
 
Jeff/Illinois's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,433
Default Re: USPS damage in shipping

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kube View Post
I may still do this you guys are really creeping me out I just don't trust any carriers in the shipping business anymore.
Jeff, I truly believe the burden is on the shipper. We all have good and bad stories to share about the transport companies.
Just remember anything can be shipped safely. It (mostly) comes down to packaging and to much lesser degree, the transport.[/QUOTE]

True.

Lanny says to have them put a 'Fragile' sticker on the box. That may be a sign for the guy loading the truck to drop-kick the thing into the truck

I spoke to the Auction house Wednesday as I saw there were 'updates' on several items I was interested in. The descriptions had been changed on two items and two were completely gone from the listing and had been removed. I asked them what was up with that. The auction house owner told me that Tuesday night as they were setting up, a table was knocked over and the items that had new descriptions and the items that had been removed had been broken and or damaged.

That's not a good sign, they haven't even reached the sale date yet
Jeff/Illinois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2021, 12:33 PM   #50
ronn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,448
Default Re: USPS damage in shipping

I sent a certified letter with USPS on Jan 21st. Just got it back 3 days ago.


was supposed to go to MO- only made it to Harrisburg PA and back..........(NJ)


2 others mailed on the same day made it back to me, but only slightly quicker.
ronn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2021, 12:41 PM   #51
itslow
Senior Member
 
itslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 559
Default Re: USPS damage in shipping

Quote:
Originally Posted by russcc View Post
...it was not insured. Has anyone filed a claim for damage...
If it didn't have insurance added you'll be SOL.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fortyfords View Post
That's why I don't use postal money orders, they don't have any money until the end of the day to get paid and that's if it isn't too much money.
Many banks will cash USPS money orders.

Quote:
Originally Posted by flatmotor40 View Post
UPS and Fedex leaves my package at my gate not on my porch.Had a LB complete interior shipped to me with the converible top also and they left it outside my gate...
Is your gate left open or closed? Did the packages have instructions on it requiring a signature?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Miller View Post
Would you like insurance? Translation: Would you like to pay extra in case we do not do our job?
What if the carrier is involved in a vehicular accident that is no fault of their own?
__________________
Mike

Wanted:
- '32-34 Open Cab Pickup (RPU) parts and documents/articles/info
- ARDUN parts

Last edited by itslow; 04-09-2021 at 12:50 PM.
itslow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 AM.