ggs at shiresoft.com
Mon Feb 1 13:20:33 CST 2016
> On Feb 1, 2016, at 11:14 AM, Norman Jaffe <turing at shaw.ca> wrote:
> I've had even more fun with UPS - there was a big hole punched in the side of a tape library that was shipped to me, completely destroying the library.
> The hole matched the fork on a forklift truck.
> UPS insisted that the hole existed before they shipped it - until it was pointed out that the hole was right through their shipping documents.
Yea, they’re response when I was talking to them, was “Well just have the shipper
send another one”. Yea, right. It’s hard to get them to appreciate that some of this
stuff *is no longer manufactured*. I guess the only other way is to put such a high
value on it (with insurance) that they sit up and take notice if it goes missing.
TTFN - Guy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Guy Sotomayor" <ggs at shiresoft.com>
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 10:43:40 AM
> Subject: Re: USPS: Shipping
>> On Feb 1, 2016, at 10:30 AM, Ken Seefried <seefriek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 31 Jan 2016, Pete Lancashire wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 1:24 AM, Henk Gooijen <henk.gooijen at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Spend the extra few dollars (or what your currency is) and pack it in a
>>>> very strong box. I've actually had EPROMs show up cracked in half
>>> Seconded. The machines the USPS uses for automated sorting of mail are not
>>> gentle on parcels.
>> I'd rather strongly suggest you not us the USPS period. In the last 6
>> months or so they've flat out lost 4 items either destined to or
>> shipped by me, and one item apparently (according to the tracking web
>> site) sat in a sorting facility in Utah for nearly a month before
>> magically showing up. Glad it wasn't perishable.
> I’ve had failures with *all* of the major shippers.
> UPS tracking is a *joke*. It tells you not where the package is but where
> it’s supposed to be. I was tracking an IBM 3278 terminal and it wasn’t
> until the tracking said it was “on the truck for delivery” that they realized
> there was a problem. There was not one “physical” scan of the package
> and they had no idea where it was.
> TTFN - Guy
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