Ian S. King
isking at uw.edu
Mon Feb 1 14:16:33 CST 2016
On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 11:20 AM, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
> > 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
> > 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
> 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
> TTFN - Guy
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Guy Sotomayor" <ggs at shiresoft.com>
> > To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <
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> > 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
> >>>> 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
> >>> 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
> > there was a problem. There was not one “physical” scan of the package
> > and they had no idea where it was.
> > TTFN - Guy
Useless Parcel Service - there's a reason the trucks are brown.
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens
Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>
University of Washington
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