Kind'a sad...

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Smokin Guns, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. gpostal

    gpostal Former Guest

    Feb 20, 2003
    you would be amazed on some of the packages people would bring in to ship ,and want it insured , one glass item floating around in a box ,boxes that wiegh 25 pounds taped with scotch tape , boxes that won't close ,stuff protruding out

    and mark it "fragile" all you want {BIG LOL}

    as far as handling goes ,it don't matter who you ship it with ,it all sucks , you must pretend it is going to be dropped off the back of a truck doing 35mph min. , and dropped off by a one armed newspaperboy delivering the sunday post

    thats why there are walls behind the clerk

    i love the first "ace ventura" when he is posing as a ups worker playing soccer with a package
  2. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Sorry about your rifle Smokin.

    It is amazing what people will ship.
    Have you ever seen one of those wine bottles that are about 4 foot tall?
    Had someone wrap it in strips of "newspaper" like you make a piƱata.
    The shape was still there, but all the glass was at the bottom.
    Had to call everyone else on the dock over to see this one.
    All we could do at this point, was laugh at the stupid things, that some people do.

  3. tuckerd1

    tuckerd1 Moderator Supporting Member

    I'm actually amazed sometimes at how few packages are damaged in shipment.
  4. butch lambert

    butch lambert New Member

    Oct 18, 2003
    Poetry, Tex
    I agree with you Tuckerd1. I believe most things are not packed properly. I am not in the shipping business, God forbid, but to run the volume and in a speedy way it is hard to treat evey package like an egg. Thebarrelman
  5. tuckerd1

    tuckerd1 Moderator Supporting Member

    The only thing I have ever had damaged was the package UPS left on the front porch and the neighbor's Lab strowed half way down the block. Still no damage except shipping documents. Found it all.

    Had a nice polite conversation with the neighbor though.
  6. Gotta agree with ya too Tuckerd1...In the last 3 1/2 years buying on-line, this was the first one damaged...Reckon it was just my time...;)