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    Come on UPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My new inline hockey skates are supposed to arrive today, via UPS. What I don't understand is the fact that I live 2 miles from the UPS facility but I don't get my packages until the end of the day.

    When I lived 10 miles from the UPS place, my packages came first thing in the morning!


    I guess I'll just go put the new exhaust on my car.


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    Yea. I've fallen a few times and I once broke a stick in my gut, but it's relatively easy.




    The broken stick story. I was going after the puck, which was stopped against the board. Some how, I managed to jam the blade of the stick into the board, and then the grip of the stick into my belly. I learned a lesson that day!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nsb22 View Post
    The broken stick story. I was going after the puck, which was stopped against the board. Some how, I managed to jam the blade of the stick into the board, and then the grip of the stick into my belly. I learned a lesson that day!
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    From what I understand, they load up the trucks to go out to the farthest point on the route and work their way back. Supposedly more efficiant, but it's hell waiting for the package.
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    Thats nuthin, I have been waiting for a package from the Vegas area for about 8 Months now and still havent seen it even after I was told many times that it was sent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BEK320 View Post
    Thats nuthin, I have been waiting for a package from the Vegas area for about 8 Months now and still havent seen it even after I was told many times that it was sent.
    He still hasn't bought his plane ticket?

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    A few weeks ago, I was waiting for medication for a patient that was needed before 10am. UPS called her house and said truck was broken down... I drove about 10 miles and picked it up..There were several other people who "drove by" to get their packages as well....It was faster then waiting for them to deliver!!!!

    At least they called to notify her of late delivery
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsb22 View Post
    Yea. I've fallen a few times and I once broke a stick in my gut, but it's relatively easy.




    The broken stick story. I was going after the puck, which was stopped against the board. Some how, I managed to jam the blade of the stick into the board, and then the grip of the stick into my belly. I learned a lesson that day!
    Were you wearing your kilt?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Were you wearing your kilt?
    That was about 9 years ago. Well before I was man enough to wear a kilt.


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    Being last on the route is actually e good thing - they leave my packages at the front door, and cover them up with the Welcome mat.

    Who does UPS think a mat sitting on top of a big box will fool???

    The other thing they did after I complained about it was leaving a package behind my back yard gate - My computer equipment stayed in my backyard for a week before I tracked it & found out it'd been delivered! I looked everywhere in the house & finally started looking outside - opened the gate, and there it was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    Being last on the route is actually e good thing - they leave my packages at the front door, and cover them up with the Welcome mat.

    Who does UPS think a mat sitting on top of a big box will fool???

    The other thing they did after I complained about it was leaving a package behind my back yard gate - My computer equipment stayed in my backyard for a week before I tracked it & found out it'd been delivered! I looked everywhere in the house & finally started looking outside - opened the gate, and there it was!
    Leave it to UPS to screw something so simple up. Thats our postal system for you. What about the increase in postage lately isn't that some BS.
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    Ummm, Chris? UPS isn't the postal system, that's USPS.

    My postman (-woman? -person? whatever) has been known to hang my packages on my front gate, and this isn't exactly a high rent neighborhood. The UPS guy at least braves the dogs and leaves the packages out of sight on my porch. And I'm on a first name basis with the UPS guy for my store, to the point that Hubby and I are invited over for a cookout.
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    I like UPS. They're a damn sight better than Fed Ex.
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    I gave up sending stuff to people after I spent an ungodly amount of money to have something sent over night, only to have it arrive two weeks later.

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    honestly, I prefer USPS when delivering packages fast..

    Never had a problem with them. It's quick, and cheaper, and They just hold it for me to pickup at my P.O. Box. Nice and secure. I wish all company's offered to send their package through USPS.

    I honestly don't like to have stuff sent through Fed-Ex or UPS unless I have to. It's exspensive as hell and they only make a couple attempts at delivering a package to you at their conveinance, before they send it back. It's hell if your work schedule doesn't permit you to be home. Usually I like to have stuff delivered to my parents place because it's not at an apartment complex and I can just pick it up there on my days off. However, they hate my parents place for some reason, and refuse to go inside the gate. They honk, and if you don't come out they consider it an attempt and try again the next day.

    Like I said, I like to use USPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cntryboy0531 View Post
    honestly, I prefer USPS when delivering packages fast..
    +1 - I like USPS Priority Mail - It's a big improvement over UPS and Fex Ex for small parcels.

    USPS won me over when they installed locked parcel boxes in our neighborhood - We have 2 parcel boxes per each dozen houses. They simply leave a key in our mailbox (which is also locked) when we have any packages - Each group of mailboxes is a miniature version of what apartment complexes have. Ours have never been broken into in 20 years, that I know of, although they could easily be popped with a crowbar, and the security flaw is that you know someone has a package when a key is missing out of the parcel box (the keys are retained in the lock when you open the box).

    And Priority Mail is WONDERFUL for eBay shippers!!! (which I am one occasionally) Priority Mail gives you free shipping boxes - You can go to the USPS Priority Mail Store and order whatever you need - Boxes are normally a big expense. Have you priced a box at Staples or Office Max lately? Whew- Talk about sticker shock!!!

    Also you can print prepaid shipping labels for Priority Mail at their main web site (http://www.usps.com)... Of course you can do that at UPS also.

    As a shipper, the only thing there is to dislike about USPS Priority Mail is that insurance is extra (UPS has free insurance on the first $100), and because of the damn Homeland Security rules, any box over 16 ounces must be hand-delivered to the counter so they can associate your picture on surveillance cameras with the parcel - Sometimes the lines are ridiculously long!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    +1 - I like USPS Priority Mail - It's a big improvement over UPS and Fex Ex for small parcels.

    USPS won me over when they installed locked parcel boxes in our neighborhood - We have 2 parcel boxes per each dozen houses. They simply leave a key in our mailbox (which is also locked) when we have any packages - Each group of mailboxes is a miniature version of what apartment complexes have. Ours have never been broken into in 20 years, that I know of, although they could easily be popped with a crowbar, and the security flaw is that you know someone has a package when a key is missing out of the parcel box (the keys are retained in the lock when you open the box).

    And Priority Mail is WONDERFUL for eBay shippers!!! (which I am one occasionally) Priority Mail gives you free shipping boxes - You can go to the USPS Priority Mail Store and order whatever you need - Boxes are normally a big expense. Have you priced a box at Staples or Office Max lately? Whew- Talk about sticker shock!!!

    Also you can print prepaid shipping labels for Priority Mail at their main web site (http://www.usps.com)... Of course you can do that at UPS also.

    As a shipper, the only thing there is to dislike about USPS Priority Mail is that insurance is extra (UPS has free insurance on the first $100), and because of the damn Homeland Security rules, any box over 16 ounces must be hand-delivered to the counter so they can associate your picture on surveillance cameras with the parcel - Sometimes the lines are ridiculously long!!!

    Exactly.

    You have no choice though if you are shipping firearms or ammo. Have to ship through UPS or Fedex as USPS will not ship them. But honestly, for most people who do regular shipping, USPS would work great for most people.

 

 
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