[rescue] Bad UPS II: The Sad Mac

Gary gary at linuxforce.org
Wed Sep 21 15:08:29 CDT 2005

On Wed, 21 Sep 2005, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> For the second time this year, UPS has severely abused a computer being
> shipped to me.  This one wasn't as badly smashed as whitestar, but was
> abused sufficiently to jar all four installed expansion cards completely
> out of their slots, as well as damaging the case.
> I think this is the point at which I recommend that we all stop using
> UPS to ship breakable computer equipment.  Try FedEx Ground or DHL
> instead -- they seem to take better care of the hardware.

I can't recommend FEDEX ground enough.  I get a lot of stuff from them on 
a regular basis, and it's always pristine.  They deliver a 50 pound bag of 
dog food to my door every month (special dietary food for my dogs) without 
so much as a scratch on the bag.  Impressive.

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