[rescue] Bad UPS II: The Sad Mac

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Fri Sep 30 11:52:26 CDT 2005

On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 11:59:15AM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Wed, 21 Sep 2005 @ 13:08 -0700, Gary said:
>> 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.
> I find that a lot depends on where you live. I also find UPS batters
> packages a little more (though less than the USPS), but FEDEX can be
> pretty bad too sometimes.
> I ordered several components delivered via Fedex two weeks ago, and the
> morons left it all sitting on a front-porch.  $900 worth of computer
> equipment left sitting in the open, with thunderstorms already rumbling.
> Fortunately, I got home before it was stolen, and just before it started
> raining like a monsoon.

A friend of mine ran into a vendor that got around this by shipping
everything COD, for $1.  If you weren't home, they'd leave a note for
you to go pick it up, and bring a dollar with you.  This prevented them
from leaving $10k of stereo gear in his doorway.

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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