UPS, OMG!!! (Rant.)

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  1. Millie

    Millie Get on with your life!!! Supporting Member

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    Sorry. Rant.

    I've had good luck with UPS, until yesterday, when out of the blue, instead of leaving my stuff on the front (covered) porch as they have for decades, they left a package on my car, in the back yard, where it got rained on. Not a lot, but damp.
    They had to go right past the front porch to get to the back and put the package on the car, but ok, I figure it's an aberration.

    Today I get the text that my package is here, so I go to the front door as I have for many years, and look out and hey...nothing!
    So it's on the car AGAIN!!!!!!!!! Right past the front porch and into the back yard, to set it on the car!

    I went into the UPS jungle of a web site, and made sure I had "front porch" specified. I do.

    Wonder where they'll leave it if I happen to be out and about in the car when they show up? On the ground where the car usually is?

    Rant over/
     
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    teamglock2002 Well-Known Member Life Member

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    An UPS driver once told me UPS stood for U PEOPLE SUCK !!:D:D Having to deal with them daily, At times I believe it too.
     
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  3. charliesgrave

    charliesgrave 7,62x39 Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    At least UPS delivers stuff.

    I'm still waiting on 5 packages that are stuck in the USPS system somewhere at a distribution center in Charlotte because the new head is an idiot.
     
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  4. Millie

    Millie Get on with your life!!! Supporting Member

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    Dang! Hope they show up.....
     
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    rdinatal Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    They want more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
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    Carolinatlc Member Charter Member Supporting Member

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    My wife just sent me a facebook post of a mutual friend. She had something shipping USPS from Elkin, NC to their house in Winston. Went from Elkin to Greensboro to Charlotte to Shreveport LA to Dallas TX and sits in Coppell TX still showing delivery today. I sold something on ebay recently and shipped USPS. Ended up taking 15 days to get to Los Angeles shipping Priority 2 day. Guy flipped out and ebay gave him a refund even though I shipped the day after receiving the order.

    Voting by mail is going to be awesome!
     
  7. georgel

    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass Supporting Member

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    Maybe the driver was trying to help avert porch piracy? That's a thing you know.
     
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    Yup.
     
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  9. charliesgrave

    charliesgrave 7,62x39 Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    I'm beginning to think that's the idea.
     
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    Windini SWDD Charter Life Member

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    Well, that's new one!

    FedEx is currently my MDC (Most Despised Carrier). My UPS guy is great, and USPS actually got it right 2 pkgs in a row!
     
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  11. Jayne

    Jayne Just here for the memes Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I had that happen with a package a few weeks ago, took 3 weeks for it to get here, went all sorts of wrong places.

    Have a local shipment from a company about 8 miles from my house (that wouldn't let me just go pick it up) Package has been in-route since Saturday, shows that it's supposed to arrive today, but then also seems to have stopped updating 'on route' from Raleigh to.... somewhere. The mail has come and gone for today without it being delivered.... so yea. I expect it's going to show up in a week.
     
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    Make big sign with crayons saying “ packages go on porch please” draw picture of porch with an arrow pointing at porch.
     
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  13. Millie

    Millie Get on with your life!!! Supporting Member

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    Wow! What an endorsement.....:rolleyes:
     
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  14. Millie

    Millie Get on with your life!!! Supporting Member

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    I'm making a huge sign and putting it on the car. When I leave I will lean the sign on the ramp post near the car's parking spot, saying take your butt to the front porch....but in nicer terms. (I hope.)
     
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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    UPS driver left a box on the steps inside my garage to the laundry room kitchen door, I almost fell off the steps when I stepped on it.
    I called UPS and they told me the driver should never enter my garage and they would take this up with him. Must be a rookie.
     
  16. tbafile

    tbafile A Nice Guy Supporting Member

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    6757A8F0-F28C-4CF7-8D08-7CD81226BC3C.png This is my latest mess from UPS and Midway USA. An order I made on the 28th is somewhere in Butner in UPS/USPS limbo. I used the Midway USA chat feature to see if they could shed some light on why nothing has changed since the first. They said to be patient, the estimated time of arrival isn’t until the 18th. What the hell reason would there be for a package to be parked in Butner for two weeks?:mad:
     
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    Jabroni Active Member Supporting Member

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    Usps is way worse.. like the post above I had an order go ups -> usps..but in my case, it sat there in butner for 8 days before then going to greensboro, then to me. Package was just some shorts that i could used on my vacation, and ordered 2 weeks prior to our departure.
     
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    For us, FedEx is the worst.

    however, USPS may be following their footsteps. Last week I ordered a 6/mow chuck for the new lathe. It shipped in two packages, at the same time from the same warehouse.

    Monday morning one of the two packages is ay the end of my walkway to the house. The other, “in transit”. Well, today it transited from the Raleigh package center up to Wake Forrest...
    The exact opposite direction that I Am from Raleigh.

    stopped by my local post office but no joy.

    this is a precision item that is supposed to maintain tolerances to the two ten thousandths of an inch. After bounding around in the USPS trucks From Here to there I’m not sure what condition it will arrive in.

    sigh....
     
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    Armed4defense Southern, Country & Proud! Supporting Member

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    Everything that is lost goes to Butner -didn't you know?
     
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    Beef15 B or somesuch

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    Yesterday 60lb big cumbersome box, up the steps on the porch, granted, bottom blown completely out, foam packing pieces everywhere, and this side up arrow pointed straight down, but everything important there and intact.

    Today, 2oz envelope in the tire track leaned against the garage door, ready to be run over. They started doing this two years ago, had a couple good months thought they were done. They did go thru the gate and half way around the house to the back porch once, that was weird. FedEx has literally dropped stuff in the drive, but usually gets it to the porch.

    Neither seem to make any attempt at getting things out of the weather. USPS seems to try to increase exposure to weather, they have put packages in the standing water under the mailbox, and rubber band packages and letters to the mailbox door rain or shine, least I'm on a deadend, have seen the same on rural highways.
     
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    Put a note on the car....

    "Put it on the porch you dimwitted putz!"
     
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    jodyisaacs Active Member Supporting Member

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    Same here...i ordered an optic that shipped, came from left coast, to nc, back to somewhere close to bfe, then to Raleigh, then.... limbo. It's been 2 months and no movement in scan.

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    "Please leave parcel under mat"
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    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass Supporting Member

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    And then there's this little tidbit...

    APWU Executive Board Endorses Joe Biden for President
    June 9, 2020


    The American Postal Workers Union’s National Executive Board has voted to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States. In their decision, the Board recognized his record of advancing the cause of unions, his support for the public Postal Service, postal workers, and his opposition to postal privatization.


    [​IMG]
     
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    DrScaryGuy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You really think they're going to read your note?
    my recent ups driver pulled right in front of 2 signs that said "DO NOT DRIVE OR PARK ON GRASS" and then pulled his truck completely off the road and on to my grass.
    i saw him lift my package out of the truck (4 5qt jugs of oil) and i saw some oil stains on the box. I met him at the door and said "hold on, i might need to refuse that"
    "you can't do that"
    "if it's leaking, it's not coming in my house and you're not staining up my porch, you'll take it back"
    "i can't do that. if you open it to check then i have to say it was delivered."
    "mark it however you want, if it's leaking you're taking it right back as damaged - i'm sure you can do that"
    "well yeah, but not until after you check it and i mark it delivered"
    "..."
     
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    bigfelipe Phil-osopher... Charter Life Member

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    Lotta sorry folks out there. Lotta decent ones too. I've had generally good experience/luck with all the big carriers. Yeah, I get crap service on occasion, but for every mess up there are a couple of hundred packages that come through fine... I reserve the right to rant and bitch though when I do get a delivery messed up...
     
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    I herd somewhere UPS is stealing shit left right and center. I’ve had several packages go “missing” in the past 7-10 days.
     
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    Only took two bad delivery's for you to rant about it. Just saying. :eek::oops::p
     
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    Mr. Bggs Active Member

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    I worked at a ups when i was 16. The guys used to kick fragile boxes all the way down the conveyor belt to the designated truck. I was told if i ever had a fragile package to NOT ship through ups. That advice has served me well all these years later. If ups is your only go to however, God help ya.
     
  30. Millie

    Millie Get on with your life!!! Supporting Member

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    Sometimes I just love to rant....and they left it to get rained on. Stop being a weenie.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    I placed an order at Cajun Gun Works on Aug. 6. Since then it has gone to Coppell TX and just this morning was changed to in-transit to destination...lol.
     
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    FedEx and USPS teamed up to get me. Bought a new scope from Natchez. Long wait till they shipped the 'in stock" scope. Then it got shipped something called FedEx SmartPost. (DONT EVER USE THIS OPTION) Made it from Tenn to Charlotte in a day, then to Concord in a day, then to Kernersville in a day, where its not moved for 5 days. Shipping status changed to "no scheduled delivery date available" hahaha
    Got me!
     
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    I have hate stories from all the main carriers but USPS is hands down the worst. The most recent was in July and I ordered 27 day old chicks to be shipped in. They are shipped next day, it’s common practice, never been an issue.

    USPS took 4 days to deliver. Those poor birds baked without food or water for 4 days and when they finally came half of them looked like road kill, a few had just died and the rest were struggling.
    What do you get from USPS? Nothing.


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    Stop hating on me. I might get offended. NOT! :p
     
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    Think the USDA would be interested to know that the usps has taken on contracts for livestock that they're not upholding?
    I know the govt looks VERY poorly on researchers who don't meet all the requirements for animals...
     
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  36. charliesgrave

    charliesgrave 7,62x39 Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    You think the government is going to police...it's self?

    Edit: If that's the case, I guess I'll call the ATF and let them know USPS has apparently stolen a rifle from me. It's been sitting for 6 days in the same place.
     
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  37. LeeMajors

    LeeMajors Newly Empowered Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    I've heard the more you complain o line things will.happen to your computer or maybe even make the antique rollerball on your mouse go wacky.


    Maybe get modern with a laser tracking apparatus @Millie
     
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  38. Millie

    Millie Get on with your life!!! Supporting Member

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    Dang!! No help there.
     
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    Agreed.
     
  40. Sigequinox220

    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    Rarely is UPS a carrier of mine, but when they are I have an issue about 50% of the time. Right now I have a delayed delivery (was supped to be here today). Mind you this package only originated 3 hrs away in VA, and now its stuck in Greensboro. I called them and asked if I could just picked the damn thing up myself. Of course NOT. The lady could not give me any suitable explanation for how a package that arrived in Greensboro at 1:30 am could somehow not make the arduous 1 hour journey to my house by 9pm.....Unfortunately I had no choice in the shipping company--must just be merchants primary vendor. I specifically went with this merchant because they told me I would have it today. its a $3,000 computer I need ASAP for a project coming up where I need a lot more power. I figured I would get an extra day in to transition my life into the new machine before next week but nope...ill be sure to let merchant know how much UPS blows.

    With Fedex. Ill order a 4$ item on amazon getting shipped from friggen Arizona and it will get here in the [usually 2 day] timeframe they estimate.