[AMRadio] UPS Damaged Goods

Bob Peters rwpeters at swbell.net
Sat Apr 7 21:23:10 EDT 2007

Hi Jim and all...The last six months I have been using the USPS as they
pick up FREE and take up to 70 lbs per box now..No min no max... I
schedule the day before and they are here like clock work...Our postman
is now stopping daily and asking if we have stuff going out. Have
shipped about 5 in the last three weeks international and getting to
Europe in 4 to 5 days...No one has yet to pay a customs fee...Sure
different then UPS... Can do and pay all on line now at USPS.com... Not
one claim yet... Just shipped an M2A to Canada... No customs and there
in 4 days...

Bob W1PE

-----Original Message-----
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Jim Wilhite
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 8:11 PM
To: w5saw at pathwayz.com; Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] UPS Damaged Goods

Steve I abandoned UPS many years ago because of stuff like 
that.  I used DHL many years ago and recently changed back 
to them.

Much friendlier service and they pick up at my house for a 3 
dollar charge.  UPS and Fedex will not pick up here.  DHL's 
cost is actually less than either of the other two.


> Harveyesmith at aol.com wrote:
>>  metal can be straightened,, and scratches do not bother
>> electronic function.  good idea to have insured it, next 
>> time you ship it UPS, insure it for 5,000
>>  sadly it appears   UPS must be not as conscientious 
>> and/or reliable as they used to be.  This is good info 
>> for all of us to learn from... and  for all to be aware 
>> of...
> I recently needed to send a power amplifier module from a
> transmitter in for repair and the equipment manufacturer I 
> was shipping it to told me if I was shipping ANYTHING 
> GUARANTEED SAFE DELIVERY for repair or any other reason, 
> to insure it for at least $5,000.  He told me that UPS has 
> a policy that ANYTHING INSURED FOR $5,000 OR MORE is to be 
> hand carried, processed and signed by a UPS manager to 
> insure proper handling and IT MUST ALWAYS BE SIGNED FOR on 
> the delivery end.  This way, IF IT DOES GET DAMAGED, it is 
> much harder for UPS to weasel out of a claim.  I think it 
> will cost you around $40 or $50 for the insurance.  Is it 
> worth it?  Yes, especially if you can't afford to pay for 
> some UPS goon's carelessness.  I once shipped a HP 
> spectrum analyzer and they killed it but wouldn't pay for 
> it because it's Pelican case wasn't proper packaging.  Be 
> careful, by UPS "standards" the original manufacturer's 
> packaging may not qualify either.  Go figure.
> Best Regards,
> Stevan A. White, W5SAW

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