Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Bill Gardner <gardner.w@...>


Been there, done that, have the t-shirt. Years ago when I took delivery of a mount that was shipped in 3 boxes, box 3 arrived first. I paid all the charges and was told by the driver, that the others were probably just on another truck. That was beginning of my saga and my exerpiences with UPS. It took 2 months for the other boxes to arrive. At several points, UPS tried to claim that boxes 1 and 2 never even existed even though they were logged in their system. They eventually found them sitting in Detroit, waiting for box 3 to arrive, so that they could clear all 3 through customs similaneously (at least that was their explanation). When the other two boxes did finally arrive, it took another week for them to admit that they had been paid, even after producing the cancelled cheque.

On another occasion, when damage was done to something, they tried to force me to pay all the taxes, duty and brokerage charges on the value of the repairs. Again, another week (after waiting 3 months for repairs to be done) of dealing with supervisors to make them realize that this charge, should have been part of their initial assessment. There was no way I was going to be out of pocket for their screw up.


Joseph Zeglinski wrote:

Well the UPS screw up saga continues!
That OPT shipment from California to Canada, I described below - and thought was finally out of courier hell - well UPS sent me a bill for all the duty, and government taxes, and of course UPS C.O.D. service charges, for that shipment, now well over a month ago.
Luckily, I remembered that I paid all that by credit card, to the driver at the door. When I phoned, UPS acknowledged that the charge was reported on one system, and not on another. UPS computers don't talk to each other.
If I had simply assumed UPS was in some small way, competent, and I paid the bill, I would be out another $85.
Surely, FEDEX can't be nearly as terrible.
Once again ... beware of using UPS, if at all possible.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Zeglinski" <J.Zeglinski@...>
To: <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 4:16 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: UPS delivery - be VERY careful

Maybe it's time to demand the shipping charges be returned, for UPS gross negligence.

Actually, now that I think of it, when I complained to them that it took "over a week" for my other 3 day shipment to arrive, a couple of weeks ago, the UPS agent told me that UPS has an "unadvertised policy" of REFUNDING shipping charges - but ... ONLY if a customer complains, and ONLY returns the refund, to the SENDER.
Then you have to hassle them to get your money back, or the sender will keep it, as a bonus.

It's not much, but maybe it at least it gets logged in somebody's career advancement profile at UPS.

Maybe UPS needs to hire Tom Hanks away from FEDEX :-)
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