ben805 wrote in post #13579396
Now I know why sometime I end up getting "bad copy" lens.
Hmmm. That and a few other possible reasons- but yeah, this always comes to mind- not the first time though.
StructuredAmazing wrote in post #13579477
miguel, why do you choose fedex when ups/usps is cheaper?
It used to be that tracking thru UPS took up till a few days after delivery.
Ship things only thru USPS when required; have you ever used their tracking ?? I would never ship something important thru USPS unless it was my last choice. I might add- they aren't any more concerned with your packages than UPS or Fedex - I've personally seen how things are treated years back.. You don't want to know.
kory wrote in post #13579558
I have worked for fedex and ups and overall I promise fedex is much more careful than ups. This happens a lot at the hubs just usually not in front of the public. It is sad but true. My only advice is to buy insurance.
Insurance would be the first good piece of advice; neither is really more caring of your shipments though- period. The second piece of valid advice - is to avoid shipping during the Christmas season- drivers get tired of handling the influx of shipments. After a while, there's a number that no longer care about your goods- they just want it to finish. The third piece of advice is to avoid shipping a lot of anything that comes in multiple boxes at any one time.
I've sent a lot of stuff thru UPS/Fedex.. If it's big and heavy, they will likely drop test it a time or two- be sure to package it well. If it's a number of boxes- well, your chances of them dropping things and beating things up increases quite a bit- hence ship your stuff out in smaller shipments. I've had 8 servers arrive at one time, only to have the receptionist watch, and tell me later that the UPS driver dropped almost every one bringing them in- letting them roll down the steps.. Mostly, no one sees it, but every now and then- it comes to the forefront.
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