The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

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The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby Jlwctn on Fri Dec 13, 2002 2:16 pm

Case in point:
My wife is NBA crazy, so I bought us a 5 game package to the Pacers vs. (Pistons, Lakers, Jazz(her fave), Sixers and Kings). This totaled $450. They said that they would mail us the tickets. Cool. We thought that they were coming to the mailbox.
Wrong.
Wed., one of the "Boys in Brown", beats on the door, and we look at each other, "?? What did you order? I didn't order anything? ??" I go to the door, and the guy just hands me the package. I didn't sign for it, he just leaves it.

I have no doubt that he would've just left the package between the doors .

The kicker to this is that we NEVER use our front door. I don't know how long $450 would've sat there, unattended.

I avoid UPS whenever possible. I'm not sure that FedEx is any better.
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Re: The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby 1959burst on Fri Dec 13, 2002 3:00 pm

i use ups,fed ex, on a daily basis..........they have their faults but.........there isn't anything better here that is! p.s. you should ask questions on how they are shipping your goods if you don't like certain shippers. imo. ;)
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Re: The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby 1959burst on Fri Dec 13, 2002 4:57 pm

i always get a tracking number and the ups guys in my town phone me when it comes in and i pick it up in person...........i prefer it that way, god i love small towns/cities!
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Re: The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby Highwaystar on Fri Dec 13, 2002 10:05 pm

So that was you walking down that snow covered street again?
Lately I've been using USPS priority mail, can't beat it if its light enough.
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Re: The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby HighOrder on Sat Dec 14, 2002 1:38 am

It kind of depends on the driver. We have a guy that's been working our neighborhood for several years. He's dropped packages off many times while I was lifting weights in my garage so we'd talk and got to know each other a bit. He always rings the doorbell.

On the day before Thanksgiving, I was expecting my new Mojave 4x12. I was pretty sure I heard the truck, so I waited for the doorbell. After a minute or two, I opened the door just in time to see a different driver bugging out whilst looking over his shoulder ... he saw me at the door. I thought it was pretty lame to leave a huge 120lb package without offering to hand-truck it into the house. You never know.

Just the same, it beats not getting anything! :D
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Re: The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby 1959burst on Mon Dec 16, 2002 2:43 pm

Originally posted by NATE:
So that was you walking down that snow covered street again?
Lately I've been using USPS priority mail, can't beat it if its light enough.
i had a guy send me a t-shirt usps...................i received it three months later! i could of walked to his house quicker!!!!!!!
:p :p :p :p :p
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Re: The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby Highwaystar on Tue Dec 17, 2002 12:34 am

Someone sent you a Teeshirt?
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Re: The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby 1959burst on Tue Dec 17, 2002 3:00 am

yes nate a t-shirt, i do have friends you know...........LOL! it's too cold to just wear racing stickers!......LOL! ;) :p :p :p
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Re: The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby Highwaystar on Tue Dec 17, 2002 3:44 am

You could wear posters and calendars. :p
I just got the new Calendar today, too bad you wouldn't get it till July!
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Re: The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby 1959burst on Tue Dec 17, 2002 3:50 am

POSTERS? NEW CALANDER?????? DROOL, DROOL,
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Re: The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby OaklandDanny on Tue Dec 17, 2002 12:40 pm

Don't get me started on UPS. I'm still trying to get my claim for damages on the Mackie board that was sent SECURED IN A FOAM-LINED FLIGHT-CASE. They trashed the meter-bridge. You have to dog them to death to get compensation for damages. They finally conceded that it was their fault and it looks like I will finally be able to get the thing fixed, but they make it EXTREMELEY inconvenient for you going through the process. I use USPS almost exclusively now... unless I violate their strange "dimensional-weight" rules... then it's overnight Fed-Ex. The less time they have with a package, the less chance of damage. Most UPS drivers are fine. It's the disgruntled brown-shirted demons at the hubs that do the most damage. ESPECIALLY the Oakland hub.
Follow ScottP's rule of thumb... "Pack it so you are comfortable dropping it from five feet... then pray". He used to work for UPS, but I think it's a good rule of thumb for them all.
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Re: The Boys in Brown Boot it Again

Postby 1959burst on Tue Dec 17, 2002 1:33 pm

as a footnote let me tell you that WOODY has got it down! you can drop a WOODY wrapped package from an airplane at 40,000 feet and nothing breaks or moves!.............WARNING! IT WILL TAKE YOU SEVERAL SHARP INSTRUMENTS AND THE BETTER PART OF AN HOUR TO UNWRAP!!!!LOL
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