Tuesday, November 3, 2009

UPS S*@#KS !!!

If I may interrupt the John Britt Soliloquy Blog to vent my frustrations with UPS.
Every other package I send via UPS arrives to it's destination with some form of damage. I refuse to take responsibility. Part of my job description after all, is "professional packager." I spend a great deal of time and money to abide by packing guidelines.
My other qualm is, where the hell can I ship things? Oh Spruce Pine Batch, how I miss thee.... UPS store? Paalease! My packages can't even fit through the door (that's what he said)! I can drive out to the UPS "hub," but make sure you don't show up there during their 4 HOUR lunch break. Yeah, they close from 11:30-3:30. My only remaining option is to pay $4 per package to have the UPS man pick up the package. What's another $4 on a $50 box to ship? It's my lunch from down the street damn it! (rather, across the river). I may be cheap, but I feel a little better now. Thanks for listening.

10 comments:

Lee said...

Emily, I have better luck with FedEx Ground. They're open at lunchtime if you have to go there, too.

What the heck is up with that 4 hour lunch hour anyway? I hate that.

Kyle said...

The UPS Store should be literally begging you for your business given the economy.

Charles The Potter said...

I actually use the Post Office exclusively. In two years of shipping with them I have had no damage and priority mail gets there in 3 days and they will give you the boxes for free.

Kyle Carpenter said...

The Corner Post on Haywood in Asheville. Best place in town, and locally owned by a nice couple.

Judy Shreve said...

I use the Post Office exclusively too - too much breakage with UPS - won't ever use them again. I like Fed X - but they aren't convenient for me right now. The post office has been great & (knock on wood) never broken anything.

Kip said...

I vote for the post office too. I don't even double box things when I send them because, unlike UPS, all things are still hand carried. Work arrives on time and undamaged (and it's much cheaper as far as I can tell).

Clay Club said...

screw UPS! I too have always had good luck with the PO, but when I compare prices for large boxes they always seem to be much more expensive. Can you set up a business account w/ the PO and perhaps get better rates?
Thanks y'all!

Sarah-potterknitter said...

I use the PO first and Fedex for bigger stuff. I have an account with Fedex and print my own labels then drop the boxes off at Emerald Wolf in Burnsville. They are full service Fedex and Ups, and more friendly than the guy in SP.

John Britt said...

I use the Postal Service. 25 years.

I did send some dinner ware by UPS but had the store pack it. It was nine place settings! $128!! to Louisana.

I can't remember the name of the place but it was on 197. Call Penland Gallery . It is the place that they use. It was either Carmen or Leah who told me.

Great deal.

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