UPS Sucks ( toy related )

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Insane Galvatron, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Ok. It all started when I got my income tax refund and set out to buy a second reissue Predaking to open. I won this auction. I pay promptly and receive an email a few days later from the seller saying it had shipped UPS and he gave me a tracking number.

    Fast forward to tonight. I was sitting here wondering why it was taking so long for Predaking to get here. I decided to check the tracking. Here is what it said when I typed in the tracking number.

    Here's the kicker. I don't have the package. Nor do I know an Uffman ( or Huffman, if mistyped ). It doesn't list the address for me to know if it was delivered to the wrong address or not.

    I called the 800 number to find out that they delivered it to the apartment office. I'd be fine with that, but how the hell did they expect me to know it was there so I'd go get it? It's been sitting there since Wednesday. They were supposed to leave me a notice on my door, but did not. What really ticks me off is that I go to work before the office opens, and get off after it closes. It'll be next Saturday before I can go get it. Had they left a notice on my door, I could've gotten it today. I don't think he even came to my door. He probably just went straight to the office with it. I mean, how hard is it to leave a note. Especially if you're standing right in front of the door.

    Boycott UPS. They suck @$$. If I weren't a Christian, I'd throw in a bunch of profanities right now. I sure feel like doing it. AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! :mad  :stick:  :banghead: 
     
  2. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    At my apartment complex, all packages go to the office. UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, whatever. But it's a bit of a crapshoot as to whether or not they'll even try to come to your door first.
    UPS and FedEx tend to, while USPS does not. Since USPS probably brings more packages to the complex on a day-to-day basis, I think the default is just to take them straight to the office, and the office puts a note in your mailbox.
    Just last Thursday, the UPS guy didn't bother to come to the door. Knowing the package was supposed to come that day, I checked online at about 4pm and it showed it had already been delivered. I went downstairs and got it before the office even had a chance to stick a note in my box.
     
  3. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    UPS is f***ing evil. I've had nothing but problems with them. I can totally sympathize with you man.
     
  4. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    I posted this back when it happened originally a couple of years ago, but it's been long enough that I doubt many of you remember it. The following is a map image of the exact path a UPS package took to get to me. It shipped from Atlanta, Georgia, and I am in Southern Indiana. The big loop added approximately three extra days to the delivery time.

    I particularly enjoy that the shipping route looks ridiculously like a question mark.
     

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  5. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I wish my apt complex left a note in my box. I'd have known and could have got it. At least when they take stuff straight to the office at your place, you get notified by somebody. I got nothin. Nor did I know what day to expect it. I had so many packages coming, I just wait til they show up. This was the only one UPS though.
     
  6. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    My complex will take no packages. Therefore I get a note from ups on my door. I have had more problems from the USPS in this regard. Either they don't leave a notice or it flies of the door in a good breze (not sure which), that results in me printing out a page off the website and going to the post office to collect. Once they even gave me a hard time about going to look for the package and it ended up they put it in the back under the senders name and not mine.
     
  7. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I despise UPS. My driver can go jump off a cliff.
     
  8. meetoblivion

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    UPS delivers packages to my parents house from a location that's approximately 25 miles away, instead of the location they have that's in the next town over.

    i will never get it.
     
  9. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    UPS has been awesome .... until lately. My Apt complex will not sign for packages as they don't want to be liable for them. So UPS leaves the note on the outside door to the building. Until recently I would just take the notice, go online and have it held at the ups depot for pick up.

    However the last three packages I got from UPS I repeated the aforementioned process ... but they still tried to deliver the package to my apt even though the UPS system stated that the package was to be held. The first time it happened to me I took off early from work so I could make it to the depot center before it closed.

    USPS on the other hand has always been ok.
     
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    Well said.
     
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    Must....resist......UPS.....rant...!!!!!!
     
  12. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Give in to your anger.... the HATE is swelling in you now...





    Once you ship with UPS... forever will it dominate your destiny
     
  13. Valkysas

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    UPS has stolen games sent to me by one of my friends at a game company. the tracking number would pull up results saying that the package left california and arrived in michigan just a few hours later, and was signed for. Basically, the drivers were stealing crap.

    a Transformer I bought from some guy in florida made it's way to texas and wisconsin before finally showing up in michigan a month later.

    I'm a big fan of UPS, in case you couldnt tell.
     
  14. Aberration

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    UPS generally leaves packages at the apartment office, and leaves a note on my door (it's this fancy UPS stationery full of checkboxes that tell you what they've done with it). I'm surprised that you didn't get one stuck to your door.

    I only have one delivery horror stories with UPS: I won a box of Super Spychangers on eBay. The tracking website said they were delivered, but they weren't on my porch, they weren't at the office, and they didn't end up with my neighbor. I was e-mailing the seller and calling UPS to no avail. Finally, a good 4 days after UPS's website was delivered, I'm strangely compelled to go out on my balcony. (I'm not usually out there, if I want to be outdoorsy, I'll hang out by the pool). Lo and behold, there's a box sitting out there!

    It turns out that the regular delivery guy was off that week, and the substitute, in his infinite wisdom, thought it was smarter to pitch the package onto the balcony (without leaving a note, just like you, IG) instead of leaving it with the office. I was scared that maybe the summer heat might've damaged the figures, but they looked to be ok. Other than that, UPS has been fairly good to me.
     
  15. ams

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    I'm confused - if a package needed to be signed for and you weren't home, isn't it a better and safer option to have them deliver your item to the office rather than come back the next day when you might miss them again? Or have to go pick it up at the UPS shipping center? And isn't it your apartment complex really to blame for not notifying you?

    Had hundreds of packages delivered to my home from UPS over the past six or seven years, and still get at least two a week. Never one problem of any kind, ever. Of course, I usually say "thank you" when I see them and have even offered a bottled water on occasion. No harm in being nice to the people who control whether or not your toys get to you in one piece. I don't have any particularly strong feeling for UPS, but they've never fallen short in my fairly extensive experience with them.
     
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    next time they screw up with me, I'm turning the hose on the delivery guy.
     
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  18. Nerd Bomber

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    I can't say I've had a bunch of problems with UPS since I usually just go with USPS when possible but I can understand the annoyance of not getting a package in time.
     
  19. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    It's not the apartment complexes responsibilty. The shipper paid UPS to deliver the package. Notifying me of it's whereabouts if it's delivered somewhere other than directly to me is part of thier job. What ticked me of was that I got no door tag informing me, and it sat there for 3 days because I didn't know. On top of that, I gotta wait another week to get it ( see first post ). It was pure lazyness on the drivers part. Even if he went there first, he should've come to my apt and left a notice.
    Whether at the apt office or at the UPS hub ( My job is not far from it ), I would've had no quips about going to get it. My complaint is that I was not informed of the delivery.
     
  20. Chaos Muffin

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    I hate when that happens. Or they leave the "Sorry we missed you" card without ever knocking(lazy)

    At first I thought some other dude signed for your package , man would that really have pissed you off. Atleast you're stll getting it, but man what a frikkn hassle you have to go through because of their lazyness.
    Hope you get it somehow sooner that Sat
     

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