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Old 03-04-2005, 07:03 PM   #1
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aaaaaaRRRRGGGGG! I hate UPS

I found some Driver and passenger side window glass from a wrecked Airstream motorhome and waited 5 months for the guy to wrap and ship the 4 pieces of glass.
Do you know how rare these items are!!?
He put 2 pieces in each box wrapped carefully.
Ups dropped off 1 box with the 2 stationary pieces, and I called to ask when the other with the sliders that are so valuable and impossable to find would show up and they said
" The box was damaged so we threw it away, please contact your shipper for a replacement"

That is really what they said!!!!!
AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!


In with the glass were the latches too.
The insurance will pay, but it is irrellevent ( and not enough!) I should have insured it for $1000's, I want my box! It is up to me I said to deciede what is trash and what is not.
No they said, while it is with UPS it is their property and since I am not the shipper I have no claim anyway.
I am gonna a puke.
I have a call into the department that threw it away to see if they can find it
(Ya right I am sure.)
They told me nobody should ever ship anything that cannot be replaced thru UPS.
I never saw that in the commercials.
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Old 03-04-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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Wish we could give you a big community Forum hug --if it would do any good to make you feel better. Consider it done! SO sorry to hear of this painful disappointment. Hope you can recover the latches, and maybe someday, not too far away, find another set of the rare windows. Best wishes.
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Old 03-04-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
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Bummer!!!

When I bought windshields they were shipped freight, the originals were wrong so I had to return them and get the right ones. 3 shipments of 2 pieces and none broke. They used expanding foam in bags on all the corners and a couple of places through the center on opposite sides of the glass. With the weakness of the curve it is a pretty ingenous system, the glass couldn't really be stressed the way it was encased. And the fork driver on the dock sure didn't seem to care a lot about the 'Fragile' and 'Glass' stickers everywhere. I know it won't help now, but when you find another set.....

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Old 03-04-2005, 07:47 PM   #4
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You are missing the point.
They threw the box away Before they delivered it!
They assumed since it was damaged that there was nothing left of value.
They threw away my stuff because they thought.
I did not ask them to think.
I asked them to deliver my stuff to me.
They should have delivered it , Damaged or not, and let me decide if it is damaged beyond repair, or whether there was anything salvagable in the box along with the glass.
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:09 PM   #5
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Richardt,

Wow! I can see your point. This may not help, but here goes anyway. I saw an auction on e- bay today. It is for an old AS dealer closing out existing stock. The item #is 4533114659. He is trying to unload the whole lot , opening bid is $3000.00. May be worth an e-mail to see ,if the lot dosen't go , if they would separate sell some. That is if they had what you need.

Just thought it might be worth a try . Worse response is, no.

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Old 03-04-2005, 10:22 PM   #6
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You can NOT ship anything of value, or for that matter, anything at all, really, with UPS. I have had nothing but problems with their shipping system, and evenmore so with their billing department. If there is a claim, they take several month to respond, hoping you would just go away. Then, they expect you to have every crum and spec of dust that had to do with the shipment, 8 weeks after the damage happened, sometimes longer. If you don't keep all the packing material and box remnants, the claim is denied automatically.
I ship big $ every month, and UPS so far has been the absolute worst, followed closely by DHL, which is closely followed by USPS ( complete Morons!!!)
My best shipping methods are small trucking outfits and fedex, right now, anyways.
Sorry, but this shipping thread gets my blood boiling! As a matter of fact, I just was delivered a brand new range for my 63 Overlander, and it's pretty much destroyed, thanks to UPS. The shipper ships UPS, and I did not catch this when I bought the item out of state.
So, now I'll be waiting forever to get resolution on this shipment. In teh meantime, the range, the box, and every crum of packing material are sitting on my shipping bench, awaiting the day that UPS decides to inspect the shipment.
I feel your pain, Richardt!
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:27 PM   #7
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Thankfully I did not need these windows and was buying them as spares.
I spoke to a supervisor tonight and he said that they did throw out my stuff and normally keep serious records, but in this case there are none, he is putting me in touch with the right person and says that he is confused by this situation and expects that I do have a real claim beyond just the insurance value. We shall see.
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:01 PM   #8
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Your mileage may vary . . .

I have to agree it was not UPS's decision to throw the item away. They needed to deliver it "as is" and "take their lumps like a man".

However, I have to disagree with Uwe. I have had nothing but problems with FedEx, but really never a problem with the USPS. I have little experience with UPS. I'm sure most shippers do OK work most of the time. We each have just had our own personal bad experiences with different shippers.

My philosophy generally is when in doubt pick it up in person if at all possible. I know this is not always possible, so in those cases "you make's your choices and takes your chances . . ."

Sorry to hear of your loss.
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Old 03-05-2005, 07:16 AM   #9
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They need to merge FedEx and UPS and call the new company FedUP! I/we have had problems with all of them at one time or another...FedEx was the most recent...they mis directed my company laptop that was being shipped overnight from NY to NC...it took 4 days to get here and then the idiots delivered it to the office after 6pm on a Friday....and just left it outside the door! One of the guys found it about 6:30 on Monday morning when he came in....I told him he should have thrown it away....I needed a new laptop.

Richardt, the only safe way is to pick it up yourself...but that is not necessarily cost effective.

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Old 03-05-2005, 07:37 AM   #10
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At our house we pronounce UPS "oops"...Richard you are certainly justified in your anger.
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You were very lucky. If you would have accepted the shipment without inspection of the contents, you would have latches, but no claim whatsoever....
Been there, done that!
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:40 AM   #12
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I've never had a problem with UPS (knock on wood). I've also insured everything for more than it was worth taking into consideration my time involved to be on the safe side.
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I've never had a problem with UPS (knock on wood). I've also insured everything for more than it was worth taking into consideration my time involved to be on the safe side.
Makes little difference. If a claim happens, you will have to have proof of purchase, or replacement value documentation.
They do not pay the amount that the item was insured for. Your time and subsequent losses are not of concern to them. When you give a specific insurance amount, then that only declares the maximum they will pay.
On occasion, however, my documentation was for more than the insurance value, and they still paid it. After about 4 month of hassling them.

I ship delicate items,( in approved packaging ) perhaps that's why I am having more problems than the average shipper.
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Old 03-05-2005, 12:37 PM   #14
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I agree totally!! "They own it while they have it" is B.S. You own it once you bought it.

Bad business.

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You are missing the point.
They threw the box away Before they delivered it!
They assumed since it was damaged that there was nothing left of value.
They threw away my stuff because they thought.
I did not ask them to think.
I asked them to deliver my stuff to me.
They should have delivered it , Damaged or not, and let me decide if it is damaged beyond repair, or whether there was anything salvagable in the box along with the glass.
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