USPS doing their part to eliminate old Mopar parts

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  1. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

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    A vendor drop shipped an Eagle Forged crankshaft to my house UPS, arrived without incident. It had a molded dense styrofoam cradle in a cardboard box. Only 1" t the ends between the metal and the cardboard. If they dropped that thing from a 10'
    dock on its flange or snout end and it didnt break, I'd be very suprised. They are always going to deny a claim based on poor packaging unless you can document otherwise. If you got it packed at a UPS 'pack and ship', would they be on the hook for the insurance? I sent an intake like that and it arrived fine. I think I put as many sheets of cardboard on top and bottom as I could fit as well as corner guards. Flat rate has an automatic $50 on it and you can pay more for more. FedEx dropped another crank of mine and chipped it (post this already), I refunded buyer and got $300 insured price back from them but it took a call to an old high school friend who was a "Ramp Supervisor" for FedEx (like the head of a facility) to grease the wheels.
     
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    • yellow rose

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      A friend ordered a cam from Racer Brown showed up in 2 pieces. USPS is getting bad because the cam was packaged like any other cam.
       
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      • Oldmanmopar

        Oldmanmopar Going left turning right FABO Gold Member

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        Well here is whats going on. USPS is the United States Post office. UPS and Fed Ex are owned and run by foreign countries. The friends I talked to that work at the USA postal service said that some are there to purposely destroying packages that go through The United States Postal service. Eliminate the company is the goal. "George Soros" wants to eliminate the USA. The radical left is paying these Ass Holes to do this. Some of you need to wake up and smell the coffee. You would not believe the Damaged parts from US companies we get at the shop. Everything from Amazon comes in perfect shape. Get something from China No damage. Order from a USA person or company and they ship USPS they better use a box three times the size of the product foam filled.

        Take notice nothing from AMD is usually ever damaged. I just recieved 2 quarters standing up in a big box. Not a dent. Sharks tooth grille came perfect. I used the same box to ship a used sharks tooth grill . They totally destroyed the the box and grill. Sold a member on here a 72 Dart grill they ran it over with a Fork truck. I sold him another cheap he drove 700 miles to pick it up.

        Did you ever try and submit a claim to UPS if it has damage. What a hassle. Took 6 months and finally the man who owned the UPS store paid me. Their Corporate head quarters is in India. Try and talk to those bastards who work there. They purposely put people on who can barley speak English. You get so frustrated you wish you could zap them in their ear . The last Fed Ex driver that came here didn't speak a word of english. I should have called I.C.E. I gotta get off this thread My blood pressure is through the roof.
         
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        • harrisonm

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          Although I Understand a lot of people have had problems with USPS, I have always had 100% good luck with them. UPS is my LEAST favorite. I wish I had a dollar for every time I went to the UPS website and entered exact box dimensions and weight and zip codes; and then went to the UPS store down the street and the actual cost was al least 25% higher. The clerk always says, "Oh well, that happens all the time." It really pisses me off. FEDEX actual cost is always the same as the website.
           
        • pishta

          pishta I know I'm right....

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          When will Amazon start shipping my stuff for me, like Fastenal does/did? F it, buy all your stuff at the Mopar shows for 2X.
           
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          • DrEamer

            DrEamer I suffer from cars on the brain!

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            I have to say that USPS stung me after the fact for a package I sent through eBay. I got a charge for $5 a week later because they said it did not weigh what I claimed. I used the eBay shipping calculator, and they would not stand behind it. Told me I could take it up with USPS if I had a problem with it. :BangHead:
             
          • el5dart

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            always get a reciept showing the weight from the USPS scale. they have never won that battle on me yet. thats why i always stand in line to drop off my packages.
             
          • moparmat2000

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            This is why I go to my UPS terminal and ship directly from there. A "UPS store" is like a pack n mail joint, they add a cost to it.
             
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            • 69FBCuda

              69FBCuda Life in the Fast Lane FABO Gold Member

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              B I N G O

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              Because the UPS store isn't owned by, or run by, UPS. The stores can charge whatever they want to.
               
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              • Gib Warnick

                Gib Warnick '65 Valiant signet FABO Gold Member

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                The insurance is only $50 unless you pay more for added
                 
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                • pauly

                  pauly MOPAR or no car! FABO Gold Member

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                  I once sent a Dana 60 carrier with ring and pinion to a guy. It was very well packed. It showed up literally looking like a wrapped up basketball-pinion was missing! With a note that said: Package damaged. Suggest filing a claim!!
                   
                • SGBARRACUDA

                  SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                  Hell I’ve had UPS and FedEx each loose a Complete 489 SG 3.23 third member. UPS pays much quicker than FedEx.
                   
                • moparmat2000

                  moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                  I bet they didnt lose it. It prob ended up in somebody else's garage. How the fuck do you lose something like that. Best way to ship one of those is in a spackle bucket, padded real well with the lid screwed in place with dry wall screws and duct tape wrapped around the lid over em.
                   
                • Slantsix64

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                  terrible packaging probably broke someones foot lol
                   
                • SGBARRACUDA

                  SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                  I shipped many of third members in chlorine buckets with a round piece of 3/4” plywood in the bottom packed tight and a screw lid. Even one to Norway and one to Australia. I’m sure someone along the way stole it.
                   
                • harrisonm

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                  I didn't know that. So why couldn't they have told me that?
                   
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                  • moparmat2000

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                    Because then you would take it to the UPS terminal and they dont make a sale.
                     
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                    • harrisonm

                      harrisonm Well-Known Member

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                      Except the UPS terminal s on the other side of town, and the gas would be more than the difference.
                       
                    • moparmat2000

                      moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                      Not necessarily. I shipped out A body framerails from the UPS terminal. Cost $95 each to go to minnesota from Texas. Just for kicks I tried a UPS store to get a number, they wanted another $50 on top of that. So unless you drive a real guzzler jus sayin.
                       
                    • jos51700

                      jos51700 Hemi Orange you glad it isn't a political avatar?

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                      It's an intake, not a suspension component. People say physics isn't like it is, but it do. One drop is all it takes to apply loads that were never intended to be applied to a non-structural component, and sender should've thought about that.

                      For the record for everybody: Big and heavy doesn't equal big and strong.
                       
                    • SGBARRACUDA

                      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                      I always check UPS.com and compare it to the UPSstore. Most of the time they are close. Sometimes cheaper.
                       
                    • Jimacuda

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                      Poorly packaged, period. No other honest explanation.
                      If you got one thru before boxed like that you were damn lucky.
                       
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                      • Unconventional

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                        Funny you mention Greyhound and shipping :lol:
                        Our company paychecks were shipped Greyhound for many years.
                        Only late twice that I recall.
                         
                      • missing linc

                        missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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                        I used to be a contractor for Greyhound Courier in Winnipeg for about three years. Rarely had any problems or complaints from my customers about the service, but they were pretty cheap when it came to compensating the contractor.
                         
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