Not too long ago when I took my latest batch of eBay product to the airport, Fed Ex mentioned to me that they're moving to a corporate policy of just leaving most anything because they view it as too much work to load it back on the truck, etc. <br><br>I would stop by my local FedEx station and tell them to Never Ever Ever Ever Ever leave anything. <br><br>
Dang...if only I'd read this thread earlier I could have hopped in the car and buzzed down 95 and taken care of the receipt of that delivery for you... <br><br>Enjoy your new baby, Pete!<br><br>So what's Arthur do all day when you're not there - sit around watching soaps and eating bon-bons?<br><br>
Loc: Lancaster PA USA
I've called our local FedEx and UPS hubs and raised ear-crushing holy M'erF'in' hell about their drivers just leaving stuff by the door. I told them I NEVER want anything left again, that I am home during delivery hours about 99.5% of the time I'm expecting something, and that I always expect to sign for taking delivery.<br><br>It helped for about the next two deliveries.<br><br>Just yesterday they left something by my door without so much as a knock or a ring of the doorbell. I knew they were here because I heard the truck pull up and stop at the end of the driveway. By the time I got downstairs I saw the guy through my kitchen window, walking back toward his truck.<br><br>And what a half-assed attempt at good service. There was a plastic bag over the top of the box, but the underside was sitting on my wet concrete front porch.<br><br>WTF is wrong with those jackholes?<br><br>
I used to work for UPS for about 2 years here at the main hub loading packages into a truck trailer. The stories I could tell ya! I remember one guy using a small box as a soccer ball.<br><br> I choose FedEX for a reason....because I know how we handled packages at UPS! <br><br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I choose FedEX for a reason....because I know how we handled packages at UPS!<p><hr></blockquote><p>I have also abandoned UPS. From their lame online tracking, lousy customer service (no way to pick up packages in person) to their high prices, there just isn't any reason to use them. <br><br>FedEx Ground (also called FedEx Home Delivery, both of which are different from their overnight service) offers cheaper rates than UPS, sometimes by half. I've been using them exclusively for 5 years or so without a single complaint. <br><br>
Loc: Lancaster PA USA
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>"I remember one guy using a small box as a soccer ball."<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>That would've been funny to watch with my package from yesterday: 11 lbs. of cast iron in the form of a 14" diameter pizza/baking pan.<br><br>
[color:blue]"I have also abandoned UPS. From their lame online tracking, lousy customer service (no way to pick up packages in person)"</font color=blue><br><br>I've picked up more packages in person than I've had delivered to my door. Couldn't count the times I'd be waiting and finally discover a tag on my door saying they tried but couldn't. They finally fired that moron, but during that time span, I'd call and have them hold it at their counter as soon as the driver returned to the terminal. About a 10 minute drive...<br><br>
Around here, there's no way to pick up a package if it isn't delivered. They don't even unload the trucks. Not sure if it's a recent policy change, or just exclusive to my area or what. There's a huge UPS terminal here. <br><br>I remember back in 1998...I missed the UPS man on a Friday with my iMac and had to wait until Monday to stay home all day and have it delivered again. They wouldn't let me come and pick it up and there was no way for them to contact the driver to attempt a re-deliver. <br><br>Naturally, with FedEx, picking it up in person is no problem and they'll even radio a driver to try and re-deliver a package. Contrast that with UPS, who hates their customers and doesn't want to actually do anything to help you...ever. <br><br>Oh, and charges too much, too. The whole iMac episode pissed me off so much I actually maintained a 'UPS Sucks' website for awhile. <br><br>
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