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UPS – United Parcel Service… Why just deliver a Package when You can Throw it?

Updated on January 26, 2014

What "Brown" can do for me!

Why just deliver it when you can kick it around, throw it like a football, and take out your frustrations on it?
Why just deliver it when you can kick it around, throw it like a football, and take out your frustrations on it?

What can Brown Do for You?

Besides drop kick and destroy the things you order online?

Do you shop online? Do you read reviews on sites before you make an online purchase? Who do you choose for Delivery United Parcel Service, USPS, or Federal Express?

I ask these questions because I wonder how many DOA products are not the result of bad manufacturing? Today I received a package from UPS and I say received in the sense that a football player would receive a pass. I buy a lot of things online from a lot of different vendors. And typically the choice of delivery is either USPS and UPS or USPS and Federal Express. From this point forward if I can’t get Federal Express I think I’ll choose not to buy online.

UPS – Way to Destroy my Purchase!

I was home today; in fact I was about 5 feet from the front door when I heard a “Clank”… a very loud noise. I was not expecting to hear that noise, until within a second I also heard the doorbell ring. I looked outside and the UPS Guy was running back to his truck. I get it… these guys are busy and often just leave packages. In fact they have done it before. I come home to find a package on my doorstep.

The problem with this package delivery is it was not delivered so much as it was thrown at my doorstep. And if I had ordered foam blocks, sheets, or packing materials I’d have nothing to worry about. But this is not the case! Inside my package is a very sensitive electronic device that costs in excess of $1,000 that I need for my business.

In this day and age of 90 day labor warranties, and horrific customer support from manufacturers I’m not willing to accept a delicate electronic instrument that has been handled this way. I simply can not afford to assume the risk!

So I contacted the company I purchased the product from and told them the situation and they said I could return the product.

So here I am thanks to a careless UPS employee going to have to wait to get the product I need. Thank you UPS! Thank you for caring enough to hire a driver without the courtesy to consider what is inside the box he was throwing.

At Christmas time I had a similar experience with the United States Postal Service when I received a package that was torn open.

To date the only Delivery Company that has not delivered me damaged packages has been Federal Express. I’m sure there are people out there with good and bad experiences with all Delivery Vendors. But don’t you think it would be in the interests of these companies to hire people to take a little care with packages?

Go Ahead Mr. UPS Man Throw that Package!

Gee can I throw it clear from the Street? You bet you can Mr. UPS Man!

Go ahead throw them on the floor and kick them around!


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    starme77 5 years ago

    o gee i should have thought of this one lol awesome hub man

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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I have my own issues with UPS. I work at an office, and unfortunately, my desk is near the front. Since we do not have an actual receptionist, somehow it is my duty to sign for packages. It is a real nuisance. UPS workers are always in a rush and impolite if I don't drop everything for them. Sometimes I am on the phone making a very important call or taking a payment. Nonetheless, they will shove the package under my nose and insist I stop whatever I am doing to sign for it. FedEx workers are typically never that aggressive. It really annoys me!

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    Mike 7 years ago

    if you have a chinese, black, or arab name or something, i advise you to change your name to one that sounds "white" if you want to use UPS for your shipping. then they'll throw your packages at your door with a lot less force. trust me, i did this, and it worked for a while. but don't ever let them see you. and don't ever get something that needs to be signed.

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    alstickdaddy 7 years ago

    I shipped a playstation 3 system, properly protecting the system per UPS instructions, and took their insurance for the value of the parcel. When the package arrived it had been shaken so violently the system was unrepairable. UPS said they would not honor their insurance policy. SHIPPERS BEWARE.

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    UPS is Terrible 7 years ago

    We got scammed by their "insurance". We shipped something from Canada to the US, got it "insured" (haha what a joke) for its value (around $1500), it was properly packaged and everything, and when it arrived the computer inside the box was trashed. We used all the original packaging including the styrofoam pieces the box originally came with, everything fit together securely, and the computer was in working order. We had the computer diagnosed and even the computer's processor and RAM chips were destroyed and could not be salvaged, none of the computer's parts are salvageable.

    We filed a damage claim and have been badgering them for over 2 weeks about this matter, no one has returned any calls as they've repeatedly promised, and have been jerked around. We have now been told that when you ship something via UPS, you are essentially giving them both your package and your money to ship it and there's never a guarantee it'll even arrive. If it's "insured", it's only guaranteed to arrive at the destination eventually (there's not even a promise regarding the time frame even if you pay extra to ship it "2nd day air" or any of their other time promises, it's just guaranteed to get there eventually!), and there is no insurance against damages unless you also pay them even more to have them package the box for you. Yeah, that's right. They deny any responsibility for packages damaged while in their care unless they've packaged it, regardless of if it is packaged to their own packing standards.

    When you choose UPS, you choose to willingy give up your right to a package's safe and timely delivery unless you want them to soak you for extra money just to do their job correctly. Don't choose UPS, they're trying to scam you if they are negligent with your belongings during shipment and further trying to scam you with their "insurance".

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    Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

    I know where you are coming from. We have similar problems in the UK

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    gracenotes 7 years ago from North Texas

    Wow! Great videos. I know you are frustrated, but these made me laugh.

    I see our UPS driver in this neighborhood quite frequently. He hasn't damaged anything of mine. So next time I see him, I will say, "Thanks for doing a great job."

    - Your fan

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    breakfastpop 7 years ago

    I feel your pain, I really do!