Re: Tracking a firearm via USPS
Posted by Mike on February 19, 2012, 8:32 am, in reply to "Tracking a firearm via USPS"
A little off maybe,about 8 years ago I bought a very rare bicycle,1951 Columbia 5 Star,in mint condition from a seller in California.I payed the seller $1000. for the bike and $90. for shipping and insurance via UPS.The seller unknown to me shipped it uninsured.I tracked it to Arizona,then to Palos Illinois,in 2 packages,from Palos Il,only 1 package left,no tracking on the other package.When it arrived it was only the front fork and wheel assembly,and it was crushed beyond repair.When I inquired about the second package UPS had no answer.Upon finding out that the seller had not insured it of course he would not take calls or e-mails.UPS was very unfriendly and absolutely no help.3 weeks later by watching tracking I located the 2nd package in Pennsilvania,900 miles east of me.I called UPS and they had no answer for me.When it arrived,it had obviously been ran over with a fork lift or a truck.My local driver told me that in a 1990's laber strike the government stepped in and force UPS to contribute the moneys paid for shipping insurance to the employee retirement funds and that many times if a package is shipped without insurance there will be problems,not handled very well.UPS nor the seller ever made good of the package and it was a total loss for me.I have never again used UPS,always I use the post office or Fed Ex