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The last few days have destroyed my image of FedEx as a good company. There are times when a package is damaged because it has been poorly wrapped, and there are other times when it is obvious that the package was woefully mishandled. When false records are created, the whole thing stinks of covering up unacceptable performance.

I made the conscious decision to use FedEx to ship precious family documents and memorabilia to myself using FedEx instead of any other shipper or taking the packages with me as airline baggage. I thought that with the proper packing and the tracking numbers, the family heirlooms that I was flying from San Francisco to Washington, D. C. to collect would be safe. I trusted FedEx more than United Airlines. Silly me!!

Since I would not have access to a computer printer at my 91 year old deceased uncle’s home, prior to flying from San Francisco to Washington, D. C., I printed out a large number of FedEx shipping labels. Before I realized that I could list myself as both the shipper and the receiver, I printed some labels with my 90 year old aunt’s address in Potomac, Maryland.

On Saturday, February 20, I took 6 boxes to the FedEx office in Rockville, MD. The clerk was alone in the store. I explained that I had printed the labels days previously, but she said that new labels should not be printed and that there was no discount for shipping multiple boxes together. She could not give me a price for my shipment, which consisted of two identical large mirror boxes, 2 book boxes, and 2 small U-haul boxes. All of the boxes were purchased that morning from U-haul. The two mirror boxes each contained 2 paintings by my mother. I split $20 worth of bubble wrap between the two boxes with each picture wrapped round and round with bubble wrap. The clerk asked if each box was fragile and I told her that only the two mirror boxes were, and she put multiple fragile labels on them. The clerk explained that the boxes would not go out until Monday, but that I should receive them on either Friday, February 26 or Monday, March 1. The next day, I returned with one more box to ship and saw the stack of my boxes from the prior day still sitting behind the counter.

On Saturday, February 27, FedEx delivered 6 of the 7 boxes at 2:30 PM. I was surprised that one of the two mirror boxes was missing and wondered why the shipment had become separated. The mirror box that was delivered was in perfect condition. My husband then checked the tracking number and saw that the box was due to be delivered in three days on Tuesday, March 1. It seemed odd, but I had faith.

When the box was not delivered on Tuesday, March 1, I called FedEx. That was the beginning of FedEx’s plunge in my estimation. I called and got Mr. M. of the Bristol Customer Advocate Team. When he said that the package had been damaged and was being shipped back to the sender, I asked to speak with his supervisor. I was terrified the package would be shipped back to Potomac, MD, because I didn’t know which of the boxes had the labels with my aunt’s address as the return address.

When I asked to speak with his supervisor, I was transferred to Ms. L. When I asked her for a written apology for the poor service I had received and the failure to notify me that my package was damaged, she put me on hold for 10 to 20 minutes while she wrote the apology, which turned out to be a small gift basket delivered two days later and an apology note. When she finally got back on, I asked to speak to her supervisor.

Mr. J, Ms. L’s supervisor told me that their office was only from 2:30 to 11:00 EST. I was horrified that I would not be able to get any update until the next afternoon on whether my package was headed back to the East Coast. I pleaded with him to find out, and he said he would call me back if he could. Mr. Johnson agreed that the overdue package should be given priority handling.

Then I got on the computer to check what the tracking info said and saw the latest entry for 9:19 AM that morning (about 9 hours before my call) the entry “damaged, handling per shipper instructions.” This was an outright mistruth as I was the shipper and had not given any instructions regarding the damaged shipment. It stinks of a cover-up. When I tried to call back, I got an office in Central America.

First thing on Wednesday, March 3, I called and asked to speak to a high-ranking person and got Ms. H at the corporate headquarters. She checked and said that the glass on one of the pictures had broken and that the broken glass had to be removed. The package would be delivered sometime that day. Ms. H said all that FedEx would reimburse was the cost of the broken glass and that I had to produce a receipt to get that.

The package finally was delivered at 4:45 PM on Wednesday, March 3. You could see from across the room that the package had been severely mishandled. I had images of the old Samsonite Luggage commercials with the gorillas mishandling suitcases. Given how abused the box was, it was a tribute to the huge pile of bubble wrap that only the glass on one painting broke. I was furious to see that when the glass was removed that the bubble wrap had not been wrapped back around the paintings, but was balled up at the ends. It is a miracle that the paintings done by my mother were not completely destroyed.

The pictures would have been sent back to Maryland, if I had not listed both the shipping and receiving address as my home address. I'm very lucky that the damaged package was not one for which I had used my aunt's address as the shipping address.
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goduke on 03/05/2010:
So the package was damaged in transit. Fed-Ex realized that. They stopped shipment and took out the broken glass. They then sent it on its way and it got to you o.k., except for the broken glass, which Fed Ex said they will pay for when you show them how much it is. You insisted on an apology in writing, which they gave you along with a gift.

So what's the complaint?
Anonymous on 03/05/2010:
"When I asked her for a written apology for the poor service I had received" Get the hook!
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Product Shipped to wrong customer even when stop shipment enter to return back to Shipper
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I sent a laptop computer to a customer and had FedEx to stop shipment of the item 10 days prior to the delivery date. The package was not returned back to the shipper(me) but deliver to the person not authorized to receive the package. Then, FedEx claim representative stated that they do not do stop shipments and this fellows name was Craig who works in the claim department. The package had extra insurance placed on it to cover the lost, damage, wrongful delivery or etc. Now, they want to give me the big run around through different departments without paying for the claim. So, Fed Ex wants me to accept not getting my product back or insurance money from the claim to recover my loss.
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tnchuck100 on 01/26/2010:
Take your documentation and file a small claims case against them. They will settle as soon as they are served.
goduke on 01/26/2010:
I'm not seeing anything on the FedEx website where they have a "stop shipment" service. I'm kind of curious how that was allegedly accopmlished.
Hugh_Jorgen on 01/26/2010:
Whenever I have tried to place a stop on a FedEx shipment (or UPS for that matter), they explained that they will try their best to stop the package, but make no guarantees. With the sheer volume of packages they handle, it's like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. My record with them on these is about 50/50.

You might have better luck going after the recipient of the package for non-payment.
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Made a Mistake With Putting Ground Box in Express Box
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NEWBURGH, NEW YORK -- I had a bunch of textbook rentals to return. Every one was going UPS except for one. I received return labels, placed them on the boxes and was happy to find out that there were drop boxes right down the street from my office at 41 Dolson Ace Middletown, NY. Dropped everything off and all of the UPS boxes arrived without a problem within days. I then looked at the FedEx and found out that FedEx boxes are for express only!

I have the tracking number that was on it but since they don't scan when pick up ground in express there is no record of this package. Called customer servce and was told it should show up, the express guys take it back and the ground guys pick it up etc. Well it is over a week and a half and nothing! I went to the ground terminal and they sent me to the express terminal where a nice man (manager) looked for my package but could not find it. He also spoke to the driver of the route who said he gets 4-5 boxes per day in that box for ground. Maybe they should mark the box better?! Anyway, they didn't have it so I went back to ground and they were closed for the day.

I am beginning to think that this FedEx driver just dumped my box somewhere. How else could it just vanish into thin air? It is clearly marked with the college bookstore as well as my return address ( which one of the customer service reps on the phone said that the zip code for Pougkeepsie 12603 wasn't a valid zip code!! That's scary)

I just want my package and I will pay extra for their inconvenience - I will have to pay 130.00 to replace this book that I didn't even use - thanks Professor :(

Is there anything I can do?
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Neva A., express driver on 07/31/2013:
PLEASE, never put a ground or home delivery package in an express box. Everyone thinks express, ground and home delivery are all the same company, but we're not. And your post further proves my point. We at express canNOT scan a ground package (just as we cannot scan a UPS package) and therefore there is no tracking available on their packages from us. Please, save yourself a lot of stress. Take your package to FedEx Office to drop them off, or go to your local authorized ship center. Same goes for cell phones being returned via post office or smart post.
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Insured Shipment But Not Receiving Reimbursement For Damages
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KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN -- The end of Dec 2008 I opened an account with FedEx since DHL was no longer making domestic pickups and deliveries. I had sent 2 almost new pieces of luggage with DHL and then had to send them back with FedEx. I went online to schedule the pickup for Jan 2nd and had much trouble in printing out the labels. I called FedEx and was told to call their technical support number. I must have been on the phone for at least an hour trying to set this up and having problems with the labels. Finally they asked me if I wanted them to just schedule the pickup and have the driver bring the labels. They had all the information including the weight of the 4 packages I was sending and the amounts of insurance I wanted on each one. I had $400 on the smaller suitcase and $500 on the larger (the same as what I insured with DHL). The other 2 small boxes I just used their standard $100 insurance. (and these arrived in great condition)
When the driver got there Fri 1/2 he said he didn't have labels and he was the wrong person to pick them up. He called in and told them they needed to send a different truck over. About 1/2 hour later the driver, Tony, from Kalamazoo, MI came for the pickup. He did not have the labels and said he would make them up when he got back to the FedEx office.

When the shipment arrived at the destination the driver just left them sitting out in front of the house. No wonder he didn't let me know he was there as the 2 suitcases were damaged. They look like someone rolled them around in dirt, had white markings (like a white magic marker) all over them and the handle was broken on one.

I called their phone and was told they didn't cover luggage that it should have been in boxes. I then called my sales representative who told me that other people ship the pieces of luggage and never heard of anyone having damage like this and I should pursue this.

I finally got claim form to send in. They send me a form saying it was not a claim and there was no tracking numbers or proof of value. I had filled this in and contacted them again. I again sent the claim form along with photos of the damage and photos of replacement pieces with the price tags attached.
I kept calling them to find out what was happening but never got satisfaction. Then I get a check for a little over $100. I called them about this and they told me it was to cover the one piece of luggage and the shipping fee. I asked them why only $100 as they were insured for $400 and $500. They told me I did not take the additional insurance and would not pay anymore but would process the claim for the 2nd piece. I am not happy with how they are handling this and called again today to tell them to check their phone records and they would see that I told the customer service representative the amounts on each piece. She told me that they couldn't do this and even if they did they probably wouldn't have the tape of this call. I told her about what happened when Tony picked them up and she said that should not have happened that they are to put the tags on when they arrive to pick up.

They asked for a copy of my credit card charges to see if I paid extra for the insurance. I don't know if I did or didn't and that's not the point. Somebody (or somebodies) at FedEx screwed up my shipment. Why would I sent it back to AZ without insurance when I originally sent it to MI with DHL with insurance?
I will never used FedEx again. Seems like nobody there can do their jobs. What a screw-up company.

Just too bad that DHL is no longer domestic as I had shipped luggage with them many times without any marks or damage. I am thinking now of trying UPS and hopefully they will not be as ignorant as the employees at FedEx.

The company email address I provided below belongs to the supervisor in the ground claims dept. She is the one I have been working with to get this settled.
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Federal Express Home Delivery - Do You Really Want To Use Them???
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, ILLINOIS -- I was getting an important package which requires a delivery signature being shipped to my home address. Shipper provided me with a tracking number on Thursday December 18. I looked the status and noticed that the city name was miss-spelled. I called Fed Express customer service and was assured that this is not an issue, because they use zip codes. I also asked them to read the street address and it did match my home address.

After looking at the tracking data Saturday, on December 20 package showed being on truck for scheduled delivery... I spent the whole Saturday at home waiting for the package to be delivered. Fed Ex truck never showed up and when I checked tracking log Saturday evening... I found a new log entry at 8:45 PM... “Customer not available or business closed “...

I was angry!!! Called Fed Express Customer Service and told the representative that whoever entered the log was a liar and I need to talk to a manager in Carol Stream... After being put on hold and waiting few minutes … was told that the Carol Stream location was closed and that they could not get in touch with anyone... I asked for Carol Stream phone number but was refused…

Monday Morning I did not see any status updates so I called Fed Express Customer service and insisted that I need to talk to Carol Stream manager.
I was told that Home Delivery is closed on Mondays and that they will transfer me to someone who can help me. I was transferred to Customer Advocate Team member and she explained that no one was at Carol Stream location and I would have to wait until Tuesday for center to open up…So I went to work…

Around 9:30 am I looked at the Fed Express tracking log and noticed that there was a new entry at 8:33 AM stating that the package was on a truck for delivery!... I took off from work and drove quickly home…. I was at home at 10 AM… No missed delivery ticked on the door… GREAT!!!…

About noon I checked status again and there was another entry at 10:40 AM stating “Local weather delay, delivery attempted”… looked outside with disbelief… It was sunny and skies were clear!!! Another log LIE from Fed Express Home Delivery!!! I called Fed Express customer service and talked again tot the representative from Customer Advocate Team. They could not get a hold of anyone in Carol Stream again... and have no means to track the driver…

I am faced now losing another day from work on Tuesday…. and even not sure if the driver will even show up on my street tomorrow…

I feel sad that DHL is no longer doing business here... this leaves me with the only logical decision... to give all my shipping business to UPS!!!


Ship date Dec 17, 2008
Estimated delivery Dec 23, 2008

Destination ROSETTE, IL
Service type Home Delivery-Direct Signature Required
Weight 22.0 lbs.

Status Delivery exception

Dec 22, 2008 10:40 AM Delivery exception CAROL STREAM, IL Local weather delay, delivery attempted
8:33 AM On FedEx vehicle for delivery CAROL STREAM, IL
Dec 20, 2008 8:45 PM Delivery exception CAROL STREAM, IL Customer not available or business closed
10:09 AM On FedEx vehicle for delivery CAROL STREAM, IL
4:03 AM At local FedEx facility CAROL STREAM, IL
1:01 AM Departed FedEx location CHICAGO, IL
Dec 19, 2008 8:45 PM Arrived at FedEx location CHICAGO, IL
Dec 18, 2008 9:35 AM Departed FedEx location HENDERSON, CO
4:56 AM Arrived at FedEx location HENDERSON, CO
1:58 AM Left FedEx origin facility ENGLEWOOD, CO
Dec 17, 2008 7:03 PM Arrived at FedEx location ENGLEWOOD, CO
6:10 PM Picked up ENGLEWOOD, CO
5:12 PM In FedEx possession LITTLETON, CO Tendered at FedEx location
5:12 PM Package data transmitted to FedEx
Resolution Update 12/26/2008:
I finally got the package delivered on Tuesday. It seems that Fed Ex was trying to deliver to an address in Medinah, IL. I am located in Roselle, IL. Address label on the package had the correct address and city name, I guess this was not sufficient for Fed Ex.
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moneybags on 12/22/2008:
Should have had it delivered to you at work! If not there, a designated co-worker or secretary could sign for
Anonymous on 12/22/2008:
FedEx home delivery was not closed today.
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Forgery, Fraud And Breach Of Contract
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- FedEx has a pretty high wall separating them from their customers . I caught their driver forging a signature , inventing a name and breaching our delivery contract not to mention losing a simple envelope that required direct signature . The folks at the 800 ground customer service number are friendly and of no help doing anything more than what the internet offers except placing a call tag and later a trace agent on a letter they claim was delivered and signed for that was magically retrieved two days later from the same ghost that signed for it originally.

The driver must have been so shocked at seeing a ghost twice that he/she placed the envelope back on the FedEx truck and since disappeared. ( the ghost could not write - only make a 1/4 inch pen stroke on the FedEx pad and the ghost has a new first name no-one since great grand dad in 1860 used it 900 miles away . ) Since FedEx ground customer service is no help and insisted the package was delivered I resorted to other means to locate it . Finally I was able to guess which terminal the driver worked out of ( terminal 381) . I called so many times I finally penetrated their armor by eventually guessing an extension number ( even the receptionist only uses voicemail) and I got a nice lady in H.R. who is digging in to help me.

We'll see but it has been 8 days and many , many hours on my part not to mention the $45 I spent to get the letter hopefully delivered .When FedEx loses your package , you'll need a private investigator to find it and don't use more than one call to the 1-800 line . If they can't help you'll only annoy both parties . Find the last terminal that touched it and bug the daylights out of every person there every hour , every day until somebody takes personal ownership .
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Hugh_Jorgen on 07/15/2008:
Your rambling story is hard to follow. They delivered it, then they didn't, then it was back on the truck but they can't find it? It's a letter send via ground service, yet you paid $45 for the service?
madconsumer on 07/15/2008:
I use FedEx daily for all my important business documents. I have never had any issues.

if the letter was snet to a residential address, then this could be where the issues begin. again, I have sent items to home addresses with zero issues.

request a copy of the signature, and have the shipper make a claim to get back the dollars spent on shipping.

it is also possible, the address entered was in-correct.
Anonymous on 07/15/2008:
Like Hugh, I couldn't make a lot of sense out of this either. Maybe if the OP could have skipped the 'ghosts' and just told us what happened....
Monjazeb on 01/04/2011:
This Happened to me twice in past two years. the problem is only with the items that need direct signature. one time they delivered the package to vacant house and got a signature, while I was on the phone with the FedEx from work to intercept the package and tell them keep it I will come by to pick it up. and last month he left the package on the third delivery attempt on the porch but managed to get a signature from me. The funny part is I sign the first door tag and left it on the door and he did not leave the package.
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Very Surprised and Disappointed
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NY, NEW YORK -- I plan to ship over 35 boxes FedEx Ground. So far 8 reps have told me FedEx will NOT pick up from my residence, that I have to drop off the packages, and 6 reps have told me FedEx WILL pick up, all I need to do is "call FedEx" (and pay $2.30 per box according to one rep). I was given an address to drop off the packages, 621 West 48th Street in NYC at 11th Avenue. I went to that location to check out the drop-off situation so I could advise my movers and there is no FedEx office there. An area businessman told me the office was around the corner on 49th Street, and yes there is one there. There I was told me they didn't have a phone number, and before I could drop anything off I would have to call the main number ahead of time to let the office know the packages were arriving at the 49th Street location. They also told me a barcode had to be on all of the boxes when I dropped them off, even though it is a FedEx drop point and some might go differently than FedEx Ground. Wondering what might be my next surprise, I called the main number to ask about the requirement to call them and was told by the rep who answered that they didn't notify offices ahead of time about shipments, and just to drop them off. I didn't dare ask about the requirement to have the barcode or FedEx label already on the packages - just do it as requested and let them change it if necessary seems the safest route.

On this site I read about a Sony laptop being stolen and the advice to get a receipt for packages dropped off. Good idea. But I'd like to add that at least one rep has told me that unless you insure a package FedEX won't pay over $100 reimbursement, whether you have proof or not that it didn't arrive.

Why don't I switch now to UPS and just redo all the labels? Because I'm not that sure UPS is any better.
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FedUpxyz on 03/15/2008:
p.s. - since writing this I've talked with business owners who've used FedEx Ground, UPS and Parcel Post, and all say FedEx is the best, by far. So I'm going with FedEx Ground, guess this is the best a customer can expect.
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No package & Tracking literally worthless
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I ordered a large shipment of candles that were shipped on 5/24/06 Fedex Ground Home Delivery. As of the date of shipping the estimated delivery date was 5/27/06 (Saturday). On 12am on Saturday it shows as leaving GA (I'm in FL)... and that's the last the tracking shows.

Since then I've called Fedex a few times with absolutely no help. The only thing they can tell me is exactly what I already see on the tracking info which still leaves me at "Where is my package??"

If you notice as of today 5/30 not only has there been no updates, they've also removed the estimated delivery date of 5/27/06 and there is NO estimated delivery.

When I called on Saturday I was told by the guy I spoke with that it was in FL, when I called today the guy I spoke with said it's on it's way to FL (going by the tracking...).

I'm providing the detailed tracking below to show what bs this is, but mainly because I'm expecting the tracking to be "adjusted"

Tracking number

Ship date
May 24, 2006

Service type
Home Delivery

Departed FedEx location

May 27, 2006
12:16 AM Departed FedEx location ELLENWOOD, GA

May 26, 2006
10:33 AM Arrived at FedEx location ELLENWOOD, GA

May 25, 2006
12:52 PM Departed FedEx location HUTCHINS, TX
7:20 AM Arrived at FedEx location HUTCHINS, TX
12:09 AM Left origin HOUSTON, TX

May 24, 2006
9:56 PM Arrived at FedEx location HOUSTON, TX
6:41 PM Picked up HOUSTON, TX
1:39 PM Package data transmitted to FedEx

Each time I've called the support comments "this is ground home delivery..." like "WHY ARE YOU CALLING???" And every time I think... WHY ARE YOU OFFERING THE SERVICE????

I can't fathom why Fedex is having such a hard time with this. UPS has never complained about a service they offer, and they live up to their name. Fedex on the otherhand seems to offer it in competition, but doesn't really want to be bothered by it.

I don't know about everyone else, but for me - I believe if Fedex actually told people what their Home Delivery really entitled you to (which I believe should be the same standard as every other service) they would lose a lot of their business to UPS which offers the same service on a higher and more reliable level.
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Brenda Leah on 05/30/2006:
Unfortunately, anytime you ship Ground, UPS or Fedex, the delivery date is never guaranteed. You could call and ask them to put a tracer on the package. Another thing I noticed, you said the estimated delievery date was the 27th. Usually you have to pay extra for Saturday delivery. UPS charges $10.00 extra to deliver on a Saturday, otherwise they just hold the package until Monday. Of course if they don't deliever on Saturdays (w/o an extra charge) they should fix their estimated date but I'm sure what they would say to that is, "It is just an estimate".
RFaust27 on 05/31/2006:
Actually Ground Home Delivery is "special" no Monday deliveries, but you get Saturday service if the drivers feel like it...

Delivery Times 1–5 business days within the contiguous U.S
Service Days Tuesday–Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Money-Back Guarantee Policy

FedEx Home Delivery Money-Back Guarantee. FedEx Ground will credit or refund the transportation charge and residential surcharge to a shipper if we do not deliver the shipper’s residential package(s) by the end of the scheduled delivery day as published on

By removing the estimated delivery date they pretty much covered their butts with that. So yes it is only an estimate, but an estimate they claim to stand behind, which you see they really don't.

Anyway I had a trace put on it when it didn't show "out for delivery" Saturday. The lady called this morning and told me that it was "misrouted" and it should be in Tampa, FL by Thurs. I also asked her why the tracking didn't reflect this and she admitted it wouldn't be updated until it arrived in FL. Now the tracking reflects Orlando, FL.

So not only do they cover their butts where their guarantee is concerned, they also covered their butts where their misrouting it is concerned.

Where UPS is concerned I've had 1 package not arrive on the estimated delivery date, they updated the tracking to reflect the delay and actually stated an updated delivery date - unlike Fedex who completely removed the estimated delivery date and stopped all tracking until it was back on route...
ejack053824 on 05/31/2006:
You get what you pay for. Send it overnight next time.
RFaust27 on 05/31/2006:
I actually paid for UPS Ground, the lady I bought the candles from sent them Fedex instead - so you don't always get what you paid for =)

Not to mention my complaint isn't about delivery time, it's about the lack of delivery date, tracking & customer support for a service they provided and about the attitude I got when asking them about the location of my package in regards to the method of shipping.

I don't care if it was on horseback as long as their tracking tells me where it's located OR when I called they were actually able to tell me - since tracking IS part of the service.
Brenda Leah on 05/31/2006:
Hmm I guess the problems you'll have really depends on what area you live in. UPS around here is OK, except for my apt. complex they require a signature for EVERY package, which is annoying considering this is a expensive, nice, totally safe complex. When I lived in CT they would just leave it on my doorstep and there were people in THAT apt complex I wouldn't trust!UPS's delivery times aren't always accurate though. Fedex... I think I have only had one package delivered by them and all went smoothly. Personally, I would only ship USPS because I'm cheap and have never had a problem with them and packages.. LOL. I shipped a mothers day box to my mom and it took 2 days and was $4.00. UPS would have charged me like $7.00. With technology today there isn't any reason that FedEx or ups shouldn't be able to tell you exactly where your package is at all times.
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Federal Express Ground
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KEY WEST, FLORIDA -- I have a complaint against Federal Express Ground and its local agent, the “Key West Mail Room.”

On March 7, 2005 at the end of my vacation I gave a package containing my exercise shoes and clothes to the “Key West Mail Room” at 1075 Duval Square, Suite C 21, Key West, Florida, 33040-3188 for them to send to my home.

I paid them about $17.16 for Federal Express. Even though my exercise shoes, clothes, and carrying bag are worth about $175 new, I told them that because they were used the value was about $100.

When I arrived home the package had not arrived. I used the Fed Ex tracking service to learn that as of Mar 11, 2005 4:42 AM the package was on a Fed Ex vehicle for delivery.

After a few more days I contacted Fed Ex and asked them to check to see if my package was still on the truck. Instead of finding my package, they told me to file a claim with the “Key West Mail Room.” After a few phone calls to Key West, I was then told by them to file a claim on-line with Fed Ex.

Fed Ex assigned me a case number. Since then they have insisted that I produce the original invoices, for my clothes, shoes and bags. This must be a joke. I don’t think the Fed Ex corporate big shots have original invoices for their $3,000 suits and $300 neckties. I am sure that they do not have original invoices for their $2 boxer shorts.

If this is not a joke, it is a scam to keep people from filing legitimate claims. I wonder how many consumers have been discouraged from filing a claim by this tactic. Are there enough to support a class action suit?
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Lying delivery driver
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I ordered a large package which I could not purchase locally because I have no way of hauling it. I took the day off of work, today, to ensure that I do not miss delivery. I heard a vehicle coming up the road, looked out the window and watched the delivery driver drive up my road, turn around in the circle and drive right past me, no stopping. I called customer service concerned that this may have been the driver with my package, the agent said not to worry it should arrive shortly. I checked the tracking online multiple times and ended up seeing the driver said I was not home. So I called back. The customer service agent was polite and did everything she could. She ended up transferring me to the local office where I spoke with another woman who said she knows the driver and he is not that kind of a person. So I guess that makes me a liar. Apparently the driver called in saying that he stopped and has a door tag number and cannot come back. A door tag number says nothing about the driver's activity, only that he scanned a piece of paper. So basically I paid FedEx to deliver a package to me, I lost an entire day's pay (and wasted hours watching for him) and ended up just being frustrated and upset.
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Steve on 03/08/2014:
I got back this morning from handtrucking a bookcase over four blocks of Minnesota snow-rutted street from the complex office to my townhouse because the FedEx driver was too lazy to deliver it to my private ground-floor townhouse door. The office said that he admitted to NEVER leaving notices, much less delivering items, when they asked, "But she's retired and lives next door! Didn't you even try?" They always have to call EVERYBODY.

It clearly has to be local management because (1) FedEx to our Saint Louis Park neighborhood has been atrocious for _years_ and (2) I honestly have had internet companies tell me as much and that they have received as many, if not more, complaints about UPS while I'd rate our two UPS guys in the last decade as excellent.

I'm told this guy seems Russian but I caught a Mexican-looking FedEx guy a couple years ago making the rounds of notices without knocking. I knew I had one coming from the web tracking, opened my door as he approached, and while he looked at the slip and looked at me, I maintained a steady stare and said, "Don't ever do that. Deliver my packages to my door." Had good FedEx for a year or so.
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