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Never Ever Send a TV in UPS or Anything via UPS
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Rating: 1/51

This was the worst shipping experience I ever had. When I relocated to a new place, I decided to send my household things through UPS. The fact that drew me to this option is, of course the low rates. But in no time I realized that I had to spend more money to replace all those things I send through UPS.

It gave me a light stroke when I found my household stuff was damaged when I received them but I was totally devastated when I found my TV completely broken. I couldn't even figure out how they managed to break it because the package looked perfectly okay when I received it but TV inside was completely shattered. They might have taken my TV outside and dropped it from a mountain or something to break it like that because I have packed it very well with all the required packaging rules that they have mentioned in their dumb website.

The worst part is I have insured my TV before sending it and when I contacted the UPS for claiming my insurance they said they will "NEVER DISCLOSE ANY DETAILS TO ME REGARDING why I lost my insurance because I am not the shipper." And to the shipper, they gave some other lame excuse like "GUARANTEE HAS BEEN VOID". Can anyone decipher this code from UPS?

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Packages Just Can't Make It From the Truck to House
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Rating: 2/51

WAKE FOREST, NORTH CAROLINA -- Two days ago, I had 2 packages valued at $500 delivered to ** (my street) rather than my address of **. I can mildly understand. Today, a package valued at $400 was delivered to my neighbor at **. In order to do that, the person had to walk between the 2 mailboxes clearly labeled ** and **, up a driveway and set the box on the porch passing the ** on the railing. This would be comical except the fact it should not happen when the address and houses are clear and correct. I'm not sure why we even have house numbers anymore since UPS just walks by them and drops the package without even looking at the label. Really, how hard is it?

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UPS Poor Service
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Rating: 1/51

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA -- This is the complaint word for word to UPS: This has been by far the worse experience I have ever had while having anything delivered. I use my cell phone heavily for my job and therefore, had a replacement express shipped to me after it was broken. Knowing I am rarely home during the day, I tried having my phone shipped to my workplace so that I could receive it, but was told my business had an "invalid" address.

My first complaint is that your website claimed the package would be delivered by 3:00 PM so I swapped shifts at work so that I would be home when it arrived. However, it did not arrive by 3 PM and I had to leave. According to your website, the package arrived at 4:52 pm, nearly two hours after the committed delivery time you provided.

Secondly, I find it very inconvenient that you only deliver business days, especially when you have no way for the customer to change delivery address, add a message to take to neighbors, deliver after a certain time or intercept a package. Because I generally work regular business hours at my job, it makes it nearly impossible to be available to receive this package I desperately need. So really, what can brown do for me because it doesn't seem like they can get a package to someone.

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Delivery Person Threw the Restoration Hardware Catalog at My Door
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Rating: 2/51

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA -- At approx. 6:00 this evening I was sitting in the kitchen when I heard something I thought fall onto my roof. I looked around and finally opened the front door to find the new Restoration Hardware 12lb catalog. It appears that the UPS delivery person threw it against my front door. It had been thrown so hard that the plastic that was wrapped around the catalogs had split and the ends of one side were all torn and mashed. I'm assuming that the delivery person was upset for having to deliver these catalogs all day.

The choice of getting out of the truck and actually walking up to the door just didn't appeal to him/her so they threw 12lbs of package at my door. Not very professional in my opinion. I live around redwood trees and the first thing I thought was that a big tree had fallen on the house.

I have tried to call UPS but they keep forwarding me from dept to dept and I finally gave up. The facility where the package was loaded on the truck for delivery was Petaluma, CA. We have many problems with UPS trucks that speed thru our development... Talking to anyone is impossible. Does anyone know how to get a live Customer Service person to talk to?

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New Idiot Driver Delivered Mother's Day Package Somewhere Else
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Rating: 1/51

SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS -- First my Lady had trouble with Sears. They sent her a label & it was not shipped for like 4 days after the tracking # sent & Supposed to have been shipped the next day. Was sent a tracking # & stated shipped. It was sent UPS, date of delivery May 7th 2014. She saw the UPS truck running up & down the road & then she followed him not far to a business. She come back & waited BY THE GATE approx. 10 min, he NEVER come back.

She called UPS. They stated it was left at gate. She said "NO it was NOT!" She does NOT know where the fool left it. If he did, he stated one color house to her & a different color to the supervisor. Are they handling it? No! Now she stayed on the phone for hours & then more hours with Sears & PayPal. This should have been UPS responsibility to refund or take care of the matter. Their mistake and should be their problem to deal with! A bunch of chicken **!

NEVER do business with UPS, it is a hassle when something goes wrong! Now it will be weeks before this is settled & the money refunded. No Mother's Day package. What she wanted! Just NEVER USE UPS. Driver John ** & supervisor> Todd **. She was so stressed & mad last night & called upset & another supervisor Jackie hung up on her. Just take your business anywhere, but UPS. Her usual driver ALWAYS brings to house! I myself should go out there & take care of this man to man! I may yet!

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Stay away from UPS
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Rating: 1/51

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE -- Don't use UPS. Stay with United States Postal Service or other carriers. UPS will hold your order/delivery in their warehouses for several days (just happened to me, multiple times actually) until they get their inefficiencies/internal issues figured out and are able to ship your order. Just look at most of the reviews. Pretty straight-forward. You pay for their inefficiency with your time and, quite frankly, patience. The only customer service they are prepared to provide is to tell customers to keep watching their website until the product ships. Seriously? In this day and age??? Do not reward inefficiency with your business...

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A Carrier Pigeon Would Be More Reliable
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Rating: 1/51

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI -- Being an Amazon Prime member, I often order items from Amazon, but one is not generally given a choice of which carrier to use. That being the case, it's always UPS. On one occasion, the package was marked as delivered but absolutely wasn't. Amazon had to replace it. It was likely stolen by the delivery driver. Less than two months later, the package was supposed to arrive in two days. It didn't. If at all possible, use USPS and avoid Amazon Prime as paying $78 a year for two day shipping is not worth it if they can't use a reliable carrier.

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Didn't Receive My Expensive Package on Time.
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Rating: 1/51

PORTLAND, OREGON -- I placed an order 10 days ago and QVC said my order would be here by February 3rd 2014, and I have no package at the end of the night. I am disappointed by the lies. Why not say a later date so your customers done get mad, sad or disappointed. Depending on how they make up for the inconvenience, this may be my last QVC/UPS purchase of this magnitude. I made a $950.00 purchase - the least they could do is on time with it. I have never had a package come after the date it was promised by. It crushed my joy and spirit.

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UPS - Deny All Claims - Crawford Insurance Here to Screw You
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Rating: 1/51

SARASOTA, FLORIDA -- I have been through this song and dance with UPS claims before, so I knew from the beginning what I was in for. Previously, I shipped items when I was an employee of a big company, and they would not spend the time and energy to appeal this claims process that UPS and Crawford Insurance want's you to go through. However, I am now self employed, and I am going to go the distance on this just on principle alone. Enough is enough.

We need national exposure on this scam, and ultimately a class action lawsuit as this is a clear cut case of defrauding the customer. This is because UPS and Crawford Insurance conspire to either deny every claim, or undervalue every claim. It is a conspiracy to defraud and needs to be prosecuted as such, both at the criminal level, and civil process.

I prepared 2 shipping labels where I paid for the "insurance" at an amount that was clearly under what it would take to replace the items if lost or damaged. And, I was fully willing to accept that amount when UPS lost my package. However, Crawford Insurance, as usual undervalued my claim, and did not "make me whole" as required under the law. Then they jump you through hoops when you try to appeal the decision in hopes you will just go away, and most people do. That's why they get away with it.

I finally get a return call from a "supervisor" with Crawford & Co. by the name of ** with a caller ID of **. She was snotty sounding from the start and talked down to me like I was stupid. (I'm not by the way). She tried explaining that this was NOT "insurance" that I purchased, but rather "declared value". (Semantics). This person sounded like she is like 12 years old.

I declared the value of that package at only $195 (trying to be fair and reasonable) even though the items could never be replaced for $195. Crawford went ahead and processed a payment for like $101 total! I was given the amount over the phone, and have not received the check yet. My total claim amount was only $231.59 which I WAS fully willing to accept, but now, that offer is off the table. I reside and do business in Florida, which to the best of my knowledge (from past experience) is a "make whole" state which means they are required to pay me at least the declared value OR they must actually replace what I lost.

I am now going for nothing less than full replacement of my lost items, as that cannot be done for less than $1000. These idiots think that just because I paid a certain amount for something, that is all they are required to pay. The part these mental midgets cannot comprehend is that the lost items cannot be replaced for what I paid for them. BUYER BEWARE!! When you purchase "insurance" from UPS you need to understand that they have no intention of paying you the declared value that you are paying for.

I must now proceed against the seller on Ebay on this although he did nothing wrong, just so there is another party involved against UPS... Although I purchased the UPS labels on my UPS account and sent them to the seller (that makes me the shipper, legally).

These lowlife already tried using that angle..."well you are not the shipper"... WRONG! Crawford & Co. / Crawford Insurance/UPS will do whatever they can to get out of paying a legitimate claim. These arrogant fools are willing to go to court and possibly have a legal precedent set over a measly $130.00!! How stupid is that! We really do need a class action lawsuit on this of every single person who has ever been shorted on a claim with UPS or any claim that Crawford ever processed and shorted. Any lawyers out there want to tackle this? If not, I have enough experience to prepare and file my own complaint and it will be filed in FEDERAL COURT.

It will be filed against UPS as they are the ones who actually lost my items, and then they can deal with Crawford so they can see how they like it! I printed the labels on 3/19/2012. The Ebay seller dropped them at a UPS Store on 3/26/2012 in Edison NJ. My package never made it past that location as per the tracer. 3/31/2012 UPS declared the package lost and this nightmare claim process began.

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UPS Bent My Bike
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Hello. I just wanted to inform everyone what a poor shipping company that UPS is. I recently purchased a motorized bike from EBAY from a very nice seller that packaged the bicycle in a bicycle shipping box and sent it to me by UPS. That cost me $244 dollars since it was shipping from Canada to California. After waiting for 4 days they sent me a message that it had been misdirected to the wrong location... After a total of 13 days the bike was delivered in a box that looked like it had been dragged through a war zone. I had the delivery person wait while I opened what remained of the box to take a look at the bike.

Unfortunately I did not completely un-box the bicycle at that time and it looked in passable shape from what the driver and I could see. Later that evening when I went to assemble the bike I discovered that the damage was all on the bottom half of the bicycle which I could not see from my previous vantage point. I immediately contacted UPS and they told me that since I had destroyed the packaging opening the box they would make an appointment to view it on sight. No call was forthcoming. I called back and was informed that the claim was refused because the packaging was destroyed by me.

I don't care how the bike was packaged... The amount of damage done was intense. The back forks where the wheel is mounted was bent into two 90 degree "L" brackets. The crank sprocket was bent and the front springer front end forks were bent as well.

I told them that I could probably be made whole with $150 but was put through the contact the seller game. I had been in constant contact with the seller and told him to contact his local UPS and they directed him back to me... these guys are slick as slime. I am currently filing through EBAY resolution center to have them pressure UPS. In the Whole I would not send an anvil through UPS because I am sure they could damage it!

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