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Rings the Bell and Runs
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Rating: 1/51

BURLINGTON -- Yesterday, my door bell rang. I walked from the kitchen to the door (20 feet) only to find the UPS slip on the door and the driver driving off! I yelled out as his truck door was open and he could hear and see me, yet he just drove off.

Later that day I left a note on my front door for the UPS driver to "wait for me until I answer the door." Today, once again I stayed at home because of the delivery. The bell again rang once. I RAN to the door and once again, the notice was posted on the door (missed delivery) and the driver was already back in his truck! I ran out and asked why he didn't wait? He said he "rang the bell five times", called me a liar and took off, REFUSING to deliver the package!

I have had to go and pick up my own packages in the past from the UPS after somehow having missed the delivery (even though I was at home). I could never figure out how I could have missed the delivery. After the last two times however, I have noticed that the driver pre-writes the notice, sticks it on the door, and rings the bell as he is walking away! I am extremely unhappy with UPS, their service and especially their drivers! I am shocked that they are still in business and that they are able to continue to screw over the public they are doing now.

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Failed to Deliver. Failed to Compensate. Unethical Big Business With No Heart.
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Rating: 1/51

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- I made the mistake of using UPS in a move from Oregon to Nevada. We had 10 boxes in all, each weighing about 50 pounds. 9 of them we shipped via the US Post Office. They made it to their destination as expected. Our final and heaviest box (69#) we shipped via UPS. It never arrived. UPS claimed they delivered it, but we were at our new home waiting, with two alert guard dogs who bark at the sound of any knock or doorbell, and it never came. We walked the neighborhood and talked to neighbors, but no one had even seen a truck in the neighborhood that day. Later we learned that a substitute driver had been working the day the box was lost.

The helpful employee at the UPS Store back in Oregon put a trace on the package, contacted the local depot manager and UPS corporate. However none of this was of any use. The UPS Store and UPS are not the same company. After four months of waiting, gathering receipts to prove the value of what was lost, and filing a claim request, we were offered $129 for a package worth $2500. Other than the UPS Store employee we were never able to speak with a human at the company, or the claims processing center.

Yes, I should have insured it. I take responsibility for that. However, UPS has one job to do... deliver parcels. They failed. Interestingly, as I've read through several online forums I have seen how common it is for UPS to lose packages, and they rarely pay for a loss, even when insured. UPS is a big, unethical business. I will not trust them with my valuables again.

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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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