After the bolt malfunctioned and got stuck on my brand-new, Auto-Ord. M-1 carbine last December, the store where I bought described a problem with mailing the gun back to the AO factory. The breakdown allowed me to test and 'fall' for the Mini 14 and 30
. Sold the AO carbine as soon as it was shipped back.
UPS required the store to take the gun to a regional UPS hub here, in order to accept the rifle for shipping. This well-established, popular store has been around for years and is definitely no pawn shop....
The store was really turned off by these ludicrous UPS policies, and other people have described similar frustrations and major inconvenience.
How is it with FEDEX?
Their headquarters are not too far from here.