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bleak23 09-12-2013 07:04 AM

UPS: now I know what the brown color symbolizes...
 
I sold a handgun at gunbroker and took it to the UPS main shipping center nearby. The dick head... excuse me... the Mexican working class hero peasant clerk told me it would be $93 to overnight it. I told him I didn't want to overnight it; just send it ground and he said that I "had no choice."

Fedex shipped it for $15 today. The only problem was the lady clerk didn't even know the laws for shipping guns. She had to ask someone in the back and even though I heard him say it was OK, she said they had to call someone because she "didn't want to loose her job." I'm like, WTF? is wrong with y'all? Don't you even know your own business? This is supposed to be Texas, not NY or Kali, fer chrissakes and there's a gun range right down the street!

So, anyway, I will only do business with Fedex from now on for all my shipping needs. But the whole experience leaves a very sour taste. I'm thinking of reporting the UPS clerk.

moonpie 09-12-2013 07:51 AM

Good luck with fudex. When they deliver to my house i have to walk the neighborhood till i find it.

TekGreg 09-12-2013 08:47 AM

Bleak,it could be worse. This is what happened in my neck of the woods. Even in the most gun-friendly states there are problems because urban dwellers are no longer familiar with firearms and schools are making the gun the evil object in all cases of teaching. Some schools have even gone so far as to have "Toy Gun Buybacks." Until we turn this tide of the gun as the cause of crime, this will continue.

c3shooter 09-12-2013 09:35 AM

Well, Bleak- got some bad news for you. Both FedEx and UPS have tariffs (their shipping rules) that require that HANDGUNS be shipped Next day Air. Hence the high $$$$.

However, a Dealer or Manufacturer can legally MAIL a handgun to another dealer/ manufacturer. Usually cheaper to find a dealer who will mail it for you. Private citizens cannot legally MAIL a handgun in the US Mail.

DrumJunkie 09-12-2013 09:50 AM

Brown is still better than DHL, those idiots have delivered to me twice..Well..Once they had to call to get directions the second time they called to ask if I could pick the package up at a local Dollar General store because they couldn't find me. I am like three miles and one left turn from that Dollar store...

TekGreg 09-12-2013 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by DrumJunkie (Post 1369540)
Brown is still better than DHL, those idiots have delivered to me twice..Well..Once they had to call to get directions the second time they called to ask if I could pick the package up at a local Dollar General store because they couldn't find me. I am like three miles and one left turn from that Dollar store...

Those Chinese GPS units just aren't as good as the others! :eek: :rolleyes: :D

therewolf 09-12-2013 11:17 AM

Well I got some bad news for y'all.

Fed-Up, United Pot Smokers, USPS,

They all SUCK. A favorite schtick is

to quickly and accurately deliver

ANYTHING worthless. Yanno, that

frilly 17$ piece of crap from

Woman Without or the Blair Witch

Catalog, gets there in two days, no problem.


But something with a priority, like a gun,

legal document, or 1600$ worth of car audio gear?

THEN you get to play the shipping version of

Lost In Space. I've had documents wind up back

where they were shipped from, and a set of speakers

travel 11,500 miles, from a shipper 2900 miles away.

Both took OVER THREE WEEKS to reach terminal

destination.

My advice is:ALWAYS insure the gun for three times it's

value. THEN when they scroo the pooch, you can yank

your shark hook, barb sideways, right out of their

management's a$$.

Once it's insured, I'm like, "PLEASE lose the package,

I hear Aruba is nice, this time of year."

Doc3402 09-12-2013 11:22 AM

I had UPS refuse to ship a handgun saying it was against the law. It was my Kimber, and they flat out refused to ship it. I took it to the selling dealer and they called UPS to come get it. The dealer shipped it to Kimber for nothing, but I had to pay the state fees when it was returned to me. I tried to take UPS to Small Claims Court to recover the $30 in unnecessary fees, but a couple days after the case was filed I got a call telling me they were going to settle the claim.

mountainman13 09-12-2013 11:33 AM

Yep. They all suck. I got in a yelling match at the ups terminal. The guy told me you can't ship guns.
Bullsh!t I've done it more than once at this very location. Here's the Fu$%ing FFL. Doesn't matter you can't ship guns. I spoke to his manager and then took the guns and left.
Every single time I went to the post office the woman at the counter would announce out loud.
Oh how Nice It's the gun guy again. Don't ever bring me a rifle.
Because She was easier to deal with than ups I never told her to shut the Fu$& up and do her job.
And fedex. Don't even get me started. I was waiting 4 days for some very expensive guns to come in. Keep in mind they have to be signed for. I got fed up and called about them and was told they had been delivered. After an argument with the dipsh!t on the phone I decided to check the mailbox. Not only were they not signed for, they weren't even left in the mailbox. $3000+ worth of guns left out for anyone to grab for 3 days. Wtf

rockratt 09-12-2013 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bleak23 (Post 1369496)
I sold a handgun at gunbroker and took it to the UPS main shipping center nearby. The dick head... excuse me... the Mexican working class hero peasant clerk told me it would be $93 to overnight it. I told him I didn't want to overnight it; just send it ground and he said that I "had no choice."

Fedex shipped it for $15 today. The only problem was the lady clerk didn't even know the laws for shipping guns. She had to ask someone in the back and even though I heard him say it was OK, she said they had to call someone because she "didn't want to loose her job." I'm like, WTF? is wrong with y'all? Don't you even know your own business? This is supposed to be Texas, not NY or Kali, fer chrissakes and there's a gun range right down the street!

So, anyway, I will only do business with Fedex from now on for all my shipping needs. But the whole experience leaves a very sour taste. I'm thinking of reporting the UPS clerk.

Good luck with your decision. As bad as UPS can be they still beat Fed EX by far around here. There is a Fed Ex terminal and huge office complex about a mile from where I work and we only ship with them if we have too....


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