Does UPS ever sell their old vehicles?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brown_trousers, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    There's a tiny little package car sitting in the back of our lot. Its smaller than a 500, maybe a 250 or 300? But its been sitting back there for years with no engine. I'd love to buy that thing and fix it up in some wierd crazy way. Does UPS ever sell these old clunkers?
     
  2. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

  3. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Few things bring me more joy than seeing a piece of junk car get whitewashed and loaded on a flatbed headed for the scrapheap.
     
  4. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Many times I have suggested a United Way fundraiser involving an old, non-power steering junker that is on its way to be crushed. They could park it out front for a week and let us drivers pay $1 per swing with a sledgehammer before it gets hauled off.
     
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The liability would be killer!!
    You swing and miss and hit your shin.
    A piece of metal chips off and acts like schrapnel.
    Just all kinds of things could happen.
     
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I would donate money to the United Way for the privilege of shooting holes into a high step P-800 or P-1000.
     
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    They get stripped and painted pink in my area
     
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Now we know where all the hotdog entrepreneurs get their equipment.


    Here they donate them to the fire depts in the region to use as practice vehicles for crash responses.
     
  9. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    have them in a demolition derby with fed x post office trucks and dhl trucks all money go to charity then junk them out
     
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Believe me if UPS finally admits that a vehicle is ready to be put one out to pasture you don't want anything to do with it.
     
  11. Jigawatts

    Jigawatts Member

    They used to trade them to Honeysuckle White in exchange for turkey vouchers, but they don't do that anymore.
     
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Once a upon a time they used to be sold but after some genius got a hold of one and repainted it brown wiht appropriate logos also acquired a set of browns and went around making "pickups", they no longer do that. Most are whitewashed and scrapped.
     
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Harpa?
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Groucho.
     
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Lol. Yes I'm from Harpa but not sure where the story originates from. It's just what I was told when I asked.
     
  16. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    I was told that with the amount of aluminum in them they get more scrapping them than they would selling them.
     
  17. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    A number of years ago I had one of those ancient 1978 GMC's that was absolutely on its last leg while I was pulling a split. I signed off on the DVIR that it was safe for operation (because it was, it was just old, slow, and tired), but just to make the mechanic smile, I wrote "sign the ADA and paint it white" in the comments. I never saw it again. R.I.P. 79751, wherever you went to lol.