Has anyone heard of this??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by trplnkl, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

  2. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    I highly doubt this happened. And their "proof", the video, has been removed. That looks like a pretty hefty crate. That, plus his weight? Looks like over 150 to me. Plus it would never fit into any "can" I've ever seen. Hoax.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Syracuse is a fairly good sized hub but not too big to where something like this would have gone not only unnoticed but unquestioned. This didn't happen.
  4. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I'm very skeptical as well, although I wouldn't go so far to say it didn't or couldn't happen. I highly doubt it would on the brown trucks, but there is such a thing as UPS Freight, they do have Air freight. The weight and size could go with them.
    I just wanted to know if anyone had heard the "Story".
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Not me.
  6. Camping Nana

    Camping Nana Member

    "...... They say they successfully shipped Whitcomb overnight UPS from Syracuse to Las Vegas in November in a crate they built

    Wouldn't have been UPS Freight...... Overnight ?
  7. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Sounds like the same thing to me.
  8. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I think the website for UPS Freight says they have next day service, I could be wrong, but don't care enough to look it up again.
  9. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    I think somebody Is pulling our legs.......
  10. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    The headline says it all.
    Local magician: I sent myself to Las Vegas in a box.

    Local, being the key word.
    Most magicians make their living getting out of a box.
    I wish the video was still available and I could break the magicians code and explain how this did not happen.
  11. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I have no doubt, but it's like a proxy leg pulling. The person that told me about it said up front that it was a story she heard and wanted to know if I had heard the story. I didn't buy it from the get-go but was trying to be nice. If I understand it right, the "magician" is her nephew and now he even says it was a hoax and didn't happen. For course, UPS threatened pressing charges too.