People really don't realize what their packages actually go through...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Sailboat422, May 22, 2014.

  1. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    And the way I often see things packaged says this more than anything. But I got a buddy who works somewhere that accepts UPS drop-offs, and he recently showed me a picture of something someone left. I had to shake my head in disbelief.

    Yeah. That's notebook paper and a few pieces of tape.IMG048.jpg
     
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Who's the fool, the one sending the RS in notebook paper, or the person allowing it to be dropped off in that condition?
     
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  3. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Apparently they threw it in the pile and ran.
     
  4. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Bet you it's going to Chegg or something, been getting a lot of RS dropoffs myself. Broke college kids with iPhones can't afford a box but mom and dad will get the bill when the rental book doesn't make it back to Chegg.
     
  5. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    They NEED that iPhone for school...and porn.


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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I pick up at a UPS Store and this happens more than you may think.
     
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  7. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    So funny you said that

    Some community college queen dropped off a chegg RS package in my dropbox. There was no UPS label or address it was being sent to. Just a piece of paper taped to the box with her name, address and instructions to insert this paper inside said box. :groooansmileyf:


    If she ever gets a diploma, her professors better be thinking this
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  8. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    I know not everyone knows how the UPS system works, but you'd think just about anyone would realize that something like that's just not going to work. What would even be the procedure for handling something like that?
     
  9. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    No string with a knot?
     
  10. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Whats sad is that some of our major shippers are very guilty of these things.
     
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I have received packages like that in very recent past. Just brown paper and some packing string.
     
  12. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Love it when I see over 70's held together with one piece of tape, and from bulk shippers no less. Then of course it is our fault that the package ends up all screwed up.
     
  13. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    bet a 90 year old lady named Ruth shipped it
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I had a huge box taped up with about 2 rolls of scotch tape. Now I can understand someone who doesn't know better attempting something like this but after the first roll when you step back and actually see what your creating you have to just laugh and come up with a new plan.
     
  15. mdnj88

    mdnj88 Active Member

    One of my current pickups still does it this way. Twice a week I pickup 5-10 packages all hand written asd labels with brown paper, string and tape on the ends. The packages are "clean" and secure and I have no problem picking them up. They are all under 10lbs each.
     
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The post office used to tell people to wrap packages like that - brown paper and string.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    "I'm sorry, I don't think this package will make it through our system."
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The Post Office also used to provide prompt, reliable and courteous service.
     
  19. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Had someone give me a small package that was NDA on a tuesday and told me" This package is very fragile and needs to be there by Saturday." I told her," oh it will be there tomorrow. However, it making it in one piece determines how much packaging material you have in there." Pretty sure she expected me to cradle this package all the way to Maryland by myself.
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Its always funny when a customer babies a package like that and the first thing they see you do is set it on its side on your shelf. Its as if they expect it to never go down slides and conveyor belts and you will cradle it yourself the whole way to its destination.