Whatever happened to:

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by worthlessdriver, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. worthlessdriver

    worthlessdriver New Member

    Whatever happened to all these shippers?
    Aldens
    Spiegel
    Blair
    Fingerhut
    S.A.V.E.
    All those records and tapes off the TV
    Sears
    Current
    LL Bean
    These were, at one time, most of my stops
     
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I still get Current & L.L. Bean catalogs.
     
  3. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    We get a ton of LLBEAN at FedEx Express..
    I don't miss AVON or DELL...
    Get tons of Apple.com stuff.
     
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Dropping bags in doors was too easy. We would rather lug treadmills and Pottery Barn furniture. Same time allowance though.
     
  5. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    sears i think is now wishbook spiegel still in business ??
     
  6. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    Whatever happened to all these shippers?
    Aldens-Went out of business in the 80's?
    Spiegel-Bankrupt but restructered & I think they use Basic after a few years
    Blair-Clothing out of Warren, Pa.?- Still uses USPS and went to DHL
    Fingerhut-???
    S.A.V.E.-Loved those green boxes, ????
    All those records and tapes off the TV-I think Amazon.com put them out of business.
    Sears- Now Sears.com, no catalog anymore
    Current-Basic now??
    LL Bean-Went to FDX but we got some of it back
     
  7. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Sears axed their catalog in the early 90's. They still have specialty catalogs though. I believe Spiegel and Newport News (formerly Avon Fashions) are owned by the same outfit. I think S.A.V.E & Current are DOA. Fingerhut is alive and kicking. They even sell "adult toys" on their web site. I had a route where you always got a signature for Fingerhut otherwise you would get a follow up. I miss them - NOT!
     
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Fingerhut was sold and closed for a short time. We used to pick them up out of our center. They reopened and use Fedex ground to ship and UPS for all their returns.

    During peak, a feeder supe would be stationed on Fingerhut's dock to dispatch feeder pick up's.

    TB
     
  9. badpal

    badpal Member

    Oh yes those records and tapes C.O.D. and three attempts . Back when we accepted cash and the amount always ended 99 cents.
     
  10. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    Interesting what happened to these shippers, alot of them were junk though.
     
  11. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    Thats for sure! Anyone remember the old "Survivor" knife that was COD? "Be a Survivor,Buy the Survivor". I delivered (no joke) over a thousand of those things!
     
  12. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    hey...don't forget the "DREAM-AWAY" weight loss pills and the "BOXCAR WILLIE" music selections....all C.O.D.
    90% were RTS'd after 3 attempts
     
  13. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry, but I just can't pass this one up
    The irony of "Fingerhut" and" adult toys" is just too strong an image.
     
  14. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    How could you forget those? Right up there with the "Gut Buster".
     
  15. yonnko

    yonnko Member

    Oh my God. I had one of those Survivor knives as a kid. It was R-R-R-R-Razor sharp.
     
  16. jds4lunch

    jds4lunch What the hell is YOUPS??

    Sears is still alive and well up here in the frozen tundra and yes, they do still have catalogues (maybe not in the states). My city just happens to have one of thier 2 warehouses in Canada, and around peak they get thier own personal driver. They usually make up about 90% of the outbound ground volume that we send to Alberta and BC from here.
     
  17. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    I remember fruit of the month. Think UPS lost that account.
     
  18. abes

    abes abes

    Do you remember all the cheese we would get in the early 80"s.It would start in november.They had release #"s.thats when you would actually pick up a few minutes with 50 release a day.Ahhhhhhhh the good old day's
     
  19. danlin

    danlin Member

    Wisconsin Cheese men, Swiss Colony. How about all those New Generation CODS promising hair growth.
     
  20. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    I think the cheeses are delivered USPS now.. I did not see any Wisconsin cheese or Swiss Colony at all this last peak.