Where does all the lost stuff go

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by fezjones, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. absolutemoron

    absolutemoron New Member

    I heard all the stuff that falls out of packages and never gets sent to a destination, is eventually all warehoused in some facility in Ohio (maybe some other state). What happens here? does it get auctioned off? donated? an episode of storage wars? idk.

    Also, the fedex hub i worked at would occassionaly have a tag sale of stuff from the hub. i never went to it, so i dont really know what the inventory was limited to. i heard they sold obsolete computer stuff etc.
     
  2. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Over goods auctions it off after a certain amount of time. Can't remember where it is though..,
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The storage area you spoke of is called "over goods". I think ours is in St. Louis. Auctions of unclaimed goods are held on a regular basis. The auctions at your local hub are not the same.
     
  4. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Overgoods is intended to be shipped to a facility in Salt Lake City. Anyone selling or giving away stuff on the side at the local level is playing with fire. :O
    From my experiences, they warehouse stuff for months in case a claim comes in for an item they have. If it goes unclaimed, it ends up getting sold.
    (or thrown away, I tend to send them the most useless/obscene crap ever)
     
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I never in 30 years heard of anyone getting any satisfaction on recovering their lost goods by contacting the mysterious "over goods" dept. Really now---does anyone on here know for a fact where and when these "over goods" auctions are held. I think the higher ups at each center go through the stuff and anything they don't want is thrown away. Someone prove me wrong please.
     
  6. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Express has overgoods locations in both Memphis and Indy, and maybe elsewhere. I've had stuff found in overgoods in both locations for customers. One was a machine part that someone taped the AWB to and another was a narrow cylinder that was packaged in a FDX tube and the guy never properly secured the end of it. I don't remember what the other was.
     
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy


    I was talking about UPS "overgoods" ---I don't have a clue what goes on at Fedex.
     
  8. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    Then posting on the 'FedEx Discussions' section of Brown Cafe my not be the place for you. :knockedout:
     
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Then maybe Fedex'ers should start their own site
     
  10. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Or you can admit that you were wrong, stop being passive aggressive, and we can all move on happily? :)
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You'll have to excuse Rod---he does not know what "move on" means.
     
  12. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    FWIW, I have successfully recovered a book I was reading at work and was accidentally sent to UPS overgoods. I was given a number to call, which I did. They checked the inventory, and once found shipped my book back to me.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2012
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I was wrong. I wasn't paying attention to who started this thread and wondered into the wrong room. I will pay better attention from now on (maybe). You Fedex'ers carry on with your problems.

    Upstate what are you doing posting on a Fedex thread? Get out of here. (you ain't never going to catch Moreluck anyway).
     
  14. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    Just having some fun with ya Rod. Brown is always welcome here. Hell it's your site. :happy-very: Upstate, he's the swizzle stick always stirring the pot :wink2: