74 lb basic pkg

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 25yrvet, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    I delivered a 74 lb 'basic' pkg to one of the small POs on my route today. The pkg was from Brylane. No matter what your opinion of 'basic' pkgs, you have to giggle at the thought of me doing my best to put on happy face while carrying it in the back door. I have a pretty good relationship with the skinny (and cute) postmaster, but giggled all day long at the thought of her and her long nails, tight pants and tight white shirt trying to give the pkg to the ultimate addressee--an elderly lady.
  2. wyobill

    wyobill New Member

    I hope she dosen't pop a button!
  3. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    All I'm saying is if she has long nails, then she's not working too hard.
  4. sx2700

    sx2700 Banned

    Hmmmm......I would hope she would.:devil3:
  5. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    I guess maybe the nails would help her sort the mail.....and defend fer fingers from those deadly papercuts.
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    LMAO!!!!!! I wonder if she payed a sub for the day that had to be delivered.
  7. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    I thought Basic had to be a small? Wasn't that one of the conditions of being a Basic account?
  8. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    Since when is a basic pkg allowed to be over 5 lbs? That is the limit here and I have filed for it and won after i grabbed the tracking number. Over 5 lbs to the PO is not allowed in Florida!
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Does the pkg then get RTSed or does your center change the service level and then bill the shipper for the difference, to include the Over 70 surcharge?
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I wondered about that at Christmas last year. I talked to our shop steward and he said, "I'll look into it." Nothing came of it.

    That's good to know that there is a limit.

    On another note, I have a shipper that ships out 70+ lb shopper release packages regularly. I explained the service and he said that he was not worried about a signature because he only ships to businesses.