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#46 I am Reid

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 17:55

Although what THIS guy did wasnt good you have to realize that your package may or may not see smaller drops of a few feet while in route. You cant expect white glove service when you are paying $5 to have a package shipped across the country in under 3 days. I have been working at a fedex hub for 5 years now so ive seen what these boxes go through. Yes, some do get damaged, but thats way less than 1% of the packages, this is a fact. The number one reason packages get damaged is not from the workers, its from that actual way the package was prepared. If you take a 1'x1'x2' package stick a few things in it and tape it up and expect to to make it in perfect shape you are an idiot. The package needs to be able to coexist with other packages being stacked on top of it. The second another boxes is loaded above it the box will just fall apart. You need a good firm box with solid packing materials. The companies that you buy from know this(usually) and package them right, i dont know the condition of the monitor this guy through, but usually monitors have good quality packaging and would be just fine after that. Im not saying what he did was right, it was for sure wrong. Im talking more about the people who complain after other packages being smashed, you're an idiot if you think you can just grab an old used box with little to no packing materials and expect it to make it every time.


#47 Nagisan

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 18:00

You cant expect white glove service when you are paying $5 to have a package shipped across the country in under 3 days.

Wish I lived where you did, last time I shipped something about 600 miles from where I lived, it cost around $13, and it was way smaller than a monitor.

#48 mollick2

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 18:02

Pretty bad service that is. But I've witnessed similar things. I remember watching out my living room window as a delivery man took a box containing two hard drives I had ordered out of his truck, balance it on his knee while he grabbed for a pad of paper and his scanner, then the box slipped off his knee in to the road. He picked it up and delivered it.

Out of curiosity I decided to try the drives before sending them back and both had tons and tons of errors. I'm pretty sure that drop messed them up.


The drop from the guy's knee probably wasn't the worst drop it had in it's travels. Packages go through a lot rougher terrain then a three foot drop. Chances are is they weren't packed properly, FedEx's guidelines call for 3" of padding between the inner box and outer box or 2" of packing peanuts. It should have no problem surviving a waist high drop.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 18:03

The drop from the guy's knee probably wasn't the worst drop it had in it's travels. Packages go through a lot rougher terrain then a three foot drop. Chances are is they weren't packed properly, FedEx's guidelines call for 3" of padding between the inner box and outer box or 2" of packing peanuts. It should have no problem surviving a waist high drop.


They were packed well. Just a lousy delivery guy is the reason those drives were messed up.

But this was city link, not fedex.