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Posted 23 December 2011 - 17:55
Posted 23 December 2011 - 18:00
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.
You cant expect white glove service when you are paying $5 to have a package shipped across the country in under 3 days.
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.
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.