Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I received a package...

I received a package this morning:

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I’m pretty sure that when UPS picked it up from the sender, it looked – well – more ‘box like’. Not so accordion like:

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Reminded me of a new blog/website I’ve subscribed to recently. The consumerist.com. It is hard to call some of these sites “blogs” anymore. This is more like a site with a purpose. Many of the stories I either can totally relate too (most of the Best Buy ones) because something similar has happened to me – or I can fathom them happening. Some of the more outrageous ones are good for a laugh.

Guess I’ll have to replace rocketboom with the consumerist on my “blogroll” – since they fired Amanda Congdon.
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9 Comments:

Blogger Alberto Dell'Era said....

Well, you should see some parcels that I've received from USA - they were so damaged that the postal service had to repack them in bags before delivery.

I guess that they don't bother landing the plane, but throw them out from the stratosphere to save time and kerosene.

Wed Jul 12, 12:36:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Jeff Hunter said....

But the most important question is was the item inside fine? If so, the packaging did it's job, no?

my word: xogepa - a new brand of scooter to compete against vespa.

Wed Jul 12, 01:34:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

It is a USB to Parallel Printer cable (I have an old printer, new laptop - no parallel port on laptop, no USB on printer...)

The package is completely smashed (that 'indestructable' plastic sealed packaging that takes a blowtorch and a very sharp knife to open) and mangled.

But still not opened :) they are impossible to open.

Wed Jul 12, 01:58:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

> But still not opened :) they are impossible to open.

LOL...the other day I almost killed myself with the scissors (I don't even think of using knifes) trying to open probably the most resistable sealed package I ever received - the package apparently went twice under sealing machine...so I got package with double layer of plastic and welds...life threatening experience :-)
Regards,
ales

Wed Jul 12, 05:49:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

That thing is a cable? It looks like it is 3 feet long - or was.

Wed Jul 12, 07:20:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

I had a FedEx package leaning against one of my bushes once. The package was halfway into the bush (not even close to the front door either). I can still picture it today, mostly because there is a hole in the bush ;)

Wed Jul 12, 10:59:00 PM EDT  

Blogger plasticpony said....

When I saw the title of this post in my rss feed... "I received a package..." I believed I was to read a post on an extremely wicked plsql code.
:-)

Thu Jul 13, 01:59:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous joao said....

Well, when I was in college my Mom would occasionly buy some things for me (because I was a poor college student) and send them in the mail.
One day I got a card in my university mail box telling me I had a package waiting for me.
I went up to the desk, gave them the card and was given 4 packs of Hanes Boxer shorts wrapped in clear packing tape! The small box they were in was destroyed and missing. There was a small sticker from the USPS saying the box was lost in transit.
It looked like the box and contents were run over by a semi truck...the skid marks were those truely from a truck!!!

Thu Jul 13, 09:54:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Sarena Parsons said....

I have just had one with Hong Kong UPS as well. 20 items were missing. The box was cut open and re-taped back. I have photos from before shipping and the weight as proof - yes I am careful like this. UPS says because there was some "damage" of the box due to the "poor packaging" so UPS can not be held liable for the damage. The truth is there was no damaging on the box, but missing items from theft.


How much longer can UPS go on like this before 60 MINUTES discover the thieving business?

Thu Dec 27, 08:29:00 AM EST  

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