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FedEX looks better every day.

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Chris Blount, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. JeffTex42

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    The person who shorted FedEx stock and then posted this video online! :lol:
     
  2. Mark Holtz

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  3. BosFan

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    According to reports I read the homeowner was home at the time of the delivery and would have opened the gate if the driver had rung the bell. Like I said before always a few bad apples out there no matter what the work is.
     
  4. Laxguy

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    Not at all! The "event" took place Dec. 10th, he shorted 150,000 shares, then went long on the 13th......
     
  5. Rich

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    I've never had a problem here in Jersey either. Both deliver right to my door.

    I saw a study about package delivery awhile ago, and USPS ranked pretty high in the manner that the packages were treated. No link, sorry.

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  6. Phil T

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  7. TBoneit

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    I had FedEx do the same thing and he was gone before the person that was home could get up and to the door. No Doorbell ring, just a notice on the outside storm door.

    I get everything delivered at work for that reason and the fact that If we didn't know from the sender a package we due to arrive we would have never found it were it was at the back door in the rain. UPS that was. Despite having a closed in front porch, go figure.
     
  8. phrelin

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    For many years we had a problem with FedEx because they subcontracted home delivery in our rural area to Larry, Darryl and Darryl. They stopped doing that.

    For the most part, now we get good service from FedEx, but anything requiring a signature also begins with a "crack of dawn" automated phone call and then I have to rely on my front path motion detector alarm to make sure I'm at the door. Plus I can't be sure we're going to get a "regular" delivery person who knows where the front door is (no, it's not close to the street - that's the garage).

    UPS is the most reliable, but basically we have had two UPS guys in 15 years - the first one retired a few years ago. And most of the time, the relief guy is someone who has been here.

    We've also had two USPS rural carriers in the over 20 years we've been here, the first one also retired a few years ago. Unfortunately their approach to package delivery is to "honk" when they have a package which means a mad dash down to the street if we hear them, but they will carry the package to the door if no one comes down. I'm like one of Pavlov's dogs and respond to the horn if I hear it.
     
  9. James Long

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    Here I have been able to redirect a UPS package and pick it up at the center but generally not the same day. FedEx can generally be picked up the same day (within a small window between when their truck returns to the center and when the center closes). The other half of the equation (for me) is that the UPS center is two miles away and FedEx is over 20. Picking up a missed delivery isn't convenient.

    We pay for delivery ... to the destination not the nearest center. If I wanted an inconvenient delivery to somewhere I am not I'd get a PO box. :)

    The worst one in my experience they didn't bother to leave a notice (proof that they didn't come to the door). I'm not even sure they bothered to drive down the street where I lived. The driver just lied and got a couple minutes closer to being home.
     
  10. Drucifer

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    For me . . .
    UPS = very good
    FedEx = fair - have never found my doorbell, and on some occasions, even my house.
    USPS = bad - FRAGILE on the right size package seems to mean it's a football at the USPS.​
     
  11. Cholly

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    I sent some glassware and China to my son in Dallas via FedEx - boxed in glassware moving boxes with egg crate separators and foam wraps for each glass. Over 50 percent of the shipment arrived broken. The glasses had been purchased over 20 years ago through a special Montgomery Ward's program. FedEx first offered to replace the broken glasses, but I was unable to verify the manufacturer despite going to a china/glassware specialist with samples. I also sent pictures to Replacements Ltd. and they were unable to identify the pieces. FedEx eventually cut me a check for the insured amount. I've NEVER had breakage with UPS.
     
  12. Chris Blount

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    Yeah and that's where they suck. If it's a Friday, you are screwed until Monday.

    True but its better than nothing if you want your package. UPS doesn't even give you a choice.
     
  13. James Long

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    Fortunately in my area I don't need the choice. UPS (and USPS) actually deliver. :)

    Flat rate USPS has changed a lot of my received package delivery. They hybrid UPS/FedEx via USPS (UPS/FedEx delivering to the local post office and USPS delivering the final mile) has been used for a few things I've received.

    It has been a while since I received anything bigger than a breadbox (so to speak) via any service so I find most deliveries between the screen door and main door of my house. Whether I find them on the day delivered is another question. I had one package sit inside the screen door for nearly two weeks because I expected four to six weeks for delivery and wasn't checking. (It arrived three days after ordering and I use another door to leave/enter my house daily.)

    I suppose I could program my security camera to email me a picture of movement on my porch, but I don't really need pictures of my neighbor's cat.
     
  14. Herdfan

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    Other than the 3 acre yard, I could have written this post. Have a great postman as well.
     
  15. Blurayfan

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    You can do that with UPS now by signing up at ups.com for UPS My Choice which has a FREE subscription or Premium version $40 a year. Both allow you to either redirect a package or electronically sign for a signature required package. Also included ups will email you when to expect your package within a four hour window on the FREE option. You can request a two hour estimate on the PAID option but also there is a $5 charge if delivery is made during the two hour window.
     
  16. Rich

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    We have FedEx Franchises in our area. A woman has the franchise for our address and she seems to have everything down pat. She even rents U-Haul trucks if the volume exceeds their ability to deliver packages in a timely manner.

    Rich
     

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