Notices

ups theft

Old 04-29-2006, 07:27 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: saratoga, california
Posts: 2,064
Default ups theft

i was shipped a box with some reels via ups last week. when i opened up the box, i found this note ....



and only four reels, not six. i called the owner and he notified ups. i shot these photos to show the second layer of tape used to seal up the box. it must have been opened up and the resealed. note the two layers of tape.







two summers ago i had two boxes stolen from my doorstep one same day. one was ups, the other was usps priority. since then, i've set up a drop box and have not had a problem. this is the first time i've ever had something stolen in transit. fortunately, the box was insured.

bottom line. insure your shipments!
alantani is offline  
Old 04-29-2006, 08:15 PM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,328
Default Re: ups theft

I learned that lesson a long time ago. I have a personal and corporate DHL account (Intermational, DHL is the ONLY way,. Trust me, despite what I'm about to say). I've been very clever in the past until I had a lost/stole/procured/swiped $700 fisnfinder/gps. Funny thing is, if there's any fishing type item coming out of florida, those parcel-post guys definitely know what it's worth..................................
twotems is offline  
Old 04-29-2006, 08:26 PM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 981
Default Re: ups theft

I've had that happen with FedEx, too. I shipped a set of BMW 7-series wheels to someone in CA, and someone went through the trouble of taking a wheel out of one of the boxes, cutting the box down, and re-taping it. Now, a fishfinder, or reel or something like that I can see how they could sneak it out of a warehouse or something, but a 19" wheel?? How could no one have seen this guy walking out with it...? Shortly after that I switched to UPS and haven't had any problems... Good example of why to insure, though... And when you insure, make sure that you have documentation showing what you're shipping and how much it's worth.... If I ship something really high dollar, I bring it to my local UPS store and show them what's inside, have them initial the waybill, and then seal it in front of them... That way if I ever need to dispute it, at least I've got someone who can back me up...
edsmith03 is offline  
Old 04-29-2006, 09:45 PM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,328
Default Re: ups theft

edsmith03 - 4/30/2006 1:26 AM If I ship something really high dollar, I bring it to my local UPS store and show them what's inside, have them initial the waybill, and then seal it in front of them... That way if I ever need to dispute it, at least I've got someone who can back me up...
That's not really necessary. But the latpop I'm writing this on was fully insured........................................... ..........................................Along with my Moldcraft Lures that were in the same box!!
twotems is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 07:52 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location:
Posts: 637
Default Re: ups theft

Sounds like the friendly neighborhood UPS man is a fisherman ... and knows what you do!
capt crunch is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 01:26 PM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: saratoga, california
Posts: 2,064
Default Re: ups theft

not likely. i know all the ups guys. none of them fish. i've already asked. i'm guessing it was a random hit somewhere else along the line.....
alantani is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 02:33 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Altha Florida
Posts: 120
Default Re: ups theft

Never had anything stolen but they sure beat the crap out of some boxes.
Pursuit1 is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 02:41 PM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 7,961
Default Re: ups theft

My idiot UPS driver (probably a new one) recently started leaving my packages at the foot of my driveway (not on my porch), on the ground, under my mailbox. Problem is, the foot of my driveway is about 350' from my house. Also, one package came on trash collection day and the second came on recycling day. I go a lot of exercise running back and forth checking on delivery. Fortunately, (from a previous problem) I have the name and email of the supervisor at the UPS distro center that services my address. One emali and -- whadda ya know! -- packages on my porch again.
t3rockhall is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 05:59 PM
  #9  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 414
Default Re: ups theft

As in all lines of work, there are good and bad people. From the office worker who takes a few pens or a stapler home to the to the deli clerk who weighs in lobster meat as Cole slaw. I have been a UPS driver for Seventeen years. I need to say that UPS does not tolerate theft of any kind. I have seen twenty year men discharged for taking home a roll of tape around Christmas time. What happens most of the time is that a box opens while being processed and an item falls out. Poor packing on the shippers part. When the item falls out of the package there is no way to find out where it came from unless the item has a fly tag on it. A fly tag is like a luggage tag it lists the name and address of the sender and the name and address of the recipient on it. When I ship things through any shipper, I put a tag on all items in the box. If your box opens, then the shipping company will know where to send it. If you take this extra care when shipping, I think you will no longer have these problems. As far as the guy leaving your packages by the mail box. He is probably a new guy or a seasonal helper. UPS has a strict policy of door to door service unless a drive way is not plowed from snow or is too dangerous to walk up. Ice, mud low hanging trees. There is also a new service called Basic service. The shipper requests us to just leave the package at the address. This could also be the problem with the packages left at the mail box. I am not making excuses. I am just telling you what happens on a day to day basis at UPS. Take this into consideration. Will you risk a Fifty thousand dollar a year Job with full benefits for an eight hundred dollar item?
Boston Joe is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 06:11 PM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 7,961
Default Re: ups theft

Joe -- thanks for great information!
t3rockhall is offline  
Old 05-01-2006, 08:08 AM
  #11  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Out There....
Posts: 4,654
Default Re: ups theft

Thanks Joe !! By the way , can you tell us where to find that UPS GIRL that's in the sand bar? I believe shes got some packages we'd all like to get!!!!!!!!!!1
rainmaker is offline  
Old 05-01-2006, 06:44 PM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: saratoga, california
Posts: 2,064
Default Re: ups theft

mystery solved! the owner called me this afternoon and said that he made a mistake and never shipped the reels. i had already purchased a replacement spinner for him. that will be easy to replace. as for the tld 15, i had the shop load it with spectra, so it's not returnable. that's ok, because i needed one to shoot pictures of for a rebuild post anyway. i got a pretty good price on it. after i'm done, it will probably be for sale. anyone interested? thanks. alan
alantani is offline  
Old 05-01-2006, 07:55 PM
  #13  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Smithtown, Long Island
Posts: 744
Default Re: ups theft

First off it was me who thought I put the reels into the box. I started with one box, decided that it was to small after starting to pack them up, a few problems came up at the office and when I got back to packing with a larger box I left two of the reels in the bag.

Alan, Please send me the two reels and let me know the cost I can always use them and it was certainly my fault. As I get older I seem to be doing more dumb ass things and now just take it in stride. I also want to thank you for taking the time to go out and replace the reels,(that I thought was stolen) that was certainly above and beyond and I really appreciate it. Bill
sand box is offline  
Old 05-01-2006, 09:36 PM
  #14  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 1,190
Default Re: ups theft

I was going to post how I always use generic terms when UPS asks for a description of package contents for shipping to avoid tempting any UPS employees that might not be of upstanding character, but I think I'll refrain from posting that now.
Auburn1 is offline  
Old 05-08-2006, 10:38 AM
  #15  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 4,683
Default Re: ups theft

Just a note on this. I ship allot with UPS. Use the paper tape. (You know, the brown crap that you have to wet, then apply) There are some vendors who wont accept packages without it. It is harder to deal with, but impossible to tamper with as well.
doughnut is offline  
Old 05-08-2006, 11:59 AM
  #16  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 4,207
Default Re: ups theft

Alan, sign me up for the TLD 15 when you're ready to sell!
Cooper is offline  
Old 05-08-2006, 12:24 PM
  #17  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 3,914
Default Re: ups theft

alantani - 4/30/2006 11:44 PM

that's ok, because i needed one to shoot pictures of for a rebuild post anyway.

I was going to ask if I had missed it. Anxiously awaiting.
Ludicrous is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread