Good ole UPS

oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,290
In my neck of the woods we don't have many places to go listen to speakers.

I've been trying different speakers off and on for a while now. Order some, listen for a while and keep looking.

A few days ago, this is what UPS left out by the road. Although I was outside at the time of delivery, he just sat these on the ground next to where I was standing, got in his truck and off he went.

Perhaps I expect too much by way of customer/delivery service??????

Lovely boxes eh?

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All packed up and ready to return.
Dead tweeter in this guy.

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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,579
    I bought a 34" curved widescreen computer monitor a couple months ago. Large and awkward double boxing. Saw the UPS guy tipping the box end over end all the way up my driveway. No harm though since it was extremely well packed by the manufacturer to survive UPS. Once he reached my front door, I picked the box up myself and carried it in my house! It had grab handles.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,851
    And the putz has a dolly
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,290
    Got some KEF's supposed to be here tomorrow, probably be the same guy :(

    He'll carry them to the house this time, I just got a bad back..... >:)
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    You HOPE he'll carry it to the house. He might just stand by his truck and toss them at the front door!
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,568
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Got some KEF's supposed to be here tomorrow, probably be the same guy :(

    He'll carry them to the house this time, I just got a bad back..... >:)

    What kind of KEFs?
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,290
    Trying the Q950's
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,628
    Emlyn wrote: »
    I bought a 34" curved widescreen computer monitor a couple months ago. Large and awkward double boxing. Saw the UPS guy tipping the box end over end all the way up my driveway. No harm though since it was extremely well packed by the manufacturer to survive UPS. Once he reached my front door, I picked the box up myself and carried it in my house! It had grab handles.

    You hit on a key point, "extremely well packed by the manufacturer", which unfortunately too many don't do. I just had a pair of monitors here on demo. Each weighed 26lbs., so not a lot. They were packed one speaker per box with TWO soft bags protecting the finish, cradled top and bottom in spongy foam then TRIPLE boxed. Impressive!!!
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  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,630
    Emlyn wrote: »
    I bought a 34" curved widescreen computer monitor a couple months ago. Large and awkward double boxing. Saw the UPS guy tipping the box end over end all the way up my driveway.
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    And the putz has a dolly

    FedEx gets their licks in too. It really depends on the attitude of the driver though.

    At the beginning of the year FedEx delivered a 55" OLED TV to my home. I was expecting a morning delivery and I heard the truck when it stopped in front of my house. I stood at the front door as the driver went to unload my TV. To my horror, she began rolling the long, flat box end-over-end across my lawn. I screamed out "Lady STOP! That's a glass panel television!". She stopped and I ran out to her. I asked her why didn't she use the dolly that I KNEW had to be on the truck. She said the box was heavy (62.5 lbs.) and she didn't feel like putting it on the dolly (but she felt like rolling it end-over-end to my door). I asked her to show me where her dolly was. She did and I wheeled the TV inside my house myself. She was supposed to wait until I inspected for damage, but she said she didn't have time for that. I noted her refusal on the acceptance bill and I notified the shipper of the horrible delivery service.

    My second 55" OLED TV was also delivered by FedEx, but the driver rolled the TV inside my house. He was courteous, professional, and waited until I inspected the TV for damage before leaving.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,615
    Does the first TV work?
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  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,630
    Yes. No problems at all. I inspected its physical and electrical condition immediately after the FedEx driver left.
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  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,786

    FedEx gets their licks in too. It really depends on the attitude of the driver though.

    Exactly!! I've had horrible drivers but my latest is a fairly young gal that's a bit petite. She has a dolly and will even knock on my door and ask me for help if she needs it, she knows I'm glad to.

    Just today she did that very thing, it was a box with a pair of LSiM702's, she said, it's kinda heavy for me, but probably not for you!! She's a good kid :)
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,615
    LOL. Kudos to unknown manufacturing/packaging company.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,982
    I watched the UPS guy walk on my Magnepan MG20 boxes, and by the look of them, he had been doing it all day. I went off on the guy.... I swear they get the circus gorilla rejects.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,653
    :s Crazy!!

    It's like a guy with a big belt buckle working on an engine leaning over a fender! STUPIDS! >:)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,114
    Great. You guys have me all nervous. UPS is delivering my replacement Auralic this week 😐
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,653
    Maybe you'll get an empathetic driver to deliver it. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,982
    Tony M wrote: »
    Maybe you'll get an apathetic driver to deliver it. B)

    Fixed to reflect the most likely scenario...

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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,398
    Good ole Fedex is no better. This tuner was packed by them and only had to travel about 100 miles to my house. The sad part is I told the seller not to let them do the packing.bo57nxiplfua.jpg
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,628
    Ouch!
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,114
    Wow. Terrible.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,577
    That'll buff right out
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,851
    Lesson learned-I've thought about letting FedEx pack shipments so they would be held accountable

    Guess it only gets packed well pending on who's doing the packing :'(
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,834
    Good ole Fedex is no better. This tuner was packed by them and only had to travel about 100 miles to my house. The sad part is I told the seller not to let them do the packing.bo57nxiplfua.jpg
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    good thing is if it's damaged they can't deny the claim as they packed it.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,628
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Lesson learned-I've thought about letting FedEx pack shipments so they would be held accountable

    Guess it only gets packed well pending on who's doing the packing :'(

    FedEx only has bubble wrap and peanuts for packing material. Neither is sufficient for audio/video gear.
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  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,630
    Good ole Fedex is no better. This tuner was packed by them and only had to travel about 100 miles to my house.
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    That looks deliberate.
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    "Those who irrationally rail against something or someone that is no threat to them, actually desire (or desire to be like) the thing or person they are railing against."~DK
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,398
    My guess is it got speared by a forklift. Probably didnt even make to the truck in one piece
  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,630
    My guess is that it got thrown and landed on its face.
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    "Polk SDA-SRSs are hopelessly out of date both sonically and technologically... I see no value whatsoever in older SDA speakers."~Audio Asylum Member
    "Knowledge, without understanding, is a path to failure."~DK
    "Those who irrationally rail against something or someone that is no threat to them, actually desire (or desire to be like) the thing or person they are railing against."~DK
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,223
    edited July 2019
    My guess is that it got thrown and landed on its face.

    Agree,

    Forklift would have a lot more damage and a big fork hole going through the box. I'm a warehouse manager and I see a lot of broken computer equipment come in. If it goes FedEx, UPS or OnTrac it will get tossed, stepped on and dropped. Just today the FedEx guy tossed a $3500 scanner on my dock, like dude what the... I just finished the RMA on it.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,653
    WOW. :o

    I'm glad you're sending it back!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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