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    Default Your thoughts on delivery, ups etc....

    Ok, so I scored a Carver m400t Cube....well, I'm tracking it today throught ups.com, and now it sits. On my porch.

    I'm not gonna be home for over 3hrs. This isn't the first time I've had a package left, but it just doesn't seem quite right....

    Not to mention, we have a decent chance of storms this afternoon....I can see it now, my cube blowing down the street in a good T storm....

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    Hell, wait 3 days call UPS and ask where the hell is it! Then file claim on it!
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    ive never had anything i bought damaged from ups. when i bought my carver amp i had it shipped to my fathers house and they did not deliver it without someone being home. alot of people complain about ups,but i have nothing but good service from them.


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    When you place the order, ask those salemen or whoever you're dealing with, put a "signature required" sticker on the package, without this sticker, the UPS and Fedex guy will leave the package on the front door, I have this happenned to me before, a $2500 receiver left on the front door for 6 hours, since then I have asked for "signature release",it does not cost any extra and no more problem...

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    I've had a pair of old Design Acoustics speakers beat to hell, but they came through on the claim, and fairly quickly too.

    Never had a bad experience, just seemed odd today....

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    I personally prefer fedex to ship anything, they're service is great, pricing is pretty good, and they are very convieniant (offices everywhere)

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    Oh yeah, get this.

    I was tracking my plate amp online. When it showed 'delivered', I called my wife (she's stays at home) and ask her to go to the door and bring it in. I get home 5 hours later and there it is........sitting on the porch


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    what kind of storms you have there to blow away a heavy amp

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    Those Tesas tornados would blow his amp away. Of course if his place is hit by one of those the amp would not be his biggest concern.

    UPS left a $700 video camera at my neighbors house with a bunch of stuff that they also had delivered the same day. The neighbors did not realize they had my package till the next day. By then I had talked to several people by phone trying to find out what to do because the computer showed the package delivered. Lost a bit of sleep that night! No other problems with ups though.

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    Default yeah.....

    I've often wondered that too.....

    I am a bit leary of having UPS just leave stuff on my doorstep I have never had a problem so I guess no biggie I suppose.

    I am looking forward to checking out that Carver in person tommorow.....

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    ups never leaves anything on my door step, even when i ask them to leave by back gate in the special instructions.. it is so agravating having to go and get it at the ups terminal even when it is soimething small.. but now i just have my stuff delivered to work, i am always there...
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    Default I hear ya.....

    but going down to the UPS office is a LOT less hassle then not getting your stuff. I would RATHER go pick it up.......

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    true, true, true
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    I like UPS but I've had my problems. When I ordered my PSW 1200 from Crutchfield The first one was damaged(hole in back of box, bent fins on amp broken knobs). Got a replacement 4 days later. Guess what DAMAGED. (broken grill cover, loose amp, damaged corners). When they shipped the 3rd one I asked for frieght shipping. It took 10 days but no damage. I also talked them down 100 bucks.
    I guess there are some things just to big to send UPS. But Crutchfield should have known better. Also the first two 1200's sat on the porch 3 hours each. Try hiding one of those bad boys under the mat.
    Its just to bad that 2 1200's didn't make it into someones rig.

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    it sounds like you guys are blaming ups for doing there job. if you don't tell them not to leave it there,well guess what they will.
    so don't slame a company for doing there job.


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    Default Slame?

    You got some ups stock or some such?

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    i have a couple of family members who work for them.


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    On my 1200 I asked my neighbor who is a big shot at UPS here in SLC what to do. He was the one that said to ask for the freight shipping. He said the 3rd would end up saw dust too.

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    UPS has provided great service for me. There was one time when I ordered four new 35" tires for my 4x4... when I got home they were sitting at the bottom of my driveway right at the street. I cannot believe that someone didn't stop and pick them up! I'm a pretty honest guy but when you make it easy enough someone might get the idea.
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    Default I prefer USPS (post office)

    They've been at it the longest and I get a little pink slip (turned one in today) that says my package hasn't been in the rain, left to thieves, etc. It doesn't actually say that but you undertand.

    2nd I like FedEx. If you're not home when they try to drop it off you can always go to the nearest office and there it is.

    3rd is UPS. To the best of my dealings (understanding), you can't pick up a package until a 3rd failed attempt. They once left an uninsured pair of large speakers at my back door. The weather was beautiful, but...
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    UPS or Fedex, they have the same services, I you don't want you package to be left on the front door, use the tracking number, call ahead, ask them to hold it at the service center (they called HAL), then you can come and pick it up (I've done that several times if I know at the delivery date and nobody is home) I also wrote a note sometimes to ask the carrier to ask my neighbor to sign for it. Except in some instances such as the heavy package (PSW1200), I would not want to do that (at least 150lbs). However, when I ordered this one from Crutchfield, they sent it via truck( free shipping was offered at that time), and the trucking company always calls and make the appoinment with you for delivery, and they did a very good job, they even carried the box into my living room. BTW, my 55inches projection TV was deliveried the same way...

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