February 19, 2013
February 19, 2014
May 2, 2009
It happens to FedEx as well. Brother lost one with them. One thing that helps is if you ship it by air, faster the better. The longer its in there system more chance it will get lost and never ship it at the end of the week so it will sit over the weekend.
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July 3, 2016
It showed up in Cedar City this am for delivery Monday. Tracking showed no movement since being picked up by UPS last Tuesday in Kentucky. Someone at UPS dropped the ball on this one giving me quite a scare. My local UPS could not find it either. I will get it Monday and plan a trip to the range for a 50 yard test. Big Larry
November 7, 2015
Glad the tracking info finally showed up, hope it’s delivered safely Monday. I don’t trust FedEx’s tracking; it once showed a package leaving MO on a truck and delivered about three hours later in Lockhart, TX. Even stranger, I talked to someone in a Chicago suburb that actually received the package, along with several other packages that were supposed to be delivered to several other states. It wasn’t a firearm or even firearm related but I printed out the “tracking” info for future reference. And yes, the claim was paid.
A few years ago, I bought a M53 S&W from a private party on the net. At that time, USPS was offering guaranteed arrival dates for extra $$$. I sent extra $$$ for the guaranteed arrival date and it came and went. Their tracking, very poor indeed, showed the revolver to be delivered on the guaranteed date.
It was lost and they didn’t seem to care until I told them it was a gun. They found it on its way to Colorado, and sent it back to Cedar City two days late. I got 100% of my shipping charges refunded. They do not offer this service any longer. I wonder why? I worked at Consolidated Freightways as a driver and a OSD clerk. Over, short, damaged. We also had guaranteed delivery for a little extra. You would not believe what gets lost in transit. Big Larry
November 1, 2013
Big Larry said
…You would not believe what gets lost in transit. Big Larry
Seems more plausible that these things are stolen, not lost. However, more than once UPS has left something addressed to one of my neighbors on my porch, and if I hadn’t notified UPS or the neighboor, I suppose the item would be reported as “lost.”.
Hi Buddy. I had a very mint WW2 Winchester Trenchgun shipped to me from Birmingham. The shipper never insured it and didn’t require a signature. At the end of the day, the tracking number showed “delivered” but where? Got hold of local UPS and they contacted the driver from my area. He had left it on a porch at the neighbors a block away and was on his way to pick it up and bring it to me. The address’s here are all the same. Different blocks. Before he could bring the gun back, my neighbor brought it to me. He had just gotten back home from work and found it. When I told him it was a $10,000 shotgun, he said pretend you never saw it. We had a good laugh over that one.
Friday, I received a Fedex package from Buds Guns. 22 Win. Auto for the M1903. Driver threw it on the porch, rang the bell, and disappeared. The box was severely crushed and the ammo inside was as well. Loose rounds were falling out. This idiot should have known better.
As a former Teamster Truck Driver, it was my responsibility to get the freight delivered in one piece and on time. Evidentially, it does not work that way anymore.
The ammo was OK, but 3 of the 5 boxes were crushed. It would have made little difference had my rifle had actually been lost.
Being somewhat handicapped, I am mostly at home, but they don’t bother to ring the bell. I have signs on my door too.
The rifle will be here tomorrow, thank God for that. I just hope it is not damaged. I waited a long time to find a nice M1903.
Have a great Fathers Day. Big Larry
July 17, 2012
Glad it was not lost and hopefully will arrive intact. Looking forward to your range report and seeing it in person in a few more weeks.
I buy my .22 Winchester Auto from J&G sales (Arizona) in person and carry it home. UPS sucks around here as well.
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Buds Guns was the cheapest I found. $17.93 for 50, shipped. Aquila. The sealed 1916 collectable Winchester picture box however, was $150 shipped. I have no intensions of shooting this rifle but a few times to check the accuracy. Just nice to have a few rounds on hand. BTW, this rifle is # 8493 and has a PR of 1-05-1904. Factory letters are available for this rifle, and I will send for one. It is a little late for the non safety model, but has all the early markings. I can hardly wait for UPS to deliver tomorrow. Tom and I will probably shoot it before you arrive. Big Larry