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andyo 05-17-2002 09:23 AM

Am I paranoid? Or do all of the major shippers...
 
A word to the wise - if you are shipping any pro-audio products (especially Apple computers or Digidesign products) in and out of NYC, insure it, or disguise it - it will probably get stolen.

At this point, we've had problems with all of the major shippers. FedEx is the only company we've had little hassle settling our claims.

Pray to god you never have to talk to anyone at UPS, much less settle a claim.

And somewhere - someone is firing up a nice Mix Core, with an 882, a new G4, and a Motu MTP.

Maybe the smashed Mackie HR824's and the waterlogged Roland s760 are there too.

Awesome.

Andy
(thanks for letting me vent!)

slangification 05-17-2002 02:21 PM

Re: Am I paranoid? Or do all of the major shippers...
 
I've had FedEx lose plenty of stuff.

andyo 05-17-2002 02:33 PM

Re: Am I paranoid? Or do all of the major shippers...
 
As we speak Airborne is looking for a Videotape that has dissappeared and UPS is "tracing" a stolen 882.

Here is a good one: A few years ago (before I started with this company) my boss in L.A. was working on FedEx spots for the Superbowl (on a killer deadline!). Back then he mastered to DAT. Anyway, the deadline got tight, cuz the Superbowl doesn't wait, so he FedEx'ed the master DATs. And guess what!?

Drumroll please............

That's right. FedEx lost their own Superbowl music.

Mr T 05-17-2002 02:35 PM

Re: Am I paranoid? Or do all of the major shippers...
 
Quote:

"if you are shipping any pro-audio products (especially Apple computers or Digidesign products) in and out of NYC"
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Let's get international here...
As you might know I'm french (sorry 'bout that...). Some 6 months ago I ordered this semi pro cam. on a french site. Two weeks later, still no news...Called the company...said it should have shipped in yet...one day later they just told me it had probably been stolen...
that seemed to happen on a regular basis; they didn't seem surprised and didn't do any investigation or bring any charges...the insurance applied and I got a new one...this time I went to the company's office in person to get the cam delivered...
Strange world we're living in...

tech_head 05-18-2002 12:25 AM

Re: Am I paranoid? Or do all of the major shippers...
 
Hi,

I only ship via FedEx.
I always insure.

I have yet to have them lose or damage any goods.

I hate UPS -> Unreliable Parcel Schmucks


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