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Old 10-04-2012, 03:41 AM   #11
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I vowed to stop using usps recently and this thread only reassures my decision. Sick of them losing packages, destroying packages, stealing, and just general lack of any competency.

Hopefully someone at PayPal is a homebrewer and will take pity on you situation.

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:52 PM   #12
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Well good news I was able to win a new set of porcelain in eBay thanks to ups the new set arrived in one piece. Now my build is back on. Does anyone know a good write up for building a keezer with a porcelain tower on top of the lid?

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:15 PM   #13
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Plus 1 David my wife called about that damage they asked if there was insurance she said no and they pretty much said go fu!k yourself. I'm pissed with the whole situation.
Um, what did you expect them to say. You didn't have insurance, but we like you and will pay for it? UPS and FedEx will tell you to go pound sand just as fast if you don't have insurance.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #14
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Sorry about the pump. She would have been a beauty on top of the build, I'm sure.

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #15
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Um, what did you expect them to say. You didn't have insurance, but we like you and will pay for it? UPS and FedEx will tell you to go pound sand just as fast if you don't have insurance.
Yup.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #16
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Um, what did you expect them to say. You didn't have insurance, but we like you and will pay for it? UPS and FedEx will tell you to go pound sand just as fast if you don't have insurance.
UPS and FedEx are profit ventures. USPS is managed by the Federal Government, and should be held accountable at a higher standard.

Here's a picture of the hops I purchased off eBay and had shipped via USPS. I received it today. It was shipped last Monday with an estimated delivery date of 5 days later. It took 12 days to arrive, and 2 of the bags of hops are punctured.



I have NEVER had UPS or FedEx deliver a package to my door in this shape, and they have always arrived on or within 1 day of the estimated delivery date.

What I expected was for my mail to arrive within a reasonable amount of time, and in the same shape in which the person I bought it from put it in the mail.

The difference is that the USPS is not in danger of going out of business, so they don't have any reason to keep their customers happy.

I won't even get into what a complete nightmare it was trying to figure out what the hell happened to the package for the extra week it was MIA.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #17
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Maybe the DEA was checking it out...

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #18
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It does look pretty sketchy, but I honestly don't think the DEA is that smart.

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:22 PM   #19
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Um, what did you expect them to say. You didn't have insurance, but we like you and will pay for it? UPS and FedEx will tell you to go pound sand just as fast if you don't have insurance.
Not 100% sure on this but I believe UPS and FedEX automatically insure up the first $100 of value. If you declare a higher $ value they will include additional coverage in the shipping price.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #20
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Any build treads?

Also for the " did I expect USPS to like me and pay for my stuff" comment. I looked into insurance with USPS and it turns out that they will sell you insurance and if they don't pack the package for you (another service they will charge you for) they will still go out of there way to screw you over. I read plenty of stories that people had put insurance on a package then the broke package was found to not be packed right and the customer was sh1t out of luck. Also under the same circumstances if the kid bagging your grocerys throws a case of beer on top of your eggs and bread. Do you just think "we'll I didn't have insurance on my milk and eggs oh well. " I sure as hell don't I march my eggs and bread back into the store throw it on the counter and declare I'm getting more. People put up with the
Post office because " theses things happen".

Also I only restarted this thread to see if anybody knew of a good resource for a build of a keezer with the tower on the lid.

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