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UPS / slow refund policy for company errors

1 6060 Cornerstone Court WestSan Diego, CA, United States Review updated:
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On October 24, 2007, while I was working out of town, my husband brought my computer to The UPS Store and paid to have it shipped to me via next day air ($161.88). When the computer did not arrive at my hotel in Atlanta GA on October 25, I called my husband and then UPS. UPS had no record of picking up the package and suggested I call The UPS Store. The UPS Store initiated a lost package trace. For about a week we feared that all of my translation work and business records were gone for good. The following week, my husband came home and found a notice of attempted delivery. The next day, he picked up our computer at the local UPS distribution center. Apparently the local store employee had painstakingly covered up all the air mail stickers from the previous shipment with white tape and affixed all new new air mail stickers. The employee apparently also covered up the new "ship to" address with white tape and left the old "ship to" address intact, which resulted in the computer returning to my husband in Detroit instead of reaching me in Atlanta. After repeated visits and phone calls to the store, repeated phone calls to UPS, and repeated phone calls to The UPS Store corporate office, I was told that UPS had issued a refund to the local store on November 12, 2007. On November 29, I filed a formal complaint with The UPS Store corporate office since I had still not received a refund from the local store. On December 10, after hearing nothing from The UPS Store, I called the corporate office again and was told that the local store would be issuing a refund sometime this week. Both the corporate office and the local store were unwilling to offer any type of compensation for the hours I had spent trying to obtain my rightful refund, not to mention the days of anxiety I spent thinking I would have to rebuild my records from scratch. I learned my lesson about shipping anything irreplaceable, but I will never do business with UPS, The UPS Store, or Mail Boxes Etc again! When other companies ship to me, I will choose any option other than UPS.

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  • An
      5th of Dec, 2008
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    I totally Agree UPS is so far the worst shipping company in the US. i have numerous of problem with UPS that i just hope the online retailers won't use UPS as their main carrier. But, sometime they just do, and its a pain. UPS is rotten from the top to the bottom. I had so many problem receiving packages from UPS, partially because we do not have a door bell system in our apartment, and the delivery people just refuse to give me a phone call so that i can come down stair and sign it. they would rather waste all of our time going back and forth. But this is not the worst, after 5 days of useless back and forth conversation and redelivery request, i asked the customer service, when exactly do they deliver the package in my area, i will just wait outside for them, the customer service A says from 4pm to 5 pm. so i went outside and wait in the cold for one hour, no succeed, call customer service B, now this guy says 5pm -7pm, i was very pissed, but still i thought if i gave up right now, the past hour that i waited would be totally wasted. so i waited outside for another 2 hour. the UPS person never came, how rediculous! they were supposed to deliver that day, but they didn't. Next day, same situation repeat. Out of furious, i decided i would talk to their supervisor, i got Mr. Farid from California i believe from the main office to talk to me, he was very apologetic and assure me that he will personally take care of my case and make sure the delivery person leave my package the next day. Still, nothing came next day, i called again, he told me sorry he doesn't know why they didn't deliver, and tell me i had to go to like there temporary storage center to pick it up, i was so upset, didn't i pay for the shipping fee? why do i now still need to go like a thousand mile to pick my stuff up? who will compensate the time i spend on waiting and explaining the situation patiently over and over again with the Customer Rep? NO BODY. IS THIS HOW THEY RUN The BUSSINESS? i really don't understand. And finally i decided alright i'm going to have my friend drive me there to pick up my long waiting package, we found out that the package weren't there as they said, it was on the truck, and we had to wait for like 3 hours for it to come back. we don't have time to wait, so we decided that we want the rep in the warehouse to give us his name so we can assure we get the package next time. Interestingly, he's the only one who doesn't have the name tag, and refuse to give us his name, and when he wasn't even looking at us while he speak, like we are people who don't exist. i ask him to bring his supervisor, ha, he said the supervisor is not here. how amazing? so we called the main office and decide to report this situation, the supervisor just suddenly popped up from no where. of course she cannot do nothing either, useless, but at least she got a name. I really hope people who suffer from their terrible service would all speak up, and let this company knows who is the boss.

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