I recently paid nearly $200 to have an electronic/digital piano shipped by UPS. This item was packed in a professionally designed and built hard-shell case specifically made for transporting this particular item multiple times on the road during concert tours, etc. In addition, it was wrapped shut with several layers of packing tape.
It arrived at its destination damaged beyond repair. The recipient told me about it, I filed a claim with UPS, and they responded saying the latches had come undone and the item had fallen out of the case and was damaged. How the latches had come undone is a mystery as they were locked shut, not to mention the layers of packing tape that would have kept the case closed even if they latches were undone. And, it was obvious then that they knew about the damage prior to dropping off the shipment, with no mention of it to the recipient.
I will never give UPS another dime of my money as long as I live.
I called the UPS Store at 211 E Lombard St in Baltimore last week to ask 1) whether there were any fees associated with receiving a package there and 2) whether I would receive a phone call when the package arrived.
To the first question I was told, yes, there's a receiving fee and, if the package is held overnight, a holding fee.
To othe second question I was told that if the sender wrote "Hold for pickup" and my phone number on the package, that I would receive a call. Making sure, I repeated this instruction to the employee, "So if the sender writes 'hold for pickup' and my phone number on the package, you will call me the day it arrives?" He said, "Yes."
But they didn't call me the day it arrived. Wondering why I hadn't yet heard from them, I called the UPS Store. They said, yes, your package is here.
I went to pick it up. They charged me the holding fee.
The person I assume is the manager said it was my fault the package was held overnight. "YOU call. You're supposed to call."
I told him that I was told by an employee of this very store that if the package bore the words "hold for pickup" that I would be the one receiving a phone call. I pointed out the words on my package that said "hold for pickup", followed by a phone number.
He said, "How are we supposed to know to call you? You call if you want to pick up your package."
I repeated my claim using different words (maybe he didn't get it the first time). I asked him at least to acknowledge that it wasn't my fault that I got bad information from an employee.
He responded, "We can't know to call. You call."
More back and forth like this escalated to the point where I was almost shouting, "I was TOLD you'd call! I double-checked! There are instructions on the package to call which I wouldn't have even bothered with if someone at YOUR store didn't give me said instructions."
He wouldn't do that. I don't blame him for saying "I don't want to talk to you anymore, " because I was clearly upset, but I didn't start out being upset.
He didn't hear me, wouldn't listen, wouldn't acknowledge that one of his employees gave me bad information. Nothing. He didn't even know what I was saying.
I can't help it if a business uses UPS to send me packages, but I won't be using them to deliver any.
I ordered some computer components from California, USA to be shipped to me in Lusaka, Zambia. The items arrived at Lusaka International Airport on time on Sunday, but here is what happened on:
UPS’ authorised local contractor, Mercury Express Logistics, phoned on Monday, 9 November 2009, to find out if it was okay to clear the items, so I said yes but they need to let me know the clearance charges. They told me Kwacha 173, 800 (Zambian Currency). She said they would let me know by lunchtime if that was the final charge.
3 O’clock came and went and still no call from them. I phoned them to ask what was going on so the man who answered, Jerome, said I could come and collect the packages if they were ready. As I was working, I asked if I could send my son to go and see them as it would be easier to receive clarification, which they said was fine.
My son went there and was told that the items had not been cleared as payment needed to be received first. This was around 1530 – 1600hrs.
He was told to wait so they could find out what the charges would be. After a few minutes the woman at their branch located at Lusaka International Airport spoke to him on the phone and said they couldn’t give a clearance charge as they did not know what any of the items are except for the cables. Correct me if I am wrong but surely it was on the waybill that these are computer parts/components etc.
After another 15-20 minutes he was then told he had to pay Kwacha 1, 335, 325 that was for customs duty, clearance and VAT. As he did not have enough money he said he would come back the next day to pay.
So, my sent went at around 13:40 on Tuesday, 10 November 2009, to pay:
He was given the amount to pay, the same as yesterday, and paid it in full
He asked when the items were delivered and they said, most likely, only Thursday (bearing in mind that the distance from the airport to them to my house is something like 15 kilometres).
As my son is sorting out the shipment he just got a call from Mercury Express to say that they thought we had paid AIT (Advanced Income Tax – which is only meant to be for goods for commercial and not personal use).
She then turns round and says she didn’t think we would have to pay the AIT after she said she thought we had already paid AIT.
That means we will now have to go and pay another amount and as it is there is already a fuel shortage at the moment and I cannot be going there everyday just to have them say something else is wrong.
On top of this, my son has taken time off studying to receive shipment, then to sort our payment etc. so basically they are just messing us around.
Something very strange is going on. I don’t see how UPS can claim that “An unforeseen event has occurred” when all that has happened is that they have given false information and bad service. I knew that I would have to pay duty and clearance fees but it is not my job to chase them up to find out what these are, only to have them give me a different answer every time!
Is there anyone at UPS I can contact to make an official complaint and ask for a refund because this is now just ridiculous?
Sent 2 Money Gram money-orders worth $750.00 from Salisbury MD to Aurora IL on 10/16/2009 by tree day ground...
I waited all day for a laptop and found out at 7 pm that the package was missed at the UPS facility.(put on...
I shipped nine cartons containing household goods, 7 had minimum (automatic) $100 insurance, Two were insured for $300. Three boxes had been opened and goods stolen, the two insured for $300 (original artwork) were damaged. I tried to FILE the complaint on line (yes, there is a form where you enter the tracking numbers) and up popped a message on all numbers "This shipment is not eligible for insurance claims". I EMAILED customer service, was told the cartons had to remain "as is", i.e. UNPACKED until a claims agent could be sent out...unknown when that would be. I needed my clothes, at least those that were not stolen. I TELEPHONED and was told "until an agent arrives, we cannot settle your claim". I was in a one- room efficiency apartment with five damaged large cartons and could not even walk around. UPS makes it impossible to file a claim, much less collect. That was eight months ago, no agent has ever contacted me. I finally had to unpack and toss the cartons out in order to LIVE. UPS is a rotten company. I ship FED EX now with no damages nor stolen goods. A neighbor told me UPS lost her heirlooms and went through the same non-claim nonsense...no claims for her either. Someone should investigate UPS practices and policy lies.
I had a dispute through Paypal for items that were purchased through ebay. The sender sent the items to me and UPS attempted delivery the first time I was not here. The second day I was not home and they left the info notice. I signed the form for them to leave my package. On Friday I come home that day and find out that there is no package but there is another notice on the door stating that I have to go to pick it up. I immidietly call to find out why the driver did not leave my package. they said they would redeliver on Monday. Someone even called me on Saturday to confirm delivery on Monday. Nothing delivered then either so I call on Tuesday they state that will deliver on Wednesday. On wednesday nothing so I am all fired up and come to find out that Thursday my items were back to the sender and the rep was so freakin rude. Paypal issued a refund($275) because he attempted delivery and so I am out of items and no money because of STUPID UPS. I will not ever use them AGAIN!!! They tell me that there is nothing that I can do against them???? If anyone knows of anything I can try please help!!!
Tracking Number 1ZY766V13995017811 I am very dissatisfied with UPS., I pay to the sender for delivery the...
Tracking Number 1ZY766V13995017811
I am very dissatisfied with UPS., I pay the sender for send me the package in three days. The package was picked up from Florida on time October 5th. Assumes that the package will be arrive at my house on Thursday 8th. October.
I called many times to UPS and confirmed that the package arrived on October 8th . With this confirmation I proceed to bought my ticket to Peru on October 11th 8.00 p.m. need to be at the Airport Los Angeles. The package did not delivery on Thursday 8th. I called to UPS and indicated that the package was returned to Florida. All the Supervisor did not know Why the package return to Florida.
I contacted Sara, and many more supervisors, Also, told me I was going to deliver on Saturday 11th .
I could not lose my Ticket. UPS does not tell the truth. UPS mistake with this shipment??????
The errors that UPS do the users need to pay or lose my flight?
Never again will be use UPS.
UPS has to be more seriousness and responsibility in their shipments.
Please investigate and follow the shipment. Why returned to Florida?
Maria Esther Mobley
Ups is terrible. I originally ordered my iphone from rogers on the 29th of august, due to back orders it was not shipped untill the 9th of september. Okay I can accept that. The package was supposed to be delivered no later than the 14th of september, and after tracking it online, I waited all day for the package to be delivered. It didnt come. I called the shipper, had a track and trace placed on the package and 10 days later, find out that it was lost (Which I think is a load of crap!) I ordered another phone, and it was sent right away. On friday october 2nd the message on ups.com was - 02/10/2009 20:37 the package was missed at the ups facility, ups will deliver on the next business day - so I called ups this morning to find out if it going to be coming to me today, only to be told that they have no idea if it was loaded onto the truck, but "they will send a message to the distribution centre to find out what is going on and have them call you back" which again is a load of crap. I have been calling them every hour, on the hour to find out if I have to sit here and wait all bloody day again, only to have the package not show up, or if it is going to be delivered tomorrow, either way, I dont care, just send me my bloody package. At this point, I am not holding my breath, I am wondering if they even have it, or did it get "lost" again. Ups is terrible, they lie to customers only to satisfy them, they are lazy, and the worst part is that ups canada has no corporate number you can complain to. I will never use them again, if any company says they use ups to ship me anything, they will lose my business. Only if we all boycott ups, will companies start using more reliable services like canada post
After listing a $17, 000 18k Gold watch on Ebay I was contacted by a person interested in purchasing. He...
WARNING! Don't EVER use UPS United Parcel Service!
On Thursday I went to a UPS Packaging store in Utah and paid $238 to 2-day ship some pieces of art to my daughter in Denver for her showing in an art gallery there. I was told (the man at the store confirmed with UPS via phone) that the delivery would be made by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Because of that, I decided to have the packages sent to my daughter's work place which is located in the middle of downtown Denver. The place closes at 5:00 p.m so we thought we would be fine.
It was critical that she receive the packages that day, on Saturday, so that she could set up on Monday for the show. If it wasn't, I never would have paid that kind of money to ship something. It was an option for me to drive them to her, but at the reassurances of the man at the UPS Store, I shipped them instead.
At 4:00 p.m. on Saturday it became apparent the packages would not be there before 5:00 p.m. My daughter and I both made phone calls. We were told 7 different things by the UPS "Customer Service." All the way from, "we don't deliver after 4:00 on Saturdays, sorry" to "wait until 7:00 p.m. for the packages" to "just keep waiting until the packages arrive, they are coming" to "the packages haven't been sorted in Commerce City yet."
We looked online at various times and saw that until midnight that night, the status of both packages was, "In Transit - On Time." We didn't understand this, particularly as one of the packages had not been scanned at Commerce City yet, and the other one had been scanned there 24 hours previous but not moved (apparently) after that.
Baffled and bewildered by the conflicting words from UPS "Customer Service", my daughter sat in a dark downtown Denver alley for three hours waiting for packages that never came. At one point she called me and told me she felt that she was in dire danger (she was waiting in her car next to a methodone clinic) and that she felt she needed to leave for her own safety. I told her to leave and she did.
The next day I called UPS again and was told that both packages were lost. I said "How did you lose BOTH of them? They weren't tied together!!!" However, for the 8th time, the "Customer Service" person clearly could have cared less about our plight and hung up on me when I demanded to speak to a manager.
I have read the other posts here about UPS. We agree with them - UPS are liars, unethical, incompetent, and could care less about the cargo they carry or the people who mail them. My daughter had a once in a lifetime opportunity to show her art in a fantastic Denver Gallery, and now that opportunity is lost forever.
As of this typing, the packages are still "lost." UPS will not discuss it further with us. We cannot get put through to a manager, so we're starting an online campaign in an attempt to get my daughter's priceless art back to her.
I realize that sometimes things are lost in transit. That happens. But when we get 8 different people from UPS telling us 8 different things, and they are ALL lies, that is how you know you are being scammed. Further, the danger that my daughter was in because of these lies makes my blood boil.
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use this company to ship anything of value. Use the Post Office or FedEx. We actually realized that they would have been a lot cheaper than this scam UPS is running.
I have been an Avon Representative for many years and in all that time I noticed that what matters most is consistency and reliability within the service you provide.
UPS has utterly surprised me with their service lately. The few that do not value who they represent or the service they are dependent to provide are spoiling it for the entire company. Believe you me I am not the only business person who is not satisfied with UPS.
Their attempt to reach the consumer and deliver the packages on time are flimsy. They leave the ticket in front of a private building as appose to actually buzzy you to see if they can deliver your products on time so you can deliver your products faithfully on time as you promised your clients. Or they just go up and ticket the door without knocking so they won't have to bring your seven boxed upstairs on a gloomy rainy day.
Have you any idea how embarrasssing, frustrating and unprofessional it is to depend on a company with such poor service. Again, in all fairness-the few are ruining it for a Company that HAD a good reputation.
Status small parcel undelivered after 8 days... send expedited at 150$ g!!
Do trade in the usa!! you better be jokein
Vancouver, bc, ca
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After reading several complaints here about ups I think its very sad that they can commit consumer fraud and nobody does anything about it.. I think everybody that has been scammed by ups and crawford insurance should file a class action lawsuit and then maybe this fraud would stop because they are making a fortune by stealing from consumers over and over again.. If everybody gives up and walks away they will continue to steal, lie, and committ consumer fraud with no punishment done.. My complaint has gone thru the bbb and they said they have thousands of complaints about ups and are finally going to look further into it and them.. Also have filed with the illinois attorney general's office and they are investigating the matter also but the only way it will stop is for everybody involved to complain enough to get a resolution..
So I payed $120 to have my computer shipped to me via UPS. This includes the insurance I paid. My computer won't start up. I think the power supply was busted in the shipment. Bottom line, I paid for insurance. I filed a claim through the UPS website, and according to their procedure, they are supposed to call to schedule an inspection. INSPECTION. So, they've stopped at the shipping address twice, unannounced, and have requested to take the package. You think I'm a ###ing idiot and going to let some douchebag delivery boy TAKE my ###ing computer? Who the ### do these people think they are? And then, when I tried to call the local office, I said that I needed help...and the lady was all nice and was like OK...and when I started to explain that I had filed a claim...She was all like, "WHAT? I'M SORRY. YOU'RE ALL MUFFLED!" ###! PLEASE! So yeah. I'm thinking of threatening a lawsuit, simply because there's no other way to get through to these ###tards. I'm going to attempt to call the office again tomorrow, and if I don't get through with the office, I'll take it corporate, as high as I can go, until they do something, or I do something.
### UPS in the dirty ### that it is.
After selling an expensive item $2000.00 that I purchased insurance on with UPS and shipped item thru UPS (tracking # 1Z610X754219780041). When buyer received item it was destroyed, buyer returned item to me in original packaging and inside of original box and put box inside of another, after recieving item back I contacted UPS and was refused by UPS to have the item investigated. After numerious phone calls for 2 weeks and 3 attempts of sending pictures of the damaged item and packaging to UPS's insurance (Crawford) I was told by UPS and Crawford (UPS Insurance) that the bubble wrap I used has small bubbles and I should of used large bubbles and the claim was denied. I have been shipping thru UPS for about 10 years now and I check the UPS online requirements quite frenqently espacailly when sending expensive items like I did in this case. UPS online packing requirements says nothing about when to use what size bubble wrap. UPS and Crawford Insurance have used every excuse they could come up with not to pay the claim.I feel UPS and Crawford insurance are committing consumer fraud by selling something and not honoring the claim when UPS damages the item..
Here's a letter we just sent to UPS about our terrible experience with them:
We recently moved from California to New York and shipped some of our belongings through UPS. We were absolutely appalled throughout the process at the singularly unhelpful and often rude customer service we encountered. We would like to share with you our experience with your business in order that others who entrust their belongings to you may not regret their decision as much as we regret ours.
We grant that the cause of the problem was originally our fault. Due to a miscommunication, our mailing address on the packages was incomplete, with no apartment number listed. We do not in any way hold UPS accountable for the initial failed delivery. Luckily, we had been tracking our packages closely on the UPS website and noticed that there was a package “exception.” We did not want the packages to be shipped back to California and then have to pay to reship them, so we immediately got on the phone to try to figure out the situation. The customer service agent on the main UPS line was quite rude to us, refusing to give us any information whatsoever about the packages since we were not the shipper, only the receiver. Therefore, we called my boyfriend's parents, who had shipped the packages to us, and had them call the number. It seems to me that the receiver of a package should have the same rights to it as the sender, but perhaps this agent was only following the processing directions she was given.
When the shipper finally got through to someone who could give them information, she was told that we would have to go to a UPS holding facility and pick up the packages ourselves, even though they had only attempted to deliver them once and our shipper had called to have the address changed to include the apartment number. This makes no sense from either a customer service or a business point of view. It is inconvenient for the receiver to have to pick up the package themselves and it must cost significantly more for you to ship the packages back to the sender rather than just redelivering them.
When we further pressed the issue, the customer service agent told us that we might try having the sender go to the shipping center from which the package was originally mailed and ask them to redeliver the package with the correct address. However, when the sender asked for their phone number, the customer service agent couldn't give it to her. It seems ridiculous that this process (which is not even clear will work) must be done in person from the shipping location.
For comparison's sake, we recently had Internet purchases shipped to us by FedEx, one of your competitors, and they attempted to deliver the package three separate times before asking us to come pick it up from the holding facility. We have recently moved to New York City, and therefore we do not have a car and are also a bit short on cash at the moment, so going to the holding facility to pick up our packages was not a simple request. We were going to have access to a car for the weekend, so we were hoping to pick up the packages on Friday evening, but we were told that the office closed at 5PM and was not open on the weekends. Therefore, we rented a U-Haul, which cost us $40 and a deal of stress trying to book the van at the last minute.
When we drove out to the holding facility on Friday, we arrived at the address UPS had provided us (in New York) only to find that there was no UPS facility at that location. We called the UPS main number again and spoke with an agent who was unable to help us with directions, but said she would transfer us to a supervisor. After 5 minutes of waiting, we were transferred to a lovely woman at the UPS number in Greenpoint, North Carolina, who obviously was unable to help us with directions in New York. At this point, we asked a man standing on the sidewalk if he knew where the UPS center was, and he directed us to it flawlessly. It turned out that the address you had given us was incorrect. We were a bit surprised that this man, who was completely unaffiliated with UPS, was better informed and far more helpful than any of your employees.
We finally arrived at the holding facility, where we were shocked to learn that UPS was in fact supposed to deliver our packages to us once the address had been changed (see attached photo). Additionally, the holding facility was actually open until 8PM, not 5PM, which meant that we had wasted the $40 renting the U-Haul. Thanks, UPS. The employees at the holding facility gave us trouble about picking up the package and then stood by and watched while we struggled to load the packages into our van. When I asked them for help with loading, the male employee (who looked far stronger than either of us) informed me that his job is to bring us the packages, and that's the extent of what he is supposed to do.
That statement pretty much encapsulates our entire experience with UPS. Throughout this stressful process, your employees gave us the bare minimum of help, if even that much. We ended up wasting time and money while getting rude service and conflicting information from different sources all within the same company. While we ultimately did end up with our packages, we feel that UPS did not live up to its promised standard of customer service. We will not be using your services in the future, and we will be sure to tell all of our friends about this experience as well. Further, we would appreciate it if you would reimburse us the $40 that we wasted on the U-Haul due to our being misinformed about the services you are supposed to provide. We feel that this is a small favor to ask, given your company's complete failure to provide adequate customer service to us.
Item sent to my business address -- the sender put the wrong zip code on. Okay so I had to wait for delivery to FAIL before anyone could fix the situation (stupid).
Once it failed, I go ahold of UPS - gave them the correct shipping information - they verified their computers had the right data and that it would be delivered the next day.
"we're sorry you had problems" -> went to seattle -> label wrong - back to redmond - "we're sorry you had problems" -> next day back on another truck - back to seattle - another ### can't read takes it in the building then back to the truck and back to redmond - "we're sorry you had problems" -> SPECIAL message up the line and a call "we're sorry you had problems" guarantee you'll have it tomorrow...
Too bad that doesn't fix the label the ### behind the wheel reads.
Not only did they haul it INTO my building 3 days in a row and then back across to the same service center they picked it up from (too stupid to check his / her little hand held computer I guess) .. when a MANAGER corrected the label -- THEY WERE TOO STUPID TO PUT MY NAME ON THE LABEL !!! And so, the box came back to my building .. the ### IN THE TRUCK is too stupid to go "oh hey, maybe this name on the other label is okay?".
FINALLY ... I make yet another call, get yet another call back and get a call from someone smart enough to TEXT MESSAGE the driver "hey, take that package to XYZ, floor X, Ste Y, Drop it off with Reception". GEEE SOMEONE COULD HAVE DONE THAT THREE DAYS AGO!!!
So PUSH ... PUSH HARD to be escalated to a supervisors desk for customer resolution. Someone who can TEXT THE DRIVER WHO HAS YOUR PACKAGE ...
Now we'll see if they can really deliver ...
While I go to work tracking package #2 -- Dear God, please if you have a SMITE left ... UPS really could use brown britches for a different reason than color.
I recently shipped a package with insurance to cover $1500. The package was shipped in a brand new box with...