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Posted: 11/25/2014 8:59:20 PM EDT
During my time of gang trouble in 2011, I had a member of this board send me his bulletproof (I don't like that term) vest. I just tried to return it via UPS two months ago. They just returned it. The manager stated that the laws had changed in the last little while and it was now illegal to ship body armor.

I cannot find anything on line to back up his statements. Does anyone know anything about this?

Thanks fellows.

Amos1909
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:07:16 PM EDT
No law against shipping armor. I've had two sets of plates delivered over the years. I doubt TN has any state restrictions on body armor.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:08:24 PM EDT
Unless you tell them what it is how will they know?
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:22:27 PM EDT
I sold and shipped a vest to a guy in Idaho via USPS, and it went without problems. Well, other than I quoted a price "shipped", not knowing how much of a beating I was going to take on shipping costs. It was an older XL PASGT vest, not that it makes a difference to the USPS.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:26:47 PM EDT
UPS store or hub?
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:28:23 PM EDT
I rolled one gently and it fit in a flat rate large box
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:37:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By amos1909:
During my time of gang trouble in 2011, I had a member of this board send me his bulletproof (I don't like that term) vest. I just tried to return it via UPS two months ago. They just returned it. The manager stated that the laws had changed in the last little while and it was now illegal to ship body armor.

I cannot find anything on line to back up his statements. Does anyone know anything about this?

Thanks fellows.

Amos1909
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Manager is full of shit, or lying.

Wait a minute...they had it for TWO MONTHS?!?!

Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:39:12 PM EDT
It is a UPS store. But they actually returned the package to the store. Thanks for all the info fellows. Thought I had missed something.
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UPS store or hub?
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Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:42:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:43:26 PM EDT
Montana
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Where were you shipping it to
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Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:53:24 PM EDT
It's simply clothing, yes?
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 10:00:04 PM EDT
I didn't declare what it was. It is an article of clothing that I would wear. I'm still a wee bit confused, but I will get it sorted out.
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Originally Posted By scottfire1957:
It's simply clothing, yes?
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Link Posted: 11/25/2014 10:06:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By amos1909:
I didn't declare what it was. It is an article of clothing that I would wear. I'm still a wee bit confused, but I will get it sorted out.
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Originally Posted By amos1909:
I didn't declare what it was. It is an article of clothing that I would wear. I'm still a wee bit confused, but I will get it sorted out.
Originally Posted By scottfire1957:
It's simply clothing, yes?



How did they know what it was?

Did they see you pack it?
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 10:13:32 PM EDT
I was under the impression that the only packages that are x-rayed by UPS are those that are going by plane.

How would they know?
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 10:19:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GADeerHunter:
I was under the impression that the only packages that are x-rayed by UPS are those that are going by plane.

How would they know?
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that is what I am wondering. I do wonder if it is the UPS store rules. I'll find out more tomorrow.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 10:19:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:


How did they know what it was?

Did they see you pack it?
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Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:
Originally Posted By amos1909:
I didn't declare what it was. It is an article of clothing that I would wear. I'm still a wee bit confused, but I will get it sorted out.
Originally Posted By scottfire1957:
It's simply clothing, yes?



How did they know what it was?

Did they see you pack it?
packed it at home.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 10:24:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By amos1909:
packed it at home.
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Originally Posted By amos1909:
Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:
Originally Posted By amos1909:
I didn't declare what it was. It is an article of clothing that I would wear. I'm still a wee bit confused, but I will get it sorted out.
Originally Posted By scottfire1957:
It's simply clothing, yes?



How did they know what it was?

Did they see you pack it?
packed it at home.


Had the package been opened?
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:21:25 PM EDT
Obviously, the package was opened.
DO NOT use the services of a UPS " STORE " those are basically a pack of gypsies and thieves, manning a copy and office supply kiosk, with a side business of pilfering parcels.
If you want to ship UPS, print a label, call for pickup, and the brown truck will pickup your parcel, and another one will deliver it. It really does work that way.
As long as it isn't ticking, hissing, leaking, dripping, or emitting gamma rays, nobody gives a fuck what is in the box.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:24:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fullpower:
Obviously, the package was opened. DO NOT use the services of a UPS " STORE " those are basically a pack of gypsies and thieves, manning a copy and office supply kiosk, with a side business of pilfering parcels.
If you want to ship UPS, print a label, call for pickup, and the brown truck will pickup your parcel, and another one will deliver it. It really does work that way.
As long as it isn't ticking, hissing, leaking, dripping, or emitting gamma rays, nobody gives a fuck what is in the box.
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this ......don't make things harder than they have to be....
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:25:42 PM EDT
Box it up, if they ask what it is say clothes.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:26:15 PM EDT
This is what cracks me up when you hear these things. "Its illegal to ship guns, ammo, body armor, rifles, etc." How in hell do they think these things get delivered by a flying unicorn??? UPS and Fed Ex rarely know the law OR even their own policies!!!!
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:38:13 PM EDT
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