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Posted: 3/9/2006 12:34:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 12:34:37 PM EST by Zack3g]
In a spinoff of the thread located here I'm asking the ARFCOM membership to tell me, and by virtue of this message board the entire world your UPS horror stories. I'll start things off.

Some of you know about the computer I ordered from newegg. See this for details on that. Anyways, the parts arrived mostly on time, and I thought all was well. Yesterday, I opened the boxes containing the needed parts and built the computer. When it came time to unpack and set up the LCD screen I got for it, that was the first sign of trouble. The box looked as though someone had played kickball with it. Assuming the styrofoam inside did its job, I opened the box. Parts of what was once a styrofoam mold for the screen come crumbling out. To get a visual, take a standard average styrofoam shipping mold, and break it into little pieces. That's what came out of the box. Not good.

So I unpack the screen, unwrap the plastic, and notice a bigassed crack running across the lower left quadrant of the screen. Okay, so the screen is fubar, but maybe it will work long enough to set up the computer. Hooked it up, and the thing wont even turn on. New egg was called, replacement overnighted, claim filed with UPS on my behalf. The replacement arrived via FEDEX (:D) without a scratch on it.

+1 fedex, +1 for newegg. -eleventy billion for UPS.

Your turn.

If this thread goes well I may do a daily/weekly Gripe about "something" thread.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 1:18:03 PM EST
nobody has any gripes? come on.

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 1:23:12 PM EST
You never should have tried to use it once you noticed it was damaged.

I once ordered a 550 dollar camera and had it shipped with fedex. It was lost in shipment, and the seller had to file a claim with fedex to get them to pay for a new one. This was a Chrismas gift, and it took them about a month. UPS and FEDEX both have their share of problems.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 1:25:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
nobody has any gripes? come on.


I do!
My hair was around 4-8 inches long..... I shaved it down to 1/4 " 2 days ago.....now my head is sunburned!
-1 hair falling out
-1 sun too bright
+5 I won a Smitty hat at a shoot off , now I can block out sun
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