I think the package volume with UPS has gotten to the point that they have
quit trying to be real careful. I also had a damage claim with them and I
had to go through the whole thing with sending it back to the shipper so HE
could file the claim. nothing ever came of that. that really bothers
me--it boils down to just taking ur chances when you ship with them. Things
that are pretty rugged, like a mast section may be okay. I will never again
use them for anything fragile like an oscilloscope. I am amazed at these
hams who order these $10,000 rigs and they are shipped by UPS and they go
along with that. I would drive across the country to get something that
delicate and expensive. when I see a box with a big hole punched in it, I
imagine that at every UPS sorting facility there is a conveyor belt that all
the packages get funneled on to, so a big hydraulically controlled wheel
with spikes on it can come down and punch holes in all of them. either that
or they pay someone to go around with a pick axe and randomly punch boxes.
I can't think of a serious explanation. the package got dropped on a
wrought iron fence? go figure.
rob / k5uj
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