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Shipping scotch with UPS...DON'T DO IT!

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  1. PeterS

    PeterS Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I just got a call from UPS. They dropped a box that I sent to a buddy. They opened the box to find several bottles of scotch (Which I did not know it was illegal to ship!). UPS advised me that the next call I get will be from the ATF. Will I be writing everyone from jail in a few days?
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  3. darth550

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  4. PeterS

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    DARTH!!!! Pull your pants up!
  5. milstanselnino

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    Illegal?? How do the liquor stores get it?
  6. redhead

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    Distributors. Who get it shipped to them by the pallet, which comes via either the highway or rail...
  7. SrfCity

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    Sure, I can just see your stash being opened at the next UPS bash.....
  8. Ike

    Ike F1 Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003
    I stopped using UPS a long time ago. They could not find the laptop I ordered so I went to the local place where they fill the delivery trucks. I could not find anyone so I waked into the warehouse area and saw guys throwing the packages to one another, including the cow print gateway boxes. I was surprised that they found mine and it wasn't broken.

    Then they drove around with my tires on their truck for a couple of days. They didn't deliver them because there was no other deliveries in my subdivision so the guy didn't want to come back here for one delivery. I couldn't believe that they told me that was the reason; it would be better if they just said they forgot.
  9. Sfumato

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    Peter, I found this after quick google...Just one store/online vendor, but had lots on which states are problem. Local/State laws are issue, that and is the recipient of age, etc.
    ATF may mutter, and I'm no Frank/Art ;), but I doubt you'll get nailed. Fruitcake shipping on the otherhand, involves EtOH AND toxic waste.

    1.Mission Liquor does NOT ship Alcohol to Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Utah, Michigan, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Freight calculations are estimated and include: freight, packaging, handling , within the continental US. Shipping and handling charges may vary and will be adjusted prior to shipping.

    2. We recommend insurance for all shipments.

    3. We prefer to ship to a business address.

    4. No purchase of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products will be made to any person under the age of 21. Delivery carrier will require proof of age and an adult signature.

    5.Mission Liquor does NOT ship Alcohol to Alabama, Georgia, Utah, Michigan, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Non-California residents are responsible for determining if their state laws allow wines, spirits or tobacco products to ship into their state. Each state has their own laws and regulations related to these products. Please check with your appropriate agencies. <<
    YMMV, yada,yada
  10. Miltonian

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    Dec 11, 2002
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    Jeff B.
    I used to work next door to a UPS facility, with the loading docks in full view from our parking lot. I once saw an employee shoveling packages at full speed like he was a dog digging a hole. No one was catching them, he was just "hiking" them into the truck, as fast as he could. Probably got an award for his great productivity!
  11. Dave328

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    You must have the same Nawlins UPS guy I have.

    Two quick nightmares:

    1: Ordered tires for the 328. Followed their way through the tracking numbers. Made sure to be at home on the day of delivery. I see him coming down my street and right on past my house. Had to chase him 3 blocks. Caught him at a delivery and asked about the tires. He says" Oh yeah, got them right here, you wanna put them in your truck?"!!!!!!!!

    2: Waiting for some batteries from Our Brother Bruce. Had him track them when they hadn't shwon up. UPS said they were left on my doorstep with no signature required.................................. ON THE SAME DAY I HAD TO CHASE DOWN MY TIRES!!!!!!!

    UPS SUCKS A$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  14. tvrfreak

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    No award I am afraid. If that's what it takes to move 1800 packages per hour, that's what you do. I worked the graveyard shift at UPS' Parsippany, NJ hub one summer. I was mostly in the computer room, but every so often we'd get called out to help unload trucks if the 1800 per hour target was not being met. You stood at a 45 degree angle, sized up your next move as your hands reached and picked boxes from "the wall", and if they were light enough you twirled them in the air as you brought them down to the conveyor. Goal was to land them labels up.

    The worst thing about it was boxes full of hardware store stuff. These hardware shipments were tiny boxes, but full of bolts, or screws, and came in right at 70 lbs even though they looked like they would be under 2! UPS package weight limit was 70lbs, or they'd have been even heavier! If you weren't careful, they'd drop straight to the floor, where they would burst and scatter all over the truck. And there was a good chance of slipping on a previously burst packet's contents and bashing your head in or crushing your leg against the conveyor.

    One time I got a chemical burn along my entire arm from some box that had liquid oozing out of it. God only knows what that was!

    Ike, your laptop was found??? That is a miracle. While I was there I saw a couple of guys slap their own tracking numbers and address labels on laptops...presto, UPS would deliver it right to their door!

    Another ring knew which boxes came from jewelers and would toss them on to the roof, where the cleaners would sweep them in from the balcony and empty them out and put them back on the trucks. Then they'd simply wear the jewelery out the gate.

    Dave, your batteries were probably on a different truck from your tires.

    I lasted 3 weeks, I think.
  15. NY Joe 360

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    Yikes, no wonder most jewelry sellers on ebay will only ship via Postal Service.
  16. tacoz4sale

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    Dec 2, 2003
    damn..a call from the Well, thanks for sharing....and to think i was gonna do the same thing!...haha

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