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    heli if u get a package from doom it would probably take a month, you would be better off walking to his house

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    I will be doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeliLover View Post
    they completely ignored the "this side up" signs
    LOL.

    Seems to be the same thing in every country: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXCiRd5CjS8

    BTW: The postal service company makes its own general business terms, not the customer! So if they do not offer a "this side up product" for transportation, it just doesn't matter what the customer writes on the package. You can write "sing Happy Birthday when delivering" on the packet and it doesn't matter, except the company offers a "singing delivery service" along with the transportation service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeliLover View Post
    ....I walk another two miles home to discover they completely ignored the "this side up" signs that jbradt put on the package so I find my new heli's roots snapped off...
    Actually believing that that the USPS would (or could) honor any specific guidance like this is delusional (imho). The shipper must assume that the package will be thrown around and any specific orientation ignored --- and pack it accordingly.

    While I've had a few lost packages and the not-too-humorous-in-the-moment Priority boxes that take three weeks in July heat to arrive, but overall - the very vast majority of my shipments arrive quickly and in reasonable condition. When I ship Saturday am via Priority mail, it arrives at the destination on Monday over 90% of the time (except AK & HI). The biggest risk to my packages seems to be my local carrier - who is a really nice guy but also a complete airhead.

    Overall, considering the costs of the competition, this is a bargain.

    ...... and no, I'm not a USPS employee ....

    If you want to discuss package mistreatment, delays, confiscations & other nastiness, lets get into international shipments Recently had super-rare, one-of-a-kind seed from South America confiscated by that country's narcotics police (... and yes, the package was going to the USDA Aphis inspection facility with all necessary permits inside) --- aaarrgh!!
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    Agreed, even though I have had my bad moments with them. The majority of my packages have arrived quickly and intact.

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    I was never under the impression that they would really honor the "this side up" thing. I just figured it couldn't hurt, and if the box runs across someone a little conscientious it might actually help. Just figured, what the heck.
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    Yea. For a potted plant you pretty much have to mummify the thing to prevent it getting crushed.

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    Day 6 of still no package. Has been "out for delivery" for 2 of those days.

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