Re: [CR]Feedback on packing


Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi

Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 07:55:03 -0500
To: alex m <alexpianos@yahoo.fr>
From: Mark Stonich <bikesmith@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Feedback on packing
In-Reply-To: <829704.40255.qm@web26607.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
References: <829704.40255.qm@web26607.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

At 8/29/2007 12:09 PM +0200, alex m wrote:
>The post (priority airmail) seems a safer but slower
>solution in the end : the bike box is in the midst of
>much smaller and lighter boxes, and the handling is
>maybe done more by hand? With Fedex it's a load of
>heavy packets getting shoved around by fork lift,
>piled on top of each other, plus the pressure on
>getting stuff to the final destination within a few
>days means careless handling.

I generally ship smaller items, but my experience is similar. My main business is shortening cranks and about 1/2 are customers cranks, which they ship to me. FedEx mangles their boxes about 50% of the time. UPS does so too often but US Postal packages almost always arrive in good shape.

I always ship US Postal Priority Mail and out of about 700 packages, I've had no reports of any arriving damaged.

Mark Stonich;
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