I’d like to start a discussion on which shipping company (DHL, UPS, Fedex, USPS, etc) has given you problems. Please only post in this topic if you take precautions to protect your shipments.
Here’s my story to start off:
I was selling a stick on here to a guy 2 states a way. He paid promptly and I made sure I packed the stick incredibly well. I gave a layer of bubble wrap around the stick, and newspaper packing in the sides to keep it from moving around (keep in mind all the sticks I buy off of here come with like nothing to keep it from moving around in the box, they’re just loose with a layer of bubble wrap).
I shipped with FedEx, who I haven’t had problems with until now. I got insurance and delivery confirmation. But when the buyer got it, despite all the packing the joystick had ripped apart from the PCB and one of the buttons weren’t working. I worked at a UPS and I’ve SEEN how hard they throw packages, which is why I’ve been using FedEx. But in order to damage that stick I can’t imagine how hard they must’ve been throwing it. There’s NO reason for that kind of damage.
So how have your guys’ experiences with the shipment companies been?
(I think this is best here since this is the crowd that ships the most, but if you have to please move this to the Tech Talk if it’s not acceptable here).