NFR $*ck You USPS

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Evan Virnoche, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. So i decided to sell my switch rod combo which never got used anymore.

    I sent the item on on 8/16 and it arrived in Rocklin, CA on the 19th. it sat at the post office till the 26th.

    The gentlemen i sold to has opened a case that the rod was shattered inside the rod tube.

    so in a nutshell, i sold rod, rod gets sents via usps, Guy receives rod, rod is fucked beyond all belief, now i have to refund him the money, now i get a broken rod back and cant use the funds to purchase my new galvan i was supposed to pay for.

    No lube and Definitely butt hurt
     
  2. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Are you sure you packed the rod properly? Are you sure the guy you sold it to didn't break it himself?
     
  3. how do i prove any of this?

    the rod was in its carrying case wrapped like 20 turns in bubble wrap with a A whole roll of tape
     
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    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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  5. in the last picture he was saying that second piece was shattered
     
  6. Alex MacDonald

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    Ah, the "postal service"... Can't seem to be able to read typed addresses on our mail (and that of others), can't seem to be able to deliver $2500 checks to the addressee-it went to one of our neighbors. We can send people to the moon, but we can't sent a package across the state without it going through North Korea first. I once had to go pick one up at a post office annex where it got sent because someone was too stupid to read the address label (typed, of course) and so didn't deliver it. I walked in, and found no one there. A little button was on the counter, with handwritten instructions; "if no one is here, press button" in English, Spanish, and Russian. I pressed the thing, and about 5 minutes later this guy saunters in and asks if I need something!
     
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    Maybe a "switch a roo?" I get rods delivered by USPS fine.
     
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    Sucks Bass. Hope USPS does something for you
     
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  10. Jerry Daschofsky

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    Wait, are you saying the picture above is AFTER it was delivered?

    Every delivery company has it's problems. Misdeliveries happen (yet, you're right, sometimes a certain driver can misdeliver CONSTANTLY). Was tube damaged? If tube shows no sign of damage, then something else happened or it wasn't packed properly. Bubblewrap isn't a guaranty that it was packed properly. It's on how much movement the rod had in tube, did rod have any slop at ends of tube, was it a factory tube? Too many "ifs" to why it happened. But sadly, usually a breakage is a majority of the time fault of the person who packed the rod. Not saying the carriers damage, because we do, but it's usually from mispackaging.
     
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  11. it was in the stock st. croix tube.


    The pictures i have are before the rod was sent. rod case is not pictured
     
  12. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, have to clarify this. Those tubes aren't always the best way to ship. Why? Because some of them have flimsy tops and bottoms. Causes slop when shipping (even with bubble wrap). And even with bubble wrap, unless you totally encased it, there's a chance that if tube dropped that one piece may have had a break or open spot in bubble wrap and crashed straight down. Since a lot of those tubes aren't padded or have a hard bottom, that one piece could've jammed straight down. And most carriers have a rule on a box should be packed to drop a certain height.
     
  13. Yah it's a loss I'm assuming. The nice thing is st Croix appears to have a decent repair/ warranty program

    Sent from my VS840 4G using Tapatalk 2
     
  14. Josh

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    I know its fun to bash on USPS, but I send/receive a ton of stuff through them and their overall record has been impressively positive considering that I'm sending a box 3000 miles away for $8 or whatever.

    But s--t happens. Sucks when it does, that's for sure.
     
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