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UPS in Calgary, Alberta - Brokerage fee

I am in Calgary, Canada and ordered laptop from US. UPS made 3 attempts to deliver the laptop in the middle of the day when I was at work. One would expect they will try different time slots if failed the first two times. When they finally delivered it my wife paid the brokerage fee with a credit card. They did not use a card reader but wrote down the card information. Two months later I got a phone call saying I was still owing the brokerage fee and if I would not pay promptly I would be given to a money collection company. I called immediately and paid. It turned out the credit card was declined probably because they wrote down wrong numbers. The disturbing thing is that for two months nobody contacted me to tell me there was a problem with the credit card. Instead I got the nasty message 2 months later. Not cool. UPS is the worst shipping company I ever dealt with. Period.
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Anonymous
#770005

They're the worst because they're "not cool" ?

Pay your bills, no collections, the end.

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#469380 Review #469380 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$68

Addition UPS Charge

I too shipped a package to our daughter and son in law in Lubbock Tx. I calculated the dimensions, went to UPS' web site and printed off a label. The total shipping came to $32.30 which I charged to my Amex card. When I checked my card and got the charges, UPS added an additional $16.47. At first I did not recognize the charge because the tracking and reference #'s were non UPS standard. After searching the internet and stumbling on this blog, I realized this additional charge came from UPS. I contacted them and they told me my package had been randomly selected for audit and that the measurements I declared when I printed the shipping label were incorrect and that the size of the package demanded a higher shipping charge. I asked what the dimensions were that they calculated in their audit and it turns out I was 1" different in my measurement to theirs. So they charged my card 50% more. I questioned this and got the entire $16.47 credited. I was also "scolded" by the rep who proceeded to explain their atomic calculation for packages and dimensions and weights which the average person would have a hard time understanding. I suggested to the rep that UPS is opening themselves up for a law suit by arbitrarily charging people's cards after the fact. This did not seem to matter. My suggestion to everyone...... check UPS charges carefully. My charges came from UPS ADD CHARGES-US. If you see something odd that you did not authorize, challenge the company. Don't just accept it.
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Anonymous
#769785

So you tried to cheat the system and steal from ups, when you got caught ups billed for the correct amount and you respond by crying and throwing a tantrum. Ups is kind enough to forego the correct amount and you respond to that kindness by complaining on the internet.

I guess no good deed goes unpunished.

Way to be accountable for being a thief.

Anonymous
#769940
@youre a thief then

Anonymous: You MUST work for UPS, who has gone so far downhill it's unbelievable. And 50% more for a measly 1" difference?

Get a friggin' LIFE. :cry

Anonymous
#769989
@Anna Rexia

Try using google...search for the term "dimensional weight" then go to any carrier's website and search for the same term. Notice that all carriers have a dimensional weight component to pricing? Nifty, right? Yes...ALL CARRIERS. Yes, 1 inch can make a difference, there has to be a cutoff somewhere, just like your home scale wont go past 250, more than that, like you, it stops using that scale.

If you cant manage to figure out the complex maths and numbers thingies, feel free to guess what the price will be, and pay the difference when you get caught cheating.

Oy my gosh, thieves blaming their victims, now ive seen it all.

Anonymous
#912033
@google is your friend

I just got my second Audited Dimensions charge and I double checked the measurements this time . I think its time I quit using UPS. This smells like a scam to me.

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#469249 Review #469249 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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  • Bogus UPS charge
  • UPS package audit
The UPS driver left my package in the snow in the middle of my driveway. We live in the country so we have a very large/long driveway. It looked like the driver open his door and dropped the package right there 20+ feet from my door and the on tracking put it was...
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Anonymous
#781993

Sniffles.....not sure where you are coming from with your comments. I am a Service Provider.

Where a person decides to live does not play into how their package is delivered. It makes no difference. The consignee, not the customer BTW, said that they had a long driveway and the driver left the package 20 feet from the front door, in a delivery bag. So, it appears that there Service Provider did what they were trained to do by bagging it if the weather dictated, but failed to leave the package at the front door where they should have.

We all go through at least annual driver release certification as Service Providers and this obviously did not meet proper driver release criteria.

I guess I am old school as I would never make a driver release delivery like the consignee described.

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#469232 Review #469232 is a subjective opinion of poster.

UPS - 2nd Day Delivery? Didn't happen!

Sent a package on Thurs, Jan 2, 2014. It was supposed to have a Sat. delivery going from Virginia to AL. When checking on the tracking, it went to Doraville, GA then to Nashville, TN. Said it was in transit and on time, delivery was on schedule. Sat. came, package didn't arrive. Checked today, it's in Louisville, KY!!! Guess they don't know where AL is located. When it was in Doraville and even when it was in Nashville, it was at the most within 3 hours of its destination!! My husband called and got the run around and was told that it would arrive tomorrow. My husband asked about reimbursement and was told we'd just have to wait. Doubt if we'll see reimbursement! Sent two other packages to AL that weren't 2nd day delivery on the same day at the same time (Jan 2), and they arrived Mon (Jan 6)....So much for 2nd day being faster! Will never use UPS again.
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Anonymous
#769780

If you paid for saturday delivery and it arrived monday due to pretty much anything but weather, ups will refund your money. So file for your gsr and stop crying, geezus what a bunch of crybabies.

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#469172 Review #469172 is a subjective opinion of poster.
My package arrived on Thursday but they didn't want to give it to me because the COD was on another box in another truck(my package came in 2 boxes). So the box without the COD the driver took it back and never delivered it back to us. We went to the warehouse for...
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Anonymous
#769812

Yawn

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#469140 Review #469140 is a subjective opinion of poster.

UPS Worst Shipping Company EVER

First off, UPS lost my Package, the shipper had to call them so that they could find it. My package has been in calgary since December 20th and I have yet to receive it (it is now January 06, 2014) and still no package. On several occassions I stayed home (missed work) to receive my package and never received, even though their online system it said that there were attempts made; but my apartment unit was never buzzed and I was at home during all of those "attempts". I understand that they are busy during this christmas season but this is very unacceptable. I should have received this package 2 weeks ago. I called the Customer Service line on numerous occassions they reasshured me that my package would be delivered many times but, still no package. They always tell me that they would follow up but never received any phone calls. Very unreliable, untrustworthy and very mean!!
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MariaB
#780785

I agree.

Anonymous
#769822

Ever?

Have you looked at the complaints on this site related to FedEx or the post office.

Same crybabies as you. Are you all related?

Anonymous
#770110
@just guessing

You sound like you work for one of them. That's my guess. Crybabies - is that the best you can do?

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#469117 Review #469117 is a subjective opinion of poster.

UPS in Winchester, Virginia - NEXT DAY DELIVERY TOOK 4 DAYS

I paid $62.00 to have a small package sent for next day delivery. That was on a Thursday morning. I understand there was bad weather on Friday so I had no problem with a day delay. The tracking said it arrived on the UPS station (about 10 miles away from delivery) on a Saturday morning. However, it was not delivered until 10:45 on Monday. Meanwhile…… the people I had sent the package to sent me a package on the same day through the post office. They paid $5.20 to mail it and I received it on that Saturday. What a disgrace. Send your packages through the post office.
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Anonymous
#769931

So then you should get the difference back between Next day and 2nd day since it was 2 business days, but yeah unless you pay for Saturday delivery it goes to the next business day which is Monday. The post office has no such issues regarding Saturday delivery, until they decide to stop Saturday delivery altogether.

Anonymous
#769895

Guaranteed Service Refund.

Learn it, love it, live it.

Simple as that.

Anonymous
#769777

If there was a weather issue on Friday, Monday was the next business day. Why is that so difficult to understand?

Anonymous
#769836
@common sense

Not hard to understand. What is hard to understand is why something mailed on the same day from the post office only cost 5.20 and was delivered on Saturday.

Why use UPS if the post office can do it better and cheaper?

Anonymous
#769845
@APHG2000

I see, so when something isn't guaranteed, has no value coverage, has no tracking and can't be rerouted once shipped, that makes it better.

Oh, you mean the price was less? Yeah, funny when you don't ask for those extra services, or don't need them, the price is less.

Btw a yugo costs less than a cadillac as well. Of course it will still haul your fat carcass across town, just the same.

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#469108 Review #469108 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$62

UPS in Toronto, Ontario - Lost package - but worse, appalling customer service

I shipped a package from my home in New Jersey to my son in New York, then went on a trip to Canada. The package disappeared. When I called UPS, the one number they provide decides, based on your location, whether you speak to a U.S. or Canada rep. I was - without notification or choice - routed to the Canadian reps. I waited on hold for 45 minutes to find out that I had been routed to the wrong country. Another 40 minutes or so of hold was required for me to talk to the U.S. rep, who then put me on hold for about 30 minutes with the tracing department, who sent me for more than 50 minutes of hold with the investigations department. When I got disconnected and had to start again. I TRIED CALLING FIVE TIMES WITH THIS SAME RESULT AND SIMILAR HOLD TIMES. In addition, on the most recent call, the agent lied to me, promising I wouldn't get placed on hold again. Thirty minutes of hold later..... Note on value of loss: I include loss of package, cost of shipping, and cost of cell phone time. I understand packages will periodically be lost. There is no excuse for customer service reps who lie, and there is absolutely no excuse for a phone system that redirects your call to another country without notification or options.
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#469025 Review #469025 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$600

UPS in Toronto, Ontario - Broken box, missing part

The parcel-crated box, well packed with the handles was sent to New York, paid additional $20 fee for handling. Under suggestion of UPS store employee did buy insurance. The box was delivered badly damaged with one of the big item missing or stolen. As I was told the investigation determined that it was poor packaging, so no compensation or responsibility whatsoever. They don’t even give a service complain number. Absolutely horrible service. Same box with more items came all the way from Europe in tact with FedEx. The managers at UPS Canada refused to talk. What could be done in this case?
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#468851 Review #468851 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$200

UPS in Phoenix, Arizona - UPC misdelivery

UPS misdelivered two of second day delivery packages from Amazon.com. UPS sent me text messages indicating the packages were delivered to my address when they had not been. Checked with my neighbors and they did not receive the packages. Contacted both UPS and Amazon. UPS customer service could care less and will not check with their driver to see what happened - (Request: 140103-040819). Amazon is reshipping and marking my account to place UPS as the least preferred shipper for all future shipments. This is the fourth incident with late/misdelivered UPS packages I have had in the past 14 months. Amazon should consider scrapping UPS as a shipper entirely. UPS feels like they don't have to be accountable for their drivers actions.
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Anonymous
#770817

And why the @#@! are you commenting on a post that YOU started and no one else has bothered commenting on?!?

Anonymous
#770816

You really need to let this go.

bacikj
#768510

I would encourage everyone experiencing problems similar to mine to contact your shipper and request that they tag your account with UPS as least preferred delivery company. Amazon has done this for me after 4 late/misdelivered shipments handled by UPS. This is the only way UPS will get the message that customer service counts.

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#468703 Review #468703 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$200