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not just the USPS

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nrthernrebel05 15-May-18
nrthernrebel05 15-May-18
George D. Stout 15-May-18
PEARL DRUMS 15-May-18
George D. Stout 15-May-18
Kwikdraw 15-May-18
PEARL DRUMS 15-May-18
Riverwolf 15-May-18
2 bears 15-May-18
Catskills 15-May-18
Riverwolf 15-May-18
Longcruise 15-May-18
bodymanbowyer 15-May-18
Babysaph 15-May-18
Traxx 15-May-18
bodymanbowyer 15-May-18
pickngrin 15-May-18
fdp 15-May-18
COknuckledragger 15-May-18
murph 15-May-18
COknuckledragger 15-May-18
Desperado 16-May-18
Pintail 16-May-18
Tim Finley 17-May-18
BOX CALL 24-May-18
Rick Barbee 24-May-18
Riverwolf 24-May-18
From: nrthernrebel05
Date: 15-May-18

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I've heard a lot of stories about how the USPS has damaged packages. Seems they aren't alone. This came today from UPS. Luckily the seller had it protected well and there wasn't any damage

From: nrthernrebel05
Date: 15-May-18

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From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-May-18




It isn't odd to me that the only damaged bows I ever got were in round tubes. Luckily they survived the trip. I'll never use a round tube to ship a bow again. FedEx had both of the ones that I had issues with.

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 15-May-18




Round PVC tubes are all I use and USPS is all I use. Probably well over 50 bows by now. Zero damage, zero tardy deliveries and zero lost packages. Riddle me that.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-May-18




Well, that's okay, I'm told I'm just lucky to use fastflight string on old bows with no issues....for ten years. Another riddle me.

From: Kwikdraw
Date: 15-May-18




UPS mostly sucks! USPS is the best, priority, insured! NO TUBES! Now schedule 40 PVC mite be a different barrel of Widows!;^)

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 15-May-18




George you know full well that fastflight strings will saw the tips clean off them old bows, you are lucky my friend :)

From: Riverwolf
Date: 15-May-18




I have had afew in square boxes with the tips jammed through the ends. My 69 Alaskan was in a square box also ...it wasn't a two piece when purchased ...but it was when I opened that box.

Shouldn't really matter what you ship it in if they except it ....its really plain and simple negligence in my opinion .

From: 2 bears
Date: 15-May-18




I don't know why the P.O. continues to take round tubes. They advised me against it. My Mother in Law retired from the P.O. and said the same thing. They roll off conveyor belts and get hung up. I have been lucky too but I recieved a tube last week that was kinked and mashed nearly flat by something that left black marks and a tad of grease. Lucky it was soft goods a bow would have been crushed.I also know that the heavier and more solid a package looks the more it gets tossed around and other stuff goes on top. It amazes me that a lightweight arrow box with fragile shafts always arrives in perfect condition. Of course your mileage may vary and you may remain lucky.Others are not so lucky.>>>----> Ken

From: Catskills
Date: 15-May-18




Was going to ask why round tubes were not good but 2 bears answered my question.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 15-May-18




Worked in a few shipping departments for large retail companies...As for don't use tubes ...Even square containers will roll/fall off a improperly thoughtout conveyor system..Its called rails and bumpers ....Acknowledge and fix the issue .

From: Longcruise
Date: 15-May-18




Last longbow I shipped was in a heavy duty triangular box. Somehow USPS managed to bash the end and caused a small delam on the overlay. The recipient fixed it and hopefully it's staying in one piece.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 15-May-18




PVC for me. USPS Sometimes they send them in the wrong direction, Drybones knows about this. But they get there in perfect shape. Unless I do something wrong, sorry Ted :-) my fault for not, packing the extras well :-( my fault. USPS is for me :-) JF

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 15-May-18




I use the square tubes

From: Traxx
Date: 15-May-18




Considering how a young UPS driver,came into our place last Saturday and did a doughnut in front of our house,,it dont surprise me,one bit..

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 15-May-18




I have used PVC downspouts before with good results too. For Longbows :-) JF

From: pickngrin
Date: 15-May-18




Any of those cardboard tubes made in a spiral can pop open just like pop n fresh dough tubes. A friend of mine had a gun barrel damaged when one came apart. Be sure to put extra tape over the spiral seams when using these kind of tubes.

From: fdp
Date: 15-May-18




I've had far fewer packages lost, damaged or not delivered on time with USPS then any other shipping company. And I used to send out shipments at least twice a week.

From: COknuckledragger
Date: 15-May-18




I worked shipping and receiving for eight years before my current job. I've seen damage from all major carriers... It's a crap shoot. If you're shipping something, pack it to survive a 15 ft fall into concrete, and if it's light enough to be thrown and played football or soccer with, it will be. That's a fact. Over-pack anything you want to survive. That means a box packed within a box, a tube (square or round) reinforced with lumber or at the very least completely wrapped with packing tape. On tubes, reinforce those cheap plastic ends! They're not worth the plastic they're made of if you're shipping a pointy or semi pointy object (like long bow limbs) Do NOT use duct tape! It's worthless for shipping!

From: murph
Date: 15-May-18




Whats the opinions on the usps triangulers?

From: COknuckledragger
Date: 15-May-18




Imo, triangular is no better or worse than the others if not reinforced. I've seen them torn up too...

From: Desperado
Date: 16-May-18




I agree 100% with PEARL DRUMS !!!!Always a perfect experience for me with USPS !!

From: Pintail
Date: 16-May-18




I agree as well, I have never had any problems with USPS. I always mail a bomb proof package with no worries that it will arrive in one piece. Look at it this way, mail people handle millions of packages every day. A long tube with a $1,000 bow in it is not any different then a box full of .50 cent teddy bears. Both get tossed on conveyor belts and stuffed into the back of trucks with tons of other packages piled on top of them. I always use PVC crush pipe with padded caps and as much bubble wrap as I can get around the bow. If I can find a box to put the tube in so much the better, then tape the crap out of it.

From: Tim Finley Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-May-18




PVC wont stand up either I had two tubes of bows shipped home from Denton hills and both were smashed in multiple pieces. Only a rectangular box is safe bubble wrap and tape the wrap to the bow . UPS is bad as is FedX, USPS is the best but their insurance isn't worth buying .I ship bows every week so I knock on wood ... (exotic wood ).

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 24-May-18




Anybody having problems checking tracking today.I couldn't check tracking most of day and even now.

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 24-May-18




UPS, FedEx, and DHL all deliver to the USPS.

I get lots of packages delivered to my PO by those other services all the time.

What I'm hinting at is - Even though the USPS is the final destination before going into you hands, it may not be the USPS doing the damage.

Rick

From: Riverwolf
Date: 24-May-18




That is one I caught on to a few years back as well....with a missing package ...delivered several days later...yep..by a company that wasn't in the deal for who was payed to deliver it !

Yet another example of incompetence.

They can afford to play games with our packages...in the end..anything goes wrong...its "We the people" that pay for it !





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