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New UPS Shipping Rules

Discussion in 'Firearms News and Firearms related political news' started by 303hunter, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. 303hunter

    303hunter Registered Member

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    Shipped a scope to a member this morning by UPS. They told me a new rule makes a scope a firearm part, and requires a signature on delivery, and must be shipped next day. Because of this, it cost almost twice as much to ship. I liked UPS because they take at least reasonable care of my packages, but will start using USPS for my shipping starting now.
     
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    ...or you could just ship a "handheld monocular."
     
  3. 303hunter

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    Actually thought about that, but if I had to use the insurance I paid for, it would certainly be denied because of false info.
     
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    That's a good point. I've never handled glass worth more than $200 anyway.
     
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    "Machined Parts"...... I've used that for years with no issues..
     
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    Did you ship it at a hub or “ups store.”

    I can’t find anything on ups policy page that requires a part to be shipped next day or adult signature. I’ve run across plenty of morons at “ups stores” that don’t know what they are talking about and/or try to up sell you on more expensive shipping options. Only handguns and stripped receivers have to go next day air.

    I will generally ship firearms stuff through the hub. Or, if accessories, via usps.
     
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    I used the hub in Fayetteville. Maybe they have a few morons(or at least one)there also. I plan on going back and asking for a supervisor for more info.
     
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    About 12 years ago I acquired a Glock 17 gen 1 00017 NYPD that was a test weapon before they went with the 19. Shipped back to Glock from the FED-ex hub in Myrtle Beach to Atlanta it made it to Florence on one of the overnight 10am trucks and vanished. I was having surgery the next morning and expected a present when got home. They sent my ex flowers a fruit basket anything so I wouldn’t notify ATFE immediately. The ex called put it in as stolen while I was under anesthesia. The Clerk redid the box to show it was a firearm. My brother worked for them and told me it happened a lot at Charlotte. Never recovered and they removed it from NCIC after a year. Since then anytime I’ve needed any part or weapon shipped paid my FFL an extra $10-20 never had a problem. Seems they’ll stand by insurance etc for a dealer rather than regular citizens. Insured for $900 they paid Blue Book value even though I was charged extra.
     

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