UPS Heaps 25 Boxes At Your Door In Messy Pile

There’s no better way to say “we don’t give a damn about your business” than to deliver 25 boxes stacked against your door in a slovenly pile. A reader writes:

I work for a merchandising company and we often have some of the in-store promotional materials shipped directly to our merchandising employees. We just received this photo of how an employee of ours in Florida received a shipment of packages from UPS. All one shipment. Our employee was so dumbfounded by what they found, they took photos and sent them to management. Nonetheless, we’ve contacting UPS about this and also forwarding the photos on to them.

Do they need to be wrapped with a bell and pink bow? No. How about a stack? A stack would be nice.

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  1. Scazza says:

    wow, if anything, that actually would have took MORE effort to place like that, then to stack. Look at how they all look just perfectly tossed…

  2. Parting says:

    Driver is in ”deep sh@t”. UPS will ”take it seriously”

  3. MissPeacock says:

    It kind of looks like they just threw them at the house. Wonder if there was any damage?

  4. cde says:

    Beware “They’re lying/looking for a handout” posts in
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  5. homerjay says:

    Is it possible that they were just stacked poorly and all fell over?

  6. Imaginary_Friend says:

    What if there was a medical emergency and the occupants of the house couldn’t get out the door? They should also forward those pics to the local fire authority. That’s just ridiculous — even for UPS.

  7. jadenton says:

    This is what you get for using UPS. I won’t use them anymore if these is any kind of choice. Their online package tracking is a total sham. A year ago, I ordered something that I needed in a hurry. Couple of days go by, UPS tracking says the package is on time and will be delivered the next day. That morning, the site shows it as “On the truck”. But it never shows. So I call customer service. They don’t know, but they’ll get back to me. Next day, package still shows as on the truck, and still no delivery. More phone calls, eventually I reach some kind of clearing house where in theory the package should be. Turns out, they can’t find it. It hasn’t been seen since Nevada (I’m in California). The part about it being on the truck? Its only “virtual tracking”. It shows you where the package is SUPPOSED to be, not where it actually is. Apparently most packages are scanned on intake to the system, and scanned on delivery. In between, the system just shows you where UPS thinks the package is based on the operation of its deliver network.

    Couple of days go by, and they tell me they can’t help me any more. I will have to cancel the order with the merchant, and then have the merchant issue a track and recall for the package. The merchant refunded my money presumably UPS either paid up on the insurance or actually returned the package. But the merchant lost the sale, and I had to find somewhere that would ship using a company that can deliver. Like FedEx.

  8. Hawk07 says:

    @homerjay:

    Possibly, but don’t they stack boxes for a living?

    Also, that looks like a fairly enclosed area, so I don’t suppose it could have been a gust of wind.

  9. less_is_best says:

    UPS is the only shipping company I refuse to use. I am a Fedex fan myself.

  10. Parting says:

    @jadenton: The tracking is the same with all delivery companies. So if you use FedEx, it won’t change a thing.

    What’s going to affect you, is the quality of personnel in your sector.

    If employees are lax and unreliable, shipping will suck.

    In my sector, UPS is the best from all other delivery companies. But for a friend of mine, who lives in another town, it’s TNT who offers the best service.

    So it all comes down to people working for the company.

  11. se7a7n7 says:

    Yea, that has to be from a stack being knocked over.

  12. Parting says:

    @less_is_best: In my sector FedEx packages tend to ”disappear” on a regular basis. Probably employee theft.

  13. Parting says:

    @se7a7n7: By looking at the picture, I cannot image such stack. Unless boxes are really light. Usually when stacks falls over it still looks more ”organized”.

  14. Bay State Darren says:

    I hope they really didn’t have to go to the bathroom upon arriving home!

    No, y’see this has to do with all the recent articles about excessive packaging for small items: It keeps them protected enough that the delivery guys can do this, thus speeding up delivery. It’s like the paper boy who [stereotypically] throws the newspaper at your house without even slowing down. A two-person crew of driver and thrower could drastically get more packages delivered in a run.

  15. nemesiscw says:

    I ordered something online and got it shipped to the wrong address by UPS. I reviewed my infor that I gave out and I gave the correct information. I called it in and they said it got delivered to the wrong house and they said they would pick it back up and deliver it to me asap. Well, they did but one of my housemates witnessed that they threw the box to my front door instead of walking out and placing it on the doorstep. It didn’t damage my ceramic heater, but it could have. :/

  16. Imaginary_Friend says:

    Doesn’t matter if they were stacked or not. Who the hell wants to play Jenga with a bunch boxes when they open their front door first thing in the morning?

  17. scoosdad says:

    We’ve seen this action before:

    [consumerist.com]

  18. damn, I woulda guessed it was the front door of someone who went a little too extreme during the last woot-off

  19. BugMeNot2 says:

    Is there a chance this could be a prank?

  20. christoj879 says:

    My worst was 46 packages. They were all stacked very neatly among all the other crap on the porch, and this was UPS. Kudos to them, although I wouldn’t have minded if they were thrown like that either, just not blocking the front door because I usually have to go to the bathroom when I get home. They’ll all end up inside anyway.

  21. MrMold says:

    Fed Ex are “independent contractors”. No benefits, lots of costs, and lousy pay. UPS has been trying to emulate the slavery business model as well and customers have suffered.

  22. Parting says:

    @BugMeNot2: If it’s a prank, that’s a lot of time wasted :)

  23. fhic says:

    It looks to me like it was all neatly stacked against the wall by the doorbell, then fell over.

  24. bohemian says:

    Our UPS area is staffed by all the drop outs from the local anger management program. I refuse to use them any longer.

    I watched a UPS driver take a handmade oak chair in a box and throw it from the curb catching air for a good 15 feet of our front sidewalk before it hit the icy sidewalk slid and slammed into the front door. By the time I got to the door the driver had already pulled away. This was the replacement chair for the previous one that arrived broken in three places.

    UPS, the U-haul of package delivery.

  25. fhic says:

    @homerjay: “Is it possible that they were just stacked poorly and all fell over?”

    Oh, you voice of sanity! This is Consumerist! Thousands of dissatisfied customers will now point out how UPS is evil incarnate and the drivers of the brown trucks are the sons and daughters of Satan.

  26. fhic says:

    Huh. I guess I’m not allowed to comment twice. Or have the infamous Gawker disappearing comments returned? (Now *there’s* an issue we’ll never see on Consumerist.)

  27. milty45654 says:

    ummmmm whose to say that neighborhood kids didn’t screw with a nice pile or something else didn’t knock the pile down….i hate when people assume the worst….

  28. Toof_75_75 says:

    That picture is hilarious…

  29. chrisfromnl says:

    Is a bell and pink bow REALLY too much to ask?

  30. mmbb says:

    What?!?? No comments about how there was only one very small item inside of each box? Consumerist commenters, you disappoint me.

  31. pyloff says:

    Sounds like the consumerist will cry about anything these days. QQ gg

  32. GearheadGeek says:

    -5 points for completely incorrect usage of “nonetheless.”

  33. Toof_75_75 says:

    Unmentioned…there was only a single plastic spork in each box…

  34. kantwait says:

    Wow, it looks like they really had to try to get the boxes that way; they’re perfectly scattered in the most annoying way possible.

  35. KogeLiz says:

    I have noticed some UPS guys get pissed when they have to deliver several boxes… especially if they’re really heavy.

    That sure is a lot of boxes for people to come and steal.

  36. moorem2 says:

    How did he get in his house to get his camera and take the picture. Seems like a scam to win billions off of UPS. I call shenanigans.

  37. perfectoon_0901 says:

    not to give UPS any credit, but with that many boxes, some one on the street could have seen them and fucked with them…

    wait, nvm, it probably was UPS’ fault

  38. cmdr.sass says:

    It looks to me as if those were stacked and they simply fell over. I bet they’re very light boxes, too.

  39. ptkdude says:

    There’s a whole website already dedicated to this sort of thing.

    [www.unitedpackagesmashers.com]

  40. legotech says:

    @moorem2: I carry my camera all the time…its smaller than my cell phone. And I like to take pictures of funny signs and stuff.

  41. deserthiker says:

    Don’t you think if you were expecting TWENTY FIVE boxes you’d have someone at home to accept them. HELLO! My guess is that kids in the neighborhood had some fun with all those unattended boxes.

  42. Gorky says:

    This is due to the fact that UPS is unionized. Since there is no incentive to work harder than anyone else because you arent paid based on productivity and quality of work, everyone slacks off and does just enough to get by. It is impossible to get fired in that place unless you steal something or just stop showing up due to the stupid union (I know, I used to work for them.

  43. StevieD says:

    @homerjay:

    Congratulations, yours was the first logical post.

  44. Charlotte Rae's Web says:

    @legotech: Same here, we are photo junkies and always have a camera or at minimum cell camera in the car.

    @moorem2: For what it is worth, it has saved me money twice in car accidents b/c i was able to document the damage.

    And in general – I work from home and offer leave the garage door up after I drop my child at school. UPS recently has been leaving packages on the INSIDE of the garage door – and worse, this is a 2 car garage but they are leaving on the side where my SUV is. And our garage is the typical suburban garage full of sports gear, paint cans, sleds, tools, bagged chairs and other random things.

    I want to run over a package just to call and yell.

  45. pfeng says:

    @moorem2: O, yes, because there is a long history of successful lawsuits winning billions for receiving badly stacked boxes… Or maybe we could use a bit of common sense?

  46. Jon Mason says:

    @deserthiker: You could if you had any guarantee that A) UPS would show up on the day they say they will and B) They would even bother to knock or ring the bell to see if you are home. But in reality, in the past year on two occasions I have spent the whole day sat at home in my front room, 10 feet from the front door waiting for an “On truck” delivery to end the day with no package and the status changed to “delivery attempted – nobody home”. So even waiting at home is a waste of time.

    Having moved from the UK to the US recently, the shoddy package delivery service provided by the USPS/UPS/Fedex really stands out as being terrible – hey, in England, mail guys are not the most friendly in the world, but they will at least actually see if you are home, leave the package if there is a safe place or else they will leave a note so you can take it and go pick it up from the nearest office. In the US, you basically get your item left on your doorstep in plain sight- which given that a lot of people these days will steal anything that isn’t nailed down, is just asking for theft.

  47. WNW says:

    Remember awhile back there was some plan to tone down the jerk commmenters? What happened with that? Because they are back in force. We have the “Click here to follow this commenter” button, where is the “never hear from this jerk who is probably someone whose crappy businesses got exposed here and now they are unemployed” button? It’s gotten so I can’t read the comments with all the douchebaggery going on here.

  48. shor0814 says:

    @moorem2: Back door? Camera phone, neighbor’s camera?

  49. scoosdad says:

    @web_mom:

    I work from home and offer leave the garage door up

    I’m confused… you offer to leave the gargage door up, or maybe you often leave the garage door up?

    Either way, four words: shut the damn door! :-) problem solved!

  50. scoosdad says:

    @scoosdad: damn, garage door up

  51. mantari says:

    TETRIS: They fail it!

  52. Ghede says:

    Believe it or not, I once worked as a seasonal hire for UPS. It was the single most exhausting experience in my life. By the end of my first day, I could not stand without trembling. There is no training. There is no screening. Hell, there is no physical fitness requirement, which really should be the case considering a gym-skipping shut-in like myself could get the job.

    Five points to whoever can guess how long I worked there, adding in the fact I didn’t have breakfast and lunch?

    You have three guesses, and the last two don’t count.

  53. skipjack says:

    Why would a UPS driver take the time to stack or throw the boxes against the house. Not only would they be seen by the neighbors, it would take more effort to heave ho the boxes in such a way that none of them show damage.

  54. vastrightwing says:

    at least they din’t make you sign for each and every darn one of them!

  55. rjhiggins says:

    @pfeng: I believe he was going for humor, a sarcastic jab at some Consumerist commenters…

  56. stevegoz says:

    @Gorky: So non-union boxes can’t be knocked over?

    Seriously, this pic and the reaction to it is too much. All it shows is scattered boxes; there’s not a jury in the land that would convict the delivery driver absent footage of him or her randomly strewing them about.

    I got hitched while living in the city, and the UPS drivers were great with every single gift delivery — never left things unattended on the porch if we weren’t home (we were a mile from Wrigley; never know when a yuppie might steal your stuff). Not we’re in the ‘burbs and I live off of Amazon Prime and we haven’t had a single problem with UPS’ service — including returns — over the course of two years with multiple deliveries each week.

    But hey, maybe I’m just lucky.

  57. Go4EVA says:

    Umm, I’m surprised there’s only been one other person who figured that some kids walked by and decided to push over a big pile of unattended boxes. Looks like a few too many people have been drinking the local punch.

  58. freqhz says:

    stack yer own boxes!

  59. Frostberg says:

    Newsflash: Gravity and poor stacking makes shit fall.

  60. SayAhh says:

    I think the neighbors at apt 148 are laughing their a$$es off right about now… That’ll teach you not to bring crappy food to the annual potlock next year! Just kidding :)

  61. Kenneth says:


    + Watch video I submit the following ‘Exhibit-A’ as evidence to the Consumerist Court of Public Opinion. (and the first Youtube in this thread… oh I just geeked in my pants)

  62. Chongo says:

    I dont get this. I have known many UPS drivers (some of which are wealthy since the stock went public) and they make a pretty good living. You can almost sense the “god damn I gotta unload 25 boxes at one place?” with the way that looks. The driver should be happy that he dosn’t have to make 24 other stops

  63. zentex says:

    @homerjay: that’s what it looks like to me. If they hadn’t of stacked them so high, it wouldn’t have toppled over as such.

  64. cmdr.sass says:

    I’ll say it again – you can plainly see that these boxes were stacked and then toppled over. It is amusing, yes, but clearly not deliberate.

  65. Crazy_Tom says:

    It’s those punk kids and their skateboards. Get off my lawn and stay away from my boxes!!

  66. FuriousGeorge160 says:

    I’m pretty sure that if UPS trucks were actually gianormous brown elephants…
    This is what it would look like after they relieved themselves….

    Maybe in some distance 3rd world country that UPS has now added to it’s delivery list, this sort of thing is common…

    maybe not.
    I’ve always wanted to jump in the back of a truck and go to town like it was christmas all over again.

  67. ribex says:

    @cmdr.sass:
    I for one CAN’T plainly see that at all. They do not look like stacked boxes later toppled over. What are you basing your opinion on?

  68. Unnamed Source says:

    @homerjay: sure but only if they were stacked so as to completely block the front door.

  69. sam1am says:

    How did they get outside to take the picture? They couldn’t have possibly gotten past all of that crap. Maybe this is a reenactment?

  70. Bix says:

    @chouchou:
    Is this why I always seem to get FedEx packages a day earlier than is initially projected?

  71. Maulleigh says:

    Someone hates his/her job. Someone is p*ssed off that s/he had to deliver 25 boxes to one place and it screwed up the rest of their day.

  72. TangDrinker says:

    I think they may have fallen over. UPS drivers usually have hand trucks.Anyone who has used a hand truck knows you can keep the boxes stacked after they’re off the truck. I wonder if the stuff in the boxes was really light and they did tip over.

    It does make a funny picture, and it does suck for the person who sent this in.

  73. majortom1981 says:

    Around here ups is the best then fedex then dhl who is the worst of the worst.

    I cant blame ups for this yet. For all we know the directs were to leave the boxes there if nobody was home. The boxes could have been stacked and fell over.

    Cant blame ups for this without more info.

  74. majortom1981 says:

    Also when I was in college i applied to ups and they made sure you did your job correctly. unless my local ups was different union or no union if you screwed up they let you know about it.

  75. RandoX says:

    Listen, this isn’t a case where a stack of boxes fell over. This is the standard treatment of your property by UPS.

    I worked at UPS for several months while I was in college. You can’t even imagine the utter lack of any care that the parcels are subjected to during that trip. The thought of sending my package through that environment makes me cringe.

    I think that if UPS could figure out how to make it work they’d just shoot your package out of a cannon and have it land on your porch. Burnt? Broken? They don’t care. I’m not sure USPS or FedEx is any different, but I am sure that I pad the hell out of anything I send now.

  76. UPS: “We take pride in our service and find that although it is a disappointment, it is an isolated incident which we will investigate thoroughly”.

    Sounds about right.

  77. bohemian says:

    If the boxes fell over they would have had to have stacked them in a high stack blocking their entry to the doorway. They are piled at the door, not scattered at an angle going to the left or right indicating they were stacked to one side. So they either blocked the sidewalk and they fell over or the threw them all at the door from the curb. I’m voting for the latter.

    So has some disgruntled company started trolling the comments with snotty commentary?

  78. PinkBox says:

    I guess I’m pretty lucky since my UPS guy is really careful about leaving packages. He’ll even cover them up if something is available (when raining), or try to wedge it behind a bush so it isn’t visible from the road.

  79. STrRedWolf says:

    That amount? That’s not a stack. That’s not a pile. That’s a palliate that was exploded and dumped on the front door. UPS needed to slap it on a shipping palliate, wrap it in plastic, and drop it on the doorstep with the proper equipment — and then charge the shipper for HundredWeight service.

  80. The Porkchop Express says:

    @Imaginary_Friend: I think if they were in there, they would have answered when UPS rang the bell.

    I’m kind of with the maybe it was poorly stacked and fell over, but why stack in front of the door? I also wouldn’t be surprised if this wasn’t the case and UPS just put them there like that.

  81. @sam1am: You’re right. If only there were alternate exits/entrances to houses — think of how revolutionary that would be. Like, what if we called them “backdoors”?

    You’re right. Probably won’t catch on.

    (Alternately, the folks inside weren’t home, which is why the packages were stacked against the door. In this case, all we need suppose is a car, for the residents to arrive home in, and a cell phone with photo capability.)

  82. The Porkchop Express says:

    @ribex: The boxes in the back are stacked. I used to work in a stock room where some of the lighter (napkins, place matts, lamp shades) items would come in individual boxes and sometimes once stacked…they would fall over when somebody walked by and maybe bumped one.

  83. stageright says:

    As far as I know, drivers are rewarded for the speed with which packages are delivered. I’m sure it’s much faster to throw them at the door than it is to stack them up.

    If a raise and advancement are the reward for doing a good job, and you get those things at UPS by delivering lots of packages in the shortest amount of time possible, then this is how it’s gonna look…

  84. The Porkchop Express says:

    @Lo-Pan: I know, I know, the boxes in the back aren’t stacked. But if you look close, you can see that they were. There appears to have been some boxes stacked lenghtwise to the left of the door (in the corner) while the next row was stacked parallel to the door. it would have been a really stupid way to stack the stuff, but I don’t think they put them in a pile as it is in the photo.

  85. NoStyle says:

    These guys need to play more FPS games, and in the meantime, stay away from explosive barrels.

  86. Jaysyn was banned for: http://consumerist.com/5032912/the-subprime-meltdown-will-be-nothing-compared-to-the-prime-meltdown#c7042646 says:

    @moorem2: I carry my camera in my laptop case which is never more than 10 feet away from me.

  87. Kurtz says:

    My mom worked in shipping. She used to joke that UPS would drop kick their packages across the country. Straight to your door, apparently.

  88. ianmac47 says:

    If its brown, flush it down.

  89. statnut says:

    They’re just lucky they got the boxes.

  90. MissTic says:

    Sounds like when these were shipped, the shipper should have requested their hundredweight service. And if the shipper did all of these via a live UPS rep, they should have suggested it. Of course they could have done the labels online by themselves or through their warehouse. Seems like maybe UPS needs to add a pop up to their software that says: “You are shipping X packages to the same location. Our XX service would serve you better.” Or something along those lines….It’s been a long time since I’ve shipped that many packages on UPS.

    The article doesn’t specify where the packages originated. They could have come from different places – esp. if this was merchandising material.

    Not enough info to determine how this could have been avoided.

  91. scoosdad says:

    @Kenneth: Well maybe the first YouTube video inserted directly into this post, but you weren’t the first post with this video:

    See this post waaay up at the top

    Been there, done that…

  92. Imaginary_Friend says:

    @Lo-Pan: Not necessarily. They could’ve been on the can or in the shower.

  93. RobinB says:

    Reminds me of that scene from Tim Allen’s “Santa CLause” movie in which the delivery guy brings all those boxes of naughty & nice lists. At least in the movie they were stacked neatly.

  94. frankadelic says:

    One of my favorite Manhattan sights is watching the UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc employees chucking packages to be delivered into their trucks.

    If they do this all over the country, I’m surprised that I’ve never really had to deal with broken merchandise.

  95. Primate says:

    @se7a7n7:
    I’m not so sure. Looking closely at how the boxes are. I can’t see how they could have been stacked if they simply fell over. Those closest to the door look like they may have started out stacked but the further away from the door you go the more it looks like they tossed them there.

  96. Primate says:

    @sam1am:
    People who work merchandising for retail stores often carry cameras around with them to take pictures proving they did the work they were supposed to and also sometimes to take pictures when the in store employees did something they weren’t supposed to do. It is not unusual at all that this person had a camera with them.

  97. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    Regarding all the “They were obviously stacked and just fell” comments:

    UPS employees should not be trying to recreate the Eiffel Tower with your packages. Maybe this wasn’t malicious but it was preventable.

    Even if the stack hadn’t fallen over the customer might have been too short to reach the highest boxes. Do you make more stacks so you can make them shorter or do you force somebody to break out a ladder?

  98. This isn’t my problem with UPS. My problem is that they deliver at all hours (I have had the UPS man knock at 10PM and at 3PM when no one is home). They don’t knock (or they don’t knock hard enough to be heard) or they don’t even get out of the truck if you don’t have lights on. I have had numerous problems with them: they couldn’t read an address that their computer labeling system generated, requiring a trip to the depot to get a birthday package, they don’t leave packages with instructions to leave them w/o signature, they don’t knock, etc. Multiple instances of many of these. They don’t even leave a package when you leave them their little slip with the “No signature required, please leave the damn package” tick box.

    Before you say this is just my UPS guy, it was my UPS guy in St. Louis and it is my UPS guy in Alexandria, VA. Clearly, the company doesn’t like residential/apartment deliveries. F-em. They can join Sprint in that fire.

  99. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    Don’t you think if you were expecting TWENTY FIVE boxes…

    @deserthiker: Unless the OP says otherwise I would guess that they were expecting a shipment but might not have known the size of it.

    Frankly, I’m baffled that anyone would send a shipment like that to a residential address.

  100. FightOnTrojans says:

    @discounteggroll: Not from the last one. There weren’t too many items worth wooting, IMHO.

  101. Anonymous says:

    I just want to know if they used cereal boxes for packing material…

  102. Parting says:

    On the bright size, if you would receive a bomb by UPS, it wouldn’t reach you :) From all kicking around the package would explode in-route.

  103. FoxintheSnow says:

    @milty45654: I was just thinking that! Stay off my lawn you lousy kids!

  104. obbie says:

    @homerjay: im with u on this one… i def think they were all stacked and then fell over

  105. Fly Girl says:

    @nemesiscw: Huh what?! UPS delivered something to the wrong address and then agreed to go and get it for you?! That’s a-freakin’-mazing!!!

    Last Spring I ordered Guitar Hero from BestBuy.com for my boyfriend. (First mistake, I know, I know.) The Guitar Hero was all that I ordered. I got the receipt in my email and it had the correct shipping address in it. When I received the shipment notification, however, it had the WRONG address in it.

    They were shipping the package to an old address, one from three apartments ago. I immediately called Best Buy and explained the error to them. Best Buy, of course, told me it was not their problem and that I’d have to take it up with UPS, even though I sent Best Buy a copy of the original, correct, receipt.

    I called UPS and they confirmed that they had the package and that Best Buy gave them my old address, but that they were going to deliver it to the address it was shipped to unless Best Buy called them and told them otherwise.

    Another call to Best Buy and again I was told to deal with it on my own. They actually suggested that I watch for the package on the UPS tracker and then go to the old address and sit there and wait for the package when it was supposed to be delivered!

    UPS delivered the package and the property’s caretaker signed for it, knowing damn well I didn’t live there anymore. (Dude probably thought “SCORE!”) I tried to contact him to get the package from him with no luck.

    Best Buy and UPS still wouldn’t help me– they both considered their duties fulfilled. Ha! I swiftly filed a charge-back with my credit card company and somehow Best Buy and UPS managed to swiftly find their way over to the building to pick up the stray Guitar Hero.

    Funny how that happens…

  106. tribblechomper says:

    sam1am at 05:03 AM on 02/26/08: “How did they get outside to take the picture? They couldn’t have possibly gotten past all of that crap. Maybe this is a reenactment?”

    They have these wonderful new add-ons to most homes…it’s called a “back door”…as it was felt that only one entryway was counterproductive to one’s safety in these lawsuit-crazy times!

    I have no choice but to use UPS when my textbooks are mailed from my school’s website…likewise, T-Mobile sent us 2 new cellphones via the Useless Postal Substitutes; in both cases, despite our demand that the packages not be left on the patio (in our high-theft neighborhood) in our absence, they were left there…in the driving rain, twice!

    No bag to keep the water out of my textbook/our phones; when we pulled the phones from their soggy cardboard package, water poured out of the charger socket at the base of the phones when held vertically.

    T-Mobile immediately sent two replacements for the replacements, and used DHL this time.

    “What can Brown do for you?”

    Take lessons in competence from DHL and Fed-Ex, for starters…

  107. hermes77 says:

    Well, it looks like there’s no real place to put the boxes. Also, it is possible that someone was rummaging through them looking for that massive EBAY shipment of electronics. It is remotely possible that they were originally stacked neatly and something happened. Simply put it’d be more work to do that then to simply stack em, unless they’re light enough to throw at the building, but I’m assuming that promotional material includes literature wich is not usually that light.

  108. Blueskylaw says:

    UnitedPackageSmashers.com

  109. strathmeyer says:

    Wait, has anybody ever shipped a box that shouts “Ow!” in a child’s voice every time it’s jostled?