Holbrook man says UPS lost package fo...

Holbrook man says UPS lost package for charity event

There are 59 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 6, 2008, titled Holbrook man says UPS lost package for charity event. In it, Newsday reports that:

For years, Joe McMahon, 40, of Holbrook, has been trying to make good out of the two biggest tragedies of his life.

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Tommy Jones

Mount Pleasant, SC

#43 Jun 6, 2008
It is my understanding when you ship a parcel with any of the big carriers ( ups/ fed ex ) you have an opportunity to place insurance on it? Why was this not done to protect the parcel for exactly this scenario?
UPS BLOWS

West Babylon, NY

#45 Jun 6, 2008
UPS Cynic wrote:
I know that the FarmingDALE UPS office has a real bad problem with things "Falling off the truck."
My company no longer sends packages through that facility; choosing, instead, to use FedEx.
UPS doesn't seem to care about the problem. They have declined to investigate, even after numerous complaints and thousands of dollars worth of losses.
They sure do!!!!
Irving

AOL

#47 Jun 6, 2008
You would think UPS would donate what the shirts would have gotten. It would be worth it just for the favorable publicity.
Fedex looks good to me today.
Chris

New York, NY

#48 Jun 6, 2008
Im sure the Rangers will get wind of this and they will do the right thing and donate some autographed jerseys.
UPS s u c k s

College Point, NY

#49 Jun 6, 2008
I ship / receive a lot of packages for my business. UPS damages more items than any other carrier. USPS looses more than anyone. DHL is my only choice.
The World On Time

AOL

#50 Jun 6, 2008
I work for the competition, and not for anything....Companies such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS and so on dont go out looking to lose people's packages.
Its unfortunate that this particular package contained items to be used for a charity raffle, lord knows UPS as well as others donate MILLIONS every year to charities. Fact remains...packages do get lost. I do open traces on packages that for some reason or another "disappear" from the system.
When it comes to liabilities, they will only cover what the item is worth, not what it could be worth. Most companies have a cap on the values one can place on an item. Between UPS and the one I work for, we delivery move thru the system 15-20 million packages a day. Unfortunately packages will get lost somehow this particular one where it entered the station that it was going to be picked up at, it couldve been internally taken, or when another package was picked up, this was given in its place even after the correct label was scanned, and the one who received it is not returning it, it could have been acessible by a customer in the store and without others noticing, they took it, or finally, after the last scan...it could EVEN fallen out of the truck (or put back on the truck after they scanned it at the store location)
Lets hope for the best and they have their trace people hot on the trail to find this.
The World On Time

AOL

#51 Jun 6, 2008
Also..if you want to cut down on the losses, and more specifically, have the packages delivered to you in HAND, tell whomever is shipping your packages, the address of where you will be during the DAY so at least you can get someone to sign for the packages instead of leaving it on your doorstep. Also, the ground service for a lot of the companies have the ENTIRE DAY to deliver your packages...no ETA available, so you can sit possibly for the whole day waiting for the package. If you dont want that, choose the express service, and if theres a problem, its resolved quicker, and they have contact with the drivers to get the ETA's for you
Kampa

Philadelphia, PA

#52 Jun 6, 2008
UPS s u c k s wrote:
I ship / receive a lot of packages for my business. UPS damages more items than any other carrier. USPS looses more than anyone. DHL is my only choice.
It's only a matter of time before DHL goes out of business.Who will you use then?
mommamiamaria

Landing, NJ

#54 Jun 8, 2008
byondhlp wrote:
UPS S--cks, Last winter a UPS truck drove up on my lawn and put a 15 foot trench across my lawn, when I called to complain (the farmingville depot) I was told that the first 3 feet of my property was town owned so they were not responsible.(what BS) anyway it cost ME 350 dollars to get repaired. I now have big rocks along the curb, maybe next time the a-hole driver will need a tow truck. I now request any other method of shipment then UPS.
why would you call Farmingville UPS if you live in STATEN ISLAND????? HAHA...
mommamiamaria

Landing, NJ

#55 Jun 8, 2008
I work for ups and we work dam hard... no time or interest in stealing someones package!! INSURE your package !!! If we handle in our building ALONE 46,000 packages in 4 hours,(AT CHRISTMAS 80,000)do you actually think we have the time to go through yours!! We unload trailers scan packages then send them to the package cars which are then loaded all by 9am!!(all the time watched by supervisors!) Some of you people are extremley STUPID!!!
GIVE ME A BREAK

Bronx, NY

#57 Jun 8, 2008
mommamiamaria wrote:
I work for ups and we work dam hard... no time or interest in stealing someones package!! INSURE your package !!! If we handle in our building ALONE 46,000 packages in 4 hours,(AT CHRISTMAS 80,000)do you actually think we have the time to go through yours!! We unload trailers scan packages then send them to the package cars which are then loaded all by 9am!!(all the time watched by supervisors!) Some of you people are extremley STUPID!!!
If theres a will theres a way.
Slappy Sanchez

Milford, CT

#58 Jun 9, 2008
curious wrote:
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That's a good question, also his fund raiser bank account might want to be checked too along with his personal account.
Thank you. I was thinking the same thing.
Confused

Boxborough, MA

#59 Jun 9, 2008
Next time pay the extra $2 to insure the package!
Ned

Patchogue, NY

#60 Jun 9, 2008
Because UPS sponsored Big Brown, the injured horse that Dutrash insisted on running, we are changing our outbound shipping to DHL.
Kampa

Philadelphia, PA

#61 Jun 10, 2008
Ned wrote:
Because UPS sponsored Big Brown, the injured horse that Dutrash insisted on running, we are changing our outbound shipping to DHL.
Big Brown was only named after UPS by it's owners appreciation for not losing his business contract with UPS. If this is how you base who gets your business and not by how a company performs than that is pretty shallow. The majority of the public has no clue how UPS runs and how much work the employees are dedicated to performing. It's only a matter of time before DHL is no longer in business and UPS takes over. You can't become the largest shipping carrier in the world by giving poor service. I will admit that the package handlers deserve more pay but once one becomes a full time driver the pay and the benefits can't be beat by any other company out there.
hooray

Huntington Station, NY

#62 Jun 10, 2008
Kampa wrote:
<quoted text>Big Brown was only named after UPS by it's owners appreciation for not losing his business contract with UPS. If this is how you base who gets your business and not by how a company performs than that is pretty shallow. The majority of the public has no clue how UPS runs and how much work the employees are dedicated to performing. It's only a matter of time before DHL is no longer in business and UPS takes over. You can't become the largest shipping carrier in the world by giving poor service. I will admit that the package handlers deserve more pay but once one becomes a full time driver the pay and the benefits can't be beat by any other company out there.
Wow, an obvioulsy unbiased opinion!(Sarcasm)
Kampa

Philadelphia, PA

#63 Jun 10, 2008
hooray wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, an obvioulsy unbiased opinion!(Sarcasm)
Yes obviously my husband is a driver but until the public sees exactly how many packages are going through a day and how hard the employees do work they will not understand. Packages do get lost. they also get lost at the post office (which I have had happen) If things are that valuable get the insurance. People can be negative all they want about UPS but their employees bust their butts to get the work delivered. They earn every dollar they get. People are so quick to assume someone stole the package. Mistakes do happen and people are not perfect. At least UPS pays drivers what they are worth-not like alot of other truck companies that pay barely enough to get by so they can make more of a profit.
mommamiamaria

Landing, NJ

#64 Jun 22, 2008
UPS Blows wrote:
Trust me if UPS sent it throught their "Mail Innovaitions" products its history. The temp. workforce they now hire loot the place. They almost cost me my job, I only us FEDEX!!!
Temp Force???? haha... Yeah right!
mommamiamaria

Landing, NJ

#65 Jun 22, 2008
Ned wrote:
Because UPS sponsored Big Brown, the injured horse that Dutrash insisted on running, we are changing our outbound shipping to DHL.
Wow!! Are you for real??? This is too Funny!!

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