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    Self Conscious About His "LOAD" 00tec's Avatar
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    Now that it is back in my possession, I feel I can talk about it. Do NOT follow my example.
    I shipped it UPS. While perfectly legal, it's against their rules. The problem is that they somehow ripped the entire shipping label off the front of the box. It was half of a 8.5x11 sheet, taped on all 4 sides with decent packing tape. It was then sent to their "overgoods" warehouse in Salt Lake. I got lucky and found obtained the overgoods dept phone number and worked with them. Inside the cardboard box, it was in a hard sided case (like a pelican) with padlocks on it. I had to give them a description of the case and fib about the contents. I had a Tile tracker inside that told me a general area of where it was intermittently, which helped track it down. If they had discovered what was actually inside, who knows what the result would have been.

    Don't be like me

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    Man, you should buy a lottery ticket!

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    Self Conscious About His "LOAD" 00tec's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by battlemidget View Post
    Man, you should buy a lottery ticket!
    I did. Lost on both.

    From now on, a duplicate of the label will be inside the box and the ship to address will be applied with a marker on the outside alongside the label for anything I ship.

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    Imagine having to call the ATF or whoever you have to notify that your item got "lost in the mail" I would imagine that would be a total shit show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00tec View Post
    Now that it is back in my possession, I feel I can talk about it. Do NOT follow my example.
    I shipped it UPS. While perfectly legal, it's against their rules. The problem is that they somehow ripped the entire shipping label off the front of the box. It was half of a 8.5x11 sheet, taped on all 4 sides with decent packing tape. It was then sent to their "overgoods" warehouse in Salt Lake. I got lucky and found obtained the overgoods dept phone number and worked with them. Inside the cardboard box, it was in a hard sided case (like a pelican) with padlocks on it. I had to give them a description of the case and fib about the contents. I had a Tile tracker inside that told me a general area of where it was intermittently, which helped track it down. If they had discovered what was actually inside, who knows what the result would have been.

    Don't be like me
    I collected rare books and custom knives for a few decades, buying and selling online. A few that were sent to me were so badly damaged in shipment the box tore apart, and in other cases the shipping address apparently got wet and smeared and was barely legible. Heard many complaints about people shipping boxes wrapped in paper with the address written on that... then the paper covering gets torn off in shipment.

    I learned to write the address, with indelible ink, directly on the cardboard box... on BOTH sides... then reinforce the box with several layers of Gorilla Tape around the sealed ends.

    Some shippers treat parcels like footballs. Twice one ended up getting tossed behind a bin then was found weeks later and put back in circulation.
    Last edited by Clint45; 01-12-2023 at 16:43.

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