On Aug 25, 2019, at 2:05 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
From: Jon Elson
I have NEVER had even the SLIGHTEST damage with
FedEx, even their
ground service. This could just be statistical chance
This. I once had FexEx Ground destroy the entire packaging of a shipment (one
of those rigid plastic tubs, sealed closed with those tension tapes) so badly
they had to build entirely new packaging for it.
Assume _all_ shippers will throw your item across the room, and pack
accordingly - because they will.
I have found that if the item is packed *appropriately* in a crate and then put
on a pallet it receives much gentler handling than something that?s been stuffed
in a cardboard box.
It all comes down to what is the item worth to *you*. Yes, doing what I proposed
will cost more in shipping but what is that cost relative to the value (to you) of the
item and the difficulty in replacing it?
TTFN - Guy