Print

Print


UPS's liability is $100 on shipments with no declared value. I'll start
making glass figurines worth $99 that we can ship with specimens. (I'll
sell them wholesale for 19.95.) Pack the figurine faithfully (no cheating!)
and keep UPS honest. ;)


Cheers,



Mike



On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 8:47 PM, Lynn Kimsey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  We received a box containing specimens that had been crushed on one
> corner and had a boot lug mark on the crushed corner. When I asked the UPS
> delivery guy who had our route - he smiled and said that was their seal of
> approval...
>
>
>  Lynn Kimsey
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* Entomological Collections Network Listserve <
> [log in to unmask]> on behalf of Sharkey, Michael J <[log in to unmask]>
> *Sent:* Monday, June 8, 2015 4:10 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: "fragile" mail = greater package abuse?
>
>  I saw similar things many times in Canada when I worked with the postal
> service one summer.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 8, 2015, at 6:47 PM, "Michael A. Ivie" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>  We stopped doing it long ago, as I observed first hand a postal person
> saying "oh, fragile" and then going a hook shot into the bin.
>
> Mike
>
> On 6/8/2015 4:42 PM, Derek Sikes wrote:
>
>  All,
>
>  This disturbing news recently crossed my desk:
>
>
> http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/reviews/a6284/which-shipping-company-is-kindest-to-your-packages/?click=pp
>
> "One disheartening result was that our package received more abuse when
> marked "Fragile" or "This Side Up." The carriers flipped the package
> more..."
>
>  Has anyone considered NOT marking boxes of specimens 'fragile' ???
>
>  -Derek
>
> --
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Derek S. Sikes, Curator of Insects
> Associate Professor of Entomology
> University of Alaska Museum
> 907 Yukon Drive
> Fairbanks, AK   99775-6960
>
> [log in to unmask]
>
> phone: 907-474-6278
> FAX: 907-474-5469
>
> University of Alaska Museum  -  search 302,939 digitized arthropod records
> http://www.uaf.edu/museum/collections/ento/
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
> Interested in Alaskan Entomology? Join the Alaska Entomological
> Society and / or sign up for the email listserv "Alaska Entomological
> Network" at
> http://www.akentsoc.org/contact.php
>
>
> --
> __________________________________________________
>
> Michael A. Ivie, Ph.D., F.R.E.S.
>
> Montana Entomology Collection
> Marsh Labs, Room 50
> 1911 West Lincoln Street
> NW corner of Lincoln and S.19th
> Montana State University
> Bozeman, MT 59717
> USA
> (406) 994-4610 (voice)(406) 994-6029 (FAX)[log in to unmask]
>
>