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we shipped a customer some ohlins suspension for his subaru on the 2nd of November. Needless to say that someone at DHL has liberated them enroute o our customer in Chicago. IF anyone happens to see these up for sale on Ebay or any place else please inform us while they were insured I want to see this person caught and punished this is the fourth big package stolen enroute thiis year (FEDEX and UPS on the other occasions) so we will put up a 500.00 dollar reward for information leading to the capture of these people.


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>....this is the fourth big package stolen enroute
>thiis year (FEDEX and UPS on the other occasions)


Do your packages carry advertising that mention the product or something about racing parts? If so, maybe something less obvious might help.

Just a thought.
 

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If plain brown boxes with adress labels shouts steal me then guilty as charged we reackage for that reason.
 

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String'em up by their short-and-curly's!
And that's why I always say (well, not usually on here) People Suck. Maybe it's because I'm a misanthrope, maybe it's because I'm right, I don't know.
 

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I have noticed that a lot of the packages we receive from businesses these days contain someones name and an address in the return section but not a company name. Perhaps this is intended to make the packages appear more generic.

I remember stories from a few years ago related to me by a friend of a coworker. He worked at UPS. He and his pals used to be able to identify porn (videotapes) and would tear the packages open and steal the contents as they went thru sorting. Sounded like it was kind of widespread at the time to hear him talk. This was before package tracking is what is is today.
 

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We sell a lot of guns at my store. A few years back UPS stopped allowing handguns to be shipped regular ground because they were being stolen. Fedex and USPS followed suit. Apparently the 2nd day and other like packages get sorted and tracked differently, so there is much less of a loss potential. Moral of the story is that if you feel insurance isn't good enough, buck up for the premium shipping because there is a difference.

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>We sell a lot of guns at my store.

Gee... I didn't see you in Michael Moore's movie "Bowling for Columbine". Let's see... you rally = dust, and environmental Armageddon. You also sell guns = the Devil himself. Hide if you see some fat ugly guy with a camera crew knocking at your door.
 

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I would suggest not putting the company name if it is in the address area of the label. I worked at UPS for a few months at one of the largest hubs in the country, Ontario. It is true that we could guess what was inside the package by the name on the label. Another problem that most people dont know about is the packages falling off the conveyor belts inside the sorting buildings. If this happens or the label is somehow ripped off then it goes to a main hub for sorting and trying to figure out who it belongs too. The security getting in and out is insane. The gaurds pat you down and you walk through a metal detector. I say it is probably the driver as he has the least amout of supervision. Also from what I can remember is UPS had a whole division of people that investigated this sort of thing. I would put my money on the driver.
 

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Jeff, How much ruckus have you raised at the company? Obviously this is widespread. Raise hell down there. Just because the packages are insured doesn't mean you do nothing.


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Someone at UPS nicked a Sparco race seat I was shipping. Somehow, an address change was placed (not by me or the recipient) on the delivery and it ended up in a warehouse in Kentucky. Since they knew where it was delivered and who signed for it, I wanted them to go down there and get it from whomever signed for it or at least hold someone responsible. But UPS just said "No. We'll send you a check for the insured amount."

This means you have to insure everything you ship for the replacement cost because it's very likely to disappear. Can you say more money for UPS? You can't insure a used seat for $200 just because you're selling it for that, you've gotta insure it for the price of a new one. They probably make money on the insurance even considering the payouts and just remember you as a shipper are paying for it all anyway in the shipping rates and insurance rates so they have no reason to really worry about their people stealing stuff.

It's sorta like Microschlock making money off tech support so they have no reason to fix bugs and every reason to introduce bugs and make things fail on you once in a while.

It's just wrong, but whatchagonnado?
 

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I ve heard of people stealing tons of x-box and ps2 s from friends that worked at UPS and Fedex (In excess of 50+ game systems)
The best thing to do is to insur it and pray nothing happens...
 

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my guess is that you should start with the person is that is picking up the parts, as in the truck driver. if he knows where the package is coming from, he has a good idea of the possible contents. just a thought, if the packages arent dropped off, then chances are this is an impossibility. if you drop them off, maybe it is the middle man??

best of luck,,
noah

p.s. your post title should have been "STOHLINS"
sorry, just couldn't help myself.
 
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