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UPS Overload Leaves Miffed
Customers Short of Presents, Meals

Associated Press, by Liz Neporent

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Posted By:MissMolly, 12/26/2013 4:30:01 AM

If your gifts didn’t arrive on time to place under the tree this year, United Parcel Service might be to blame. The nation’s largest package carrier failed to deliver all packages to consumers by Christmas Eve, deflating the holiday spirit for some irate customers. In a statement, UPS said it simply could not keep up with last-minute shipments as “the volume of air packages in our system exceeded the capacity of our network.” The company spokeswoman called it “a perfect storm” of problems, blaming the delays on the normal surge in deliveries this time of year, the compressed shopping season, and


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher, 12/26/2013 4:32:34 AM     (No. 9667969)

No system is perfect. Next year, don´t wait until the last minute.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NancyD, 12/26/2013 6:21:52 AM     (No. 9667979)

waa waa waa. Its not like we don´t know WHAT day Christmas falls on. Order earlier.

It´s winter. There is snow, ice, power outages, etc...

Those tweets are from twits.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: judy, 12/26/2013 6:42:55 AM     (No. 9667988)

I guess these whiners are so upset they will have the post office deliver next year.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/26/2013 7:06:12 AM     (No. 9667998)

It´s not always about ordering late. I´m missing two packages, both of which should have arrived a month to six weeks ago.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 12/26/2013 7:44:36 AM     (No. 9668032)

We have had a belly full of both UPS and USPS, but this year the postal service managed to get everything delivered. One customer in Chicago had to wait 6 days for one 2-day package and her other packaged was delivered on Sunday! One International package was late by about 9 days, but that could have been our fault for packaging-we should have made one lg package into two. Seems the prima donna´s in Customs don´t like lifting big packages. Fed Ex this year has done a good job as far as we are concerned, they were just as overwhelmed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bassman, 12/26/2013 7:54:27 AM     (No. 9668045)

I shipped our gifts last week via FedEx Ground and they arrived sooner than promised. I stopped using UPS years ago.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/26/2013 7:54:39 AM     (No. 9668047)

Could it be caused by global warming? After all, half of the states in the lower 48 had snow/ice covered roads.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Manitouman, 12/26/2013 11:11:32 AM     (No. 9668276)

Near Christmas UPS and Fedex get overwhelmed so they hire contractors to help with the "overflow".

BUT with increased regulation in trucking, finding these extra helpers is getting tougher every year. The result is subpar appearing delivery.

Like I tell the folks in California - keep voting democrat!

Even though my truck is well maintained - good enough to haul up to 172,000 pound oversize loads - it´s not good enough to enter the state of California only because of its age, and their CARB laws. I´m not spending $160,000 on a new truck for the dubious privilege of entering the state of California. And I ain´t alone.

When hundreds of companies that service various sectors of society close their doors every year, it´s a sign that someday the results of those actions will have an effect at the consumer end.

Q: How many trucks per day does it take just to feed the almost forty million people milling about commie Cali?

A: Thousands

Then there are the millions being paid not to work by the feds. Some of them used to be competent . . .

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