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Old Mar 08, 2013, 07:11 PM
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My dad works for UPS, they have packages come through everyday that get broken and thrown away. UPS buys you a new product for whatever a new one costs.
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 07:19 PM
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All right ! So you guys are back to square one,now.....He has a new airplane and you have a check..I don't think it can work out much better...

Well-maybe something for 'pain and suffering'...lol

You've presented this very well-thank you.
Haha he got to keep the damaged plane for whatever spares he can salvage (mostly electronics) and sent me some stuff as trade. We are both more than satisfied
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 07:20 PM
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My dad works for UPS, they have packages come through everyday that get broken and thrown away. UPS buys you a new product for whatever a new one costs.
Thats really good to know! Most of the time though.. The charges for shipping UPS (for me anyways) are 2-3 times what usps charges. I shipped an hk500 last month and ups wanted $80 and some change.. USPS was $30 with insurance. As of right now, usps is still my go to. They did right by me!
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 09:17 PM
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This was how my package looked the other day. I don't usually order planes from Amazon but had 45.00 in bonus bucks so ordered the Night Vapor. Free shipping I just bought it on a whim..fortunately the outer cardboard was only thing damaged. Box with the NV was fine.Don't know if damage came from Fed-Ex or USPS.was one of those smart ship deals. I just took a pic before I opened it up if there was any damage.

P.S. Wind is near dead calm at 10:00 P.M.This is why I bought it, to fly in my drive at night
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 11:55 PM
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Thats really good to know! Most of the time though.. The charges for shipping UPS (for me anyways) are 2-3 times what usps charges. I shipped an hk500 last month and ups wanted $80 and some change.. USPS was $30 with insurance. As of right now, usps is still my go to. They did right by me!
+1 USPS did Express overnight for the same price that UPS wanted for Ground when I shipped a Blade CP.
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This was how my package looked the other day. I don't usually order planes from Amazon but had 45.00 in bonus bucks so ordered the Night Vapor. Free shipping I just bought it on a whim..fortunately the outer cardboard was only thing damaged. Box with the NV was fine.Don't know if damage came from Fed-Ex or USPS.was one of those smart ship deals. I just took a pic before I opened it up if there was any damage.

P.S. Wind is near dead calm at 10:00 P.M.This is why I bought it, to fly in my drive at night
Probably FedEx. My guess is it was Smart Post meaning USPS only had it from the time it arrived at your local USPS sort facility to the time it hit your house.
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This was how my package looked the other day. ...
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Oh, I see (pic) what's wrong. Amazon uses the boxes with a smile on 'em.
You obviously got one of the other'ns.
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Thats really good to know! Most of the time though.. The charges for shipping UPS (for me anyways) are 2-3 times what usps charges. I shipped an hk500 last month and ups wanted $80 and some change.. USPS was $30 with insurance. As of right now, usps is still my go to. They did right by me!
So I asked him yesterday, they will honor the insurance if it is packaged properly. You must have at least 2 inches of packing material on all sides of the item being shipped.
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