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Broken bottles at Fedex


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budznsudz 473:9
A set of packages that I sent out for a trade got held up at a Fedex due to one of the boxes being damaged. The guy I talked to on the phone gave me a lecture that it was beer and was improperly packaged. He said they wonít deliver it or send it back without being inspected first. Are they going to confiscate whatís not broken? Weíre talking about 60lbs and $250 worth of beer. Iíve done like 30 trades and this is the first time anything like this has happened. Iím honestly freaked out and need some advice. Thanks
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pepsican 1419:45
Fedex doesnít give two shits you were sending beer. The guy that was angry probably had to clean it up, Iíd be pissed too. They may repackage it and return it back to you or send it along to the destination. You can file a claim and you may or may not get a refund for the breakage. I wouldnít worry about it, itís just beer and you wonít get into any trouble.
3/15/2013 1:47:29 PM

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TheHOFF43 1674:104
Was your address on the box? If yes, youíre likely getting a visit from the police.
3/15/2013 1:47:30 PM

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JulienHuxley 2516:182
Everything I ever heard about fedex says theyíll wrap it back up and send it home to you with no further questions. Donít worry.
3/15/2013 1:47:34 PM

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Drake 7945:453
Originally posted by khoffman43
Was your address on the box? If yes, youíre likely getting a visit from the police.


3/15/2013 1:51:24 PM

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TheHOFF43 1674:104
Originally posted by Drake
Originally posted by khoffman43
Was your address on the box? If yes, youíre likely getting a visit from the police.





I was joking...I knew he would get the usual responses

Also, that is a heavy ass box your sent OP!
3/15/2013 1:53:22 PM

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budznsudz 473:9
Originally posted by khoffman43
Was your address on the box? If yes, youíre likely getting a visit from the police.

Lol, I could give two shits about legal ramifications. Iím freaking out about losing the beer. Iíll take the loss of what broke on the chin, but the rest I want to go to the destination or back to me so I can ship it again. This was a 2 part package, one of which was damaged, the other one is fine. They canít confiscate my property right?
3/15/2013 1:53:24 PM

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TheHOFF43 1674:104
Originally posted by budznsudz
Originally posted by khoffman43
Was your address on the box? If yes, youíre likely getting a visit from the police.

Lol, I could give two shits about legal ramifications. Iím freaking out about losing the beer. Iíll take the loss of what broke on the chin, but the rest I want to go to the destination or back to me so I can ship it again. This was a 2 part package, one of which was damaged, the other one is fine. They canít confiscate my property right?


From other similar threads I believe they will send it back to you or on to the destination. Packaging may not be great though, others have said how poorly they repackaged their beers.

Best of luck on the beers, it would suck to lose any and I donít think you will.
3/15/2013 1:54:42 PM

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pepsican 1419:45
Originally posted by budznsudz
They canít confiscate my property right?


Sure they can. They can destroy it since itís illegal and against fedex policy to ship beer.
3/15/2013 1:55:04 PM

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budznsudz 473:9
Originally posted by JulienHuxley
Everything I ever heard about fedex says theyíll wrap it back up and send it home to you with no further questions. Donít worry.

I hope youíre right. I was sending this to a regular trading partner and there were some pretty nice beers in there.
3/15/2013 1:55:48 PM

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pepsican 1419:45
Originally posted by khoffman43
Packaging may not be great though, others have said how poorly they repackaged their beers.


Last time they broke a box of mine they put all of the bottles in a very hefty garbage bag and put that in an empty box about twice the size I originally shipped it in. No other padding at all I could only imagine the customers reaction to that if they had sent it on to them instead of returning it.
3/15/2013 1:56:11 PM

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