I am a gunsmith, and have a Federal Firearms License. For years, I have helped my customers ship their firearms to other FFL holders so they can save some money when they sell a gun through the Internet. Early in June I shipped a rifle to another state for one of my regular customers. We packed it well with microfoam and bubble wrap. I noticed that it took a couple extra days to get there, but it was finally delivered. A couple days later my customer called and said the rifle was delivered broken. The final recipient is not very good with a computer, and took at least a week to get photos to me, and the dealer that had received it for him had already thrown out the box. A letter came from FedEx today saying they have denied the claim. The reason they gave was, “We have determined that it was not adequately prepared or packed for safe transportation.” I found it most interesting that they reached this conclusion after never seeing the packaging. My conclusion; never use FedEx to ship anything that can’t stand being hit with a truck, or drop kicked at least 30 yards. You see, they can break steel, and the value of an object being shipped means nothing to them.
This review (Federal Express Review) was originally published at Holy Smoke !.
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