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rotten hides from mailing

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Skin Deep, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Skin Deep

    Skin Deep Member

    I sent off 3 hard to the tannery using USPS. I paid for 3 day shipping and for some reason it took a week and a half to get where I was going.

    so now I am left with three unusable hides for customers. I was just wondering how others deal with this situation?
  2. Don't use USPS

  3. Skin Deep

    Skin Deep Member

    Well I just learned that one. Ugh
  4. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Yeah perishables are not a good idea with USPS. Paid for 2nd day delivery twice with them and both times took four days. And that was 2 hours away!

    Sorry for your loss!
  5. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    UPS, it gets where you want and when. Never had a problem
  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Same here. 2 day guaranteed USPS. Took four days and my turkey head was salvageable but not as good of quality as it was pretty stinky. I sent turkey heads by UPS 2 day and it got there still frozen on the day it was supposed to. Never had a problem with UPS.
  7. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    I like how everyone uses the phrase "2 day guaranteed USPS". USPS doesn't guarantee squat. It seems this exact thread is posted once a month. When are people going to learn?
  8. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Cole, youre going to see this type of post more and more as the latest new taxidermy recruits send frozen skins to be processed. Im not knocking the guys who send them or those who offer the service, but to me, sending them frozen is so risky. You cant win. Pay for premium shipping...thats not guaranteed. Ship it premium shipping and it doesnt arrive on time and spoils...the shipper tells you that raw skins are not covered under any insurance. Like I said, we will be seeing this more and more.
  9. Duckslayr

    Duckslayr Active Member

    X2 bill. Turn, flesh, salt is the answer to the OP's question.

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  10. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Sending skins un-tanned this time of the year is insane anyways. On the news tonight they were saying that UPS is missing their delivery deadlines on about 6% of the shipments. That may not seem like much, but if it is your skins, it is!
  11. Todd B

    Todd B Active Member

    My cousin sent me a merriams turkey to Indiana from Colorado. It was sent guaranteed 2 day USPS also. It was a week and a half and I got a notice to come pick up a package from the Hazmat area of the postal hub. They refused to honor the guarantee because they said it was leaking. But I mentioned if it would have arrived by the guaranteed 2nd day it would have never leaked as it would have still been frozen. It was like talking to a wall. They will not take responsibility for anything. It will never be there fault.
  12. jim tucker

    jim tucker Active Member

    Like Cole said if you read the fine print USPS doesn't guarantee those delivery dates. I would never send a clients frozen anything in the mail, UPS, or Fed Ex.