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Blumenthal Calls on UPS to Issue Refunds For Delayed Packages
Capital Watch ^ | December 27, 2013 | Daniela Altimari

Posted on 12/27/2013 8:03:31 AM PST by Biggirl

Former Attorney General and current U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on United Parcel Service to issue refunds to customers whose gifts did not arrive in time for Christmas.

“I am disappointed to learn that so many consumers in Connecticut and across the country made purchases this holiday season expecting their gifts to arrive in time for Christmas, but instead were left empty-handed,” the Democratic senator from Connecticut said in a press release.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Society
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; connecticut; ct; richardblumenthal; ups
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Senator Richard Blumenthal (D/CT), at it again!
1 posted on 12/27/2013 8:03:31 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

I’m thinkin’ algore should be the one footing the tab for his uh, slight miscalculation on agw. He could even trade in some of the gazillions of carbon credits he’s got stored away in his secret underground lair.


2 posted on 12/27/2013 8:06:42 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Biggirl

Too many packages into a system that couldn’t handle the load. It’s like blaming the water company because your toilet backed up.


3 posted on 12/27/2013 8:06:44 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Biggirl

Publicity hound.

You’d think he’d be happy that UPS got buried with unanticipated orders. It means more consumption spending and that the economy is picking up (or will appear to be for the next round of statistics).


4 posted on 12/27/2013 8:06:55 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Biggirl

Send the presents early, you idiots. There is a Christmas crunch in package delivery every year. It’s not as if it’s a surprise.


5 posted on 12/27/2013 8:07:09 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Biggirl

Fascists!


6 posted on 12/27/2013 8:07:12 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Biggirl

None of the gov’t’s business.
This is between the business and their customers.


7 posted on 12/27/2013 8:07:53 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Biggirl

Hey Dick, why not get your supporters to terrify the families of the FedEx and UPS CEO’s by storming their houses?


8 posted on 12/27/2013 8:08:20 AM PST by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: Biggirl

Can the nation get a refund for the hope and change porkulas that didn’t arrive in time for reality?


9 posted on 12/27/2013 8:08:27 AM PST by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jeff Chandler
I view this as systematic of our crumbling economy. Most people had to wait for that Christmas bonus to do their shopping. Most are living paycheck to paycheck.
10 posted on 12/27/2013 8:08:28 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: All

You think I am the only one a bit “embaressed” about Sen. Bloomy?

http://blogs.rep-am.com/worth_reading/2013/12/26/dick-does-it-again/

“Dick does it again.”


11 posted on 12/27/2013 8:09:24 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: liberalh8ter

Or they had to pay for the orders when first placed via credit cards and that bonus would be to pay off the credit card debt.


12 posted on 12/27/2013 8:12:15 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
If people paid extra to insure their items arrived before Christmas then they deserve a refund of whatever they paid.

They ponied up for a service and then did not receive it.

If the company cares to make nicey-nice (and they should) then they can offer them more. But that is PR.

Should the fedgov keep their noses out?

Yep.

That would be the best present of all.

13 posted on 12/27/2013 8:12:26 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Biggirl

I thought I read that the USPS subcontracts these companies. Wish I knew more. Maybe we’re looking at the wrong party. I have trouble believing no one has complained about the USPS.


14 posted on 12/27/2013 8:12:37 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: liberalh8ter
Most people had to wait for that Christmas bonus to do their shopping.

Could be.

15 posted on 12/27/2013 8:12:43 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Biggirl

Another DemoRAT trying to make someone else responsible for the actions of his stupid, non-thinking voters.

Standard operating procedure for RATS.


16 posted on 12/27/2013 8:13:28 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Jeff Chandler
send the presents early you idiots

I did all of my shopping and mailing Thanksgiving weekend. I don't want anyone's sloppy leftovers by shopping too close to Christmas, and I don't want to have packages in that holiday mire.

I think something really unusual happened. Amazon dropped the ball. Even that week after Thanksgiving UPS shipments weren't meeting target dates and if you did the tracking you could see they were sitting in some terminals. As a result, I stuck to USPS (did great). Amazon etc could've if they had someone tracking the mess.

17 posted on 12/27/2013 8:13:45 AM PST by grania
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To: Biggirl

http://www.chacha.com/question/does-the-postal-service-subcontract-with-fedex


18 posted on 12/27/2013 8:14:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Biggirl

The free market will do more to fix this problem than Bloomer or any other politician could do. That is part of the risk of mail-order.


19 posted on 12/27/2013 8:15:59 AM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Sacajaweau

Thank-you! :)


20 posted on 12/27/2013 8:16:18 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

UPS and Fed Ex were given the opportunity to open greatly increasing their business form the poor service of the Post Office. My post office has been closed for 4 months and they expect the box rent for my box. City people get their service free.


22 posted on 12/27/2013 8:18:00 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Biggirl

Take public attention away from the failures of the federal government and Obamacare and go after companies by creating fake problems.


23 posted on 12/27/2013 8:18:13 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Biggirl

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-23/fedex-to-fly-mail-for-postal-service-for-10-5-billion.html


24 posted on 12/27/2013 8:19:04 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Biggirl
"'I call on UPS to do the right thing and provide refunds to people whose Christmases were a little less cheery as a result of their late deliveries,' the senator said."

Kinda' like those Stage IV Cancer patients whose aggressive cancer treatments won't be "delivered" on and after January because of tyrannical Democrat rules and regulations in ACA?

Now, Senator, we, the families and friends of those patients who have had both their Thanksgiving Holidays and Christmas celebrations marred by unnecessary anxiety, frustration and outright anger at the coercive and oppressive Democrat Party who, like lemmings following an imaginary leader into the sea, have, in the name of a "progressive" political agenda have brought about untold unnecessary suffering to millions of their fellow citizens, whose brave battles may have been fought in vain if they now lose their doctors, hospitals, and treatments.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C. S. Lewis

25 posted on 12/27/2013 8:19:50 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: grania
Mrs. Chandler took care of the Christmas shopping long before Christmas so it wasn't a problem for us. We go all cash, too, so there is no January financial hangover.

if you did the tracking you could see they were sitting in some terminals.

I did have a package of water filters for the home that got stuck at UPS Dallas for a couple days. They were delivered Christmas eve, so we were blessed with the Christmas gift of good tasting water.

26 posted on 12/27/2013 8:20:30 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Biggirl

I posted another article...Looks like Fed ex beat out UPS on this huge contract. Conspiracy to put UPS out of business??


27 posted on 12/27/2013 8:21:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: liberalh8ter

Nah, people procrastinate every year.


28 posted on 12/27/2013 8:24:10 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Biggirl

Hey Rick!

SHUT UP!

The MARKET will take care of this!

We need NOTHING from you!


29 posted on 12/27/2013 8:24:20 AM PST by G Larry
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To: loveliberty2
Ooops!

Correction of grammatical error in third para:

"Now, Senator, we, the families and friends of those patients who have had both their Thanksgiving Holidays and Christmas celebrations marred by unnecessary anxiety, frustration and outright anger at the coercive and oppressive Democrat Party who, like lemmings following an imaginary leader into the sea, in the name of a "progressive" political agenda have brought about untold unnecessary suffering to millions of their fellow citizens, whose brave battles may have been fought in vain if they now lose their doctors, hospitals, and treatments."

30 posted on 12/27/2013 8:24:26 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Biggirl

Grandstanding at its finest.


31 posted on 12/27/2013 8:24:52 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Jeff Chandler

Unreal- don’t order your Christmas present on week-end before Christmas and expect it to be there on 12/25. Seriously, this nation is bending over backwards to accomodat procrastinators.


32 posted on 12/27/2013 8:26:52 AM PST by Engedi
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To: Engedi

Yep!


33 posted on 12/27/2013 8:27:38 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Does UPS not already have a policy about missed delivery dates? I know one of my customers got a full refund when their overnight delivery that was suppose to show up on the 24th by 10:30 showed up this morning.


34 posted on 12/27/2013 8:28:52 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Engedi
Seriously, this nation is bending over backwards to accomodat procrastinators.

I was going to write a short essay on the dangers of procrastination, but I think I'll wait until tomorrow.

35 posted on 12/27/2013 8:28:59 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Ths proves B is useless. Talking about refunds is real stupid. The guy is the village idiot. UPS, FEDEX AND USPS did a superb job with most of the packages. Hats off for a job well done. And if you didn’t get yours, sorry. Life goes on.


36 posted on 12/27/2013 8:33:36 AM PST by Pit1 (Obama is the big pile in the road.)
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To: Biggirl
Yep but keep in mind, until they get the bonus, they don't know how much they have to spend :-)
37 posted on 12/27/2013 8:37:01 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Jonty30
There are those who procrastinate but I've asked a lot of the younger people I know why they waited so long to do their shopping and the answer was always the same - they were waiting for their Chrustmas bonus.
38 posted on 12/27/2013 8:39:15 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Sacajaweau
The USPS (unless you use Express Mail) does not say they will positively get it there when they say and even in that case they have a few restrictions. And they have a money back guarantee if they do not.

I have some complaints about USPS but for the price they do a decent job and they don't over promise which seems to have been the problem here.

39 posted on 12/27/2013 8:39:16 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: liberalh8ter

That is why you have the credit cards on hand!


40 posted on 12/27/2013 8:39:19 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: grania

All my Amazon Prime packages took a long while to get here. So, I think you are on to something. (they were here well in time for Christmas but I ordered them giving good time)


41 posted on 12/27/2013 8:41:15 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

A friend ordered her package 3 weeks ago. It didn’t arrive by Christmas. So it’s not just procrastinators.


42 posted on 12/27/2013 8:48:00 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Biggirl
HEY dickyboy!

DELETE THE Useless United States Postal Service from the face of the Earth and attach YOURSELF TO IT!

I could send a box of rocks 3rd class to F'ing Siberia and it would get there the next day, I send something Important and they LOSE IT!

43 posted on 12/27/2013 8:52:01 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: liberalh8ter

That is why you have credit/debit cards, order ahead, and pay it with the bonus.


44 posted on 12/27/2013 8:56:34 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Only one of my purchases didn’t make it here. It was a small $20 item that UPS delivered to the wrong address.

I called the merchant and they are sending another, no biggie.

We made seven purchases from Amazon up until Dec. 21st, all made it in time.


45 posted on 12/27/2013 9:02:32 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Really.


46 posted on 12/27/2013 9:05:36 AM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: cableguymn

For guaranteed overnight delivery they probably do refund, which could be the only way to back up a guarantee.

UPS in our area is very good. FedEx just sucks, pathetically and if I have a shipping choice, it will never be FedEx. Our FedEx driver is an equal opportunity chick than makes judgement calls based on weather. If she thinks it’s dangerous, she simply does not drive to outlying areas.

The last time she delayed a delivery by a couple days she cited blizzard conditions to her boss. Fact is it was sunny and roads were cleared. Little miss precious just did not want to work and got by with it.

Another time her excuse was we were not home, when I challenged her she said she went to the wrong address. I later went to that exact address and there was a decapitated non-lived in wrecked mobile home there with a lawn full of 4 foot saplings. Even a democrat could see no one had lived there in years.


47 posted on 12/27/2013 9:05:38 AM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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Ref post 47, I should have said dilapidated, not decapitated. Musta been a Freudian Slip when thinking about her.


48 posted on 12/27/2013 9:07:50 AM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: liberalh8ter
I view this as systematic of our crumbling economy. Most people had to wait for that Christmas bonus to do their shopping. Most are living paycheck to paycheck.

I think it's even more basic than that. I think we just have too many stupid people these days.

49 posted on 12/27/2013 9:10:50 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Biggirl

I have several packages sent USPS that were delivered after the specified delivery range will this blowhard tell the USPS to give me a refund? Why no of course not because that would harm hard working government employees who are a protected class.


50 posted on 12/27/2013 9:24:44 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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