I think Buddy has a good point, location and distribution points may be a factor in damaged or undamaged goods. I order quite a few items delivered by UPS, and have never received any damaged items. However, none of those items were a one-piece longbow!
-------------------- Hmmmmm. I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I'm not sure that what you heard is what I actually meant! Posts: 378 | From: Missouri | Registered: Sep 2011
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UPS, USPS, FEDEX .... they all have their share of damages....
I think the biggest problem with using that PVC pipe to ship a bow, is that they are round and they roll off the conveyor belts and spin around too easily. There's nothing wrong with using PVC pipe for protection.... but tape some card board around it or something to keep it from rolling.
USPS has those triangular priority mail boxes that work pretty good. i use those with just bubble wrap. You just need some reinforcement on the ends and bubble wrap the bow real well so it doesn't slide around.
insure your stuff.... and prayers don't hurt at all.
Warning to fellow Canadians: From previous experiences, I will not purchase anything from across the border that is shipped UPS.. the way that they calculate duty, taxes, and brokerage fees is totally outrageous.
-------------------- May your next adventure lighten your heart, test your spirit, and nourish your soul. Posts: 594 | From: Waskaganish, Quebec, Canada | Registered: Jul 2007
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