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ratherbehuntin
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Sorry to hear that. I recently had a few packages come USPS that were lost and were 2 weeks past the delivery date. I had already been refunded for them. They showed up 2 days after I was refunded. So I had to contact the customer service so I could give them the money back since I received them. I live in the Mandeville area. 2 packages were coming from the northeast and one from the west. They showed dealayed forever via tracking and then just showed up. I hope everything works out.
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The insurance response baffles me. I was a Postmaster for about 25 years. I can't think of a single case where they did not pay up.

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Tim Finley
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I never got paid for a bow that was damaged in the mail and it was insured . They wanted the bow to inspect it or something and I never got the bow back either!
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Dan bree
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Hey Steve hope you get your bow back and I'm glad you got your slammer back . Only had two bows go missing in a lot of years and both were from Louisiana !

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Email sent Dan.

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I have shipped not only every bow I ever made but every bow I ever sold which is way over 500 bows over a period of 25 years using USPS priority , fully insured and never had one single problem.
I have heard about others like Steve having a problem but man, two in a row. Thats got to be either a scam of some kind by the receiving end or all time bad luck. Hope it works out for you but its not normal in any way.

God bless, Steve

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I just got one of the bows that Steve sent me. It looked as if they played hockey with the box, it had fragile written on it. I still haven't got the other bow that was mailed on the 28th day of August.

I was talking to Herb Meland with Pronghorn bows yesterday. He told me that he quit putting Pronghorn bows and fragile on the boxes that he mailed. He has had several broke and damaged lately. He mailed one bow to a customer and the riser was missing but the limbs were in the box.

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Glad it made it Matt. Sorry it took so long.. Hopeing the other one makes it someday..

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matt steed
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Me too. Maybe it will show up before long. Hopefully undamaged.
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I guess I'm lucky, I've had the opposite experience with the USPS. Never had a problem with something I shipped getting to its intended address (and its way cheaper than UPS and FedEx)
Just sent out a 66" Jack Howard Gamemaster Jet last Thursday from Illinois to New York, my post lady said it would arrive on Monday (today). Got an email Saturday morning saying it had arrived already in great shape and he was very happy.

Only negative I have had is paying for Priority shipping which should get the item there in 2 days, but it took 3-4.

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Walt Francis
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This is the second time USPS refused to pay the insurance. Eight-ten years back, I sent a 72" English Longbow to one of my other brothers in a thin walled pvc tube. The 60" bow was on his porch when he got home from work with the broken tip stuffed in the top of the pvc tube. I filed the claim and decided it wasn't worth my time dealing with them nine months later, after I had spent more time trying to get them to pay the $500 insurance than I had spent building the bow.

Can't say the other two shipping company's are any better.

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quote:
Originally posted by Walt Francis:
This is the second time USPS refused to pay the insurance. Eight-ten years back, I sent a 72" English Longbow to one of my other brothers in a thin walled pvc tube. The 60" bow was on his porch when he got home from work with the broken tip stuffed in the top of the pvc tube. I filed the claim and decided it wasn't worth my time dealing with them nine months later, after I had spent more time trying to get them to pay the $500 insurance than I had spent building the bow.

Walt, was some of the problem proving the value of it? I wonder if it would have been any different if someone had just paid you $500 for the bow. I've never shipped a bow I made myself, but I have shipped a few bows as gifts where I might have bought the bow many years ago and still feel like it should be worth whatever I decide to insure it for. I would guess that would be difficult to prove, although there are bows being sold used that might be comparable. Harder, I would imagine, with a bow you make yourself, unless you are in the business and can show comparable sales.

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I've shipped and received a number of bows USPS. I had one bow that was delivered damaged, but they paid ins out right away. No qualms about it. Lucky I guess?

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I recently bought a bow from the folks over at Nocking Point and the Whip ended up disappearing from any sort of updates for a couple weeks before finally showing back up as of yesterday afternoon saying its in transit.

They are blaming it on customs which I'd imagine could be the case, but both USPS and CanadaPost were equally useless...

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Could be an address problem. If you have even one number wrong, USPS will not deliver the package, and it will get sent somewhere else.

Print your labels on the USPS website, and they will not get lost. If you type in a wrong number or zip, they will not accept the address. You have to use a legitimate address to print the label. It will have a scan bar on the label that helps it to get to the addressee.

I have shipped several thousand packages by USPS in the past 12 years by using the USPS click and ship, and they have never lost a single one.

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