RE: Shipping Models - Dont Use Fed Ex

From: Steve Stewart (
Date: Thu Aug 14 2003 - 23:13:38 EEST

Yep, they told us long ago that they would not pay for damage to our models.
In truth, we figure we have saved a bundle by not paying their insurance
fees, and replacing the occasional damaged model ourselves. They are still
the best, in my opinion. The other choices cause far more damage in our

-Steve Stewart
Protogenic, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Overy []
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 12:38 PM
Subject: Shipping Models - Dont Use Fed Ex


Has anyone else expereinced Fed Ex denying a damage claim on a model?

It seems that they have a one liner in their terms and conditions that says
the specifically do not accept responsibility for damage to "scale models".
(Even if you buy thier insurance). In this case they didn't just shake it
arround a bit, they crushed the crate made from 3/4 inch plywood and 2x4's.

>From their site of "Liabilites not assumed:"
"The shipment of scale models... "
I do not know if shipment was a prototype at 1:1 scale they would still

Wondering if anyone else had this experience and who they use for shipping

Beware that it is probably a waste of money to buy insurance on FedEx
shipments. Better yet find a shipper who will support your product. It does
appear that UPS has not such restriction.

Charles Overy

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