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Posted by ExtremeBCI on June 20, 2002 at 18:07:11:
In Reply to: Re: Shipping baby box turtles posted by Lori on June 11, 2002 at 15:41:53:
My local USPS doesn't take turtles. Although I have USPS to ship turtles. I just tell them it's a lizard.
A couple days ago Airborne lost another one of my packages containing a baby reptile. I even told them to get a Signature for the package once it was delivered. The buyer e-mailed me saying where is my reptile. It turns out Airborne lost the package. I'm supposed to file a claim. I'm sure I'll end up paying for it like before.
Before they left 2 box turtles,2 russian torts and 2 sulcata babies on a buyers step. Well it was in the middle of winter and only one of the Sulcata survived. Amazingly, Aiborne still charged me for the shipment. Even after repeated phone call and letters.
I definately won't ever use Airborne ever again. I think shipping USPS or UPS is a good idea.
: I adopt out turtles weekly. Not all USPS will accept turtles. Mine postoffice does not say anything to me. They definatly know. I have very very few problems with them.
: Airborn on the other hand drives me crazy. They are expensive and tend to lose packages. The price can be argued. They will over charge 9 out of 10 times.
: : I am struggling with the same problem, as FEDEX and UPS are no longer taking turtles, and USPS is likely to nuke anything sent through them. Does Airborne Express actually accept turtles now? If so they may be the only reasonable choice (outside of Delta Dash, which is expensive and not so reliable either).