UPS Store told me shipping cigars was "illegal"

bobarian

Elder Jungle Leader
Free boxes, discount when you use Click N Ship, fast delivery. You can even ask for a pickup if you have lots of boxes. USPS is the way to go. :tu
 

FriendlyFire

Alpha Silverback
I watch from our Camera at work how the UPS driver kicked some heavy boxes to the truck with his feet.


I used to work for UPS before the strike in 97 and thats why I send nothing UPS. I was an unloader and all we did was break stuff......:hn
 

jdreynss

No longer a community member.
UPS sucks.... they screw up deliveries... and they just take too long.... usps is much better just my:2
 

RaiderinKS

Lowland Gorilla
And that's why I don't use UPS, slower than USPS, less reliable than USPS and more expensive than USPS.



You are clueless buddy. He used the UPS STORE, which is a franchise operation, independently owned and operated. And UPS has the fastest time in transit maps of any of the carriers, including USPS. The only time the post office EVER gets something somewhere faster is if it is part of a contract UPS cargo load (they lease cargo space on UPS transit lines sometimes) or if it involves a saturday delivery. Otherwise, espouse some truths or bring the facts to the table.
 

ScottishSmoker

A Cat eating Spaghetti...
When I worked for Davidoff here in Vegas...everything was shipped via FedEx...with insurance.

The only illegal tobacco to send out of state is cigarettes...it has to do with the tax stamp on the bottom of each individual pack. If you do not have a license to sell cigarettes...you cannot ship them.

At least that is how things have been explained to me...
 

havana_lover

When is Tee time??
Your Dad is a mailman, and you use UPS? :r

That's like a kid who has a Dad who runs a Chevy dealership buying a Ford. ;)
parents own a Import Repair Center, and I always wanted a Chevy Tahoe..

go figure..

And by the way, I never send cigars.. the feedbacks I have are for chocolate that I send with the one or two cigars in there for good measure..
 
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stevieray

Professional Slacker
You are clueless buddy. He used the UPS STORE, which is a franchise operation, independently owned and operated. And UPS has the fastest time in transit maps of any of the carriers, including USPS. The only time the post office EVER gets something somewhere faster is if it is part of a contract UPS cargo load (they lease cargo space on UPS transit lines sometimes) or if it involves a saturday delivery. Otherwise, espouse some truths or bring the facts to the table.
UPS can send a 1 pound package from 90210 to 06032 in 2-3 days for 4.80?
 
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sjnovakovich

Young Ape
First of all I hope you didn't buy the packing material at the UPS store. They wanted to charge me $7.00 for a box and peanuts. The box was was about 8 x 8 x 8 and they were going to charge me $7.00?!?!?! No way. I went to Officmax and got what I needed for under $5.00 and had enough packing material for about another 10 shipments. UPS stores are notoriously expensive!
 

BengalMan

Evolving Lead Gorilla
If that's illegal, then I guess the packages I get from our Miami office full of cigars each and every week is illegal. Tell him to take a hike.
 

Footbag

La Aroma de Gorilla
UPS is not only faster then USPS, but USPS cannot be tracked to an exact location. Also, you know the exact day it will be delivered. If something is held up, you may not know with USPS. This is very handy when you are receiving packages that need to be signed for. I believe that USPS is cheaper, but that is the only advantage.
 

fireman43

Elder Jungle A-Hole
Yeah, well my bulldog's smarter than your honor student, so there. :r
USPS/UPS/FedEx/DHL/Pack Mule/Etc. All have their pros. All have their cons. I worked several years in logistics and supply aboard a military base. I have dealt with them all at some point. None are perfect, but I use USPS Priority mail if given a choice when ordering something, and 99% of the time when shipping. Not that this has anything to do with the topic the OP originally started, but I didn't want to feel left out of the love fest.:D
 

brigey

WAR EAGLE!
So, I'm #5 in kgoings' Win a Humidor contest.

I don't have any 5-finger bags, so I food-saved the cigars I was going to send him and took that bag to the UPS store. I told the guy "I need a box and some bubble wrap to send these cigars."

He replies, "You can't send cigars, it's illegal."
My reply was "Why? It's not like they're Cubans. I just bought them last night!"

I wound up having to buy the box and bubble wrap separately, leave the store, pack the box, come back in, and say "I'd like to ship this box."

He asks, "Oh, and you're shipping gifts?"
Me: "Yeah, gifts."

So, is openly mailing cigars against some kind of rule or law, federal or otherwise? Or was this guy just giving me a hard time?
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Since your location is Disney World was the clerks name Goofy?
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dantzig

Pseudo Gorilla
Most of the clerks that work at UPS Stores are absolutely clueless fast-food level types. I advise against dealing with any UPS Store unless it's only to ship something that is already packaged. Half the time, they screw that up too since they have to enter the shipping information into a computer to print out a label (always double check UPS Store labels!).
 

dwhitacre

My Other Brother Darrell
I have had nothing but trouble at my UPS store! That guy was full of :BS!!!

Next time tell him you are shipping human remains and see what his reaction is!!!:confused:
 
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