(Closed) Thanks to UPS, my engagement ring is travelling the US…twice.

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I totally know how you feel. My original engagement ring, which took us A FULL MONTH to very carefully choose, got lost in the mail on its way to us when we ordered it. We waited a full two weeks with the USPS tracking number doing nothing…no updates whatsoever. Fiance kept telling me to wait, it will probably show up, and every day I would tell myself “today is the day, it has to be!” and refresh the tracking literally hundreds of  times…still nothing. Finally contacted the vendor and they said that all other orders shipped out with ours had been received after 3-4 days so ours was definitely lost. I was so upset. Looking back now I can kind of laugh at it, but oh my gosh, it still makes me a little nauseous to think about. He gave us a full refund plus $50 for our trouble and a 10% off discount on our next purchase from them.

This put us just a week before all my out-of-town family would come for a visit, and we had planned to announce the engagement, with a ring, that Friday when they all came. So the day after the refund posted to the bank account, we went to Jared’s and chose a ring out of the case and took it home that day. It was 4 sizes too big for me but I took it to my jewelers and had them set the stone and size it for me. They had it done the next day, and we “got engaged” (really we felt engaged already so he just put the ring on my finger and officially asked me) with the ring that night after work.

To this day (6 months later) that ring has never showed up. Crazy.

BUT I don’t want to worry you, haha, just commisserate. UPS is way better at not losing packages than USPS is, so you should be fine. Just keep an eye on that tracking number and you’ll be fine! It doesn’t make waiting any easier though, I know.

Post # 4
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

UPS sucks.  I had a package delivered in the middle of moving.  I was still checking my mail at the old address.  They decided I moved, so I called them to give them the new address (since they didn’t deliver to the old one) and they wanted to charge me to do so.  I told them just to deliver to my “old” (i.e. the original) address.  Instead, they delivered to an address I hadn’t lived at in over 10 years in another city.  They didn’t even require signature (which they were requiring of me to leave the package) – they just left it on the porch.  They are lucky that my parents still live there or else my $300 in new bedding would have simply been lost.  They are absolutely the stupidest – they had no explanation as to why they did it besides “policy.”  What a stupid policy.

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