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[–]rintaro82 5538 points5539 points  (292 children)

There are also Temp Tells which indicate if the load ever got above a certain temperature

[–]Lord_Derpenheim 2994 points2995 points  (183 children)

Yeah, I'm pretty familiar with those. I've refused deliveries from my truck guy because the indicator had gone off, meaning that food was no longer safe.

[–]TheSandMan208 2328 points2329 points  (159 children)

My coworkers husband owns a local truck delivery business. They usually delivery commercial products to grocery stores or restaurants. If a package is tampered with (not by man) then they refuse it. The other week a crate of Jif peanut butter and Pillsbury boxed brownies was leaning against the inner wall of the truck. They refused the delivery so my coworker brought them in to get rid of them. I can say I won't need to buy peanut butter or brownie mix for the next 10 years.

Edit: I never thought of donating them to a food bank. I volunteer with one and do deliveries once a week to schools for children who need it so I will definitely ask them next week if they would like them.

[–]No_Marionberry4370 441 points442 points  (83 children)

Last time I made brownies i swirled peanut butter on tope before they baked. Kinda messy but yummy. Might have been better partway through because they took a long time to cook

[–]LacidOnex 398 points399 points  (70 children)

Heat the pbligbtly in a microwave, slap it on thinly last second, bake another 2-5 mins just to give it texture

[–]abloopdadooda 377 points378 points  (35 children)


Bruh I'm dead

[–]LacidOnex 130 points131 points  (23 children)

Don't text and drive. Or walk. Or make oatmeal for dinner.

[–]-SagaQ- 55 points56 points  (17 children)

What's wrong with oatmeal for dinner?

[–]bobrob48 101 points102 points  (7 children)

Heed his warning or suffer the consequences

[–]LacidOnex 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Rip abloopadooda

[–]dressupandstayhome 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Does pbligbtly come in a cwuncie version?

[–]Wellnevermindthen 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I read that and my exhales harder than usual indicating a laugh was a stupid fucking blowing-raspberry-horse noise that sounded exactly like whatever that word is 😂

[–]YaboyAlastar 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The alphabet people are getting greedy now

[–]bcbudinto 117 points118 points  (27 children)

Do you recommend regular or low fat pbligbtly?

[–]LacidOnex 56 points57 points  (19 children)

You're eating a brownie. If you're trying to "low fat" that you're robbing yourself. Just embrace the richness and do like... 5 extra situps

Source - skinny chef

[–]BoneFart 47 points48 points  (17 children)

Are we still talking about pbligbtly?

[–]malthar76 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Try on soft bread with jgbely or a nice cup of cofeve.

[–]Kahandran 21 points22 points  (10 children)

am i in a fever dream WHAT THE FUCK IS PBLIGBTLY

[–]justclay 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I wanna tell you just in case you are being serious, but I also really, really don't want to because it's gilagrioubly funny to me that you didn't figure it out.

Edited for spelling

[–]TweektheGeek 10 points11 points  (6 children)


pb, lightly

peanut butter.

[–]Scitterbug 13 points14 points  (0 children)

pbligbtly man can’t catch a break

[–]tiefling_sorceress 11 points12 points  (5 children)

I prefer chunky myself

[–]ripeartInterested 30 points31 points  (3 children)


[–]rustyshackleford3814 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I ate so much pbligbtly growing up i cant stand the teasdet of it anymore.

[–]wotmate 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Chunky is better if it's going on tope

[–]No_Marionberry4370 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the tip!

[–]snailboatguy 42 points43 points  (5 children)

One time I made brownies but did not have any oil. I did have a copiously large amount of natural peanut butter, it was bought on mega clearance and I wasnt going to be able to eat it. I skimmed the peanut oil off a couple jars of the butter, if those weren't the best brownies I have ever tasted, peanutty and oily in the best way possible. My mouth waters just thinking about it. It might even be worth the money to ruin a couple of peanut butter jars doing it.

[–]grrrwith1r 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Have you tried just using peanut oil?

[–]Entthrowaway49 20 points21 points  (1 child)

They just said they didn't have any oil, foo. But technically they did just use peanut oil.

[–]Capt_Myke 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I pbity da foo. What all dis pbjibber jpbabber

[–]acnh1222 11 points12 points  (0 children)

My mom used to do that but with marshmallow fluff instead of peanut butter. If you put the fluff on the brownies right as they come out of the oven, and then some chocolate chips on top of that, the heat melts it and you can make a little marshmallow/chocolate swirl out of it

[–]MuchoManSandyRavage 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Last time I made brownies i added Nutella and peanut butter to the mix itself. Heavenly.

[–]untalkativejenny 550 points551 points  (27 children)

Those things will both go bad, if I were you I’d take some of it to a local shelter or community fridge or pantry.

[–]Amphibionomus 168 points169 points  (7 children)

I strongly suspect the '10 years' is hyperbolic.

Where I live these foods will get offered to food banks on the regular.

[–]Marie-thebaguettes 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I didn’t expect to find some clutch brownie recipes in this thread but I’m loving all of this

[–]daytripper7711 8 points9 points  (3 children)

What’s wrong with them leaning against the side of the truck? Their in containers; why would that ruin them?

[–]sedrech818 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I get damaged nabisco products from a friend. If the packaging is damaged they just get rid of it. You could probably get anything free if you know the right people.

[–]Onlyanidea1 4 points5 points  (1 child)

As a Professional cook... I thought getting a free meal Every shift or food that is about to pass the expiration date was nice.. I realize I'm in the wrong business.

[–]Phildagony 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Yup. I’ve refused dozens of loads due to this. I’ve seen frozen loads build up ice crystals and the Temptell verify that the load got warm at one point. You can read those like an itinerary after awhile.

[–]pointychallenge 58 points59 points  (7 children)

Alarmed temp recorders don’t necessarily mean the food is unsafe. FDA recommends investigating, even testing. Most receivers in large distribution centers are trained to download and evaluate the data. Often there are just multiple brief loading and defrost spikes that cumulatively went over spec, but food did not warm up. Guessing it’s the same with this tilt indicator—probably best to open it up and check inside.

[–]Bupod 77 points78 points  (1 child)

It may very based one what the shipping insurance dictates. I imagine that, in some instances, acceptance of a shipment that has tripped indicators might void that insurance.

If you sign the receipt and accept the shipment, you also forfeit the ability to make any claims in some cases, so the ability to open it up and check might not be something the receiver is able to do. Easier to reject the shipment.

[–]LGKyrros 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Yep, this is pretty common from what I’ve seen in big touch screen TVs that have lots of heavy components in them. (e.g. $10k Surface Hubs, Webex Boards, etc.)

If there’s a triggered tilt indicator and you accept the load you’re responsible for any damage. Safest bet is just denying the load and getting a new one.

[–]Lord_Derpenheim 17 points18 points  (1 child)

If I receive whats called a critical control item, such as dairy or poultry, I will not be accepted that part of the delivery, nor anything stored in the same pallet. It simply is NOT safe to do. Federal regulations only get you so far. Chipotle followed federal regs and still caused a massive outbreak of E. Coli in 2015.

[–]AirierWitch1066 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There are many things that can’t be tipped upside down at all, even for just a few moments.

[–]Sanofi2016NFLPOOL 100 points101 points  (7 children)

And below a certain temperature. I believe they're called "freeze watch".

[–]collapsing_sanity 32 points33 points  (6 children)

“-273 Celsius”


[–]RoboDae 27 points28 points  (2 children)

A guy named kelvin was supposed to handle that one, but we couldn't find him. Not a single Kelvin in the area.

[–]MrWm 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That's 0K, you're bound to find kelvin somewhere else.

[–]pinewoodranger 8 points9 points  (1 child)

This package got above -274c. I'm not taking it.

[–]CatToast 67 points68 points  (13 children)

I wish they had this in HelloFresh. I wonder about my package sometimes.

[–]mstomm 97 points98 points  (8 children)

As a FedEx driver, you REALLY should wonder. We don't have climate controlled storage. We might have AC in the cab, but the cargo area can easily be over 100 degrees in warm weather from the sun on the roof and the exhaust underneath. I hear the semi trailers it rides on before it gets on my van are just as bad.

I believe HelloFresh does ship with ice, so as long as it's still cold when you get it, it'll be fine. If it's warm... I wouldn't risk it.

[–]MtBakerScum 40 points41 points  (3 children)

I usually try to ask customers if they want to refuse their shipments of meat if it's over two days late. The shipper usually requests it gets destroyed so sometimes we end up with questionable brisket!

[–]somedude456Interested 60 points61 points  (1 child)

I worked USPS over last Christmas and my "favorite" was a package from the Marshall Islands of "fruit and bread" post marked 18 days prior till me getting it to sort. Well... the box had no real shape, was moist, and the color was a greenish brown. It smelled of a mix of tropicalness and vomit.

[–]LootGoblin85 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Tropical Vomit will become the Name of my Band if i ever create one.

[–]HighOnTacos 24 points25 points  (0 children)

They ship in an insulated box, usually with two large ice packs, probably a gallon capacity total. Sitting on our porch all day in the Texas heat and the blocks are usually still solid. So much so that the produce is sometimes damaged from freezing.

[–]eV7Wgx06yEtkoHCq4Ek 21 points22 points  (2 children)

As a FedEx van line employee - don't worry about that stuff unless it was packed improperly in the first place. Insulated containers plus dry ice will keep it for days. Worry about anything marked "fragile"... I always make sure I handle fragile stuff properly, but some people don't, and many truck drivers don't give a shit.

I've seen fragile packages yeeted across a truck.

[–]danny1876j 3 points4 points  (0 children)

As someone who worked Saturdays with yodel (UK) we delivered hello fresh, and although I can't speak to the temperature of the packages, I can tell you that many couriers when loading their vans in the morning do not give a crap about slinging parcels all over the van/floor. Fragile stickers or not. They don't care enough about their job to care. The boxes are just boxes to them

[–]pomonamike 43 points44 points  (26 children)

And ShockWatch G-force indicators!

[–]LaserGuidedPolarBear 65 points66 points  (22 children)

Fun story about the tip and shock indicators....I was working as am IT consultant and was on a huge project at a fortune 100 company. Part of the project was buying and setting up a new SAN, but that was the area of another couple people on the consulting team, I was working on an Exchange migration.

But the SAN was taking forever to get delivered, it was weeks past due and there was a lot of arguing with the SAN company and basically the whole thing was a pain. And then it turns out that the two guys who were working that part of the project were both out when it finally showed up, so I had to go sign off on receiving it......only when I get to the shipping and receiving area, the tip indicators on every axis were completely blue, and the G shock indicator was tripped too.

I had to refuse delivery. The client got pissed. The manufacturer was irate. But my bosses said I did the right thing, and I got to be in the room when one of my bosses told someone one at the manufacturer "you put the indicators on the box, what kind of asshole thinks we should just ignore them, you put them on there for a reason, if they are meaningless ship us a SAN without the indicators".

Anyway I will cut a long rambling story short, it happened two more times. It took four attempts, 6 months, and probably a hundred thousand dollars in just billable consulting hours for them to manage to get us a SAN that did not have these little indicators tripped.

[–]Aegi 25 points26 points  (9 children)

You never defined “SAN” before using the abbreviation/shorthand hahaha

What does SAN mean/stand for?

[–]BGYeti 19 points20 points  (5 children)

storage area network is the closest I could find no idea if that is it or not.

[–]eshultz 20 points21 points  (4 children)

That's correct. It's like a super hardcore storage server, often redundant flash arrays, and often petabytes in size.

[–]CatNoirsRubberSuit 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Ah, how times change.

Last SAN I worked on was Fibre Channel, and was 2TB...using 18 GB 15000 RPM drives.

It needed a dedicated 240v 30a circuit, but got you 600 MB/s in an era when gigabit ethernet was still new.

[–]cypherdev 63 points64 points  (2 children)

And sensors that tell if a package was ever dropped from a height larger than x.

[–]Shopworn_Soul 36 points37 points  (9 children)

I know someone who has gotten rich making tattletales with accelerometers, atmospheric monitors, cell service and GPS. I don't know who the fuck buys them (we ship multi-million dollar instruments with less) but someone sure does and man, they're fuckin' neat.

You can track where your shit is, how fast it's going, how hard it's shaking, what temp it's at...all that stuff.

[–]netz_pirat 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I've worked in test labs in the past, and we got test equipment shipped with stuff like this.

It was less about the price of the machine, but more about "we need to know if we can rely on the results"

Repairing/replacing a test machine for a million is the cheap part, but if you start scrapping parts that do not pass outgoing inspection because of a nio test machine... That's getting really expensive really fast. Of course each machine gets calibrated before use, but some stuff will be hard to find.

[–]CactiDye 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I imagine some of them are bought by shipping companies themselves to test their equipment. Mostly for making sure your package gets the most abuse possible if the state of some boxes I've received is any indication.

[–]CheddarPizza 17 points18 points  (3 children)

I've only seen recorders, usually electronic, but there's been paper ones inscribed via a heat coiling spool as well.

[–]Sanofi2016NFLPOOL 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Those are called "temp tales". And are rated for certain ranges (such as dry ice packages) And record at varying intervals and can last months long.

[–]EbilGeneyus 470 points471 points  (31 children)

There are also shockwatch stickers which tell you if the package was dropped or hit with something.

[–]BluudLust 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Useful for busting myths too! I know those from Myth busters.

[–]Stonkee 90 points91 points  (12 children)

I've heard multiple stories in my local UPS hub of loaders flicking those things to get them to activate lol

They're a good idea for expensive freight deliveries, but largely ignored/laughed at when a package with one shows up among all of the Amazon/Target boxes.

[–]MiguelLancaster 72 points73 points  (10 children)

you know amazon sells hard drives and shit right?

those have delicate mechanical parts

edit: lots of folks saying inactive hard drives are much more shock resistant than I expected. Still don't think that's a justification to blatantly ignore shipping instructions

[–]camphouse25 153 points154 points  (10 children)

I work with heavy equipment and high vacuum systems in a semiconductor and almost every single equipment comes shipped with one of these. Except Ebara. In an unrelated note, fuck Ebara.

[–]TasteyPoison117 1824 points1825 points  (185 children)

These are super common. I sell them from my company (ironically Uline is my competitor) great for precious cargo like engines and motors shipped with oil in them.

[–]kaenneth 218 points219 points  (24 children)

how much can a motor tilt?

[–]Vnv_23 73 points74 points  (8 children)

Engines and transmissions are shipped loose in double walled plastic crates that have metal snaps that lock the top half to the bottom. Unfortunately Trailer freight decking consists of plastic boards on top of metal beams these crates are a bitch to strap to the wall due to their geometry and often slide free and roll as the load is transported.

[–]listerfeind 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Maybe some engines are, but definitely not all. Many German manufacturers use crates that are built on top of a pallet that have standoffs which act as motor mount arms. They work very well.

[–]Vegabern 515 points516 points  (95 children)

Please, please, please, everyone support TasteyPoison117’s company. Uline is horrendous.

[–]Kromeous 507 points508 points  (32 children)

Yea. okay. TasteyPoison117s second account...

[–]TasteyPoison117 140 points141 points  (13 children)

I wish 🤣🤣🤣 I am the one and only TasteyPoison.

[–]BergaGaming 144 points145 points  (10 children)

But…aren’t there at least 117 versions of you though?

[–]DARTHDIAMO 3 points4 points  (1 child)

He gave them all Poison and they thought it was amazing and by the time they realized it was too late. This is last survivor.

[–]unitxe 73 points74 points  (14 children)

For more on why to find uline alternatives http://refuseuline.com

[–]px1azzz 52 points53 points  (44 children)

What is horrendous about them?

[–]w4z 174 points175 points  (29 children)

In their catalogue they send to my work they have an editorial from the owner. I read it every quarter for the laughs. It is extreme alt right views wrapped up in corporate speak.

[–]Chabsy 26 points27 points  (1 child)

We recently did business with a US-based company specialized in lab equipment distribution, and I was so surprised to see them publicly advertise their mask/vaccine skepticism on their website as a sort of disclaimer...

That to me is extremely wild

[–]PsychologicalBrush 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Given tastey poison profile I'd say he's definitely more open haha

[–]irl_daria 31 points32 points  (1 child)

I worked there. If you don’t put in unpaid overtime, you’re going to be penalized at your end of year review. If you give birth, you’re going to pay the “maternity tax” of not getting a real raise the next year. If you’re female, forget being promoted. Other highlights: -Dress code: women in dresses and tights. HR thinks the outfit is ugly? You’re written up. Got a tattoo? Cover it up or get written up. Do something that’s not on the dress but the owner hates, like wear the wrong color shoes? You’re written up and the code is updated again. -Sources products from Asian companies with extremely hazardous working conditions. Zero care for those people as long as they make money. -Hates Muslims. Owner said they better not be hiring any one wearing those “damn head scarves.” -Uses employees to run owner’s side businesses and pet projects. -Told everyone not to talk about active covid cases or symptoms—“Shut up, you’ll just scare people.” -Sexual harassment claim was made. People who made it were fired for mysterious other reasons and offender promoted. -Owner asked someone in an interview about their medical history and then said they wouldn’t be up for the job because of it. -Cut down extremely old trees that were home to a threatened species of bat because they didn’t mesh with their corporate hq landscaping.

There’s soooo much more. It’s not just politics. They’re just bad people who feel entitled to do whatever they want because they have money.

[–]GonnaFapToThis 85 points86 points  (5 children)

I’ve seen weird “my pillow” conspiracy vibes from them. Back when cfl lights were gaining popularity and incandescent lights were to be legislated out with a set date the CEO would add these strange rants to the million catalogs they send on a monthly basis about light bulbs and how they were stockpiling like a warehouse full for personal use, and how these old inefficient light bulbs were about “Muh freedoms”.

[–]REO_Jerkwagon 101 points102 points  (4 children)

The founders are Trump folk.


You were correct in getting those vibes.

edit: Trump folks who partly funded the rally on 06 Jan.

[–]alphanovemberdelta 22 points23 points  (0 children)

And funded Roy Moore's campaign AFTER the underage girls sexual misconduct came to light.

[–]bluescholar3 42 points43 points  (0 children)


[–]HalKitzmiller 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Wow, truly awful fuck heads

[–]lesueurpeas 30 points31 points  (1 child)

I work in the MKE area and know someone who worked there, and on top of all the horrible right wing politics BS they also have an extremely sexist work environment where women can’t wear pants to the office, and their CEO and overall corporate leadership consistently refuses to listen to the ideas and wishes of their employees, so much so that I’ve been warned 3 times by 3 different people in my field in the area never to work there, lest I wish to be looking for a new job within six months from either burnout, or getting fired for speaking out. They suck. A lot.

They’re also ALWAYS hiring, I’ve been approached by recruiters 3 times now asking me to apply. Never a good sign.

[–]badgerbacon6 75 points76 points  (1 child)

Anti-LGBT, covid-denying GOP megadonor to atrocious candidates including neonazis. They enforce 1950s-era working conditions where women have to wear skirts. Decorates their house with racist minstrel mammy dolls. They throw their money around to persuade influence corrupt the government in their favor. There's more but I think you can get the picture.

[–]ctalover3 36 points37 points  (0 children)

As a former Uline warehouse employee I can confirm this. They pay you very well and have solid benefits but that’s because they’re notoriously anti-union and they want to prevent any chance of employees striking (which they would just go out and hire different employees regardless).

[–]TheG-What 78 points79 points  (7 children)

Uline is so annoying. When I worked for a small business ordering supplies I specifically told our rep to not send catalogs. They would jam up our mail slot and we would just throw them out. I generally had to put in the order either monthly or even quarterly so we really didn’t need the updates anyway.
They continued to clog up our inbound mail with the catalogs, but now they had a sticker on them with delivery instructions saying “DO NOT SEND CATALOGS.”
The fucking nerve.

[–]prplecat 23 points24 points  (5 children)

Postal workers really hate Uline.

[–]TheG-What 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love USPS. All my homies love USPS.

[–]Jalaliep 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes we do.

[–]lonedandelion 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Agreed. The company openly supports Trump.

I own a small business and we get catalogs from Uline every now and then. One of the most recent catalogs had a letter from the CEO or president of the company or something. It was a nonsensical screed about how much of a great president Trump was and how much she agreed with his politics. I don't remember the details but I remember being flabbergasted by it. We'll never order from Uline again.

[–]throwaway_0122 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I had no idea. We buy odds and ends from them all the time — ESD packing materials, battery stickers, Velcro ties, TSA totes, etc.. I don’t have the power to make the company stop, but I’d be interested to know who their competition is

[–]sequinbikini 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I switched our company over to US Box Corp. had a chat with my boss about Uline and expressed that their views didn’t align with our company values (or our clients values), so we switched over. Might be worth trying!

[–]Noopy9 12 points13 points  (0 children)

McMaster-carr. More expensive but faster delivery and way better service.

[–]alphanovemberdelta 18 points19 points  (0 children)

And the Uline CEO is a massive MAGA lunatic Trump supporter.

[–]TheG-What 61 points62 points  (17 children)

Fuck Uline. All my homies hate Uline.

[–]Xyli 20 points21 points  (9 children)

I think most people hate Uline, but they have everything you need, decent prices and good quality.

Every time I try to buy from someone other than Uline, it's either more expensive or worse quality.

[–]980tihelp 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Pricing is actually bad

Edit for clarity Shrink wrap is too expensive but good quality We bought storage bins, only come in packs of 15? And they were like $7 each

Honestly if they would just stop sending catalogs and give free shipping to bulk customers it would be better

[–]GitEmSteveDave 30 points31 points  (1 child)

So you don't include horrendous manifestos in your catalog like Uline does?

[–]jroddie4 3 points4 points  (6 children)

you really ship engines pre-oiled? Every time I've bought a motor it was dry

[–]TasteyPoison117 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Using that as an example, I had / have a customer that does.

[–]Ender1129 938 points939 points  (63 children)

They really come in handy. Reject if it's blue on top.

[–]Rexan02 457 points458 points  (52 children)

I remember these when I worked in a warehouse in the late 90s. The supervisor on the dock would just rip them off and toss them. A few ended up on forklifts

[–]gabe_ 218 points219 points  (16 children)

That's why we also had a tip-n-tell on the inside of the crate.

[–]Boss_Boggs 102 points103 points  (11 children)


Gotcha, you middle management prick!

Try to fail upwards at a different company!

[–]greentarget33 16 points17 points  (10 children)

I just dont understand how bad managers happen it makes no sense

[–]benzo8 34 points35 points  (6 children)

The Peter Principle - you get promoted out of a job you do well until you arrive at a job you do mediocrely, or even badly, from where you'll never be promoted or demoted. So you stay doing the job you're bad at forever.

[–]Darkblader24 26 points27 points  (2 children)

But if you open it, isn't it too late to reject?

[–]gabe_ 90 points91 points  (1 child)

We'd tell the customer to check both on the other end before receiving it.

...and if if the outside one was missing/replaced/altered, our foreman would raise hell with the carrier.

[–]Boss_Boggs 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Your company sounds like a decent place to work for.

[–]VestigialHead 466 points467 points  (6 children)

Always reject the forklifts that have blue beads in the arrow. No one wants to drive a fork that has been upside down.

[–]Rexan02 91 points92 points  (1 child)

Someone would put it on someone's hilo then someone would randomly come up behind them and begin lifting to try to get it to turn blue. Whacky times. Bunch of man-children working on the docks. I'm certain a few murderers too.

[–]selfconciousbadger 65 points66 points  (5 children)

We were usually told when deliveries would have a handling marker and to reject the delivery if it's missing.

[–]2dollarb 20 points21 points  (2 children)

The people ordering the product are informed of the telltale device and instructed to reject the delivery if the telltale is missing, appeared tampered with, or triggered.

Removing these from packages is also a criminal act in some states, as it is considered tampering.

[–]behaaki 35 points36 points  (0 children)

What a dick

[–]OGbigfoot 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I see them quite often working LTL. The BOL has a sticker on it that tells the customer it has a tip n tell. Easy way to get around it is to not drop your freight.

[–]AVeryHeavyBurtationInterested 31 points32 points  (5 children)

We use them on all the things we ship. 9 times out of 10, the ups guy just turns it 90⁰ to fit it out the door easier.

We also use "shockwatches", which trip when the package is subjected to high g forces. Our clients have told us that they're almost always tripped. 😒

[–]AnomalousSquid 11 points12 points  (3 children)

If a package needs to be kept in a specific orientation, palletize and ship LTL. UPS small package uses conveyors heavily as well as somewhat underpaid and very overworked loaders, and orientation is completely ignored. It doesn’t matter how conscientious the last-mile driver is, that package has been rotated every which way at some point in its trip.

[–]TheEpicMilkMan 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Man, working in LTL these things are your worst nightmare. Mainly because you see it blue and just have to prepare for the paperwork and the earful from customers that comes with it all because the freight handlers probably didn't have a strap available or were too lazy. Damn it, boy.

[–]rdxgs 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Oops, i blue your load

[–]DBOWNIZZ916 536 points537 points  (53 children)

That's a VERY good idea.

[–]MJMurcott 117 points118 points  (23 children)

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[–]MJMurcott 167 points168 points  (11 children)

For packs of 100 if you order 1-4 packs.

[–]dinominant 47 points48 points  (7 children)

They would need to send you 101 units, or packaging with a window.

[–]stoprockandrollkids 34 points35 points  (4 children)

Interesting thought but I assume theres a mechanism to preserve it until use, such as a pull strip or something

[–]Cladex 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You can see in the middle there seems to be a channel. I guess this is where the pull tag would be

[–]mstomm 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Usually this kind of thing has a "safety" so it doesn't get "activated" until you peel off the back to expose the adhesive to slap it on.

[–]rpgguy_1o1 7 points8 points  (2 children)

But what if THAT order tipped over and all 400 indicators got ruined

[–]theoreoman 66 points67 points  (4 children)

£1,80 each but your slapping this on cargo worth thousands

[–]BroTheo 116 points117 points  (5 children)

I've seen some that indicate what degree the shipment tipped and in what direction.

[–]hipsiguy 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Yeah I've seen those as well. It has a little ball in it.

[–]arduheltgalen 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Like one of those maze-game-thingies where you have to get the ball into a little hole ^^

[–]awsomehog 3 points4 points  (0 children)

found a link bc o had seen these too and I couldn’t remember what it was

[–]HailEmpressTheresa 104 points105 points  (4 children)

These are a good idea for people who buy/sell animals that get shipped like fish and reptiles.

[–]TheMeltingSnowman72 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was about to say, wouldn't the lack of water be a clue with the fish?

But I won't.

[–]OrganizationSea6549 138 points139 points  (37 children)

What was it?

[–]Dj_Jojo_Yoyo[S] 186 points187 points  (36 children)

Telecommunications equipment.

[–]hammertime2009 59 points60 points  (10 children)

Like routers or switches? I order millions of dollars worth of cisco gear and I’ve never seen this on a box.

[–]Basicbitchbeige 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Usually see those on larger node storage, loaded cabinets and half racks.

[–]iCameToLearnSomeCode 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Probably something with a cooling system or a gyroscpic tracking system.

[–]admiralkit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

At an old job of mine we used these things. We would mount the equipment, mostly optical transport gear, in racks per the customer's design, provision and test the equipment, and then ship the rack with the cards pulled out and locked with spacers. These would go on the outside of the box that covered the racks.

[–]TasteyPoison117 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Depends on the product being shipped. Large scale motors are sometimes shipped in pieces. There's also concern for rattling or movement during shipment for instruments or scientific equipment (as seen above). It's an accountable way to prevent shipment damage!

[–]YMHCoolGuy 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I get these on a lot of items in my line of work with HVAC. Specifically compressors and mobile home furnaces. If the “tip n tell” shows blue at the top I refuse any and all pieces

[–]jasonbf78 55 points56 points  (17 children)

Used to work at UPS… that would never work there… every package would be blue

[–]Justyburger 59 points60 points  (1 child)

This isn’t necessarily meant for every day UPS shipping. This is for the companies you pay much more to get your shit there safe.

[–]dansedemorte 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah dedicated freight deliveries.

[–]TheArkratos 22 points23 points  (3 children)

I shipped a 3000$ watercooled computer in a wooden crate with UPS once. Put a few of these on the outside of the box. When it was delivered, not only were they missing, but it was delivered on its side and the crate was covered in footprints. Also insurance wouldn't cover if they broke anything in the crate, only if the crate was lost or fell off the truck or something. Luckily I packed it well enough it survived...

[–]justhisguy-youknow 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I have always been told that the box can break but contents can't. So wrapping in plastic which will break is a good marker of how the damage is.

[–]Jellywaffles420 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I agree, almost every UPS package that’s light enough has been thrown at least once

[–]IntenseShitposting 6 points7 points  (0 children)

And if not thrown, crushed between two irregs.

[–]According_Tax_7781 164 points165 points  (8 children)

Tip n tell aka delivery snitch

[–]DistalMesial 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Built in insurance, genius.

[–]Mrdaddy2030 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yup they are awesome just expensive but good at ratting out ups lol

[–]Wooden_Rhubarb_4349 35 points36 points  (21 children)

But when they tip the item over just pull the stickers off and shipping on..

[–]segedvado 80 points81 points  (13 children)

The missing stickers are evidence against them. That, and once you open the package and see the contents were spilled, and the stickers missing, means an immediate complaint to the delivery people.

[–]Moonandserpent 20 points21 points  (5 children)

Have you found generally there’s ever any accountability in that department?

[–]soulflaregm 25 points26 points  (0 children)

When your shipping with these you usually are not using standard shipping. You're going to use freight

[–]dgaff21 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When it's a business? Yeah.

[–]bagelchips 35 points36 points  (5 children)

I’ve seen these pop up several times on Reddit. The recipient knows the sticker should be there. They also sometimes place redundant stickers on the inside of the package. Also, the stickers are serialized, and the package recipient is sent the number, so if it doesn’t match the number they receive they’ll know the sticker was replaced.

[–]yellekc 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Are there other models? The pics don't appear to show any serialization, unless it is in the back or something.

[–]1731799517 16 points17 points  (2 children)

There multiple types, including tilt angle, inversion sensor, shock sensor, etc.

In those posts idiots are always going "duh-huh, nobody will care anyway / will rip them off / we set them off for fun". Guess what, my electron microscope comes without a sticker its going straight back to FEI, no discussion, not my problem.

[–]yellekc 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You order electron microscopes often? What does one go for, never seem to see prices listed online.

[–]Wurm42 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, there are several different brands of tilt sensors out there.

You usually get serial numbers on the sensors that are sold commercially in huge batches, like a whole pallet load of the things.

[–]sodapop1968 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My company puts them inside the box and outside the box :)

[–]cordialcurmudgeon 42 points43 points  (1 child)

I just wanna mention, the family that owns the Uline company are still trying to ‘stop the steal’, downvote me if you want

[–]SpecterGT260Interested 5 points6 points  (2 children)

What prevents the beads from just going back into the bottom?

[–]xington 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The backing is a sticker, the beads stick to it.

[–]Spookydrunk 43 points44 points  (4 children)

OP hasn’t seen one before because the UPS guy rips it off right before he chucks it at your door.

[–]BIPY26 38 points39 points  (0 children)

These aren’t designed for personal deliveries from Amazon

[–]WW2_MAN 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Yeah no UPS freight might use them but regular UPS wouldn't use these.

[–]no_ur_cool 4 points5 points  (0 children)

*have never

[–]imgprojts 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They also got temperature buttons that turn red if they shipment got frozen. There's also shock n tell where a glass vial breaks if you trop the thing and turns the label red. Cool little things.

[–]Grizzlygrant238 5 points6 points  (0 children)

These and g force stickers are put on electrical devices often . See it in construction

You can test the g force ones by slapping them or something too.

[–]Holden1104 3 points4 points  (0 children)

These are cool. Only seen them on here never in the real world.