GameFly vs. USPS

Ars Technica reports that game rental service GameFly has filed a complaint against the US Postal Service over game discs that are lost and damaged in the mail. GameFly contends that discs are broken by the mail sorting equipment, a problem that persisted after they started using a protective insert that doubled its shipping costs. They say between one and two percent of the games they ship are damaged, but that preferential treatment of similar mailings by Netflix and Blockbuster prevents them form suffering similarly (though no breakage figures for either of them are provided).
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Re: GameFly vs. USPS Apr 24, 2009, 18:22
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I'm not sure what you guys are all doing to get such crappy USPS feelings. I've had one single package damaged by the USPS. I shipped my PC from Ohio to Hawaii and at some point the hard corner of something punctured the box and dented my case slightly. That's the only thing that's ever come out even bruised. With UPS and Fedex I've never had packaged materials damaged, but the boxes invariably arrive beat right to hell and back.

DHL... Man. When they were Airborne Express they were just about the shittiest courier you can imagine. We used them where I worked work. On average I'd say they lost about a fifth of our packages.
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