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shipping engine oil

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by fireturk41, May 5, 2010.

  1. May 5, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    i have been trying to ship engine oil to a member that bought it from me on here, however the postmaster has refused to let me mail it saying its a flammable hazmat, i informed him that usps considers items flamable only if they have a flashpoint of 200 degrees F, oils flashpoint is around 380 degrees, then he argues about the packaging, its double sealed like usps reccomends and is in a screw sealed container, then he argues that if it spills its a hazmat, i inform him the MSDS advises to clean with soap and water, then he argues the package is too big and i measure it and let him know its under 80 inches, then he rants about weight, i told him it weighs 44lbs, usps ships up to 70 lbs. he has been telling me he has to speak with a higher up but hasnt done so in the last weekish, what do i do to ship my damn goods?


    btw he says he ships hydraulic oil but not engine oil because hydraulic oil isnt a hazmat wtf?
     
  2. May 5, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    HondaGM

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    take the box of oil and beat his brains out with it
     
  3. May 5, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

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    sounds like a real lazy ass to me. take it to another post office around your area? otherwise... ups or fedex?
     
  4. May 5, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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  5. May 7, 2010 at 2:22 AM
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    I work for UPS and used oil is considered a haz-mat (for some reason I can't remember) but new oil is not a haz-mat. It can be shipped without haz-mat papers.

    If I were you, I would just put it in an unmarked box.
     
  6. May 7, 2010 at 4:25 AM
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    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    it is unused


    im thinking bout just saying its hydraulic fluid next time i try lol cause he said they can ship that

    old oil is considered hazmat because of all the potential for hazardous metal shavings from being used in an engine
     
  7. May 7, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Not to me... that dude is going to all kinds of effort NOT to ship the oil!
     
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