The letter that Gerry is putting on his tool package reminded me
that one must watch the rules on all courier sites. Last time I
looked, unless items were being shipped BETWEEN BUSINESSES, they
were_not_insured_for_loss, even if the company took your money for
the insurance! Yes I do mean that if you pay to ship something on UPS
and it is a personal item, that even if you pay to insure it, it is
not covered for loss! This rule is generally buried deep within the
website, and in fine print on some but not all of their paperwork.
The way you get around this is to always use company names as
shipper and receiver. Even when you are shipping to yourself.
I found this out the hard way shipping a laptop from my company in
Canada to my daughter in the US. I used her name instead of her name
c/o the company and was tied up in paperwork, including having to get
affadavits to affirm original ownership, for months, when it was
stolen. Yes it was insured, but that didn't matter to UPS. If the
laptop had been a gift or other personal item - I would have been out
I should point out that this bizarre rule does not apply to Canada
Post. They insure personal items as well as business ones.