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UPS Ammunition shipping
I need to ship some 500+ rounds of M2 ball to southern TN. Found a "customer service" center supposedly able to do this for me about 55 miles from me, only 35 miles if I drove there after my work in Park Rapids, MN. Drove there yesterday afternoon and arrived at 1:30PM to find the place locked up; sign on the door says "open 4:30 - 6:30PM, M-F". Had tried several times to find more information from UPS about shipping ammunition - locations, restrictions, rules, etc. Today, I called the 800 number for UPS information and through a quirk or mistake got the automated answering 'machine' to address "ammunition shipping" and it could not comprehend the 'shipping from' zip code that I repeatedly spoke to it. "It" finally transferred me to a human being (agent) who then transferred me to the UPS Hazardous Materials Shipping department (1-800-554-9964) and a very kind lady answered my questions - box needs "Cartridges, Small Arms" and a home-made black rectangle label with "ORM-D" written/printed in it. My next question was whether the Customer Service Center in Bemidji, MN was able to accept the shipment. I waited while she called Bemidji and then told me that the person who could say 'yes/no' for that facility would not be in the center until 3:00PM but gave me the phone number or offered to make the call and call me with the answer. I elected to make the call myself, spoke to 'Mary' who told me that Bemidji UPS would ship for me, reviewed the package labeling needed. I was surprised that UPS Customer Service Centers are typically open for only a couple of hours, Monday through Friday and typically fairly late in the afternoon. It has taken me a full week to find a sure-thing UPS Center open at a time that I can get to it and reasonable assurance of acceptance for shipping.
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