Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

Some angry customers head to shipping centers to find late holiday gifts

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 12/26/2013 5:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- FedEx and UPS drivers hit the road in Las Vegas today, scrambling to make deliveries to angry customers who didn't receive their packages in time for Christmas. The delays occurred throughout the country.

The companies blamed poor weather and higher demand from soaring online sales.

Some customers did not want to wait any longer, and came to the UPS center at McCarran Airport to try and track down the presents that were missing under their Christmas trees. And some had better luck than others.

Jason Butler was one of the unlucky ones who did not get his package on time. He ordered a PlayStation 4 on Amazon for his girlfriend. He says it was supposed to arrive Monday, but it never made it.

Today, he made his third trip to the UPS customer center on East Arby Lane, and he did not leave empty handed. Today, he finally was able to bring the present home.

“I guess just loitering in the parking lot paid off. The security guard came out and said they found the package,” Butler said. “I’m glad it didn’t get lost, or damaged, or stolen, and I guess I’m glad to get some sleep now. I’m glad the ordeal is over.”

The delays were blamed on several factors. UPS called it a perfect storm of problems: Wintery weather in parts of the country, a shorter shopping season between thanksgiving and Christmas, and a surge in online shopping.

UPS sent out a tweet today saying the company will make every effort to get packages to their destination as quickly as possible.

Share

Slideshows

Popular Right Now:
Las Vegas a new frontier for porn industry 

Updated: 10/29/2014 9:57:09 PM

Lava won't chase out some people

Updated: 10/30/2014 5:40:02 AM

PAHOA, HAWAII - OCTOBER 26:  In this handout provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), A portion of the front of the June 27th lava flow burns through thick vegetation and a fence on October 26, 2014 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Scientists of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory conducted ground and air observations of the lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano and determined that it was 510 meters (560 yards) upslope from Pa-hoa Village Road and the flow width was about 50 meters (55 yards) at the leading edge. Molten rock from the flow is inching its way towards homes in the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island where close to a thousand people live.  (Photo by USGS via Getty Images) (Handout, 2014 USGS)
Poll


All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.