Sorry that has happened to you and UPS sounded like total d-bags.
A few years back, during the holidays, I had bought my older brother a few, pretty expensive gifts. When I finally recieved them, somebody stole one of them. I didn't bother contacting UPS, but I was compensated by the company from whom I ordered the gifts.
again, sorry that happened to you, but thank you for the heads, I'll keep note of that, when it's time to find a drop shipper.