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#1 CrazyGirl

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

ok , lets all tell the truth , when you buy something on line and you track the package , and it has a delivery date of March 23, but yet you will check and recheck and check again like it's gonna get it to you sooner ,,,, i know i do :lol:



#2 cobraman

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:46 PM

Yup.



#3 crazyjim

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:46 PM

I thought it was only me that did that.  Once in a great while a package will arrive sooner.  I really like when that happens.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

Guilty , do it all the time lol.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:51 PM

The only time I used FedEx is the International Express that HobbyLink Japan offers, and almost always - unless it's coming in over a weekend - they manage to deliver it a day before the tracking says it's supposed to be here.  3 days from Japan, the world's a lot smaller than it used to be.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

USPS is always a day or two late!

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

any more I do it just to see where it might go before it gets back to me! Had some mighty weird ones here lately! :lol:



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

I rarely get anything here by FedEx, but the other two, more often than not, get here a day early!



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:20 PM

The only time I used FedEx is the International Express that HobbyLink Japan offers, and almost always - unless it's coming in over a weekend - they manage to deliver it a day before the tracking says it's supposed to be here.  3 days from Japan, the world's a lot smaller than it used to be.

Same here, my last order from HLJ I did,  it shipped out of Japan on Friday, and on Monday, FedEx was ringing my door bell, but the tracking showed a Wednesday delivery date.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

What was the name of a national delivery company before UPS,Fed EX, and USPS, does anyone remember? I do.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

What was the name of a national delivery company before UPS,Fed EX, and USPS, does anyone remember? I do.

Talking about Fells Fargo stage coach ?



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

3 days from Japan, the world's a lot smaller than it used to be.

 

And yet a parcel within Canada takes 3 weeks. Go figure.  :rolleyes:



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

What was the name of a national delivery company before UPS,Fed EX, and USPS, does anyone remember? I do.

 

Pony Express.  :lol:



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

Yes, I do.

I have been buying and selling on eBay since 2006 and have bought and sold probably close to 1500 items. I always check my shipments coming in. In those years I had zero problems. Not one missed package or "missent" delivery. In the last month I have had two packages delivered to wrong zip codes. I have no idea how the USPS manages that. One is still MIA, the other arrived a day later. Is that part of the "sequestration" penalty? ;)

Could just be regression to the mean...

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

I always check to be sure when something is going to arrive. Partly excitement and partly wanting to get it off the doorstep before it melts.

 

I did have a recent ugly time with a G-Shock watch that I bought new on eBay. The seller sent it immediately, international express mail. It hit the west coast in 2 days and the PO sent it to US Customs. Then nothing for over two weeks. I had called the LA post office that gets international mail, I called US Customs and all told me "nope we don't have it". I emailed the ebay seller and was given some advise, call the PO and Customs, which I had already done. I was just about to file a claim with paypal and/or ebay for the item when the tracking suddenly said ir cleared customs and was at my local PO. I finally got the watch about 30+ days after buying it. I was very happy because it cost nearly $250. The package had never been opened by customs and it had sat somewhere until they finally sent it back to the postal service.

 

I can't really complain because I was relieved to finally get my watch. It sure scared me though, that is a lot of money to lose.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

USPS is always a day or two late!

. YUP !!!!! " snail mail "

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:29 PM

With USPS, tracking is a fun game of what unnecessary route will this package take to get to me.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

My last two packages arrived faster than I anticipated.  I finally got a another digital camera, so I can start posting again.  :)



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:15 PM

One of my last kits I bought off of ebay did the out of the way trip,  I live in Phoenix, and my package arrived in Phoenix, then it was sent to Tucson, which is about 150 miles south of Phoenix,  then it was sent back to Phoenix



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:34 PM

 

And yet a parcel within Canada takes 3 weeks. Go figure.  :rolleyes:

Ain't that the truth, I sent a box to Blackstock, which is 1 hour north of me, it went to Mississauga, then Newmarket, then Black Stock, it took a week.

 

Only Canada Post

 

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