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shipping rant

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ratranger, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I'm a long way from that, but they'll follow up. The volume of packages was not imagined 9 months ago. It's a good opportunity for bad apples to find their way in.
     
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  2. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    So you agree this looks suspicious?
     
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  3. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yes. It looks like a thief is operating a truck with Fedex logo and packages aboard.
    Keep in mind, I'm an airplane person and probably know as much about it as you do.
     
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  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I think it’s quite possible the driver stole the shipment. That very scenario has happened before. Their scanners have GPS trackers in them , and everything is recorded. How fast they drive, where they stop and for how long.
    What is strange though is most delivery services now photograph their delivery when they drop it. It’s good you reported it.
     
  5. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    And now, some of the FedEx Express packages have Senseaware. The package itself has a tracking device.
     
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  6. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    You guys are making me nervous. I've got a package coming UPS today. Say's it is out for delivery.
     
  7. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I have always instructed shippers to have the package put behind a brick column on our porch but they consistently leave it leaning against the front door - in full view of the street.

    I happened to be near the door when a guy walked up to make delivery and I opened it as he was walking away. I called out and in a pleasant voice said: "Would you please leave the parcels HERE (pointing to the desired spot)." But he just gave me a stupid sh!teating grin and shrugged.

    I guess its the times....
     
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  8. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I'm sure it is. No worries.

    I've got a broken washing machine. I bought parts on eBay. USPS tracking says they have not received the package a week later. I contact seller and tell him just keep it and buy again from another vendor. Now, I get local tracking info after receiving a refund. Part is on the way twice! Tracking SNAFU's can really mess things up!
     
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  9. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    All seriousness aside, my wife and I went out this morning at about 11:00 AM and drove to the next little town to walk in their park along the Detroit River and then we bought sub sandwiches and ate them in the car - and came home. Coming back down our street we noted about 3-4 vans (a FEDEX, a UPS, a Canada Post and a U-Haul rental van) sprinkled along the street delivering parcels.

    I remarked that it is sort of amazing how much stuff is being shipped hither and yon by all sorts of different organizations and nearly all of it arrives at its destination in good order - and she agreed (that's about the first thing we've agree on in the last week or so....:whistle:).
     
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  10. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    FedEx hub in Memphis handled an absurd number of packages on Dec 23. I think the number was 5.71 million, but please don't quote that. Whatever the number, it excluded the overnight letters. Generally, we only talk about the screw-ups.
     
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  11. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    On Tue Jan 5th I ordered 3 sets of 2 into 1 exhaust headers from Dennis Kirk. They arrived on The morning of Thur Jan 7th. Upon my inspection all 3 boxes had been opened and resealed with tape. (staples removed):mad: All the pipes and cone mufflers were still sealed in the original factory wrappings and in excellent cond, however the hdw package in all 3 sets had been opened and and were missing all the 1/2 clamps and 1 set was missing the flanges as well. I called customer services and got the return instructions and sent them back the same day. On Mon Jan 11 they had arrived back to Dennis Kirk. At 1:05 PM I got a email saying the return was completed and at 3:45 the same day the full refund (no restock fee`s, shipping fee or charges of any kind) was made to my credit card. This experience could have been much worse. My guess is the parts were robbed in the warehouse to replace other sets that were sold with missing parts also. If they had been complete $150.60 a set with free shipping would have been a great deal. I wasn`t overly pissed as usual but I sure was disappointed.:shrug:
    At least UPS came through both coming and going.:thumbsup:
     
  12. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Will Dennis Kirk not re-ship complete sets to you?
     
  13. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    The headers were close out items. Customer service tried to get parts needed to complete them but the company (MAC) could not supply them anymore. Denis Kirk had 7 sets when I ordered mine and 3 sets in stock on the 11th. I didn`t want to take a chance on the remaining sets. Once bitten twice shy I guess.:shootme: I always had good luck with Dennis Kirk and will continue to buy from them.:thumbsup:
     
  14. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  15. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Think I'll start watching their bargain bin. :sneaky:
     
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  16. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Not a bad idea. The 1/2 clamps could be easily made on your lathe and flanges aren`t that hard either. $50.00 a set?:yikes:
     
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  17. Grimly

    Grimly XS650 Addict

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    Simlar ranty feeling here - after Brexit happened, any parcel from the UK to Ireland became liable to Customs inspection and duty payable.
    Two items I'd purchased, and had been shipped, before the deadline of midnight the 31st December finally arrived in Dublin and I was informed the Revenue were about to sting me for quite a few quid.
    This got up my nose, so fired off a firm email to the relevant desk and got a nice result - no duties payable, parcels to be with me in a couple of days.
    I suspect a million more parcels than normal for the end week of December were working their way through the Dublin hub, in light of the deadline.
     
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  18. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    My regular parcel drivers and the mailman leave my parcels inside the basement door which is always left unlocked. FedX drivers are so random it doesn't work with them. Got a set of end mills from harbor freight today in a nice little wooden index box 'cept the wooden box end was busted and missing and the 4 color display box was also torn even though it was all packed and padded inside an undamaged shipping box. :laughing:
    HF motto we tear off the QC label before we ship, guaranteed.
     
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  19. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    UPS finally got here. Box a little beat up. Find out in a min how it is on the inside.
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  20. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    No worries, your parcels are in good hands! ;)
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