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shipping rant

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

  1. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    Ordered some new bandsaw blades from Detroit Bandsaw Sun. night, shipped Tues., arrived Wed. via UPS. Recently waited 17 days on USPS delivery and have had multiple 10+ day deliveries on their "Priority" mail....not hard to figure out who I'll be using from here on.
     
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  2. Jim

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

    A portable bead blaster?

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  3. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Without getting political there is a good reason USPS can't deliver mail on time
     
  4. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    Understandable things are tough given the situation we're all in but their service was questionably at best long before this
     
  5. gggGary

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

    How can it not be political? it's henpecked/hamstrung by congress.
    I :heart: my mail men and women.
     
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  6. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    It used to be the only one to use when buying stuff from the States............99.9% of the time it was 10 days to get here and the cost was very, very, reasonable compared to FedX or UPS. Priority mail international cost of postage would b $60 USPS and $160 for FedX or UPS..................mind you this was a few years ago now........Never lost anything with USPS
     
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  7. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    At least in my part of the world USPS is working great. Just for example @Downeaster mentioned something I had never heard of before. 123 blocks. Wow. I need a couple of those. ordered late Saturday night and it was in Monday's mail. @DogBunny sent me a package Monday and it was here in Wednesday. UPS tries hard and does a pretty good job. Fed ex on the other hand is a complete mess. Tracking will show delivered and then 2 days later it will show up on my doorstep. I think the contractor, who is very nice when I have talked to him, only comes this way a couple of days a week.
    You have to remember I live right at the edge of the world just before it drops off at the edge.

    I still remember a time when if you bought anything by mail it had the proviso " Allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery" at the bottom of the ad so this one day delivery thing still is pretty amazing to me.
     
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  8. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I ordered a battery from Battery Sharks..Their.warehouse is based in MD..about a 5 hour drive from me...It took USPS exactly 30 days to deliver it... Ordered 2 weeks before Christmas..it just came 2 days ago..Tracking information was useless..It appeared to be lost..COVID19 is the main reason..so.they state ..that mail.is way behind..UPS on the other hand is darn good around here...
     
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  9. GLJ

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

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