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Offline LewisStonehouse

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10965 on: January 06, 2022, 05:27:14 pm »
@Joberwocky feel better bud

@Matt that sucks, royal mail sometimes struggle getting things from A to B domestically. Hopefully your shirt shows up soon

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10966 on: January 06, 2022, 05:42:19 pm »
FWIW, I've received stuff via Royal Mail that took forever, but it always managed to eventually arrive.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10967 on: January 06, 2022, 05:50:50 pm »
Thanks everyone.  Not a real problem as problems go but I’m glad we’re all here for each other.   :-*

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« Reply #10968 on: January 06, 2022, 06:28:42 pm »
Rest up @Joberwocky ! Hoping you recover with ease.

Omarion (Omicron) variant is running rampant in my neck of the woods. I'm the only left on my immediate team that hasn't caught COVID. What a time to be alive.. :'(
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10969 on: January 06, 2022, 10:13:51 pm »
Thanks guys, I feel like I've fortunately dodged the worst of it.
I'm the first adult in my family to get COVID, not a prestigious honor I wanted  :D

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10970 on: January 06, 2022, 10:34:13 pm »
Hey, just think of yourself as a familial Covid pioneer! Where no fam has gone before 8)
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10971 on: January 07, 2022, 07:14:29 am »
With UPS we can get a package to the States in 48hrs

With Royal Mail I cannot get a package to Sussex* in 72hrs  >:(

* approx 50 miles east of IHUK
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10972 on: January 07, 2022, 03:13:27 pm »
Shipping delays.  My 309 sold to my by @JP on Dec 17!!! Is still sitting in Mexico somewhere.  It’ll be too warm to wear it by the time it gets here.  If it gets here. 

national mail companies usually pair with the national mail company in a different country.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10973 on: January 07, 2022, 04:41:46 pm »
I find it sort of ironic that a lot of the time, USPS is the fastest and cheapest option for us here. I sell a lot of music stuff on Reverb and almost always ship Priority — sometimes it's a little delayed, but I've never had anything flat-out lost and most of the time it takes just 2, 3 days max. Meanwhile I shake my fist anytime I order something and it ships to me via UPS or FedEx Ground.

I will say though — UPS and DHL International are f'n incredible. It never makes any sense to me that stuff can get to me from outside of the US in 1 to 2 days, yet domestically it can be a real shitshow.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10974 on: January 07, 2022, 06:06:41 pm »
I have a package being shipped FedEx ground right now from out of state.  It was first scanned in state in a town roughly 40 miles east of where it was to be delivered.  It then travelled within 1 mile of the delivery destination (I know this because there is only one highway a FedEx truck would have taken), past the destination, and was scanned again about 20 miles southwest of the delivery address.  It then went another 20-30 miles south of the delivery address.  It then went 20 miles Northeast and is now going on day two of sitting in a warehouse about 30 miles from the delivery address.  It took 3 days for the package to make it from Illinois to Washington (roughly 2,100 miles/3,400KM) and we're now going on 4 days of the package pinballing around the state.

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10975 on: January 07, 2022, 06:51:52 pm »
Can you have the delivery changed to fedex location to be picked up?  Ive done that with USPS and UPS.

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« Reply #10976 on: January 07, 2022, 07:00:48 pm »
If it was something I needed that badly I might consider it, but in this case it's not worth my time.

I have had some unbelievably bad luck with doing that in the past as well.  Basically call in to FedEx, request they hold the package, FedEx confirms the package is being held.  Drive down to the FedEx.  Person at the FedEx store confirms the package just left on a truck to be returned to sender.

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10977 on: January 07, 2022, 09:33:33 pm »
I've found that FedEx are the absolute worst. I've had em leave a $2K signature-req'd guitar on my doorstep without even ringing the doorbell.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10978 on: January 07, 2022, 10:58:17 pm »
@popvulture gonna need a pic of said porch axe.

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10979 on: January 07, 2022, 11:07:27 pm »
Haha I unfortunately don't have it anymore — it was a white Music Man St. Vincent. It was super cool but for some reason (Chronic Gear Acquisition Syndrome) I sold it.
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