Mar 9, 2008, 1:32 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
I'm not calling you a liar or anything. Problems can happen with any service but I have never had a problem with UPS or FedEx (not to say that they don't happen as we are all discussing in this thread) but the Postal System has lost three separate packages that I have either shipped or had shipped to me this year alone. I will never us the Post Office for anything other than regular letters ever again. At least with UPS and FedEx you get a tracking number at no extra charge and can tell where the last place it was. And you also get $100 of insurance I believe at no extra charge. The Post Office charges extra for insurance and their delivery confirmation only tells you if it was delivered or not and that usually doesn't even update until about a day after it has been delivered. Sorry for my rant on the Post Office, it's just that I have had very bad experiences with their service.
Mar 9, 2008, 4:27 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
I've been having a small problem with USPS, as well......
A guy sent a pakcage out on wednesday from South Carolina to Illinois by Priority... by my math, it should've been here Friday...... It's still not here.
He sent another pakcage to a friend of mine about 10 miles away last saturday and he had it Monday....
Mar 9, 2008, 6:25 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
Well, I didn't mean to get a fight started about which is better - postal or currier - but I was just sharing my own experiences. One of the problems I have (being in Canada) is when I order something from the US there are always extra border-related charges from UPS and similar business. I've never had that problem with the post. Also, I personally have never had anything lost in the mail between Canada and US... however - I did have one thing shipped to Australia get lost once. Considering the number of things I've sent and received in the mail, though, I'd say that's not a very high percentage. When I ship a package through the post there is $100 insurance included, and only a dollar or so more to insure it for more than that. They also come with a tracking number at no extra cost.
Again, I'm not trying to get anything started here, just expressing my own experiences. I think when things are sent via UPS within the US there's not likely to be hidden charges like we get up here when receiving stuff from below the border.
Mar 10, 2008, 10:01 AM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
I also didn't mean to start an arguement about which service is better. I also didn't notice you were in Canada when I made my comment. I do agree that International shipping is probably easier/better which the postal system. But regardless those were just my opinions and I'm sure everyone has their own which are shaped by their personal experiences between each service. Also, each is bound to have their problems just by the sheer volume of packages shipped by each service daily they can't be 100% so whoever is used there is sooner or later bound to be a lost package at some point.
Once again I didn't mean to sound harsh with my first post. Cheers and hopefully no more lost packages for USPS, UPS, or FedEx.
Mar 10, 2008, 11:34 AM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
Mar 11, 2008, 12:12 AM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
Alright. Im fed up with this. All day today, it was saying "in transit" after going back to orlando. I just now checked it. Guess where it is this time...Ellenwood, Georgia!
We should start taking bets as to where it will end up next! Im going to call first thing in the moring...
Mar 11, 2008, 8:34 AM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
I'm gonna say returning to sender!
Mar 11, 2008, 11:57 AM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
I'm picturing the driver looking at a map while trying to pronounce "Tal-a-hass-ee?" and then saying, "Ne'er heard o' it. Oh, well, can't be that important. Think I'll take me a drive to Alaska."
Oh, by the way, I just received notice from the person in Australia I sent the "lost" parcel to. It arrived yesterday. I sent it about 3 months ago. So, I guess now I can say I've never lost anything in the mail. LOLOLOL
Mar 11, 2008, 12:02 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
bah, Im calling right now, will update in a few..
Mar 11, 2008, 12:07 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
Man, this has been a total mind****...I dont know what to even say...
Mar 11, 2008, 1:13 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
so..... did it get there?
Mar 11, 2008, 1:43 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
Weather delay? Was it attached to a kite that caught the jet stream and flew to Pampano Beach?
EDIT: HEHE - Post count 1138 !!!
Mar 11, 2008, 3:56 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
I just had a neighbor check my front door, cause im out of town, he said he saw a package, but didnt specify. Im expecting to have 2 packages when I get back, one from FedEx and from Fettpride. The FP package should be small based on my order from him, plus, it was sent via usps, so I would assume that it would be sitting in my mail box. Oh well, this is over at least..
Zurath Kodul said:
Mar 16, 2008, 9:23 AM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
"weather delay"? Yeah, I guess the good weather down in Pompano Beach is what delayed things. LOL "Gonna get me some sun while I'm in Florida!!!"
Mar 16, 2008, 10:24 AM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
I think your package might have caugh some Spring Break sun.
Mar 16, 2008, 3:06 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
Thanks for that image, jodo.....actually, you can have it back, I have enough mental issues.
Mar 16, 2008, 3:25 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
Ay, It was mighty humid and sunny in ft lauderdale last week, so I got my fill.
Anyways, I got the package. I looked at it, and written in black sharpie, above my adress is "Bad Zip!!!"
Apparently thats probably why it went the route it did. I dont get why they used my billing address zip, instead of the zip that was with my shipping address. I dont get it, next time Im going to have to make sure they use my full shipping address..
Anyways, here's what was in the package!
Im going to be molding my Sandtrooper handback sculpts with this, going to be my first time molding :
Mar 17, 2008, 7:47 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
Mar 17, 2008, 7:56 PM - Re: Umm..wat? V Fedex
phew. thank god. I was getting stressed out and it isn't even my package.