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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by LawBeefaroni » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:10 am

3 days to get picked up, clear customs, cross the Atlantic, and get delivered is pretty optimistic. I think they may have overpromised on the date. I wouldn't start worry until you don't see an update for 3 or so businesses days.
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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by dbt1949 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:27 pm

I buy small items from Japan and China all the time and waiting for a week or more to get thru customs is not unusual.
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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by Kraken » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:32 pm

If he bought UPS Worldwide Expedited, he paid big bucks for a guaranteed delivery date, and might be able to file for a refund if it's late. I've never used that service because it's priced out of reach, so IDK the service guarantee details.

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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by Daehawk » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:38 pm

And this is why people who try to ship themselves to Hawaii in a box are never heard from again.
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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by msduncan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:04 pm

Kraken wrote:
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If he bought UPS Worldwide Expedited, he paid big bucks for a guaranteed delivery date, and might be able to file for a refund if it's late. I've never used that service because it's priced out of reach, so IDK the service guarantee details.
It was a part of the purchase. Not sure it's truly expedited. It's Worldwide Saver, but others have said they routinely get theirs in 3 or so days. I was going by several UPS messages I received giving me a scheduled delivery date of Monday, then Wednesday, and now on hold again.

Either way, I just had another scan: Held in Warehouse. So it's not moving again. It's being held.
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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by Daehawk » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:10 pm

When we would get something cheap from China it took 2 weeks - 5 weeks. Sometimes Id get it and wonder what the heck I ordered it had been so long.
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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by Blackhawk » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:38 pm

I'm tracking a package via UPS right now. It isn't as valuable as yours, but it is supposed to be delivered by the end of the day (and it's almost 5.) Tracking shows it is still sitting in Houston where it was received.

Either it will show up magically and all of the missing tracking info will fill itself in, or in a couple of hours it will be rescheduled for another day, or it will disappear for a three days, show up in Oregon, then Florida, then appear on my steps beat to hell.

It's pretty much par for the course for UPS. FedEx is worse. USPS seems better, but that's mostly because the tracking and times are so vague that you never know when it is actually late. And don't even get me started on DHL. With DHL I just hope it shows up before it dissolves from age.

The delivery time is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. Arrr.
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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by Kraken » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:53 pm

msduncan wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:04 pm
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:32 pm
If he bought UPS Worldwide Expedited, he paid big bucks for a guaranteed delivery date, and might be able to file for a refund if it's late. I've never used that service because it's priced out of reach, so IDK the service guarantee details.
It was a part of the purchase. Not sure it's truly expedited. It's Worldwide Saver,
Two different services. Never mind.

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The delivery time is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. Arrr.
Only the air service dates are guaranteed and enforced. Ground delays are routine.

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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by msduncan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:14 pm

Two of the three have now been scanned again as export and have toggled back to 'In Transit'.

The third probably contains my e-11 blaster and my dlt-19 blaster rifle. I can see where that might require an additional once-over by customs. :p

I should have hired a smuggler to get them to me. They would have been here in less than 3 parsecs.
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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by Blackhawk » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:53 pm

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:38 pm
I'm tracking a package via UPS right now. It isn't as valuable as yours, but it is supposed to be delivered by the end of the day (and it's almost 5.) Tracking shows it is still sitting in Houston where it was received.

Either it will show up magically and all of the missing tracking info will fill itself in, or in a couple of hours it will be rescheduled for another day, or it will disappear for a three days, show up in Oregon, then Florida, then appear on my steps beat to hell.
Sure enough, the jackasses at UPS sent it to New York instead of here.
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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by Daehawk » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:36 pm

A lot of my packages that come from up north will pass me by heading south to a hub then have to turn around and come all the way back. I find shippers to be very illogical on their routes.

And no one is worse at tracking than the USPS. They just do not track shit at all. With UPS I get up to the minute info. With USPS I get a update saying they have it then the next one Ill see is delivered. Nothing in between.
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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by Punisher » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:10 pm

For me, from best to worse in my experieance.
UPS Have had only a handful of issues with them, not counting weather and customs delays

FedEx Somewhat close to UPS, but just a few more issues

USPS As mentioned, tracking is virtually useless. I've had things marked as delivered, but not delivered, then days later tracking picks it up in another state. Sometimes things will be delivered a week or so after they've marked it delivered.

DHL Similar to USPS, but a lot more issues. Things saying delivered that never arrived, things delivered to the wrong address, things left out in the rain without even trying to ring the bell.

Amazon Uber (But they have been getting better). Things being marked as delivered that aren't, Things scheduled for one day and show up days later.
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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by Blackhawk » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:49 pm

Daehawk wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:36 pm
A lot of my packages that come from up north will pass me by heading south to a hub then have to turn around and come all the way back. I find shippers to be very illogical on their routes.
Yep, but at this point I know where the hubs are. For UPS and FedEx, it would either go to Louisville then Indy, or Indy directly. This was mis-sorted.
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Re: Anyone here work for UPS?

Post by Alefroth » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:51 am

If you had bought American, it would be home by now.

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