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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

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    Well this is a timely thread. I recently ordered something from Amazon and when I went to check on it via tracking, I saw this notice:

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    Ordered from Amazon Prime last night about 9 PM - arrived at 3 today - amazing!

    OTOH when we met our daughter in Florida in December she flew Toronto - Minneapolis - Orlando - so apparently not just packages.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    Indeed - and, actually Toronto, ON, CA - as opposed to Ontario, CA, USA - hmm.
    Back in the day when we were doing radar evaluations in Germany, we decided to ship our (rather large in those days) computers back to our unit in Utah (UT). Well, after a few weeks they still had not arrived so we tried to track them down and found they were in some holding facility - in Vermont (VT). We eventually got them back but it took a long time.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Saw a small item on E-Bay last Friday afternoon, 18 Jan. Ordered it. In defense of USPS the E-Bay estimated delivery date was 29 Jan, but it was in the mailbox yesterday. Four days from NYC to Tampa.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Unless I miss my guess, The number on the original post looks like a smart-post number. Fedex ground picks up the package are delivers it to the postal dist. center for the usps for final delivery. A real fedex package would track much better. USPS... not so much. USPS shipping estimates are longer than normal. Do not be shocked if your package arrives sooner.

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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    I remember when you'd get an ebay email saying "Your item has shpped!" - but it hadn't even left the seller's possession. Seller clicks "shipped" on the item page, whether it was shipped or not. Now I've noticed the ebay email says something like "Your item is about to be shipped".

    If sellers all had long-distance package carrying drones, the problem would disappear. Of course, then most commercial airlines would disappear too.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Back in the day when we were doing radar evaluations in Germany, we decided to ship our (rather large in those days) computers back to our unit in Utah (UT). Well, after a few weeks they still had not arrived so we tried to track them down and found they were in some holding facility - in Vermont (VT). We eventually got them back but it took a long time.
    Those old computers had to be airlifted via C5 didn't they?
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    Those old computers had to be airlifted via C5 didn't they?
    Ha! They weren't THAT big! (Suitcase size)
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    Those old computers had to be airlifted via C5 didn't they?
    Recently de-classified photo of memory chip being delivered to Basil's computer.

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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

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    Recently de-classified photo of memory chip being delivered to Basil's computer.


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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

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    With accompanying living quarters!
    The computer I worked on when I was first in the Air Force (NORAD SAGE) was housed in a building called the "Blockhouse" and was more than big enough to live in.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Update
    It left Charlotte @ 11:30 AM today
    Any guesses where it will go?
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    To your local post office

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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Well it went further away. Concord NC where it was delivered to a post office
    If I would have known that I would have had it shipped that way the whole time
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Showed up in the mail today
    2 business days early
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Today must be delivery day. I received a package today that was originally due the 29th.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    "Somebody is always listening"

    His name is Big Brother.
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