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    Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Ordered a part from a warehouse for my oven
    Say's here that it will take 8 days from Jacksonville Fl.
    A 4 hour drive from here
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    It has to go through Memphis.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    OK
    I'm 6 hours from Memphis
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    But you have to allow for a fuel stop, coffee break, dinner and nature stops! 8 days sounds about right!

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

    Maybe it has to go via the Bermuda Triangle.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Quote Originally Posted by DNK View Post
    OK
    I'm 6 hours from Memphis
    By horse?
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Don, your part arrived at my place. I’ll resend it next week when I get back.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

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

    Our mail goes to Charlotte,NC,even if you're sending it to
    an address across the street.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Ordered a part from outside Chicago once. Tracked it.

    Went to Memphis. Went to Denver. Went to Boston. Went to Miami. Went to LA, got hung up in Portland, and FOUR WEEKS after it started, it got to Seattle.

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

    FedEx isn't my favorite. For the longest time they delivered to the Fire House which is 4 blocks South. I get deliveries from England thru UPS in 4 days.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    My personal record was having to send a laptop back to Sony via Staples for warranty work. Sony insisted on using their packaging which they sent to Ontario California - FOUR TIMES!
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

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    My personal record was having to send a laptop back to Sony via Staples for warranty work. Sony insisted on using their packaging which they sent to Ontario California - FOUR TIMES!


    I imagine that happens a lot. The "CN" vs. "CA" is subtle. It's what happens when people are involved... they assume.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Sometimes you have to wonder about the shipping routes these things take. I use the modern marvel of tracking packages and am on occasion flabbergasted at the routes things go through. I recently bought something that originated in AZ, it made a stop in OKC, then went to St. Louis, then to Lawton, OK before being delivered to me.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Years ago they had to get a printer part where I went to college. seems then it had to route from the US through a warehouse in Singapore and back to the Midwest for some reason. Never understood that and for fact it took 3 weeks.

    On another note, got an envelope from he post office that said on the front, "because we care" and inside was a note explaining their regrets over a piece of damaged mail and how sorry they were. The bit they forwarded along was the address label and that corner of the page it was on. But not the actual item or even any part of the cover that said what it even was off of. So they spent time preparing and delivering a perfectly useless 4x4 bit of paper with my address on it.

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

    So now it's in Charlotte from Jacksonville.
    Somebody could have tossed it out the door when they flew over our house
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DNK View Post
    So now it's in Charlotte from Jacksonville.

    I told them to do that.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    I think you have to admit, that with USPS also handling many deliveries for DHL, FedEx, and UPS - there'll be a few mix ups.
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    Re: Well Dang, If This Don't Beat All

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy View Post


    I imagine that happens a lot. The "CN" vs. "CA" is subtle. It's what happens when people are involved... they assume.
    Indeed - and, actually Toronto, ON, CA - as opposed to Ontario, CA, USA - hmm.
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