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Old 01-14-2010, 08:08 AM   #1
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So I'm waiting on my new video card (http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=93991) for my work PC and newegg sent the tracking info and it was updated yesterday that it was going to be delivered yesterday. Well...it never came so I was kinda bummed but sometimes the UPS guy comes after I get off work (others work longer than me) so I was hopeful it would be here in the morning, I even came in earlier in early! Nope not here. So I go back and check the tracking info again:

THE PACKAGE WAS MISSED AT THE UPS FACILITY, UPS WILL DELIVER ON THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY[X]


W...T...F... *#@!&!*@&$.

Must be nice to have a job where you can 'miss' some of your work and not get in trouble. "Sorry boss I 'missed' the server, I'll fix it on the next business day."

Well, hopefully they don't 'miss' it today.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:35 AM   #2
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Ouch, I've never heard of that before.. lol

Sucks when no one is home to sign for a package so they try delivering it the next day.. I fixed that by leaving notes that say to just leave the package on the porch though.
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On the plus side, at least they're honest about it. I've heard a lot of stories where they've just posted one of their "sorry we missed you cards" and then sped off regardless of whether anyone was in or not...
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I guess I might just miss my laptop at home, so I'll work the next business day.

Don't they do some checkups before they leave?
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Well the thing is they are delivering it to a business. I wasn't in, but we have people who are here until 5. Plus we get UPS every other day so it's not like we don't know our driver.

That's even worse than not being at home. They just plain forgot to put it on the truck.
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UPS is notorious for these kinds of blunders. I had a next day air delivery once that the UPS tracking website said had been delivered when it hadn't yet. I called, got the runaround and was told that they have no way to contact the driver to check on the package (total BS). Then, after about 2 hours, the driver sneaked onto my porch, dropped off the package and took off without knocking on the door or anything. My guess is that the driver was fudging his numbers on his paperwork so he could take an early lunch or something. What pissed me off the most is that UPS customer service was unwilling to do anything to remedy the situation and lied about not being able to contact the driver.
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Must be nice to have a job where you can 'miss' some of your work and not get in trouble. "Sorry boss I 'missed' the server, I'll fix it on the next business day."
Done that (unintentionally, of course). >.<

It's a shame to hear that, especially since I recently had a great experience with UPS. My street was covered in snow and too icy to drive on. The nearest 'safe' road was over five minutes away, but the guy simply left his delivery van there and walked the rest of the way with my package. I was more than impressed. Hopefully it will arrive soon.
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I got it today, installed it, works great. I just thought it was funny that they forgot it. No big deal. I'm better now.
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Yeah I've had a package sent to the wrong facility before, but that's the worst thing that's ever happened to me. It's nice to see that they (usually) are honest about their screw ups. Overall UPS has been great for me, especially with newegg. Any ground shipment that comes from their memphis warehouse comes the next day. 80% of the stuff I order from them comes from their memphis warehouse too. Newegg + UPS = <3
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I hate doing RMA's with Evga, because they always require a signature. I'm never there when they deliver so I always have to go up to the depot at 8pm and collect my package (I'm only impatient when delivery services take longer than they should).
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That's peanuts compared to this...

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is that yours
was, he sent it back, they packaged it like shit

EDIT: I just orderd from newegg for the first time and got my package today(cold cathodes), the packaging was exceptionally, alot of protection around it. Velcro adhesive sucks though, oh well. At least you got your card in one peice though, could've ended up like 01001010's tv
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You know, then center of it would make an awesome wallpaper hah
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UPS is just made up of people... People that like doing their job and people that see packages across the room and say, "Aw screw that, I'm not walking over there."

Of course, the ones that live around here tend to forget my address :P

I've had a package in transit for a little over three weeks.

-It was coming from a place, a town, four hours from where I live. That almost tops the TV incident And no, it wasn't during the holiday season

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Must be nice to have a job where you can 'miss' some of your work and not get in trouble. "Sorry boss I 'missed' the server, I'll fix it on the next business day."
it agrivates me that some people think that when they pay 3 day shipping or w.e that they will get it with in three days, yes you do pay for it so yes you should get it. But i worked at FedEx Ground as a truck loader, and in QC aswell, and worked every job in the facility. I worked at the Pittsburgh Hub that handles any and all Ground packages for the greater Pittsburgh area, and cross country shipping.

Trust me when i say this, he did not 'forget' your package. It was merely staged off the truck due to not having enough room. Some companies such as Bed, Bath, and Beyond get ALOT of stuff, and i mean, like 200+ packages a day. So your package was left off due to not enough room, so the driver sacrificed your package to fit on a bigger 1 stop delivery, and stores like BBB and others only take one drop off, once a day, at a specific time, so its not like they can go back to the Hub and get more stuff, it is run like a well oiled machine, to make the most money with the least inconveniences and still provide the best possible service. Sure it sucks, but thats how it works.

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That's peanuts compared to this...

I remember this. Is it just me and you that have had the worst luck with UPS? I sent back my Corsair 750W PSU TWICE before I MADE them send it FedEx NextDay for free (low and behold, it worked just fine).

Guess what? If you didn't read in the R.C.C. thread, the 650W Corsair I got for my friend's build is crap, too. There was no padding in the box. Brown paper at the bottom and that was all. Do people REALLY think that brown paper does ANY good? Really? Cuz if they do, I want to punch them in the face. Tell me, if you fell from 6 feet in the air, would you want A) bubble wrap B) packing peanuts, or C) paper, to break your fall? I think it would be A or B, definitely not f-in C.

[QUOTE=sniperviper21;1000427]it agrivates me that some people think that when they pay 3 day shipping or w.e that they will get it with in three days, yes you do pay for it so yes you should get it./QUOTE]

Once it has left the place it was purchased (aka "been shipped"), then it should be three day. Obviously, it's not "3 day shipping" as soon as you click "purchase" or "checkout". I mean, your order has to be processed and packaged and then sent out.

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But i worked at FedEx Ground as a truck loader, and in QC aswell, and worked every job in the facility. I worked at the Pittsburgh Hub that handles any and all Ground packages for the greater Pittsburgh area, and cross country shipping.

Trust me when i say this, he did not 'forget' your package. It was merely staged off the truck due to not having enough room. Some companies such as Bed, Bath, and Beyond get ALOT of stuff, and i mean, like 200+ packages a day. So your package was left off due to not enough room, so the driver sacrificed your package to fit on a bigger 1 stop delivery, and stores like BBB and others only take one drop off, once a day, at a specific time, so its not like they can go back to the Hub and get more stuff, it is run like a well oiled machine, to make the most money with the least inconveniences and still provide the best possible service. Sure it sucks, but thats how it works.

/RANT
Okay. So you're telling me that just because you worked for a shipping company means you are going to speak to the credibility of every delivery man...that their 'mistake' wasn't truly a 'mistake'? Really?...I mean, really?

Just because I own a computer business doesn't mean I'm going to stand up for Geek Squad when they make a mistake, saying that it was "honest" and "to make the best of the situation".

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I'm not trying to sound like a d1ck here. Yes, people do make mistakes, but some people also do give a flying f about their job either. It's not fair to compare the two; especially when you don't have the information behind them such as in the situation above. We won't ever know if it was an honest mistake, an intentional mistake, or a guy that just doesn't give a F about his job.
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it agrivates me that some people think that when they pay 3 day shipping or w.e that they will get it with in three days, yes you do pay for it so yes you should get it. But i worked at FedEx Ground as a truck loader, and in QC aswell, and worked every job in the facility. I worked at the Pittsburgh Hub that handles any and all Ground packages for the greater Pittsburgh area, and cross country shipping.

Trust me when i say this, he did not 'forget' your package. It was merely staged off the truck due to not having enough room. Some companies such as Bed, Bath, and Beyond get ALOT of stuff, and i mean, like 200+ packages a day. So your package was left off due to not enough room, so the driver sacrificed your package to fit on a bigger 1 stop delivery, and stores like BBB and others only take one drop off, once a day, at a specific time, so its not like they can go back to the Hub and get more stuff, it is run like a well oiled machine, to make the most money with the least inconveniences and still provide the best possible service. Sure it sucks, but thats how it works.

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My box is 10" x 8" x 5.5", I bet it would have fit. Also were I live there aren't any stores that would require that much delivery.
I also want to point out that I'm not really all that upset by it. I thought it was more funny than anything. Just the fact that it said it was "missed".

Now if I would have had some of the issues posted, well then it'd be a different story....
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Okay. So you're telling me that just because you worked for a shipping company means you are going to speak to the credibility of every delivery man...that their 'mistake' wasn't truly a 'mistake'? Really?...I mean, really?
yes, FedEx, UPS, DHL, ect
they all do this.
you would only fully understand if you had experience in it, no offense
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