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post #11 of 45
As far I remember, it's always been accurate, for better or worse. My only problem is that they always deliver towards the end of the day for me. mad.gif
    
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post #12 of 45
They've never been early for me.

They must have ninjas for deliverymen though, because sometimes I don't hear or see the truck coming, but I'd find a pickup notice right when I'm supposed to receive a package.
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Their estimate date is spot on. Problem with UPS is the phrase "by the end of the day". They weren't kidding with that statement. I have UPS knocking on my door ranging from 7PM to 11PM.

Oh, and they refuse to hold package at their office. They said they need to attempt to deliverer it before they can hold it in one of their offices. Problem is they just knock on your door, leave the package, and walk away.
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post #14 of 45
Never.

They will be too busy kicking and dropping your package.
post #15 of 45
Never had one early from UPS. I've had FedEx deliver early on packages I have sent and received- that is with 2-3 Express service though.
 
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post #16 of 45
At best I've gotten a package a day early, but rarely late. They do pretty good work in my opinion.
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post #17 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Segovax;15308375 
Never.

They will be too busy kicking and dropping your package.

Which is why your package should be safely secured in... another package. Although I do hate when I'll buy something like Ram only and it comes in a box 2-3x its size completely packed with other material.

They could always be like the USPS, sometimes telling you a package won't arrive until a week later then it actually does.
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post #18 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by RainMotorsports;15308312 
Theyre estimates are spot on. But say newegg 3 day shipping with UPS if you live near jersey and its coming from that warehouse you usually have it in 24 hours anyways.

Yep. If newegg ships from Memphis, I always get it next day with the free 3 day shipping.
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post #19 of 45
It also depends on the shipper. If say you ordered an iphone 4s it will have shipped before release day and ups is instructed to hold it for delivery until release date. thats just an example. Any shipper can apply those instructions to ups or fedex
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post #20 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by ivymaxwell;15308139 
does UPS ever deliver early or do they hold on to packages until the estimated delivery date?
It can happen, but it's rare. I have received packages 1 day early from both UPS and FedEx, but I think it has happened like once or twice in the past few years out of many many many deliveries.

So neither of them "hold" packages until the delivery date. They merely just keep it moving as best they can. How do they know when it will be delivered? They know based on the distance and the average amount of time it takes to travel that distance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ivymaxwell;15308230 
it says my package has been in my city for 2 days already. and the deliver estimate is not until 10/16/2011 which is a Sunday which is weird so it probably means 10/17/2011. i think they are just not bother to shipping early at all. that's why i wish it was FedEx.
May I have the tracking number? It does not show any personally identifiable information. I just want to view the tracking page myself...
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