Originally Posted by labnjab
I've always had pretty good luck with USPS, both shipping and receiving, except their tracking numbers rarely update, but when I order something I usually use shop-runner if its available and get free 2 day UPS shipping
What ever you do, don't ever use Fed Ex smart post. Its usually what a lot of sites use for free shipping, Fed Ex subs it to USPS and it pretty much hitchhikes everywhere . I ordered something from New York using it, and its usually 2 days max with even UPS ground or USPS flat rate, and it took well over 2 weeks with smart post.. I watched the tracking number and it was a joke. It went from Buffalo, New York, down to Texas, over to California, then to Virginia, up to New Jersey, down to Virginia again, up to Massachusetts for 3 days before finally making it here in New Hampshire
Yeah, I had good experience with FedEx but the way they ship is plain rediculous indeed. I got something from Hong Kong and it went like: Hong Kong, Köln (Germany), Stuttgard (Germany), Basel (Switzerland), Strasbourg (border France/Germany), Paris (France), Reims (France), Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Bruxelles (Belgium), Antwerpen (Belgium), Breda (The Netherlands), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), home.
It took like 2 weeks or so. Just Google maps the route and you'll go all LMAO after you see how close they were upon their arrival in europe already. Talking about pointless. They must use Apple maps...
Originally Posted by Sporadic E
16.95 for shipping is way cheap for international. Those parts are coming via ship that will leave the port of LA and travel to you via the Panama Canal. You are looking at another couple of weeks at least. I can not believe they shipped it via the USPS instead of UPS or some other frieght company.
Are you freaking serious? Koolance said it would take 10 days max... I think 16,95 is pretty expensive for a puny acrylic pice and o-rings (like $6,95 total).
If that's true it would be better to step down as TC for now. That would make this a 2013 plan...