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 Post subject: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 3:25 am 
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I order a 5R4 tube for my SP-600 on January 19 2018.
I still have not received it yet but I have hope. This really is funny! It has gone to Puerto Rico
and back for $4.29.

February 4, 2018, 9:31 am
Processing Exception
NORTH HOUSTON TX DISTRIBUTION CENTER
The package is delayed and will not be delivered by the expected delivery date. An updated delivery date will be provided when available. The Postal Service has identified a problem with the processing of this item at 9:31 am on February 4, 2018 in NORTH HOUSTON TX DISTRIBUTION CENTER. The local facility has been alerted and is taking steps to correct the problem.
February 4, 2018, 9:21 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
NORTH HOUSTON TX DISTRIBUTION CENTER
February 3, 2018, 12:12 pm
In Transit to Destination
February 2, 2018, 9:12 am
Arrived at USPS Destination Facility
HOUSTON, TX 77032
February 1, 2018, 12:05 pm
In Transit to Destination
January 31, 2018, 12:05 pm
In Transit to Destination
January 30, 2018, 12:05 pm
In Transit to Destination
January 29, 2018, 8:05 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
SAN JUAN PR DISTRIBUTION CENTER
January 29, 2018, 12:23 pm
In Transit to Destination
January 28, 2018, 12:23 pm
In Transit to Destination
January 27, 2018, 7:23 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
CATANO PR DISTRIBUTION CENTER
January 27, 2018, 12:30 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
SAN JUAN PR DISTRIBUTION CENTER
January 27, 2018, 4:03 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
CATANO PR DISTRIBUTION CENTER
January 26, 2018, 12:56 pm
In Transit to Destination
January 25, 2018, 1:56 am
Departed USPS Regional Origin Facility
NORTHWEST ROCHESTER NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER
January 23, 2018, 12:21 pm
In Transit to Destination
January 22, 2018, 12:21 pm
In Transit to Destination
January 21, 2018, 12:21 pm
In Transit to Destination
January 20, 2018, 10:21 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility
NORTHWEST ROCHESTER NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER
January 20, 2018, 6:58 pm
Departed Post Office
ITHACA, NY 14850
January 20, 2018, 9:30 am
USPS in possession of item
ITHACA, NY 14850

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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 6:00 am 
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I'd like to see that route plotted on a map. The stories that tube could tell would make a great travelogue! Now it must be heading up North for cryogenic treatment. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 6:49 am 
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Geeze. :shock:

Reminds me of a 3 week adventure something I bought on ebay went on. At this point I don't remember what it was, but I bought something that was coming from Colorado. This wasn't too long after they legalized a certain substance for recreational use. My family has a running joke that the postal workers had to have been high and didn't know what to do with the package, so they just bounced it around to each other in the state for 3 weeks. :roll:
Woah man, what should I do with this freaky box? Give it to Dave....Dave's not here man...







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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 5:09 pm 
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I would reorder a new tube, the tube will not be inside the glass by the time you get it hi hi ...WA7OPY


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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 5:11 pm 
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That's why the USPS raised their rates; To reimburse themselves for the expense of this tour to visit other areas! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 9:33 pm 
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I ordered a whole bunch of tubes last fall for a military radio.

They went from Florida to Chicago to Denver to Iowa to St. Louis and
finally here via USPS. It took ten days.

When it arrived the packaged was torn open at one end and partially
crushed. The tubes were in boxes which were packed in with wadded
paper.

All the tubes were there and worked fine.


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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
PostPosted: Feb Wed 07, 2018 3:01 am 
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any "economy" cheap, parcel post, sure post, AKA "craptastic" shipping will do this nearly every time.

one must go for USPS Priority or any non-economy (the regular) "ground" shipping from the other two carriers.

anything cheaper will cause the excess travel and excess delays to happen.

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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
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I payed a large premium to have a registered letter sent from Ohio here last week. TO an address in NY state. Took from Monday till Saturday and well past the estimated delivery. Now reading yours I don't feel so bad, your deal sounds like the timespan it takes some of those cheap ebay parts to ship from China to the USA, to me.


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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
PostPosted: Feb Fri 09, 2018 3:38 am 
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Dutch Rabbit wrote:
any "economy" cheap, parcel post, sure post, AKA "craptastic" shipping will do this nearly every time.

one must go for USPS Priority or any non-economy (the regular) "ground" shipping from the other two carriers.

anything cheaper will cause the excess travel and excess delays to happen.

steve

MAY, cause excess travel, delay etc etc... If all packages bounced around the US as did the OP's, USPS would have been out of business years ago...

I almost never use anything but cheapest method... I've sent tubes to Norm in CA, usually two days(I'm in VA).. Last week sent tubes to a friend maybe 150mi away, two days...

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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
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craptastic cheapo shipping to and from this QTH will take at least 9 days...even from columbus, ohio, and to/from anywhere else in the conus, guarenteed.

been there, done that enough times to now know better ; won't play the cheap shipping game anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
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The tube showed up today in it's original packing and in perfect condition.

There is no clues it was ever on an almost month long journey.

I am glad I did not need it right away.

I am glad it made it.

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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
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Dutch Rabbit wrote:
craptastic cheapo shipping to and from this QTH will take at least 9 days...even from columbus, ohio, and to/from anywhere else in the conus, guarenteed.

been there, done that enough times to now know better ; won't play the cheap shipping game anymore.

steve


You must have a dark cloud that follows you around, seem to have more issues than anyone I know...

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 Post subject: Re: I Ordered a Tube And Sponsored It's USA Tour
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35Z5 wrote:
Dutch Rabbit wrote:
craptastic cheapo shipping to and from this QTH will take at least 9 days...even from columbus, ohio, and to/from anywhere else in the conus, guarenteed.

been there, done that enough times to now know better ; won't play the cheap shipping game anymore.

steve


You must have a dark cloud that follows you around, seem to have more issues than anyone I know...


(sigh with head shake) that's quite an incorrect assumption and as always, obviously you follow my "black cloud" due to the frequent snide comments.

they gave me a good laugh again. :roll:

...as they say, if it makes you happy and makes your cloud white...

best wishes,

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