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Topic: Gotta love Harvey (12 msgs / 489 lines)
1) From: GHolli7210
Wow 10 lbs of Misty Valley and 2 lbs Blue Quetzal and 25 8oz gold foil bags 
from Oakland Ca. to Philadelphia Pa. in 2 days. Yeah its roast time.
Jerry

2) From: Floyd Lozano
I don't understand the 'Harvey' reference.  Can someone please explain this
method of shipping?
-F
On 1/20/07, GHolli7210  wrote:
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3) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
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On Jan 20, 2007, at 6:21 PM, Floyd Lozano wrote:
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This should do it.
dave
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From: Eddie Dove 
Date: January 16, 2007 3:49:32 PM PST
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +A question about hold for harvey
Reply-To: homeroast
Brian,
"Customer pickup - Hold for Harvey ($9.00)" may only be used for  
ordering up to 12 pounds of green coffee beans and cotton bags for  
those green coffee beans.  It is a United States Postal Service  
(USPS) Priority Mail shipping option that Tom made available and  
disclosed in confidence to this list; this shipping option does not  
support package tracking.  There are no guarantees on timeliness of  
arrival, but it usually arrives at my home on the coast of  
Mississippi in 2-3 days whereas UPS ground usually takes up to 10 days.
Tom's original email is below (the $8.50 is now $9.00).
Hope this helps ...
Eddie
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From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee < tom >
Date: Jan 24, 2005 1:46 PM
Subject: +"Hold for Harvey" aka USPS Flat Rate Box
To: homeroast list < homeroast>
Okay folks, this whole USPS Flat Rate Box has ruined my life. I spent
much of last week and the weekend too trying to figure out a way we
can offer it. It doesn't work. We simply can't offer what needs to be
a volume-based shipping calculation alongside a weight-based
calculation at this time.
So here is our fix ... a temporary "band-aid" approach.
First, I am only telling the list about this right now. It's an
"insider deal" at this point. If it works I will add an page with the
explaination and  "terms and conditions" listed below. Unfortunately,
if it doesn't work out for us, we are going to have to pull it.
The main way this is going to fail is if 1. customers choose it when
they are not eligible, that is, when they are buying something other
than green coffee, and more than 12 Lbs. and 2. when in generates
excessive emails for Maria and Derek and me, with people asking for
exceptions, additions, special circumstances.
Okay, here's the low-tech fix: Buy up to 12 lbs of green coffee ...
it can be 5 Lbs, it can be 8, it can be 10, whatever, but NEVER more
than 12 Lbs. It cannot be any other product except our cloth logo
bags matching the amounts of coffee purchased.
When you check out, chose the purposefully cryptic shipping option
:" Customer Pick Up - Hold for Harvey ($8.50)" We had to make the
option unattractive to those who don't know what it is, who haven't
read this email.
Why Harvey? Well, here's our USPS guy! Why $8.50? We have to add .80
for our USPS pickup fees and packing supplies.
Oh, duh ... this is only good for the U.S. and will work for Alaska,
Hawaii, PR, and FPO/APO too.
Remember, everything bad about the USPS still applies here- spotty
tracking, no insurance currently offered, occasional lost packages,
2-3 days is NOT a guarantee AT ALL - I get some Priority Mails in 2
days, some in 5 ... I have had ones that took 2 weeks!!! Nomatter
what you think about UPS, it's trackable, always insured up to $100,
and about 99% on time according to their time in transit map. If I
lived a few states away and UPS was a couple bucks more, I would
choose UPS personally!
SO this is out beta run of this, and I really hope it works. In a few
months I hope there will be a software upgrade for our system that
will implement it in a better way. Anyone who understands the rules
can try this out. I really hope this saves some money, and doesn't
create headaches for you all or for us.
Tom
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george
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On Jan 20, 2007, =
at 6:21 PM, Floyd Lozano wrote:I don't =
understand the 'Harvey' reference.  Can someone please explain this =
method of =
shipping?-F
This =
should do it.dave
Begin forwarded =
message:From: Eddie Dove <southcoastcoffeeroaster@=
gmail.com>Date: January 16, 2007 =
3:49:32 PM PSTTo: homeroast=
s.comSubject: Re: +A =
question about hold for harveyReply-To: =
homeroast=
s.com
Brian,

"Customer pickup - Hold for Harvey ($9.00)" may= only be used for ordering up to 12 pounds of green coffee beans and = cotton bags for those green coffee beans.  It is a United States = Postal Service (USPS) Priority Mail shipping option that = Tom made available and disclosed in confidence to this list; this = shipping option does not support package tracking.  There are no = guarantees on timeliness of arrival, but it usually arrives at my home = on the coast of Mississippi in 2-3 days whereas UPS ground usually takes = up to 10 days.

Tom's original email is below (the $8.50 is = now $9.00).

Hope this helps ...

Eddie
--
My = Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafe

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spot.com/

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---------- = Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom & Maria - Sweet = Maria's Coffee < tom >
Date: Jan 24, 2005 1:46 PM
Subject: +"Hold for Harvey" aka USPS Flat Rate Box
To: = homeroast list < = homeroast>


Okay folks, this whole USPS Flat Rate Box has ruined my life. = I spent
much of last week and the weekend too trying to = figure out a way we
can offer it. It doesn't work. We = simply can't offer what needs to be
a volume-based = shipping calculation alongside a weight-based
calculation = at this time.

So here is our fix ... a = temporary "band-aid" approach.

First, I am = only telling the list about this right now. It's an
"insider deal" at this point. If it works I will add an page = with the
explaination and  "terms and conditions" listed = below. Unfortunately,
if it doesn't work out for us, we are going to have to pull it.

The main way this is going to fail is if 1. = customers choose it when
they are not eligible, that is, = when they are buying something other
than green coffee, = and more than 12 Lbs. and 2. when in generates
excessive = emails for Maria and Derek and me, with people = asking for
exceptions, additions, = special circumstances.

Okay, here's the = low-tech fix: Buy up to 12 lbs of green coffee ...
it can = be 5 Lbs, it can be 8, it can be 10, whatever, but NEVER more
than 12 Lbs. It cannot be any other product except our cloth = logo
bags matching the amounts of coffee purchased.

When you check out, chose the purposefully = cryptic shipping option
:" = Customer Pick Up - Hold for Harvey ($8.50)" We had = to make the
option unattractive to those who don't know = what it is, who haven't
read this email.

Why Harvey? Well, here's our USPS = guy! Why $8.50? We have to add .80
for our USPS pickup fees and = packing supplies.

Oh, duh ... this is only = good for the U.S. and will work for Alaska,
Hawaii, PR, and FPO/APO = too.

Remember, everything bad about the = USPS still applies here- spotty
tracking, no insurance = currently offered, occasional lost packages,
2-3 days is = NOT a guarantee AT ALL - I get some Priority Mails in 2
days, some in 5 ... I have had ones that took 2 weeks!!! = Nomatter
what you think about UPS, it's trackable, always = insured up to $100,
and about 99% on time according to = their time in transit map. If I
lived a few states away = and UPS was a couple bucks more, I would
choose UPS = personally!

SO this is out beta run of = this, and I really hope it works. In a few
months I hope = there will be a software upgrade for our system = that
will implement it in a better way. Anyone who = understands the rules
can try this out. I really hope this = saves some money, and doesn't
create headaches for you all or for us.

Tom
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                  "Great = coffee comes from tiny roasters"
          =  Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                                     Thompson Owen george


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4) From: Eddie Dove
Floyd,
"Customer pickup - Hold for Harvey ($9.00)" may only be used for ordering up
to 12 pounds of green coffee beans and cotton bags for those green coffee
beans.  It is a United States Postal Service (USPS) Priority Mail shipping
option that Tom made available and disclosed in confidence to this list;
this shipping option does not support package tracking.  There are no
guarantees on timeliness of arrival, but it usually arrives at my home on
the coast of Mississippi in 2-3 days whereas UPS ground usually takes up to
10 days.
Tom's original email is below (the $8.50 is now $9.00).
Hope this helps ...
Eddie
-- 
My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/----------  Begin Harvey Email Text  ----------">http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/----------  Begin Harvey Email Text  ----------
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee < tom >
Date: Jan 24, 2005 1:46 PM
Subject: +"Hold for Harvey" aka USPS Flat Rate Box
To: homeroast list < homeroast>
Okay folks, this whole USPS Flat Rate Box has ruined my life. I spent
much of last week and the weekend too trying to figure out a way we
can offer it. It doesn't work. We simply can't offer what needs to be
a volume-based shipping calculation alongside a weight-based
calculation at this time.
So here is our fix ... a temporary "band-aid" approach.
First, I am only telling the list about this right now. It's an
"insider deal" at this point. If it works I will add an page with the
explaination and  "terms and conditions" listed below. Unfortunately,
if it doesn't work out for us, we are going to have to pull it.
The main way this is going to fail is if 1. customers choose it when
they are not eligible, that is, when they are buying something other
than green coffee, and more than 12 Lbs. and 2. when in generates
excessive emails for Maria and Derek and me, with people asking for
exceptions, additions, special circumstances.
Okay, here's the low-tech fix: Buy up to 12 lbs of green coffee ...
it can be 5 Lbs, it can be 8, it can be 10, whatever, but NEVER more
than 12 Lbs. It cannot be any other product except our cloth logo
bags matching the amounts of coffee purchased.
When you check out, chose the purposefully cryptic shipping option
:" Customer Pick Up - Hold for Harvey ($8.50)" We had to make the
option unattractive to those who don't know what it is, who haven't
read this email.
Why Harvey? Well, here's our USPS guy! Why $8.50? We have to add .80
for our USPS pickup fees and packing supplies.
Oh, duh ... this is only good for the U.S. and will work for Alaska,
Hawaii, PR, and FPO/APO too.
Remember, everything bad about the USPS still applies here- spotty
tracking, no insurance currently offered, occasional lost packages,
2-3 days is NOT a guarantee AT ALL - I get some Priority Mails in 2
days, some in 5 ... I have had ones that took 2 weeks!!! Nomatter
what you think about UPS, it's trackable, always insured up to $100,
and about 99% on time according to their time in transit map. If I
lived a few states away and UPS was a couple bucks more, I would
choose UPS personally!
SO this is out beta run of this, and I really hope it works. In a few
months I hope there will be a software upgrade for our system that
will implement it in a better way. Anyone who understands the rules
can try this out. I really hope this saves some money, and doesn't
create headaches for you all or for us.
Tom
--
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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                  "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
           Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                     http://www.sweetmarias.com               Thompson Owen george
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On 1/20/07, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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5) From: Floyd Lozano
Thanks all for the info, this owns.  Shipping kills me, I live in Boston
;)   I wish they did just add the option to the site with a major disclaimer
like 'follow the rules below at the time of order or we will just convert
your order to UPS and ship it to your neighbor + 5 dollars for the
headache'.  A little coding on the checkout could probably verify if an
order qualifies too, if they have access to the source and the skillz.  At
any rate, I plan to use it!
1st rule of Hold for Harvey - Don't talk about Hold for Harvey...
-F
On 1/20/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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6) From: Eddie Dove
Floyd,
I don't remember doing so, and maybe you are not new, but Welcome anyway!
Do use Harvey.  I just placed two Harvey orders and they both reach my house
in 1.5 days.  UPS takes at least a week.  I live on the Gulf Coast of
Mississippi.
How long have your been roasting?
Respectfully,
Eddie
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7) From: David Morgenlender
I'm also in the Boston area.  I placed a Harvey order late Tu. afternoon.=
  It
arrived yesterday (Saturday).  This is actually longer than usual, but =
still not
bad at all!
Dave
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8) From: Eddie Dove
When was the order filled and shipped?
Eddie
On 1/21/07, David Morgenlender  wrote:
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9) From: GHolli7210
My order was filled on the 18th and arrived in the Philadelphia area on the 
20th

10) From: b cook
So you can have foil valve bags shipped Hold for Harvey?  The original
statement from Tom only says coffee + cotton bags and that's what I've stuck
to.  I considered the valve bags but then decided I was just going to stick
to Tom's statement.
brad
On 1/21/07, GHolli7210  wrote:
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11) From: David Morgenlender
Wednesday.  The email was timestamped about 7PM.  If that counts as a Th.=
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by USPS, then they had it the usual 2 days.  I love that USPS delivers =
Saturday
for no extra charge.  It's amazing how often I receive coffee then!
Dave
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12) From: Scott Marquardt
Best thing since sliced bread. Although Tom leaves himself some margin
of error, it's no challenge to ship 15 pounds this way. That comes to
a dollar per two pounds shipping -- which isn't all that bad for these
relatively small quantities.
- Scott
On 1/20/07, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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