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Topic: UPS slowing to a stop? (18 msgs / 363 lines)
1) From: John - wandering Texas
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Wow, what has happened to UPS?  My order left Sweet Maria's last Monday =
and isn't even scheduled to arrive before next Monday - and down here in =
Manana-land that means Tuesday or Wednesday.  UPS is now WORSE than the =
US Post Office for delivery times!

2) From: Paul Goelz
At 01:32 PM 2/20/02 -0600, you wrote: 
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Wow, what has happened to UPS?  My order  left Sweet Maria's last Monday
and isn't even scheduled to arrive before next  Monday - and down here in
Manana-land that means Tuesday or Wednesday.  UPS  is now WORSE than the US
Post Office for delivery  times! 
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Isn't that five business days in transit?  That has always been the norm
for ground service that far away, I think?
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Paul Goelz
Rochester Hills, MI
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3) From: John - wandering Texas
The biggest complaint I have is that it was in the Houston distribution
Center on Tuesday morning!  So it will take all of Tuesday thru Friday to
get on the truck for McAllen distribution center.  IF it gets here on Monday
I'll be totally amazed.  If I'm going to ship UPS I'd better get my
Christmas stuff wrapped soon!

4) From: JB Christy
Yeah, if I want something quickly, I go for USPS Priority.  UPS explicitly
downgrades home deliveries -- if it's not being delivered to a business, then
they deliver it last, sometimes 6:30 pm or later.  If I go out for dinner, I
miss it.  I've paid for 2nd day delivery and had it sit in my local distribution
center for 3 extra days because they were unable/refused to deliver it during
normal business hours.  Amazingly enough, the post office is better about
actually delivering packages to my home.  If USPS just had the tracking
technology, I'd never use UPS.
Back to coffee:  I'm still working through the sample packs Tom included with my
first ever roaster last month, but so far my favorite is the Kenya AA Kirigara,
roasted just 30 seconds past the end of first crack.  I wish I could describe
what it is, but as soon as it hits my mouth it has my complete, undivided
attention.  *Love* it.  The Kenya decaf is fabulous as well, which is a
blessing, 'cause I haven't gotten to sleep before 4 am since SM got me started
roasting! :-)
Of course my favorites could change soon.  After hearing y'all wax so poetic
about your favorites over the last few days, I just ordered another $50 worth of
beans, including the Ghimbi, Ghimbi decaf and Huehue.  As soon as UPS deigns to
actually deliver the package, I'll be indulging.
Happy roasting!
--JB
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5) From: Ryuji Suzuki -- JF7WEX
I don't know if this is the case here, but I've experienced a few
times that tracking info looks as if it were just shipped but the
package arrived on time. Apparently, there are some packages whose
scan info wasn't updated. (Each time it happened I emailed UPS and
they acknowledged that it was a problem. I don't know what they did
though.)
Ryuji
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Ryuji Suzuki
"I can't believe I'm here.
People always say that I'm a long way from normal."
(Bob Dylan, Normal, Illinois, 13 February 1999)
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6) From: Dan White
I believe USPS does track insured items.  Problem is
getting the shipper to give you the number.
JB Christy wrote:
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7) From: John - wandering Texas
Oh I'm just anxious to get my hands on the Solis 5000 and hate waiting.
This morning it seems like I'm the one being unreasonable :O)   I guess I've
become part of the "now" generation after all - and at my age!
John

8) From: Ryuji Suzuki -- JF7WEX
From: "JB Christy" 
Subject: RE: +UPS slowing to a stop?
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 23:50:48 -0500
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UPS delivery time for my residential address is usually 9am to 1pm.
They always tell me THEY CANNOT DELIVER AT ANY SPECIFIC TIME (they
yell at me -- you know many people ask them the same question) and
what they mean is before 1pm in my area. I think this is because of
the driver's routine.
When I have a choice, I use FedEx Economy (Saver). FedEx also allows
you to pick up the package at the station on the day delivery was
attempted. (If it's UPS, you have to call up and ask to hold the
package the day before.)
Airborne express is the worst. They have left packages without my
consent, with fudged signature, and I lost a few packages.
I had one incident where USPS priority mail took a month from west
coast to Boston area. I don't know why, but maybe because it was a
huge light box no one thought it was a percel and left unattended???
But I suppose all these things are region-specific and I'm merely
listing up my experience here.
--
Ryuji Suzuki
"I can't believe I'm here.
People always say that I'm a long way from normal."
(Bob Dylan, Normal, Illinois, 13 February 1999)
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9) From: Isabel1130
In a message dated 02/21/2002 6:30:13 AM Mountain Standard Time, 
danwhite writes:
<< I believe USPS does track insured items.  Problem is
 getting the shipper to give you the number. >>
The problem is with USPS that even if they give you the number their tracking 
system stinks.  It usually will show nothing other than the package has been 
sent until it it practically at your door anyway which doesn't give you any 
chance to figure out when it might be coming.  UPS is not bad here.  Better 
for the most part than USPS.  My problem with UPS is they have one office, a 
long way from my home and limited hours.  It is hard to ship things if you 
are not a business.
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10) From: Mike McGinness
From: "John - wandering Texas" 
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I've
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I TOTALLY understand! Miss Silvia was "stuck" in Portland OR UPS (20-25
minutes from my house) for a day and a half. Arrival scan Sunday evening
6pm, unload scan Tuesday morning! Delivered yesterday, Wednesday... Monday
was not a Holiday for UPS, I checked.
I see you went with the Solis 5000. I'm sure you'll love it. I'm a "fiddler"
and like the control so love Miss Silvia...
MM;-)
Home Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
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11) From: Steve
John,
If the kid in us dies so do we! I still love getting packages, as long as
they are nice packages...
steve

12) From: John - wandering Texas
I just got off the phone with my sister in Laguna Hills CA and there is a
distinct possibility that we may make Seattle the site for our Thanksgiving
gathering this year.  We have a hold out for Vancouver WA,   So that has
taken my mind off the pain of waiting on UPS.   IF we get out there we may
throw a dinner for our coffee friends in the area.  It would be nice to get
to meet and have a cup with some of you.
Trust me - the kid is not only alive - but usually in charge :O)
John

13) From: Steven Dover

14) From: John - wandering Texas
Not as long as Debi is breathing :O)

15) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Steven Dover" 
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Only if I duck the Shot from Debi (Mrs McG the past 21+ years...) And NOT a
shot of espresso! Or is Bigamy now legal... Wouldn't matter, me thinks I'd
still get shot. Guess we could, or have, adopted Miss Silvia...
MM;-)
Home Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
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16) From: Steve Shank
I've been stuck there my whole life! Figure Miss Silvia got out quick.
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17) From: Timothy A Reed
On Thu, 21 Feb 2002 15:43:51 -0800 "Mike McGinness" 
writes:
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So can I marry your daughter?  ;)
-Tim
In your heart you wonder which of these is true
The road that leads to nowhere
The road that leads to you
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18) From: Bryan & Larina
Hey I'm only 10 minutes down the road from your sister (Rancho Santa
Margarita)!
Bryan


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