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Topic: Shipping green to the east. (13 msgs / 237 lines)
1) From: jim gundlach
I just got the shipping information on the Rocky that I bought on eBay.  
It is shipping from Auburn, California to Shorter, Alabama by FedEx  
ground in 4 days.
exactly half the time that the beans took by UPS from Tom's new 
location.  I calculated a ten pound shipment from Tom's new address to 
my office in Auburn, Alabama, not a home delivery, and the page said 4 
days at under $8.00.  If some others on the east side of the Mississippi 
could make similar comparisons on shipping time and costs with the UPS 
and FedEx web pages and come up similar results, we might collectively 
ask Tom to check into shipping by FedEx.
Jim Gundlach
La Place, Alabama
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2) From: Bob Trancho
A good idea.  Tom mentioned in a pre-move post that he had some
discussions with FEDEX and that his volume might now warrant more
advantageous rates.  I haven't placed an order since the move, but I'm
dreading the cost, not to mention the wait for shipping to NY.  It used
to take only 2 days.
How about it, Tom?
Bob Trancho
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3) From: R.N.Kyle
Good idea Jim, I guess it would only be a day's difference between =
Alabama and South Carolina. I ordered on the 3rd of Sept. from SM and =
Maria said it was processed on the 7th due to a great amount of orders, =
and it arrived on the 12th  5 days, can't remember the cost.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

4) From: Mike McGinness
Just for informational purposes and not to rub in the SM locatation
change:-) I placed an order at 12:38pm PDT Friday the 13th. Tracking
information shows shipped evening of Monday the 16th, ETA tomorrow the 18th.
The last activity scan at 7:43am today shows "In Transit To" Roseburg OR. Ah
oh... LES, DON'T YOU DARE HIJACK MY SHIPMENT! :-)
MM;-)
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5) From: raymond peters
jim, i also need to find a faster way & cheaper if i can my last 2 orders 
from sm in california was 8 days on the road & $15.00+ freight
i am sure our cousins in the west are happy but sure do make me sad!
raymond in glade hill va
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6) From: Mike McGinness
From: "raymond peters" 
To: 
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: +Shipping green to the east.
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When SM was way away from me, I bought more at a time, making the shipping
per pound come out less overall. In fact, even with them closer it's still
my philosophy, fewer larger orders... Doesn't help shipping time though :-(
MM;-)
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7) From: Les & Becky
Hey Mike,
Thanks for the information!  Two of my best friends are big shots at our
"Brown" distribution center.  I will have to tell Ron and George to "lose"
some of those "Sweet Maria" boxes as they come through! 
Les

8) From: jim gundlach
On Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at 09:09 PM, Mike McGinness wrote:
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My point was that apparently switching from UPS to FEDEX does reduce 
shipping time.  I have noticed on a few other shipments from the west 
coast to Alabama that UPS takes longer than necessary.  The last time I 
drove to California it took three days averaging a little over 800 miles 
a day.  I just don't understand UPS taking eight when FEDEX can do it in 
four.
Jim Gundlach
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9) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 17:33 9/17/02, Mike McGinness typed:
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It's not Les you have to worry about (mwahahahaha) oh, your sending me 
coffee, nevermind :-^
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10) From: Mike McGinness
From: "jim gundlach" 
 I just don't understand UPS taking eight when FEDEX can do it in
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It's probably so they (UPS) can attempt to get people to pay more for their
faster delivery offerings...:-(
MM;-)
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11) From: John Abbott
I gotta agree with Jim.  I received a box yesterday from the Napa Valley
shipped via FedEx Express and it got here on the third day - the package
was some exotic mustard (if you live close enough you need to go to the
mustard festival in March) and it was still cold to the touch - so the
White van helped?
John
On Wed, 2002-09-18 at 07:28, jim gundlach wrote:
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12) From: Kathleen Tinkel
Jim and all --
I placed an order with Sweet Maria's on Friday, 9/6 at about 5:30 
p.m. ET; it arrived in Milford, Connecticut on the afternoon of 
Monday the 16th.
End of day 9/16 is what the UPS site guarantees for a shipment on 
9/9: 5 [business] days in transit. If Tom actually shipped on 9/6 -- 
unlikely in this case -- it should have arrived on Friday 9/13. I 
might have saved the weekend by ordering on Thursday.
Ten days is a record (my worst) for UPS ground from California to 
Connecticut. I usually receive packages in 5 or 6 days. No sense 
moaning about the good old days -- when SM was in Columbus, I got his 
packages in 2 to 4 days routinely.
Generally speaking, UPS is about the worst shipping company to deal 
with here, Fedex and Airborne much better (although Fedex Ground can 
be flaky). I'd certainly be interested in asking Tom to explore other 
options.
In the meantime, I'll try to think ahead and not depend on rapid delivery.
Kathleen
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