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PasadenaMike

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I have one shipping nightmare of an SCBA tank sent to me from PA a year ago. The package was incorrectly labeled from what I learned later so it kept bouncing back and forth between hubs. I was able to intercept the package while it was at my local hub and had them hold it for me for pick up but that experience of shipping helplessness stuck with me. Whenever I now purchase something I get shipping insurance through Utah Airguns which is where I get most of my stuff now to reduce the worry
 
My Dar gen 3 25 cal is supposed to be back from warranty repair from Aim Sports in California today. They had me ship it to them without the stock to save some money on shipping. My anxiety on it arriving safely back without it being crushed, damaged or bent is driving me crazy. 3 o'clock here and still no UPS driver and signature is required so I can't leave the house or go outside or I'll miss them. If it comes back still leaking out of the breach I'll probably have a heart attack or stroke! Lol. Now it says it might be here as late as 9 pm. It's killing me waiting.....
 
I’ll try to make this the short version. I ordered a compressor on eBay that shipped out of China. The shipper supplied me with a FedEx tracking number. It never came to my address so back and forth with eBay and having to go over the whole story each time with a different representative. Now the story! I checked with my local FedEx office and discovered that an envelope with the same FedEx tracking number was shipped out of California three weeks after my compressor had shipped from China. The envelope was delivered to someone on the opposite side of the town I live in. All this information was given to five different EBay representatives because each one would kick the can down ( or up) the road to someone else. After eight weeks they finally gave me a refund because “ the weight of the packages didn’t match”!!!?? I called FedEx International to see if they could explain how the same tracking number could be assigned three weeks apart to two separate shipments originating in two separate countries. The guy I talked to didn’t know and couldn’t have cared less!
 
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I’ll try to make this the short version. I ordered a compressor on eBay that shipped out of China. The shipper supplied me with a FedEx tracking number. It never came to my address so back and forth with eBay and having to go over the whole story each time with a different representative. Now the story! I checked with my local FedEx office and discovered that an envelope with the same FedEx tracking number was shipped out of California three weeks after my compressor had shipped from China. The envelope was delivered to someone on the opposite side of the town I live in. All this information was given to five different EBay representatives because each one would kick the can down ( or up) the road to someone else. After eight weeks they finally gave me a refund because “ the weight of the packages didn’t match”!!!?? I called FedEx International to see if they could explain how the same tracking number could be assigned three weeks apart to two separate shipments originating in two separate countries. The guy I talked to didn’t know and couldn’t have cared less!
So what did you learn from this? I personally don’t buy anything from overseas just because of stuff like this. There are certain companies I trust so I do buy from but not many
 
So what did you learn from this? I personally don’t buy anything from overseas just because of stuff like this. There are certain companies I trust so I do buy from but not many
I’m not faulting the shipper…it’s the carrier! Another example: Sent an airgun via USPS from Conway, AR ( my home town) to a buyer in East Tennessee. It went to Memphis,TN (175 miles) and stayed there for THREE weeks! It then went to the buyer’s home town and then to Des Moines ,Iowa, then back to Memphis and finally back to the buyer…6 weeks after I shipped it!! Fortunately I had doubled packed it. The outer carton was destroyed. For the record,
I get shipments from Krale in the Netherlands in 3 to 4 days.
 
I’m not faulting the shipper…it’s the carrier! Another example: Sent an airgun via USPS from Conway, AR ( my home town) to a buyer in East Tennessee. It went to Memphis,TN (175 miles) and stayed there for THREE weeks! It then went to the buyer’s home town and then to Des Moines ,Iowa, then back to Memphis and finally back to the buyer…6 weeks after I shipped it!! Fortunately I had doubled packed it. The outer carton was destroyed. For the record,
I get shipments from Krale in the Netherlands in 3 to 4 days.
I see like stamps are going up again .

That way they offset that crazyness wasteful routing. You know just pass the cost on to you ..lol

I've seen my stuff that should of been a 500 mile trip but the tracking route added up equalled to near 800-1000 miles

Most of it was that why on earth would you go way over there to get here then turn around and come back ..lol
 
I see like stamps are going up again .

That way they offset that crazyness wasteful routing. You know just pass the cost on to you ..lol

I've seen my stuff that should of been a 500 mile trip but the tracking route added up equalled to near 800-1000 miles

Most of it was that why on earth would you go way over there to get here then turn around and come back ..lol
I was so very glad when Pyramyd AIR switched carriers from FedEx to UPS. Many times I'd had orders take many weeks for shipments to arrive from Ohio to my home here in California. Since the changeover to UPS, I've had no delayed orders. Thank you, Orv.
 
I was so very glad when Pyramyd AIR switched carriers from FedEx to UPS. Many times I'd had orders take many weeks for shipments to arrive from Ohio to my home here in California. Since the changeover to UPS, I've had no delayed orders. Thank you, Orv.
Seems much quicker for sure without a glitch
 
This is funny....now.. I purchased a tx200 a few weeks back (in love with it, if I but had more time 2 shoot it!!) I opted to not get the shipping insurance for some odd reason. I signed up for text updates from shipper but they never responded. Via email I realized gun had been to my house and no one apparently was around to sign for it so they left with it. My wife said no one ever came or knocked. A note was in mail box to pick it up at the local mail drop off in town. I called them that day and she said to try tomorrow again. I went in person and she found the package and it was about a foot and half long square shaped box. I nearly died 🤯.. then she laughed and said oops not your package and returned with the gun. Soooo not funny at the time!!
 
I was so very glad when Pyramyd AIR switched carriers from FedEx to UPS. Many times I'd had orders take many weeks for shipments to arrive from Ohio to my home here in California. Since the changeover to UPS, I've had no delayed orders. Thank you, Orv.
Why I refer to them a fedup-x . Ups service here is far better and never a concern . Fedup-x not so much.
 
I got my pellet order yesterday from PA, 8 500 count cans of JSB 18s. I’ve got a new nickname for UPS - United Pellet Smashers.
I laughed when I saw the box where it said fragile on one side it was crushed and had a boot print on it. Cans were bent up real good.
My dad got pellets once from Amazon....lol there was more damaged than undamaged in the tin, and I doubt it was Jsbs fault! 😒 . My last months PA order, one tin of MRDS was badly smacked. I carrefulllyy opened it and they all seemed OK Shippers kill me.
 
Had a slug delivery yesterday, only 2 tins to test. More expensive than Zan, etc.

Brand new product, Doom slugs. Hand made in Bulgaria. A local product, finally 🙂.

Courier must have played football or dropped the parcel from a great height.

Slug indentations on the outside of the tin! Yet the parcel looked fine.

Probably about 25 to 30 % knackered, simply fit for melting.

Disappointed, I really wanted to give these a fair test.

Modern life.
 
Order pellets from UA or AOA. They pack them in high density foam . If things have changed I’m not aware but a while ago that’s how they shipped pellets.
I got some h&n from air gun depot ( pa mirror sister ) and they came packed nice in the per tin box filling no gap no movement foam . You'd just about have to run them over with the truck ( or forklift) to damage them ..

Maybe they don't do it any more ?
 

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