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  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, November 10, 2023 5:08 PM

Well it went from LA back to Cincinnati and then on to Baltimore. Supposedly it'll be in the P.O. box tomorrow. All in all a week and a half from Australia to Maryland isn't bad I guess.

Cary

 


  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, November 10, 2023 12:55 PM

I won a car radio from an eBay seller in Pennsylvania; it's not far from Kentucky. It went to Florida and then came back up to Missouri before getting to Kentucky.

And often when I track something coming to me (near Louisville), it will go to a DHL hub in Northern Kentucky (outside of Cincinatti about 100 miles from Louisville), leave the state and then return a few days later. 

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Friday, November 10, 2023 12:13 PM

Customs, for me, has usually been about a 4 day 'age'.  Confused

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Thursday, November 9, 2023 11:10 AM

Now I see that Customs has it and it is "awaiting the next cycle". So now I guess I find out how long a "cylcle" is.

Cary

 


fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 8:39 PM

I've got sleep apnea and have to order masks, hoses, filters and other odds and ends quarterly. Sometimes they ship from Willow Grove and sometimes from Harrisburg. Other times they ship from Milwaukee. When they ship, no matter from which warehouse, they go someplace out west first, sit there for a couple of days, then come to this general area (Harrisburgh), sit there for a couple days then come to our PO and then to me.                                                                  #1 - Harrisburg - I can get there and back in about 4 hours.                                 #2 - Willow Grove - I can get there and back in about 4 hours also.                        #3 - Milwaukee - I get mail and packages from my brother in California in 2 days. One day to our PO and the next day to me.

Uhhh Duuh! Something doesn't smell right here. But, can't do anything about it. That's the way the meatball bounces.

Stay safe.

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    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:10 PM

Hi,

Although its been awhile, in the past when tracking the status of some stuff I bought on line I would occassionally see it arrive at my local post office, then be sent off to a regional sorting center, and then sent back to my local post office, and finally sent out for delivery to me. Tongue Tied

Pat

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:20 PM

Eaglecash867

<SNIP>

One of the great shipping mysteries I have always wondered about is how a package can go by normal mail, all the way from Ukraine, to Denver in 2 weeks...but once its here in Denver, it takes another 3 days to get to my house.  

 

The UPS 'Mail Innovations' program is bad about that.  That's where UPS uses the USPS for the 'last mile' of delivery.  Things get shipped to the USPS mail sorting center and then disappear into a black hole of no tracking for anywhere from 3-7 days.  Since UPS successfully delivered it ot the sorting center, they're done tracking it.  Since the USPS hasn't shipped it out of the sorting center, they don't track it.  Makes no sense, and is very frustrating, especially if it's something you are waiting on to, say, get a car back on the road.

I joke that ordering stuff from Summit Racing sometimes arrives before I even finish paying for it online.  They have a warehouse in Atlanta that seems to be a quick jump to Interstate 10, so it goes quickly from there to Houston, then gets routed to our house southeast of Houston.  I can literally order stuff one day, and it's there the next.  

Gene Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

 

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 1:32 PM

Heh...I've always wondered the same thing, but somehow it all works, and DHL seems to be one of the best at it.  I've gotten stuff from Greece in 2 days through them, and the price isn't all that bad.

One of the great shipping mysteries I have always wondered about is how a package can go by normal mail, all the way from Ukraine, to Denver in 2 weeks...but once its here in Denver, it takes another 3 days to get to my house.  

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Gotta love shipping service logic
Posted by cwalker3 on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 1:24 PM

I ordered an item from a dealer in Australia and opted for DHL Express shipping. Looking at the tracking today, I see it went from Australia to Singapore to Cinncinnati and now it's in Los Angelos. I'm in Maryland. Now I understand about the various hubs that these parcels have to go through, especially coming from out of the country, but this still just sounds ridiculous to me that it has to cross the country at least twice before it gets to me. SMH

Cary

 


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