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Old 09-23-2021, 04:08 PM   #11
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Ordered a pair of aluminum cyl. heads and they shipped FEDX...
When I got home from work they were in the yard next to the drive way, in the rain, with EDELBROCK ALUMINUM HEAD in big red letters (you know what an Edelbrock box looks like...) just waiting for the next vagrant going down the street to pick up!
Probably would have took them directly to the scrap yard and got about 5 bucks!...
I was sort of PO'ed...
Have a friend with a business that gets stuff delivered and comes in mondays to find boxes chunked over the fence!
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Old 09-23-2021, 04:39 PM   #12
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Agreed, the worker shortage is the biggest issue.

Things are not in good shape.....country wise....

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Old 09-23-2021, 07:14 PM   #13
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Probably not related, other than it's a Fedex story.

A friend in Florida has a machine shop and ordered around $150 worth of electronics a few weeks ago. It shipped Fedex and showed delivery a few days late. But he hadn't received it.

He spent way too much time arguing with Fedex but finally got them to check into it. Turns out it had been delivered a couple of blocks down the road - to a nursing home.

So he sends an employee to the nursing home to collect the package, a bit confused that they hadn't bothered to call and tell him they received his package. When asked, the people at the nursing home told him that they'd given it to his secretary when she came to get it the same day it arrived. He doesn't have a secretary.

The shipment got replaced but I don't remember if it was by the company he dealt with or if fedex handled it. Anyhow, kinda funny that a random person would know that a package got delivered to the wrong address.

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Old 09-23-2021, 07:41 PM   #14
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I guess shipping screw ups are becoming common. I had a package delivered a few months ago that was not mine. The street was correct but the house address wasn't even close. I called UPS and told them I received someone else's package. They took my info down and said they would have the package picked up. Didn't hear anything for 3 days. I finally delivered the package myself to the correct address about a mile away. The people there said they tried to report it missing but UPS said it was delivered. I told them UPS knew where it was for the last 3 days. No one from UPS ever called me back or showed up to pick up that package.
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Old 09-23-2021, 09:53 PM   #15
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Probably not related, other than it's a Fedex story.

A friend in Florida has a machine shop and ordered around $150 worth of electronics a few weeks ago. It shipped Fedex and showed delivery a few days late. But he hadn't received it.

He spent way too much time arguing with Fedex but finally got them to check into it. Turns out it had been delivered a couple of blocks down the road - to a nursing home.

So he sends an employee to the nursing home to collect the package, a bit confused that they hadn't bothered to call and tell him they received his package. When asked, the people at the nursing home told him that they'd given it to his secretary when she came to get it the same day it arrived. He doesn't have a secretary.

The shipment got replaced but I don't remember if it was by the company he dealt with or if fedex handled it. Anyhow, kinda funny that a random person would know that a package got delivered to the wrong address.
Wasn't a random person. Probably working with the criminal who delivered it to the wrong place intentionally.

The holiday season hasn't even started yet. Should be interesting.

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Old 09-24-2021, 12:48 AM   #16
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I quit shipping in identifiable packages. A set of Brodix heads vanished into thin air right from the local XXX Terminal. Lucky they were on my account and I kept the receipt. They were in Brodix boxes and had my shop name/decal plastered on the side of the boxes. Someone knew what they were getting. Had it happen with an Edelbrock manifold box I used to ship some other parts. Use a ordinary box now, no names...
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I quit shipping in identifiable packages. A set of Brodix heads vanished into thin air right from the local XXX Terminal. Lucky they were on my account and I kept the receipt. They were in Brodix boxes and had my shop name/decal plastered on the side of the boxes. Someone knew what they were getting. Had it happen with an Edelbrock manifold box I used to ship some other parts. Use a ordinary box now, no names...
Good point - both convertors I shipped were in the company's boxes - that makes it easy for thieves. It's frustrating because even though I'll get paid for the missing stuff it is a total pain to replace it.
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Old 09-24-2021, 07:54 AM   #18
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Good point - both convertors I shipped were in the company's boxes - that makes it easy for thieves. It's frustrating because even though I'll get paid for the missing stuff it is a total pain to replace it.
Good morning to all,
Just reading everyone's reply's should also make us aware to "Insure"- Everything being shipped.
The guys from TSR once told me they shipped a complete Power Glide Transmission from New Hampshire to the state of Washington.
Chris put it on a pallet, Strapped it down and then built a plywood box around it.
A "said" carrier picked it up - about two weeks later the customer called to say he got his Transmission, it was in a Paper Bag!
Thankfully the trans was insured.

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Old 09-24-2021, 09:15 AM   #19
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Good morning to all,
Just reading everyone's reply's should also make us aware to "Insure"- Everything being shipped.
The guys from TSR once told me they shipped a complete Power Glide Transmission from New Hampshire to the state of Washington.
Chris put it on a pallet, Strapped it down and then built a plywood box around it.
A "said" carrier picked it up - about two weeks later the customer called to say he got his Transmission, it was in a Paper Bag!
Thankfully the trans was insured.

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I believe some time ago that happen to Charlie Westcott Jr.
He shipped a billet camshaft to a customer and when the customer opened the box, it had been replaced with a pipe!
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:02 AM   #20
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My son broke a rocker arm on Hot Rod's Drag Week 2021.

We got in touch with the manufacture late in the day. Their UPS pickup had already happened, however they took it to UPS for overnight early delivery to Rochelle, IL.

Shortly after 8:00 the UPS driver walked into the hotel lobby with our parts, almost thirty minutes ahead of the predicted delivery time.

So good things can still happen.
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