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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2003 4:21 pm    Post subject: UPS on Crank! Reply with quote

I wandered over to the McMaster website to order some soundproofing for my ghia yesterday morning about 11am and the UPS guy wheels it in at 9:30 this morning! Almost 700 miles overnight and it came UPS ground. Normally that would be 2-3 days minimum.

Those boys must be humping some hellish hours to get this stuff thru the system by Christmas.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McMaster Carr never ceases to amaze me.
My office is 15 miles from their warehouse.
If I order something from them before 1:00 pm, I get it THE SAME FRICKIN' DAY on their own truck.
I'm talking a box of hardware for $7.50 plus $4.00 shipping, for example.
How do they do it?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just ordered some hazet stuff from new york. ordered friday morning, shipped friday afternoon, arrived today, thursday. 4 business days? amazing. usually it's 5 minimum, more often 7.
must be the holiday insanity!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hazetguy-- did you see the eBay auction that just ended for the valve adjusting tool? Seller had a buy it now of $80, but no one went for it. The auction brought $160. Then, like 15 minutes after the auction ended, he listed another one for the same $80 buy it now.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, saw that and was amazed. i know who that seller is, and if he has one, he usually has many more. i think the glitz of the first NOS one made people go crazy, then people realized it was not such a scarce commodity.
i (personally) would never ever pay that much, not even $80. $40 for me would be a stretch.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...2446685076

I bid $10.

I bid $20 on the new one.

Yes, with that seller, if he has one, he usually has 20-30 of them.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"US $122.50 " Holy Cow! (no offence to any Hindu) lol
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was kind of dope slap to the buyer to wheel around and list another one with a "buy it now" just minutes after he bought his.

Anyone actually use one of those? Do they save time and/or effort?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered some stuff from CB performnace on the 17th in the morning. I got the package on my door step the morning of the 19th. and that was with ground. UPS really is bustin ass.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2003 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I ship I use FedEx ground because I've found them to be cheaper and more efficient than UPS. FedEx freight, though, is freaking expensive! I'm curious about that adjusting tool as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I use FedEx ground because I've found them to be cheaper and more efficient than UPS.

Your thinking will change on this, I am sure of it.

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Won't use those rat bastards at FedEx Ground no matter what
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2003 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I use FedEx ground because I've found them to be cheaper and more efficient than UPS.

Your thinking will change on this, I am sure of it.

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Sorry, but I have two years of copies of shipping invoices and nary a problem. My biggest concern is that I'm going to try to use Greyhound to ship a hood.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bought some parts from Wolfparts in Sweden, paypaled on a thursday, got my stuff the When people don't slack, shit arrives fast.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chipmcluk wrote:
i bought some parts from Wolfparts in Sweden, paypaled on a thursday, got my stuff the When people don't slack, shit arrives fast.


So you got it when?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, the next tuesday
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