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Current or Former U.S. Postal Workers..Help Put My Mind At Ease?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Silvercrow, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    Last Friday I ordered a set of pickups on Reverb. Coming from Iowa- STILL in transit.

    They were 'stuck' apparently, in Sioux City S.D. for almost 2 days, THEN started traveling again.

    LAST NIGHT I got 3 text messages on my phone, USPS tracking updates. About an hour apart, starting at 11:30 PM, EACH SAID the SAME thing,to the effect:

    "The item has left Philadelphia Distribution Center" last one at several minutes before 2A.M. this morning.

    I'm 30 miles north of that dist. facility. NO "Arrived at Sellersville Post Office" (town I live in) this morning, or today. I had to mail a package this morning so I asked at the desk, if my item might be "in the back?" To which he replied, "Yeah, maybe. There's nothing between Philly and here"

    Nothing but roadway. I know he meant no other "points" or transfers.

    Tracking is NOT listing a new delivery date. The original delivery date was Tuesday (last- 12/4).

    Should I be worried- or should I expect to see my pickups tomorrow? Can't imagine the three texts the same last night- nothing today at all?

    Thanks for any info, advice or quick witted answers!

    Worried (as usual) in Pa.
    Brian
     
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  2. Bigdogdaddy

    Bigdogdaddy Strat-Talker Gold Member

    388
    Aug 8, 2018
    Kansas
    Here's a picture of my cat Prancer. Maybe this will help? 21463216_1811822158831908_581300462132535893_n.jpg
     
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  3. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    I received a text informing me that your pickups are being tested out by a few disgruntled workers. Should arrive shortly.:D
     
  4. Bigdogdaddy

    Bigdogdaddy Strat-Talker Gold Member

    388
    Aug 8, 2018
    Kansas
    You need to be standing by your mailbox. the mailman from the move "Funny Farm" with Chevy Chase will be delivering it. ;)
     
  5. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    The eagle has landed.
     
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  6. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    @ everyone above...

    THANKS for the chuckles! :p

    I love you guys...

    BTW- Prancer looks like he ACTUALLY know something about this...:sneaky: (I'm a cat owner / lover myself- I KNOW that look..)

    THOSE MUTHAS! They TOLE me they'd only do that if I DIDN'T like 'em!:mad:

    ALL I need- someone goin' postal on my pickups! HEY...that could be a song title..."Goin' postal on my pickups over you"

    Brian
     
  7. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    77
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
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  8. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    NOT FUNNY! I still don't see MY package floating there....

    JK!

    ROFLMPO!*


    *Rolling on floor, laughing my pickups off
     
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  9. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    77
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Wife ordered shoes (online?)
    10 days pass...
    Her eyes are starting to bloodshot...
    Gets into the tracking crazies...
    First 7 lines are in Chinese...
    Next 6 or 7
    Might as well have been in Klingon...
    No shoes yet....
     
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  10. Class A Knob

    Class A Knob Strat-O-Master

    698
    Nov 25, 2017
    California
    Through my hacker network I've obtained a live feed of your package:

     
  11. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    @Class A Knob THAT'S FUNNY! Had forgotten all about that movie and that scene!

    ALL righty then...

    Brian
     
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  12. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    LOL...sorry, can't help getting a visual of some adorable little oriental girl tripping her way down a street in Shanghai in a brand new pair of shoes 5 sizes too large for her....:D "THESE NIIICE!"

    Brian
     
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  13. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    @thomquietwolf : one "half breed" to another: sincerely hope your lady's shoes turn up at your house soon!:thumb:
     
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  14. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    As a long time UPS guy (17 years!), I can tell you that electronic tracking is both the best thing and the worst thing to happen to package delivery.
    Tracking makes the job of the delivery service exponentially more difficult, but it gives most customers a sense of when they can expect a package.
    The caveat is that the tracking systems are far from perfected, so some customers end up very frustrated with the delivery process... especially this time of year when delivery volumes grow exponentially.
    I hope your package arrives safely and quickly.
     
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  15. ukoldgit

    ukoldgit Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    67
    Feb 20, 2018
    Wiltshire UK
    Look up, its currently in a holding pattern
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  16. Bigdogdaddy

    Bigdogdaddy Strat-Talker Gold Member

    388
    Aug 8, 2018
    Kansas
    This was taken (I think) right after he got sick and had a transfusion. His legs were shaved from his paws to almost his stomach. He wasn't a happy kitty at the time. I said I'd never spend money on a cat to get it well, but I was made a liar again.
     
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  17. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    somewhere
    someone at the USPS is jamming away on your pickups. Good luck finding them
     
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  18. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    Well, they didn't work out for that someone!

    THEY ARRIVED TODAY! WHOOOO friggin' HOOOOO!

    Look like they are in great shape- 6 package came in today- two for my wife for Christmas (shhhh!); the pickups / harness; the pickup covers (no offense, I don't like the white ones with the Hendrix "signature), knob / switch tip and trem tip, new guard and a small gift for renewing my gun club membership!

    SO- the guard is mint green -AllParts does a great job on...parts,,,and I was VERY impressed with the mint green color. NOT overdone- looks like a white 'guard that might have faded into mint green, although evenly colored and not 'uneven' like an actual relic guard would be. Pickup covers and knobs / switch tip are "cream"- looks good together, IMO.

    THANKS all for the laughs and the support! Review to follow in a couple weeks or less, under separate post!

    Brian
     
  19. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 3, 2009
    Mobile Bay
    What? :)

    Great news, Congrats on your almost installed, new-to-you pickups!