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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by odie, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Question- Someone was sending a bass to me from TX to Minnesota. He sent it without tracking(I dont recommend anyone ever do that!). It left a week ago Thursday, so 10 days ago.

    Still hasnt arrived. Is this normal??

    My fear is
    a) it got lost
    b) its frozen somewhere and lord knows what condition its in.
    c)it takes this long
    d)it was never sent (I do believe he sent it)

    So what recourse do we have?? Is it lost in the world of missing mail??? Sorta what happened 5 yrs ago to all the bills I mailed!!
  2. BlackNeckJspl


    Dec 14, 2002
    you did not by that not snow, sleet, etc. line. with the cold snap we had lately i am shure things slowed down. remember in those 10 days there was a weekend and a national holliday.
  3. TxBass


    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    where's he live? I'll go pass on your message in person!:D
    as much as I don't like UPS either...at least us anal folks can follow it every step of the way.
  4. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Hopefully they're just being slow. I just received a pickup today from Cali. That should be a 4-5 day trip, but instead it's been nearly two weeks. It came in, though, and looks great. Hopefully your bass will have the same results. GOOD LUCK!
  5. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    What happens to bass that sits for a week in freezing conditions??? say 12-0 degrees?
  6. KeithPas


    May 16, 2000
    If the bass was shipped via USPS I don't think that they have a tracking system the way UPS does. Ten days is a little long but not panic time yet. Give it a few more days then contact the seller and have him file a claim.
  7. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Sounds good. We'll see what happens the next few days.

    But man the cold has got to due something to the neck on this bass!!:(
  8. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    USPS does have a tracking system, if you got insurence and priority mail, you can track it for like an extra 50 cents ro somethin. I have had teh USPS lose my stuff before though. Please tell me you got insurence on teh bass???
  9. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    I didnt get insurance because I didnt send it. Im assuming the person who mailed it did. I hope...plz...oh man! :( ;)

    Update they were supposed to send it "Priority mail" but sent it "package service". Whatever that is??!! Sounds like it was a goof up at the office, they got billed for priority but ended up with package service.
  10. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    That is a very bad thing. I don't even know if you can insure a package via parcel post (package service). When you order or have something, ALWAYS, ALWAYS ask them to use insurence and pay them for it if necessary!!! I really hope Your bass doesn;t get eaten in the mail, I lost my birthday cookies in the mail once from my best friend..evil USPS :mad: .
  11. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    As long as there are no sudden changes in temp, cold should not damage it. When you receive the bass, fight the temptation to open the case immediately - let it sit in the closed case for as long as possible so that temp. will come up as gradually as possible. Personally, I would keep it for at least 24 hours in the case if it's really that cold outside.
  12. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    I wouldn't panic yet, Odie.

    I shipped some stuff I sold on Ebay and some of it (2 pkgs out of 10) took two weeks to arrive.

  13. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    It took the USPS 7 days to send a photo album across town(roughly 20 miles). I thought that maybe their Jeep ran out of gas and they had switched to skateboards.
  14. If it took em that long...they were probably looking at the photos. Any of em adult in nature? :D That could explain it.

    My ex-guitarist was a mailman. He'd drop by where I worked at in his LLV (Long Life Vehicle) because I was on his route...and he needed someone to take him to lunch. Because of the tattlers in the LLV's.
  15. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    It was the photos of my wedding.
    If it was the honeymoon photos, on the other hand....:eek: :D
  16. This is the first time it's happened to me by USPS, but I admittedly didn't live in the U.S. for about 1/3rd of my life.

    We apologize for the inconvenience but one of our USPS pickups appears to be unaccounted for at this time. Each of the tracking numbers state that a shipping label has been created with no further information available. USPS is currently investigating the matter as we speak. If we can determine that your package has been lost we will send out a replacement shipment immediately. We aim to provide our customers with the products they need and in the most timely manner possible.

    Again we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we'll provide any further information as soon as it's made available to us.

    from Tube Depot, where I ordered 1/4" connectors
  17. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    14 year old thread. Nice.
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  18. gttim


    Dec 12, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    ***? Is Odie still waiting on that bss?
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  19. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    they lost a whole TRUCK?!?!
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  20. I Was still playing with Pokemon cards when this thread was first started.
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