Wow...I ordered some Alien Bees equipment and look at the route it has taken...Nashville TN to Richmond, BC Canada (very close to me!) clears Customs, then back to Hodgkins IL, now on the road again...odd don't you think?
I agree with you. You can tell by the dates and time that it didn't have time to go to canada between Tn and IL . departure scan on 7/30That's the paperwork being filed in BC, not the object being moved. I watched an identical process with a gift for a friend sent up to Canada a few months back. The package went to Nashville for sorting from Illinois and sat there until the paperwork was approved by Customs Canada/the brokerage agency.
"Being green" is a load of garbage, anyway. Just a way for people/companies to scam more money out of you.
UPS may charge clearance fees, but at least you know it's going to get there.
I've not had such great luck with the postal service. Cheap, yes. But good luck if you get what you ordered... Especially with international orders and deliveries. Once it leaves the US, who knows what's going on with it. Ask my grandfather that deals in coin exchange and collecting...
At least your package is staying in the same company, not getting passed around between each countries postal service.
Maybe the reason they took this route is that they only make Right turns now!! :smile:
Spoken like a true Los Angeleno! Make the 101 a bike path!:biggrin:The whole "Think Green" concept is a corporate scam in my opinion. The real green movement is to stay at home, don't drive, don't spend money, and don't contribute to the capitalistic economy. Don't even get me started on the stupidity of Carbon Credits! I'm very conscious of the environment, but just because a Chevy Tahoe says Hybrid in green lettering, doesn't mean it's s***t don't stink!
Anyways here in LA, I have a friend who works at a law firm that handles litigation for UPS and he told me that most the time UPS was at fault on bad deliveries and that his law firm had so much work trying to clean up UPS's F'ups. That whole company is messed up in so many ways and I try to avoid UPS deliveries when I can.
That is not always true. My employer is clearly in business to make money, but that doesn't mean that we don't care:The whole "Think Green" concept is a corporate scam in my opinion. (...)