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Old 02-08-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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I ordered a collector's barbie on Jan 31 as a gift from a non-prime Amazon seller. I will see my girlfriend this weekend, which is a full 2-weeks after I ordered. I am a little annoyed that I haven't recieved it yet, so I checked the tracking info on Amazon, and it was shipped by USPS on the 2nd, and the estimated delivery date is Feb 23! That is insane, and there appears to be nothing I can do to speed it up since it has already been shipped. I love amazon prime, but I always have the worst luck with the third-party sellers.
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priority is great.
parcel mainly only saves a buck or two; idk why people just don't ship with priority.
those flat rate boxes are a good deal and generally arrive in 2-3 business days.

i've been shipping priority for several years, maybe even a decade and they've only fucked me once and it was partially my fault. i put some heavy ---- in one of those paper envelopes, the envelope broke and the heavy items fell out. wack...but the envelope arrived, just without the contents.
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Yeah, PhillyB has it right. Parcel post is the slow dog. Priority mail is GENRALLY 2-3 days anywhere in the US. I ship 90% of my ---- USPS Priority and have had ZERO complaints from customers and none myself for that matter.

If you ordered it more than 2 weeks ago and it was just shipped on the 2nd, that's the seller's fault for dragging his feet. The fact that he sent it parcel post is also dickish. Any GOOD seller/company that ships via USPS uses Priority mail.

Looking for any more Barbie stuff? I have a client that apparently has TONS of vintage Barbie ----, but I havent checked it out myself yet. LMK if there's anything she's looking for in particular.
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I always ship USPS. I like when my packages get to their destination between 1-3 days and the Taxpayer subsidises most of the cost.

Why people ship anything but first class and priority? Because they want you to murder them.
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MiataTurbo has now truly arrived. Serious discussions about Barbies.

Anyway, First Class is the only way to go. People use it because entry level for UPS/FedEx Ground is like $12.
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Anyway, First Class is the only way to go. People use it because entry level for UPS/FedEx Ground is like $12.
You jelly?

I ship USPS First class if I can fit it in a bubble mailer and its under 1lb.

I ship UPS or FedEx if its big or heavy.

I ship freight if its super big or super heavy.

All else goes via USPS Priority.

Just finished packing this one up.

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I used to print all my labels on pink paper too, just for the addes touch.
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I have used priority with good results, but this stupid seller must have used parcel post. Seriously, I can't imagine how it would take so long to get here unless they purposely slowed it down at all the processing centers.
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i ordered some hardtop brackets from rennenmetal and they shipped parcel. i would have gladly paid the extra buck or two had i seen it as an option. took about three weeks to get from tx to pa
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I shipped something first class on Saturday at 2pm just as the PO was closing. Got DELIVERED in PA on Monday.

I actually will use UPS Ground for packages that are in my 1-day delivery area...That's always exciting.
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You jelly?

I ship USPS First class if I can fit it in a bubble mailer and its under 1lb.

I ship UPS or FedEx if its big or heavy.

I ship freight if its super big or super heavy.

All else goes via USPS Priority.

Just finished packing this one up.

not jelly.

but I would rock a playground springy rider thing. what's the character?
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not jelly.

but I would rock a playground springy rider thing. what's the character?
This one is the sad panda. Last one I had left too.

Sold all 4 (panda, horse, chipmunk and duck) for $275 a peice. The guy I got them from was going to take them to the junkyard for scrap. 3 out of the 4 went to Texas.

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looking at those reminds me of this:



Vash, did you do check to see if any of the purchasers were pedophiles?
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looking at those reminds me of this:



Vash, did you do check to see if any of the purchasers were pedophiles?
Yeah the guy that bought it probably wants to jack his dick while he rocks back and forth on it in the basement. No really, its probably for his kids. lol

The guy that works the counter at UPS saw me coming in with it and said "I hope thats the last one!". He was happy to find out it was. Every time I go in with something different he asks what it is. He complains about anything over 50lbs or 50" though.
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He complains about anything over 50lbs or 50" though.
I guess I shouldn't try to ship my ***** then.
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He didn't say 5oz or .5", your good
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Wow I want a springy animal thing. Those were fun.

I guess I can just screw a spring into a log and be done.
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priority is great.
parcel mainly only saves a buck or two; idk why people just don't ship with priority.
those flat rate boxes are a good deal and generally arrive in 2-3 business days.

i've been shipping priority for several years, maybe even a decade and they've only fucked me once and it was partially my fault. i put some heavy ---- in one of those paper envelopes, the envelope broke and the heavy items fell out. wack...but the envelope arrived, just without the contents.
Sounds familiar. There's a BP head flange in the back of some truck somewhere.
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I used to print all my labels on pink paper too, just for the addes touch.
When shipping your barbies?
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Sounds familiar. There's a BP head flange in the back of some truck somewhere.
I had one get lost on its way to me, a couple weeks later I had the seller ship me another one (he got money from the shipping company), then another 3 weeks later, after I'd built a manifold, the extra showed up. I still have it in a box in case I ever wanted to build another manifold (which I won't be doing).
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