A cautionary tale.

Monday, January 10 2005 @ 06:20 MST

Contributed by: evilscientist

I ordered some electronic components back in December (the 18th to be exact) from three different suppliers. One supplier contacted me the following Monday, stating that they could ship the parts out of Winnipeg by Purolator for $8. Those parts showed up the next day. Another supplier shipped with the US postal service. This parcel arrived about a week after it was ordered. The final package was shipped via UPS. This parcel has yet to arrive. Now I\'ve checked the UPS website and traced the package. Each time it reported the same thing, that the package had been scanned into Canada on the 23rd of December and was awaiting customs clearance. After a couple of weeks of waiting, I finally phoned UPS today. UPS apparently has no idea where the package is. After a day of looking they couldn\'t find it. I will be getting a call tomorrow after they check their “lost and found”.

So the caution is this, don\'t ship with UPS. The post office seems to be more reliable and from the looks of it, faster and cheaper. I\'ll keep you all posted as to the final outcome of this tale.

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