Author Topic: Sh!te courier thread  (Read 145522 times)

Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1000 on: 16 December, 2023, 08:26:35 am »
I think with all of this stuff it depends where you live.

I'm in a semi-rural location. The Evri lady is great. She knows is now, and we know her. I've known the ParcelForce guy for 20 years. Also the DPD guy is usually the same bloke.  All of them are amenable and use their common sense.


Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1001 on: 16 December, 2023, 08:45:30 am »
Nice!

Don't be too hasty, it's still a printer.
We're talking about courier deliveries. ::-)

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1002 on: 16 December, 2023, 09:26:27 am »
Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets please.  Is it going to be:
 - My parcel arrives tomorrow proving that a) the vendor is an honest and efficient company and b) WeWorldExpress are a highly efficient delivery company but c) don't have the first clue about tracking.  or
 - Some combination of a), b) & c) being wrong.  State your choice.
And the answer is a) is the incorrect statement.

Yesterday, after the delivery window ended I got three identical emails telling me my order has not actually been dispatched despite being marked so in Amazon.  The reason - they don't know which sensor to ship.  Please reply with my choice from:
Introduction to clamp-on sensors:
TS-2 type: DN15-100mm, -30-90°C
TM-1 type: DN50-700mm, -30-90°C
  TL-1 type: DN300-6000mm, -30-90°C
  HTS-2 type: DN15-100mm, -40-160°C
HTM-1 type: DN50-700mm, -40-160°C
HTL-1 type: DN300-6000mm, -40-160°C
TC-1: DN>80mm -40~160°C
TC-2: DN>80mm -40~160°C


Hmmm.  Just above this is the following text:
EARLY TUF-2000M Ultrasonic Flowing/Heat Module Flowing Meter Flowmeter Environmental Measuring Instrument DN15~DN100mm,Remarkable88
ASIN: B0BVDT711H

Which narrows it down to a choice of 2 and since HTS-2 is more expensive than TS-2 I think we already know.

Amazon is guessing delivery by the 20th, fat chance.
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1003 on: 16 December, 2023, 04:54:42 pm »
We very rarely have issues with couriers. However, DHL have blotted their copybook twice on the same order. The first time, it just didn't arrive at all. I got the tracking emails, but clicking on the number got to a 'not found' message.
The replacement was out for delivery today. We live in Lower XXX road. They have delivered it to the same number, but on XXX road. OK, this is only just round the corner but I'm not sure I want to carry the 20kg of bird seed that far. I assume it's a relief because Christmas driver, but still.
The nice people at 1 XXX road delivered the parcel to us while we were out shopping this morning.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1004 on: 20 December, 2023, 08:55:15 am »
Text from Parcelfarce. “Your package will be delivered today between 0:00 and 0:00”.

ETA It transpires the delivery window is only between 07:00 and 18:00. Probably.
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1005 on: 20 December, 2023, 05:38:21 pm »
<Non grumble>
Parcel Force
Ordered big heavy item for partner at 13.49 yesterday.
Delivered by Parcel Force at 14.14.

Was able to track item from despatch, through Bristol and round local streets for the last 2 hours of its journey.

Looks like 'Charlie' took a LONG lunch break in Colindale and then went round the houses in Colindale & Queensbury.

Cannot fault projected delivery time of 14.00 - 15.00.

24 hours & 25 minutes from order to delivery!

Meanwhile, the 'M & S' order I placed on 14/12/2023 has been stuck in Chicago 'Awaiting customs inspection', since 16/12...

Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1006 on: 22 December, 2023, 02:50:18 pm »
Amazon
Delivery required a pin to be given to the driver. Pin delivered by email. (Seems to be standard security for certain items from Amazon). Pin code was easy for me to remember.

Doorbell goes. I go to the door. "Thanks - the code is 246890"
"You've got to read it off your email"
"That's the code isn't it?"
"Yes but you've got to read it off your phone"
"Is that the code?"
"Yes.... But...."
I've got the package. I could do that all day, he had deliveries to make.
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1007 on: 22 December, 2023, 02:55:10 pm »
I for one look forward to dragging my PC out onto the doorstep* to satisfy some jobsworth…

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1008 on: 22 December, 2023, 05:25:48 pm »
If this becomes a thing I'm going to have to come up with an assortment of increasingly improbable computers to answer the door with.

* Kim eagerly awaits Silly Oak's first fly-tipped smart fridge

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1009 on: 23 December, 2023, 10:15:58 pm »


DHL have lost a package... Have reported it to the company sending it. Now I wait to see if DHL can find it somewhere, or if I will get a new package sent.

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1010 on: 03 January, 2024, 12:21:52 pm »


Company I ordered from confirm DHL has lost my package. Have asked them to resend...

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1011 on: 04 January, 2024, 03:37:40 pm »
Company I ordered from confirm DHL has lost my package.

My anecdotal experience is that, of the several delivery services I regularly deal with, DHL is the only one to just completely lose (rather than damage) packages.

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1012 on: 04 January, 2024, 03:49:31 pm »


Either my doorbell is broken. Or postNL doesn't even bother trying it.

I've been WFH all day cos if packages. And just got an email saying they missed me and will take them to a parcel shop.

J
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1013 on: 05 January, 2024, 11:10:17 pm »


Company I ordered from confirm DHL has lost my package. Have asked them to resend...


New package arrived Thursday.

Friday I get an email update from DHL that they are going to deliver the original package tomorrow...

*Sigh*

J
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1014 on: 07 January, 2024, 01:45:32 pm »
Royal Mail packages sent to son in Brazil on 4 December.  Stuck in customs since 18/12 and one deemed not suitable.  It was 3 pairs of socks and some chocolate!

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1015 on: 19 February, 2024, 09:25:42 am »
Last night Royal Snail's tracking wossname assured me that my item would be delivered between 09:22 and 13:22 today.  This morning the useless workshy twats have backtracked and now will only allow that it’s in Romford.

Edit: natch it turned up ten minutes ago without so much either as a by your leave or an update on the tracking page.
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1016 on: 24 February, 2024, 09:35:54 am »
Had a parcel delivered£ this morning, spot on the earliest time specified, which was good. I then got a text from Parcelfarce (it was a contracted out delivery, Van was un-logoed). “We’ve left your parcel in a safe place”. I heard the van stop, and the knock on the door, and managed to get to the bedroom window within 5 seconds, to see the guy stood taking a photo of it leant against said door. Which is in full view of the street about 2m from the road. Safe place my arse. And then “We’ve left a card with details of where your parcel is”. Like f**k you have.
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1017 on: 24 February, 2024, 01:40:29 pm »
Doorbell went and I ran downstairs sans shoes. The microsecond I open the door the driver takes a photo* and is halfway back to his van before I knew what was going on. Two big parcels for next door dumped on the pavement.

It's a shame I like the neighbours otherwise I should have just left them there.

(* multiple times I've looked at tracking after stuff has been delivered and found photos of my own lower half taken without my knowledge. How is this even vaguely legal?)

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1018 on: 12 March, 2024, 11:13:31 pm »
Quote from: Evri
12:23 - Tue Mar 12 Your parcel is on its way to you today

Magic 8-ball says "Very doubtful"

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1019 on: 23 March, 2024, 09:03:45 am »
O hai DHL!

Who's awake at ten to eight on a Saturday morning?  Not this Unit, that’s for sure.  I hope you didn’t wake the neighbours when leaving my item with them, coz they seem to be nice people.

Kthxbai
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1020 on: 17 April, 2024, 10:06:59 am »
O hai DHL!

Contrary to what this morning’s e-mail claims you do not have my Halfords parcel, because you delivered it on March 23rd (see above) sort it out u muppets!

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1021 on: 17 April, 2024, 08:07:18 pm »

Ordered some stuff from IKEA UK for delivery to a friend's place in the UK.

Realising it wouldn't be delivered when anyone was home, I redirected to a pickup point.

Except DPD never delivered, the tracking just updated such that it didn't recognise the postcode...

IKEA did refund it immediately...

Another country, another week.

Order package being delivered by postnl, see tracking, come home to work from home so I'm here when it is delivered. Hit refresh on the tracking a lot. And then it just says they missed me, and are taking it to a parcel shop... Grrrr. They didn't even ring the doorbell.

So pissed off I filed a compliant. Not about the delivery person, but about management policy making the drivers not being able to give enough time to do things properly.


Grrrr.

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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1022 on: 20 April, 2024, 11:09:54 am »
Evri - again.  For resons best known to others, their website refuses to accept me paying by credit card. It claims I haven't filled in the fields correctly - but of course I have. It forces me to pay via robbing PayPal. Grrrrrrrr.
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Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1023 on: 20 April, 2024, 12:59:23 pm »
Because a 'good courier thread' would atrophy form lack of use, I'm just going to put in a word for my ever-cheerful postman, who had "a chonky boi parcel" for me this morning.

Re: Sh!te courier thread
« Reply #1024 on: 20 April, 2024, 01:23:38 pm »
Evri - And again!
Following the loss of a bunch of keys just before last Xmas, I ordered couple of replacement keys for my TiGr titanium bike lock a couple of weeks ago.
They're coming from the USofA. £30.00 inclusive of postage  :o
A couple of days ago I received the following text from Evri:

EVRI mail package in the process of transportation, due to damage to the outer package, address information is lost, can not be delivered. Please be sure to update the delivery address information in the link within 12 hours.

https://evri.com-ea.xyz/uk

(Please reply Y, then exit the SMS, re-open the SMS activation link, or copy the link to open in Safari)

The EVRI team wishes you a great day!


So I followed the instructions. When I clicked on the link, the response I received was '404 Not found'.
Great.
So I called EVRI's customer help line. This turns out to be a series of pre-recorded replies depending on which buttons you press.
There is no 'Please hold the line and one of our operators will be with you shortly' option.
So I tried their Chatbot.
Again, this is a series of pre recorded replies which ended in 'Your consignment is on its way to you and we expect it to be delivered as scheduled'.
Which doesn't really sit well with the contents of the text they sent me.
Fuckers.
I'm stuffed here.
It would seem that there is no way of getting to speak to a human at EVRI and, believe me, I've tried finding one.
I have the email of an individual at the company who sent the keys out to me, but I don't see them stepping forward to send me a couple of replacement keys gratis, in addition to covering the postage which, in an ideal world, is what I'd really like.
I tried a several of times to contact EVRI again via their customer helpline and their chatbot but this just ended up in causing me to make The Growl of Frustration Noise.

Then, in a moment of Lucid Inspiration I had an idea.
I went onto EVRIs website, found my consignment, and went to the bit where you have the option of 'Not going to be in? Would you like to re-direct the package?'
Whereupon, when it asked me which address I'd like the package re-directed to, I entered my own, and waited.
Thursday afternoon the keys arrived in an absolutely pristine/intact package (from which I'm assuming that the original package must've been royally trashed).
So, all is well at the end of the story.
With little thanks to EVRI.
One thing I find hard to believe is that somewhere in the EVRI depot where my consignment was processed, there must be at least one PC with details of all of the jobs which pass through the depot, including details like errr..... the delivery address of each job.

Muppets.