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The 'post'?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:41 pm

Is anyone experiencing vanishing, missing or delayed deliveries? I appreciate times are somewhat difficult but I'm wondering whether it's just me or something on a larger scale?
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Post by Landslide » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:43 pm

Definitely some delays, but I'm not aware of owt having vanished yet.

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Post by Al » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:03 pm

Yes. Send a memory stick with some films on to my folks and it still hasn’t arrived. Stuff posted at the same time got there 5 days ago.

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:06 pm

Generally not bad. Couple of things a little longer than usual. One thing not arrived at all and despite a polite follow-up no response so far. Bit of a PITA as they've taken payment. Hey ho, will be patient and escalate with Card Co. if necessary.

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Post by Javi » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:12 pm

Yep, we are 3 units in one big warehouse in North London. N4 and N8 have been struggling for a couple of weeks at least. Never seen anything similar in my 11 years at this job. And it's going to take ages to catch up. N15 (mine) have been delivering 100%100. I don't know in other places. The main reason, not enough posties + the huge amount of parcels, big parcels.
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Post by slarge » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:30 pm

I guess throughput has gone up (as we're all ordering on line now) and posties are going down (self isolating, illness etc etc), so the inevitable outcome is delay.

Some of my stuff is taking a while. Irritatingly the stuff coming from China gets here quicker (despite the "shipping location" on ebay stating "UK").

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:34 pm

Obviously, it's all carriers effected and not just RM. My experience would perhaps also suggest that many companies while still operating are struggling to function properly. I chased a delivery of steel this morning that should have arrived last Friday. The girl told me that she'd checked and it was delivered on Monday ... turned up half an hour ago.
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Re: The 'post'?

Post by ScotRoutes » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:06 pm

All normal here, though I've not actually been ordering much.

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Post by Lazarus » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:25 pm

post is erratic here but still getting through eventually

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Re: The 'post'?

Post by Shewie » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:46 pm

RM have had my Amazon parcel for over a week, not too bothered yet.

Also missing some pedals I bought on here a while ago but not chased it up

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Post by htrider » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:25 pm

Couriers been pretty good so far. The postie was turning up daily until the weekend - didn't appear Saturday, appeared Monday and yesterday, not today. Had a look at there website and they are compressing deliveries due to staff shortages which is fair dos as I don't need a piece of junk mail every day!

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Post by The Cumbrian » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:03 am

It's very erratic. Sometimes it seems faster than normal, other times it seems like it's being hoarded in a warehouse somewhere.

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Post by voodoo_simon » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:11 am

Plenty of junk mail this week, just what’s needed... :roll:

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Post by whitestone » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:37 am

I think we've all got used to "next day" or "48hr" delivery. Those options do depend on full staffing so even a 10% shortfall is going to have an impact.
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Re: The 'post'?

Post by Lazarus » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:41 pm

Oh how the other half life I am more used to buying for pence from China and waiting 6 weeks for delivery :cool:
I have not bought anything of late so cannot really say about services in general

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Post by K1100T » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:58 pm

Washing machine died on Tuesday, ordered a new one yesterday, arrived today. Still waiting on a chap sending me some Nerf blasters, evidently MyHermes haven't been round to collect, even with prodding. Swings and roundabouts I think...
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Post by Scattamah » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:19 am

Post is reasonable on the other side of the planet. My DT Swiss freehub body and endcaps arrived in 2 days from across Brisbane.

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Re: The 'post'?

Post by metalheart » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:09 am

I’ve not been buying much (the usual ‘small’ stuff, no big ticket items).

I ordered a replacement aeropress plunger seal that arrived the next day and a cd (admittedly from Germany) that took over 3 weeks. I live on the Black Isle though (which apparently isn’t on the mainland according to some couriers) and it can be a bit of a lottery at times (without a National emergency).

Amazon is adding a week to delivery times (and usually delivering ‘early’, well, once they can find my house... did I mention where I live already?).

At least I’m in for deliveries at the moment :lol:

All in all it seems to have settled down to around ‘normal’.
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