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Thread: UPS Question
02-25-2005, 02:45 PM #1
I suppose Tech Talk is as good a place as any for this. I placed an order on Monday night at backcountry.com, and the package departed Salt Lake City via UPS at 2:25AM on Wednesday. Since then, it hasn't been recorded as arriving anywhere and is still listed as "In-Transit" with a scheduled delivery date of March 1st. Should I be concerned that the package has not been scanned again since it left SLC? I had assumed that it would either go through some intermediate location while in-transit to my location, or that it would have been sent via plane and would've already been scanned in that case as well. I tried to call customer service and ask them, but they simply repeated the same tracking info I already knew. I'm just trying to make sure that there is no reason to expect a delay as I need it by Friday.
02-25-2005, 02:53 PM #2Originally Posted by Nate Dogg
Also check to see the location it leaves from to come to you, sometimes they can stop it there and you can pick it up directly from them yourself. I had to do this with a pack or something once...if its close and you need it it sometimes works out.
Hope some or any of this helps.
02-25-2005, 02:55 PM #3
nah...don't worry about it. Always happens to me. last package had expected delivery date of feb 22...shipped feb 15. left somewhere, CA feb 16...nothing...nothing...nothing....then 4 am feb 22 in my hometown, 6 am out for delivery. happens every time. the more you jones the less they tell you.
02-25-2005, 02:57 PM #4Originally Posted by focus
02-25-2005, 06:10 PM #5
Actually, the reason they are not scanning packages as much is due to their new ballistic package targeting system. Your package leaves en route from Salt Lake, on a plane, which the flies over several hundred thousand "targets" in the US. With the new software, UPS is able to fire packages within a 50m radius of your residence, and it is not tagged as tracked until the package has been fired from the plane. So keep checking the tracking, and once you see it scanned in Boston, search the a 50m radius around your house. You'll find 'er.
02-25-2005, 06:19 PM #6Originally Posted by pointemstraight
On another note, the other advice is reassuring...I don't want to pay for all of this overnight business, but if it somehow doesn't arrive on time I'll be regretting that decision for sure...sounds like all should be well however.
02-25-2005, 07:24 PM #7
actually, I think its mostly because UPS's network is slow as balls, which makes it hard to update.