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HelicopterMain Discussion › USPS- Dont send package(s) using "PACKAGE SERVICE PARCEL"
01-11-2011 04:45 PM  7 years agoPost 1
niyot

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Baltimore, Maryland

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I sent an item off in a trade on DEC 27, 2010 . I checked online a couple of days later and the website says it should arrive on the 3rd.
Its is now Jan 11 th and the package is has not been delivered or updated in the system other than being accepted on the 27th. I have received my item but the other guy has not got his yet. We have good communication and things are fine and have since sent him more items "using priority of course".

So make sure you send items either PRIORITY or First Class. It should not cost too much more and will arrive in a reasonable amount of time.
and save alot of HEADACHE

Hood HeLi : RIP Roman

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01-11-2011 04:53 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Ace Dude

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The USPS website contains the details on all shipping services and options available.

It's always best to understand all the options available and determine which one meets your requirements.

http://www.usps.com/

  

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01-11-2011 04:56 PM  7 years agoPost 3
rcmiket

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El Paso,Texas

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Depending on size and weight I've found UPS or FedEx as competitive with the USPS and the service nad tracking much better.
Mike

"When Inverted down is up and up is expensive"

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01-11-2011 05:52 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Elgreco

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regular shipping whether it is US or Canada, pretty much sucks around holiday season.
I have had way too many delays in the past. I would not worry, it will turn up at some point.

I make it a point to always send priority or expedited in Canada. It is worth the extra bucks to have peace of mind.

I had 2 packages sent from the same shop in Toronto, to my house (Montreal, Quebec)with a day apart..
One was express and received it in a day, and the other was regular and got it in 2 1/2 weeks !!!

I had a regular pack sent to US for a gyro and the guy received it in 6 weeks
Thank God he was understanding. Never again !

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01-11-2011 06:30 PM  7 years agoPost 5
tasmanian devil

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DeSoto,Tx.

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USPS rocks,UPS SUCKS.I just sent a JR9303 transmitter to Puerto Rico from Texas.I mailed it Priority last Fri.,1/7,and it got there Mon.,1/10.Now that's fast.

I do'nt crash,I just rearrange parts.

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01-11-2011 06:34 PM  7 years agoPost 6
niyot

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Baltimore, Maryland

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I like USPS, I just dont recommend sending packages using the package shipping service. Its too slow. I had to find out the hard way.

Hood HeLi : RIP Roman

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01-11-2011 07:20 PM  7 years agoPost 7
T Koffler

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I always use priority.. Parcel post sucks... I hate when sellers try to save a couple bucks shipping like that. It usually takes a week or two..

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01-11-2011 08:02 PM  7 years agoPost 8
niyot

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T KOFFLER
I was the "seller"- but did not know it would take that long.
I learned my lesson.
I just could not imagine that anything mailed here in the US would take longer than 7 buisness days to arrive.

Hood HeLi : RIP Roman

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01-11-2011 08:32 PM  7 years agoPost 9
T Koffler

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Cayuga, NY 13034

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I know.. I could not believe that I sent something to Greece and it got there quicker than something I sent to the midwest... And that was priority too.. Like you, I learned not to use parcel post (unless you want it to take a while to get there:rolleyes) for shipping..

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01-11-2011 10:57 PM  7 years agoPost 10
helismash

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Gloversville, NY - Fulton

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Priority Mail for me.

Hey, Who put the ground there!
T-Rex 500/T-Rex 600N FBL/T-Rex 600E PRO/T-Rex 700N/T-Rex 700FBL

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01-12-2011 12:25 AM  7 years agoPost 11
Ronald Thomas

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Parcel Post can take up to 6 weeks

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01-12-2011 03:06 AM  7 years agoPost 12
joec

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VA

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Depending on size and weight I've found UPS or FedEx as competitive with the USPS and the service nad tracking much better.
Mike
No way... the USPS flat rate boxes are MUCH cheaper to ship and you get all the same tracking... albeit a little less reliable in tracking but good enough.

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01-12-2011 04:27 AM  7 years agoPost 13
cba7824

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Parcel Post sucks period, as it always takes about a month to receive the item to my location in Alaska. Happens all the time for me here most of the time when I purchase something in the classifieds.

Charlie (Alaska)
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01-12-2011 06:31 AM  7 years agoPost 14
skytrekin

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Well Charlie I think we forget they put it on sled dogs for the final trip here.

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01-12-2011 06:45 AM  7 years agoPost 15
cba7824

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Haha forgot about that Neil! How you doing buddy, hope all is well for you this year and enjoying it so far?

I'll be in Anchorage for about a week on the 22nd this month because my father needs to do a checkup on his shoulder that he had surgery on. Taking the ferry so I'll be bringing along 1 of my Logo's and the Trex 700 for flying at the field with you guys

Charlie (Alaska)
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01-12-2011 06:53 AM  7 years agoPost 16
skytrekin

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Been doin great! Workin some bugs out of the 700, and flying the crap outta the 600. I love that machine, just put gas in it and fly it.

Your timing is perfect! The "chili" fun fly is the 23rd. Would be awesome to have a bunch of heli pilots there! We can line up the 700's and take a pic. Another buddy Dean is loving his new 700E Cool to watch another fly and get ideas for your own moves.

I am starting to get the hang of autos. The difference is AMAZING between the 600 and 700 hang time in the auto!

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01-12-2011 06:56 AM  7 years agoPost 17
cba7824

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I'll PM you, don't want to hijack this thread!

Charlie (Alaska)
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01-12-2011 02:24 PM  7 years agoPost 18
rcmiket

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El Paso,Texas

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"No way... the USPS flat rate boxes are MUCH cheaper to ship and you get all the same tracking... albeit a little less reliable in tracking but good enough."

Sure for a receiver or something small but a 600 size heli or anything with any size USPS sucks.
Mike

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01-12-2011 03:02 PM  7 years agoPost 19
reddragon

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Brooklyn, N.Y.

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"using priority of course".
You're not guaranteed anything with the USPS.
They are a joke in all areas including Express Mail overnight delivery. I've sent every type of mail (first class, priority, delivery confirmation, certified-return receipt and express mail) through their system with so many issues over the years. I used Express Mail to deliver documents to Florida from New York and they claimed it was delivered on their web-site when it wasn't. The documents took three days to arrive when it should have taken two. Right now I'm waiting for a priority package that was sent by a friend two weeks ago from Michigan, it still hasn't arrived. They are a complete mess.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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01-12-2011 04:17 PM  7 years agoPost 20
joec

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VA

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They are a joke in all areas including Express Mail overnight delivery.
HM... well I have had a very different experience... We ship hundreds of packages a year with USPS Priority Flat Rate and they all get there within 2-3 days... except for the off exception (ie weather)... Plus EVERYTHING I get from ReadyHeli makes it no problem... I have found it really does depend on your local post office tho.

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