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Fedex has had my 300 2.8 IS all weekend

 
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Dec 16, 2012 22:36 |  #16

convergent wrote in post #15374542 (external link)
OK, this is a silly thread, but I'm sure others have the same anticipation over something you ordered. I bought a mint Canon 300 2.8 IS last week and the seller shipped it by Fedex. It showed scanned into the center in Raleigh on Friday evening... oh the agony. I've been all weekend checking the tracker for some strange reason, knowing it will still say the same thing until Monday. I sold my 200 1.8 to someone, and I've been tracking that too... it was UPS so has had some movement over the weekend to get closer to the final destination. I wish Fedex would let you come in and pick up items on Saturday, but I get why they don't do it. It would probably cost them more to do that than to deliver it themselves. I will be like a kid on Christmas tomorrow when the Fedex truck does arrive! Anyone else waiting on a lens that's sitting at a carrier distribution center.

You got a good copy. I've gotten some good shots with it this weekend.
I'll try to get it re-packed up tonight.




  
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Dec 17, 2012 06:10 |  #17

Saint728 wrote in post #15375104 (external link)
This is why you order things on Sunday night or Monday morning. This way you can have it delivered to your house or work on Tuesday. Never order things on the weekend. This is why it is UPS's biggest day for deliveries is on Wednesday. Most people get things delivered 2 day air.

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Yep... I actually bought it used from someone on FM on Thursday and they shipped 2 day air, but overnight delivery was quite expensive. I had been trying to sell my 200 for a few days and didn't want to pull the trigger on this guy until that was sold.

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You got a good copy. I've gotten some good shots with it this weekend.
I'll try to get it re-packed up tonight.

Thanks... I am sure you took good care of it and repacked it as new.

FedEx tracking site says my favorite phrase... "On FedEx vehicle for delivery."


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Dec 17, 2012 06:41 |  #18

my new to me 5DMKII is sitting in the FedEx sort facility less than 5 miles from my office...scheduled delivery is tomorrow...if it does not move by lunch...I will go get it at lunch...


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Dec 17, 2012 06:56 |  #19

I ordered a 15-85 from Canon refurb the other day and it hasn't shipped yet at all, so it's not even trackable yet. Not sure which is worse.


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Dec 17, 2012 07:34 |  #20

status just got updated...

convergent wrote in post #15376249 (external link)
FedEx tracking site says my favorite phrase... "On FedEx vehicle for delivery."

:mrgreen: just sucks that the weather here today is miserable...


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Dec 17, 2012 07:39 |  #21

Waiting for a 5d2 and 3 L lens on DHL... been stuck at the customs for the last 2 weeks !!! So yeah, I know what you feel very well :(


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Dec 17, 2012 07:40 |  #22

2 weeks...that would drive me nuts!


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Dec 17, 2012 07:43 |  #23

calling them everyday... try to stay calm but gets harder !


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Dec 17, 2012 07:59 |  #24

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Waiting for a 5d2 and 3 L lens on DHL... been stuck at the customs for the last 2 weeks !!! So yeah, I know what you feel very well :(

Oh wow... that would be really rough.

My only experience with customs problems, and this is REALLY a tangent discussion... was during the beanie baby boom. I ordered some boxes of them from a seller in Europe and they got stuck in customs and I never got them. Thankfully the seller refunded my money. But it took weeks to get it resolved.


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Dec 17, 2012 08:14 as a reply to  @ convergent's post |  #25

Mike (convergent). Stay home, and wait for fed ex, or whoever is delivering it. Fed EX does not deliver where I live. They hand off their packages to the USPS for delivery which takes another 3 days. Post Office is 2 miles from where I live. My mail lady is not into photography, so she will not be using your lens. She did tell me that they are only delivering letters/etc. Packages have to wait. And, they want more money. BTW, congrats on the new lens. You will enjoy it.


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Dec 17, 2012 08:54 |  #26

NickS, I work from home so I'm always here. Its great for this kind of thing, other than after something arrives I have a hard time getting work done. But I'm "officially" on vacation this week, but making a few conference calls I didn't want to miss. I think I see the sun peaking out too, so may have to hit the local duck pond this afternoon. Fedex usually delivers stuff to me here in the morning, where UPS this time of year can be after dark before they get to the house. Your situation sounds kind of strange... can't believe that Fedex would agree to use USPS as an agent.


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Dec 17, 2012 08:58 |  #27

FedEX and UPS use the USPS for delivery, outer areas, places where they don't have a lot of need...happens a lot...the wife works at UPS corporate...sadly, that gives me no discount on using them...


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Dec 17, 2012 09:14 |  #28

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Can you program an hour with Fedex/UPS? For exemple here I can write on Amazon that I want the package tomorow 18h30 and it will ring at your door at that moment. That way I dont have to be anxious all day...

Not sure where "here" is but here in the US the best we get is a tracking system that says "out for delivery". It could be delivered anytime during the day from early morning to after dark.




  
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Dec 17, 2012 09:41 |  #29

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Not sure where "here" is but here in the US the best we get is a tracking system that says "out for delivery". It could be delivered anytime during the day from early morning to after dark.

Yep, I've never heard of appointment delivery. The best you can get I thought was the "before xx:xx" deal, and they charge a lot more for that.

This thread is just for fun... I can seriously wait a few hours (or a few days) to get this thing... I have nothing urgent to use it for. I would have liked to have had it on Saturday for the volleyball tournament, but given the venue it would have only been there because it was new. Knowing how restrictive the place is to shoot in, I would not bring something that size normally because everyone is jammed in like sardines and I would not have wanted to deal with the size of that lens in there.


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Dec 17, 2012 10:09 |  #30

I'm waiting for my 400mm f2.8 is ii, apparently it will arrive at the shop today to be despatched to me...will find out soon!

Been waiting since Dec 7th...




  
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