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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5955 on: February 15, 2019, 02:19:08 PM »
left my bottle up in the shed last night  ;D
got up this morning to find a frost, so must remember to pop up the shed this evening and make sure there is no risk of the bottle cracking if there's another frost tonight  ;)
 :beers:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5956 on: February 15, 2019, 03:22:51 PM »
I always thought strong alcohol wasn't supposed to freeze at low negative temperatures, but there again I wouldn't risk a bottle of Glenfiddich to find out....  :beers:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5957 on: February 15, 2019, 03:51:38 PM »
exactly, you can never be tooooooooo careful  :smiley-laughing:

of course, could be a fault in the bottle, at least that's my excuse, and SWMBO hasn't argued about it yet .............
mind you, she may not have heard me  >:D
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5958 on: February 19, 2019, 11:03:08 AM »
Just for Mick as you can see by the contents my favourite Irish tipple!



and on the subject of this thread on our recent holiday we had a lovely room



and a shared kitchen, so we went out and I got some beers, my little treasure said "I'll pop them in the fridge so you'll have a nice cold beer when we get back this evening" now this unit had too vertical doors the smaller one was the FREEZER you'd think a women would know. I had to wait for the big thaw  :veryangry:
Cogito Sumere potum alterum

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5959 on: February 19, 2019, 11:13:42 AM »
At least the thought was there.
I note the whiskey bottle is virtually empty ;)

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5960 on: February 19, 2019, 12:22:33 PM »

I note the whiskey bottle is virtually empty ;)

In this day and age, that is called 'virtual reality'!  :)
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5961 on: February 19, 2019, 12:35:45 PM »
I always thought strong alcohol wasn't supposed to freeze at low negative temperatures, but there again I wouldn't risk a bottle of Glenfiddich to find out....  :beers:
https://www.thespruceeats.com/will-liquor-freeze-760302
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5962 on: March 08, 2019, 06:30:28 PM »
have just spent some considerable time trying to speak to DPD

why ?
why indeed, they do NOT want to talk to anyone with a problem with their "delivery" service.

finally managed to 'chat' to Faye at parcel-2-go who apparently use these idiots.

the problem ...
ordered a hoover for SWMBO from  a firm in Kent, you know the county next to Sussex

predicted delivery thurs / fri checked tracking this morning and apparently the package is in OLDHAM, then a couple of hours later it's in DURHAM :veryangry:

do these  :censored: not have a map  :veryangry:

when it was supposedly in Oldham, delivery was tomorrow, then later when in Durham delivery had slipped to tuesday  :veryangry:

DPD do not seem to want to speak to customers, so got onto parcel-2-go and finally managed to chat to an advisor.

parcel was only collected yesterday ....

no, tracking says it was collected on the 6th....

ahhh
there seems to be a problem, but it will be delivered tomorrow ...

that's funny cause DPD say tuesday

ummm I'll check
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there was a delay, but your delivery has been upgraded to a weekend delivery from a next day delivery, and will be delivered tomorrow

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !
what is it with these firms, even when you copy / paste the info on the tracking site they still treat you like a cretin.

will it arrive tomorrow ?

let me check my crystal ball and get back to you  :help:
« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 11:57:32 AM by class37025 »
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5963 on: March 09, 2019, 12:13:07 PM »
update ...
surprise surprise, e-mail from DPD this morning, they've got my parcel in Burgess Hill depot  :claphappy:

but due to a local issue  ??? it will be delivered monday. :hmmm:

back to parcel-2-go, who cannot help, or explain what is going on but say it will be delivered monday.

parcel was a next day delivery, due 8th ie friday.

tracking on DPD shows the route taken

Date & Time   Location   Description
09 Mar 2019 09:28   Burgess Hill   There's a delay with your parcel and it's being held in our DPD Burgess Hill depot
09 Mar 2019 03:42   Burgess Hill   Your parcel has arrived at our Burgess Hill depot
09 Mar 2019 03:42   Burgess Hill   Your parcel has arrived at our Burgess Hill depot
09 Mar 2019 03:03   Burgess Hill   Your parcel has arrived at our Burgess Hill depot
08 Mar 2019 22:43   Hub 4 - Hinckley   We have your parcel, and it's on its way to our Burgess Hill depot
08 Mar 2019 11:43   Durham   There's a delay with your parcel and we've now sorted it
08 Mar 2019 07:05   Durham   Your parcel has arrived at our Durham depot
08 Mar 2019 07:05   Durham   There's a delay with your parcel and we've now sorted it
08 Mar 2019 00:43   Hub 3 - Bham   We have your parcel, and it's on its way to our Burgess Hill depot
07 Mar 2019 09:28   Dartford   We have your parcel and it's on its way
06 Mar 2019 16:37   DPD Pickup Shop   Your parcel has been dropped off at a DPD Pickup Shop
06 Mar 2019 13:37   Parcel2go.com   We've received your order details, but have not yet received your parcel

looks like a journey of around 679 miles when Dartford is 51.7 miles away, distances from AA route planner.

next day delivery now slipped to 4 day delivery.

where is that Scottish water  :beers:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5964 on: March 09, 2019, 12:24:11 PM »
Morons!
I'm guessing you paid extra for "Next Day", therefore you should be due at least four times that amount by way of compensation.
Cheers, Trev.


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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5965 on: March 09, 2019, 01:36:48 PM »
Morons!
I'm guessing you paid extra for "Next Day", therefore you should be due at least four times that amount by way of compensation.

But the parcel has travelled 13.13 times the mileage it needed to so that's the figure to use in a claim, although DPD might charge for the 'scenic route' :laugh:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5966 on: March 09, 2019, 02:07:45 PM »
Morons!
I'm guessing you paid extra for "Next Day", therefore you should be due at least four times that amount by way of compensation.

actually, no.
the seller paid [free p&p] so he's the one out of pocket, but I have messaged him and explained the situation, so I'd guess it is up to him to claim.

hope DPD don't claim by the mile  :)
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5967 on: March 11, 2019, 03:20:46 PM »
update....
a lovely guy by the name of Jamie delivered my parcel just after 14:00 today, as per the website;  :thumbsup:

what a shame the company DPD couldn't be bothered to honour ..
[1] next day delivery ie Friday
[2] upgraded delivery to saturday
and
[3] don't seen to have a map of the uk / employ sorters who can read / give a d**n about their customers

result ....
I will NEVER order from anyone who uses Parcel-2-go [who fob off their customers] or DPD who do not seem to either deliver what is paid for, or give a t**s for their customers

label on parcel clearly states delivery 08th, ie Friday, but due to their sheer incompetence delivered on the 11th, regardless of supposed upgrade to saturday 09th.

have spoken to the seller and apparently not the only customer with this problem, now changing to Parcel Force.

BY THE WAY, FOUND THE NUMBER FOR DPD CUSTOMER SERVICES .... CALLS AT 6.00 PER MINUTE  :censored:

so to me this says don't f*****g  phone us with your problems, we don't want to know  :veryangry:

what a way to run a so-called business  :help:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5968 on: March 11, 2019, 03:31:05 PM »
It is not just DPD UK that are (insert own derogatory word) - they are useless over here in Ireland. Having said that, most of the courier companies in Ireland just can not be bothered delivering to my address because I am in the middle of nowhere. When ordering over t'net now, I look for companies that use Royal Mail or 'Click and Collect' from Argos. Using the latter, I can time the delivery to fit in with our 2 weekly visits to Enniskillen. Not sure how some courier companies survive.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5969 on: March 11, 2019, 03:35:26 PM »
just spent some considerable time trying to contact DPD, but of course you can't.
they just tell you your parcel has been delivered, redirect you to 'someone who can help' which turns out to be a recording that then cuts you off. :censored:

what a load of cowboys, don't have a map of UK, don't seem to employ people who can read, don't give a toss about customer service, and presumably leave their drivers to face the flak.

where is my .50 cal rifle
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