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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6000 on: March 15, 2019, 12:19:46 PM »
Mrs Daffy and I must live a charmed life as we get plenty of parcel deliveries by all agencies and, as far as my memory serves me, have never had any problems.
Parcels from the USA, Europe, and nearer home all arrive safely and, in most cases, on time.

Of course, now I’ve said that, I suppose the next umpteen deliveries will buck the trend. ;)
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6001 on: March 15, 2019, 02:45:10 PM »
as you say different experiences in Different areas, We know the local Parcel force man so providing he's not on holiday, no problem.

The good companies,
Parcel force ,
Hermes,
Amazon.
Royal mail

The bad companies
Yodel claims there is no one in, But he's never even been to our road.
DHL the same.
business post (if they still exist)( gets out, puts card in door) gets back in van doesn't knock. drives away.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6002 on: March 15, 2019, 07:55:59 PM »
We have a whole different bunch of delivery companies here is Spain, the Royal Mail of Spain is called Correos and they are useless, never knock or ring, just leave a card and you have to go to their local office to collect.

By and large the courier companies are good, they all manage to find us except DHL who have NEVER managed to deliver a parcel to our address as they can't find it!  We live in a village just off the main rain, everyone else finds us but not them, go figure, get a phone call or a letter saying we can collect as they were unable to deliver  :veryangry:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6003 on: March 15, 2019, 10:29:55 PM »
They're pretty good here in the US, by and large, but I do try to stack the odds in my favor by being nice to my regular people at Christmas - it's amazing what a gift card will get you for service next year. My UPS guy even signs for me if I'm not home and something needs an adult signature (wine deliveries).

The USPS guy handles most of my deliveries of modelling-related shipments from the UK, and he's good about making more than the required three attempts to deliver before he leaves the "pick it up yourself" card. I work from home a lot though, so I'm usually around for deliveries, especially if I know I've got some goodies arriving from the UK stores I deal with (mainly Osborne's, Model Railways Direct, YouChoos.)

One time, the Fedex "last mile" delivery guy was obviously too lazy to walk up the steps to my door, which opens directly to the street. He Frisbee'd a book from Amazon aiming to bounce it off my door and onto the doormat. How do I know this? I opened the door on my way out to the store and the package hit me in the chest :)

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6004 on: March 16, 2019, 08:04:53 AM »
Deliveries around are pretty good and that includes Yodel, Hermes and DPD and whoever does the Amazon drops in this area.

Royal Mail are also fine but Parcel Farce can be a real pain - I've ranted about them before  :-X

Must be so frustrating having an unreliable service.

Is there any point in letting the shipper know you're having problems? May be worth a mention when you're asked to rate their products and services.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6005 on: March 16, 2019, 10:43:25 AM »
"Is there any point in letting the shipper know you're having problems? May be worth a mention when you're asked to rate their products and services."

I certainly think there is,  after all if you rate the seller poorly on delivery times etc it is unfair when it is out of his control.

I messaged the sender the first time, and pasted a copy of the tracking report. got a reply the next day with an apology, and saying I was not the only person having these problems. he added they were planning to change to Parcel Force from the next week.

when the second parcel started to have problems, and showed as being still with P2G / DPD, I messaged him again, but that evening got a phone call from him.
he was on holiday, and apparently Parcel Force arrived to collect the parcels, but as he wasn't there to sign a form, they couldn't, so the parcels were sent with DPD. sender says he ships up to 250 parcels a month, so that is a fair contract to not care about.
then got an e-mail explaining he had been on to P2G, who seem to have been as interested as they had when I spoke to them.
as it happened, the 'high winds' that P2G used as an excuse to the parcel sitting at the drop off point for two days must have dropped, because it was delivered the next day.
seller came across as 100% genuine, and from tracking I could see he had despatched same day as orders placed, so I saw no reason to rate him for the failings of the couriers.
think he'll be having an interesting conversation with P2G when he gets back, though  >:D
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6006 on: April 26, 2019, 07:48:33 PM »
the department for works and pension are hopeless
as you may know my dad died last month
now my older brother is disabled my mum found out to day they have stopped his PIP not that they told her she found out when it did not go into the bank
a couple of phone calls later she found out that they have stop it as my dad was his named carer and that they cannot transfer it over to her and that she has to go through the whole claims process witch could take up to 4 weeks
when asked  what he do's for money till then no answer

John  :veryangry: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6007 on: April 26, 2019, 08:13:44 PM »
I was going to do a suitable reply but don't want to get banned from the forum! So will have to make do with  :o :goggleeyes:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6008 on: April 26, 2019, 08:31:04 PM »
There are times, John, when one could almost wish such a thing on a politician or two as that's the only way things change.
I hope things get sorted out for you and your mother very soon

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6009 on: April 26, 2019, 09:11:29 PM »
the department for works and pension are hopeless
as you may know my dad died last month
now my older brother is disabled my mum found out to day they have stopped his PIP not that they told her she found out when it did not go into the bank
a couple of phone calls later she found out that they have stop it as my dad was his named carer and that they cannot transfer it over to her and that she has to go through the whole claims process witch could take up to 4 weeks
when asked  what he do's for money till then no answer

John  :veryangry: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored:

That’s  :censored: outrageous!

So much so it puts my reason to have a winge on here into perspective and I shall withdraw. Maybe fantasising about politicians being “educated” in the physics of high velocity weapons.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6010 on: April 27, 2019, 09:50:16 AM »
yet another example of our 'caring' government  :veryangry:

I gather from something I saw on the front of one of the papers the other day that the latest money saving idea is to look at stopping free tv licences for the over 75s, and stop the winter fuel payments for pensioners.

the idea, I suppose, is that they won't be able to afford to keep warm, will die, and save the cost of their pensions  :censored:

then the other idiot was on TV the other day saying he's going to spend millions on subsidising buses to reduce the number of cars on the roads, and where's the money going to come from ?

ROAD TAX  ???

your idea is to get less cars on the roads, so less people paying road tax  :doh:

honestly, my husky could make a better job than these cretins, and be cheaper to keep as well.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6011 on: April 27, 2019, 10:23:02 AM »
Moderator Comment This discussion is getting very close to breaking COC when it comes to politics. Please keep the obviously political stabs out of the thread, please.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2019, 10:33:15 AM by Bealman »
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6012 on: April 27, 2019, 11:19:24 AM »
This discussion is getting very close to breaking COC when it comes to politics. Please keep the obviously political stabs out of the thread, please.

I apologise for getting too close to the line in the sand  :-[
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6013 on: April 27, 2019, 11:23:46 AM »
" Maybe fantasising about politicians being “educated” in the physics of high velocity weapons."

others might have their own preferences, but I think mine would be for :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett_M82

other options are no doubt available from your local illegal arms dealer.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6014 on: April 27, 2019, 12:14:53 PM »
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