...

Go Back   Lateral-g Forums > Lateral-G Open Discussions > Off Topic Forums
User Name
Password



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-16-2021, 04:31 PM
camcojb's Avatar
camcojb camcojb is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Wilton, CA.
Posts: 12,112
Thanks: 2,086
Thanked 989 Times in 398 Posts
Default I hate FedEx...

They absolutely suck for deliveries in my rural area. Out of the last 11 packages they've delivered here, ten of them were late/lost, in most cases 2-5 days. They show an item out for delivery yet the tracking shows it's still a town away. Twice in the last five times when they finally find it they input the wrong zip code and put it on a truck for delivery on the other side of town; it'll take 1-2 days to get it back on track. Had some frozen steaks a week or two ago that were shipped on a Thursday, and took until the following Wednesday to arrive; they shipped from a town less than an hour from here.

I understand things go wrong, but their service is at a level that baffles me that they remain in business. For me UPS is THE way to go. Rarely late, often a day earlier than expected. And the guy gets here around 10:30 a.m. instead of late afternoon.

Your mileage may vary... Today I'm waiting on a piece that was supposed to be here Tuesday, then Wednesday (showed out for delivery), then this morning I see they put it on the wrong truck again.
__________________
Jody

PAST CAR PROJECTS

Like Lateral-G on Facebook!

Follow Lateral-G on Instagram!

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Jacob Ehlers and Amsoil for the lubricants and degreasers for my 70 Chevelle project
Shannon at Modo Innovations for the cool billet DBW bracket
Roadster Shop for their Chevelle SPEC Chassis
Dakota Digital for their Chevelle HDX Gauge Package
Painless Performance for their wiring harness

Ron Davis Radiators for their radiator and fan assembly.
Baer Brakes for their front and rear brakes

Texas Speed and Performance for their 427 LS Stroker
American Powertrain for their ProFit Magnum T56 kit
Currie Enterprises for their 9" Third Member
Forgeline for their GF3 Wheels
McLeod Racing for their RXT street twin clutch
Ididit for their steering column
Holley for their EFI and engine parts
Lokar and Clayton Machine for their pedals and door and window handles
Morris Classic Concepts for their 3 point belts and side mirrors
Thermotec for their heat sleeve and sound deadening products
Restomod Air for their Tru Mod A/C kit
Mightymouse Solutions for their catch can
Magnaflow for their 3" exhaust system
Aeromotive for their dual Phantom fuel system
Vintage Air for their new Mid Mount LS front drive
Hydratech Braking for their hydroboost system
Borgeson for their stainless steering shaft and u joints
Eddie Motorsports for their hood and trunk hinges and misc parts
TMI Products for their seats, door panels, and dash pad
Rock Valley Antique Auto Parts for their stainless fuel tank
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to camcojb For This Useful Post:
BMR Sales (09-17-2021), colorado80439 (09-16-2021), kwhizz (09-18-2021)
  #2  
Old 09-16-2021, 04:57 PM
Vegas69's Avatar
Vegas69 Vegas69 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 8,634
Thanks: 72
Thanked 198 Times in 109 Posts
Default

I help you bust some knee caps at Fedex if you join me at USPS. HA They have robbed me. I tried EDDM which is every door direct where the mailman puts a post card in every box on the route. Well, I just happen to be on the route along with clients. I'd be lucky to get every other one and it was very sporadic with my clients. I came to the conclusion since there was no way to track it, they likely got thrown in the garbage on the way back to the shack. They also lost a 403b retirement rollover check which ended up costing us decent money due to a deadline for buying years through PERS expiring and needing a new contract at a higher buy rate. Why the investment company sent it my snail mail is beyond me.

Thank you for the opportunity to rant with you. ha As a friend of mine said, "First world problems!"
__________________
Todd
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Vegas69 For This Useful Post:
camcojb (09-16-2021)
  #3  
Old 09-16-2021, 08:11 PM
Che70velle's Avatar
Che70velle Che70velle is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Dawsonville Georgia
Posts: 2,198
Thanks: 504
Thanked 131 Times in 93 Posts
Default

Jody, Ive had this EXACT same service from FedEx for the last year here in N Ga. always at least a day late. Might show up at 2pm.might show up at 8pm. Dont ever believe the tracking because its wrong. I always ask for UPS if given a choice and Ill pay the 5 bucks extra.
Ordered a set of custom made Billet Specialties wheels for my C1500 I just sold. This was last year. They show up FedEx. Guy backs up to shop door and starts throwing these big wheel boxes on the ground right in front of me. Im like HEY, THESE ARE FOUR THOUSAND DOLLAR WHEELS!!!! He says OH, i was wondering what these were. Ive been hauling them around for two days now.
True story.
__________________
Scott
---------------------------------------------------------------
70 velle' on custom chassis w/custom RideTech coilovers, RED sleeved 434 with Mamo 265s, F-body Magnum, 12 bolt 3:73, wilwood 6/4's, bla, bla, bla...build. thread https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=39631
New 434 engine build here https://ls1tech.com/forums/generatio...ved-block.html

Thanks Dad!!

My Chevelle is old school... It has a belt driven power steering pump.
They're 17's, but I keep em clean!
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Che70velle For This Useful Post:
camcojb (09-16-2021), Cosmo mentis (09-17-2021), kwhizz (09-18-2021)
  #4  
Old 09-16-2021, 09:40 PM
thedugan's Avatar
thedugan thedugan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 243
Thanks: 26
Thanked 30 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Yeah I hear ya. Still waiting for the volleyball I ordered in 2000.
__________________
Doug L.
68 Camaro RS/SS Conv. under construction...
67 Camaro RS LS2/T56 "NutKse"
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to thedugan For This Useful Post:
BMR Sales (09-17-2021), camcojb (09-16-2021), Che70velle (09-19-2021), Spiffav8 (09-17-2021), Vegas69 (09-16-2021), WSSix (09-17-2021)
  #5  
Old 09-16-2021, 10:18 PM
WILWAXU WILWAXU is online now
Lateral-g Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,000
Thanks: 1,195
Thanked 129 Times in 85 Posts
Wink

I have exact opposite problem. Usually FedEx is close to on time. UPS, it's anyone's guess.

The tracker is even funnier. Last package I got from UPS, the reminder email said it was being delivered that day. Followed link to the website.. package was checked in that a.m. in Texas Got it 3 days later.
__________________
John Brown
1971 Nova - Project Car
1990 Silverado - Ridetech StreetGRIP
1986 Mustang LX Coupe
Instagram @wilwaxu
Facebook @wilwaxu
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to WILWAXU For This Useful Post:
camcojb (09-16-2021)
  #6  
Old 09-17-2021, 04:04 AM
srode1 srode1 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 73
Thanks: 39
Thanked 25 Times in 19 Posts
Default

No complaints about UPS or Fedex here - they are on time pretty much all the time. USPS is another story. I use informed delivery with them and letters / packages are routinely late by days.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to srode1 For This Useful Post:
camcojb (09-17-2021)
  #7  
Old 09-17-2021, 06:59 AM
thedugan's Avatar
thedugan thedugan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 243
Thanks: 26
Thanked 30 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Jody is it possible to have them hold the package for you at their depot so you can pick it up there? Depending on how far it is.
__________________
Doug L.
68 Camaro RS/SS Conv. under construction...
67 Camaro RS LS2/T56 "NutKse"
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to thedugan For This Useful Post:
camcojb (09-17-2021)
  #8  
Old 09-17-2021, 09:05 AM
BMR Sales's Avatar
BMR Sales BMR Sales is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,471
Thanks: 479
Thanked 1,457 Times in 1,100 Posts
Default

They all Suck!

I shipped a fairly valuable package to my New Granddaughter in June. It was in a box in a box in a box in a box with lots of padding. Of Course UPS damaged it!

I sent it through the Work account with extra Insurance, as I know our Rep. I have been fighting them ever since ( of course they it was mis-packed - I have the Burst Ratings on the boxes) then they said they didn't have the pictures, then said they didn't have the claim, etc!

Finally getting a Check Cut, supposed to be here next week
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BMR Sales For This Useful Post:
camcojb (09-17-2021)
  #9  
Old 09-17-2021, 09:19 AM
cjfirstgen's Avatar
cjfirstgen cjfirstgen is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 478
Thanks: 28
Thanked 389 Times in 155 Posts
Default

They are both unreliable at best. Next day air for delivery on a Friday and it shows up Monday. Not much good that does me for race car parts needed for a race on Sat/Sun. They have both fallen so far from the standards they once had.
__________________
Project "Mercury Rising" '69 Camaro : https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=41460
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to cjfirstgen For This Useful Post:
camcojb (09-17-2021), Che70velle (09-19-2021), Jay Hilliard (10-04-2021)
  #10  
Old 09-17-2021, 09:56 AM
68454RS's Avatar
68454RS 68454RS is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Huntington Indiana
Posts: 138
Thanks: 120
Thanked 38 Times in 20 Posts
Angry

My parts are on this truck .. The day after I got a shipping notification and tracking number, the local sherrifs facebook page posted this

fedextree by F G, on Flickr
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 68454RS For This Useful Post:
camcojb (09-17-2021)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Lateral-g.net