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Getting parcels delivered!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 20 Dec 2007.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Make sure your doorbell works!
    Mine's out of action, and (enjoying my very long holiday) I was at home... heard a faint knock on the door, investigated, found a card saying "tried to deliver" etc, went out, saw the van just about to drive away, he stopped (thankfully) and delivered (phew!) Ipod for kid #1, phone for kid #2 and books and stuff for kid #3! :biggrin::biggrin:
    Looking more closely at the card, after he'd gone, it said "This was 2nd attempt at delivery, so goods will be returned to supplier"!
    Jeepers! Just saved the nippers from Xmas disappointment! Phew!
    2 yrs ago I did that classic dad thing when I got eldest kid an electric guitar... "Here, let me just tune it up for you" ... [tighten, tighten ... TWANG!] ...er no, I didn't have any spare strings either! :thumbsup:
     
  2. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    you so did that on purpose, didnt you?!:biggrin:
     
  3. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    No, she was right pee'd off! :thumbsup:
     
  4. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    You are the lucky one to get a card. Around here they phone first, and if no reply they don't come to the door. After a week you realise your package is overdue and have to contact the supplier, and the main line courier then a local courier Grrrrr.
    Fortunately the Royal Mail and Parcelforce still provide an excellent service.:thumbsup:
     
  5. ParcelFarce do ? Really ?
     
  6. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    Normally I would agree with you, but since one of my wife's presents was despatched by Amazon via Royal mail on the 8th December and there is still no sign then they are not all together brillaint either.
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I 've got one sat with city link. Helpful lady advised me not to pick it up in the evening as it was crazy...best come first thing sat.
     
  8. all ways give address like next door where it can be left and or a phone number
     
  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    do they buggery. they lost a camera from pixmania.com, who dragged their feet (and continue to do so) investigating this that i've bought one elsewhere and will be getting money back.

    used by apple, ups and tnt, both excellent, esp. tnt who called to let me know when delivery was due.
     
  10. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    City Link.

    I think their core business is knitting doilies for the Ecclefechan White Heather Club's ' Dundee Cakes.

    They sure as hell never deliver anything.
     
  11. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Royal Mail may not be the most efficient, but they suit us fine, because their collection point is just a few hundred yards round the corner from where I work, so if I get one of those cards (and they always keep stuff for a week or two), it's easy for me. Once I put in an order (for a video recorder I think it was) and it was sent by a different courier, their depot was 20 miles away, so I had to do a 40 mile round trip (by car) just to collect the wretched thing. Since then, whenever ordering mail order, if I have a choice, I look for one that offers Royal Mail shipment.
     
  12. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    I used to work for them. F*cking awful cowboy outfit. :biggrin:
     
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i once had to drive artwork for the local paper i worked for all the way from alderly edge (cheshire) to horncastle (lincolnshire) because some twunt at city link thought that the artwork had come all the way from lincolnshire to trafford park (manchester) for city link to deliver it 15 miles down the road.

    cue a 6 hour waste of a day ;)
     
  14. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

    my building has a concierge...i'm very lucky no excuse cards shoved my way!
     
  15. longers

    longers Veteran

    My postie lives across the street and takes it home, then pops over with it when I'm in ;)