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    Default FedEx SMARTpost - NOT!

    My SmartPost experience:
    Left Hamilton, MO 11/21
    Arrived Kent, WA. 11/23 (Not BAD!)
    Scheduled delivery Puyallup, WA. (approx. ONE HOUR from Kent, WA.) 11/27?!?!

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    Default Re: FedEx SMARTpost - NOT!

    Holding my breath.My last 2 orders were straight USPS and arrived in good time, so I ordered again yesterday, and you guessed it, Smartpost.

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    Default Re: FedEx SMARTpost - NOT!

    sometimes i'm tempted to get a p.o. box in Kent, just for that reason. But having had to do alot of business in that p.o.office, I think it's quicker to wait the extra couple of days.

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    Default Re: FedEx SMARTpost - NOT!

    I ordered 1 yard of wide backing fabric, it left Hamilton on the 19th, going thru Olathe, KS, Lebanon, TN, who knows where else and arrives at my door (south FL) on 11/28. (FEDEX SMART POST)
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    Default Re: FedEx SMARTpost - NOT!

    Yup. I suppose it depends where we live I got excited when I saw my order of Nov 14 shipped a few days later. Amazing. And then my order of Nov 16 shipped one day later. Wow! So far the 2nd package has skipped the queue. First to Elk Grove, then Chicago. I know that flights through Chicago are always delayed. Waiting for both of them to cross the border to Toronto, and then delivery. No estimated date as they could be held in customs for a day. I am expecting in time for xmas, if I'm lucky.

    Package from Connecting Thread same time is almost here. Mostly delayed due to Canada post rotating strikes has caused a backlog of deliveries.

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    Default Re: FedEx SMARTpost - NOT!

    The only thing Smart or Sure in those ways of sending packages is that it costs the company less (supposedly in shipping costs, but exactly how much has that cost M* is lost orders?) and irritates the heck out of people that have to wait an extra 4 or 5 days on their package.

    I don't order near as much from them since my parcels take an average of 10 days to reach me.
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    Default Re: FedEx SMARTpost - NOT!

    You can also send a PM with the information on your delayed packages to Bill Nye on these boards. Let them know about the extra time that it takes for delivery. I sent him a recent PM regarding a delay with my order and received a prompt reply.

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    Default Re: FedEx SMARTpost - NOT!

    Fortunately I have several LQS near me with good selection. Once in a while I do order online, but not when in a hurry unless I have to.

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    Default Re: FedEx SMARTpost - NOT!

    Quote Originally Posted by EnumclawGramma View Post
    My SmartPost experience:
    Left Hamilton, MO 11/21
    Arrived Kent, WA. 11/23 (Not BAD!)
    Scheduled delivery Puyallup, WA. (approx. ONE HOUR from Kent, WA.) 11/27?!?!
    I think I was the first one to report this FedEx problem back on Nov 7th. I actually got it on the 14th (they projected the 16th,) I think over estimating may just be a ploy to make us think they got it to us early. But I did notice that once it got into the hands of the post office it got here quickly. It's that slow driving and delay in handing off to the Post Office that seemed to add an extra day or 2.

    And I agree with you too, Karen. M*'s reputation is suffering. There is a definite division in what gets shipped in a timely manner via straight USPS (Example - daily deal in an envelope usually gets here quick.) It seems to be the boxes that are given to UPS and now FedEx that are crawling at a snail's pace.
    Last edited by Judy, USMC; November 24th, 2018 at 09:43 PM. Reason: corrected dates

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    Default Re: FedEx SMARTpost - NOT!

    Quote Originally Posted by Judy, USMC View Post
    I think I was the first one to report this FedEx problem back on Nov 7th. I actually got it on the 14th (they projected the 16th,) I think over estimating may just be a ploy to make us think they got it to us early. But I did notice that once it got into the hands of the post office it got here quickly. It's that delay in handing off to the Post Office that seemed to add an extra day or 2.

    And I agree with you too, Karen. M*'s reputation is suffering. There is a definite division in what gets shipped in a timely manner via straight USPS (Example - daily deal in an envelope usually gets here quick.) It seems to be the boxes that are given to UPS and now FedEx that are crawling at a snail's pace.
    This last time, I ordered the daily deal, ONE charm pack. They shipped it Sure Post. Color me annoyed.

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