“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
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Illustration for article titled Well I guess I need to go work on the Jag (USPS can suck it)

Sorry for the alt title but seriously USPS needs to get their shit together. On April 18th I purchased a supercharger pulley for the Jaaaag. The seller shipped it on the 20th and it arrived in the US on April 23rd.

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And there it sat.

For a month.

With no updates.

I’d been working with the seller this entire time trying to shake it loose and we’d had no luck. RoyalMail told him to contact them on May 27th to make a claim and USPS told me the seller had to file a “international claim”. At no point did anyone offer to just like... check to make sure the package wasn’t lost.

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Because it sure was acting like a lost package.

Like... you know, not having any updates for three weeks.

Finally, yesterday, I purchased a new one and paid the extra $30 to have it shipped DHL.

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Which, of course, means the “old” one showed up unannounced at 9AM this morning.

Seriously, after I’d signed for it the tracking still said it was in New York. It updated shortly after but with no indication of what happened between NY and OK.

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Heh. I guess it seems totally reasonable to travel the 3,442 miles between the origin and NY in a day, but the remaining 1,300 miles take 23 days. That is an average of 56.5 miles per day which is very nearly walking pace.

So yes.  I am choosing to believe as a cost cutting measure USPS had someone walk my package from New York to Tulsa.

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Well now I guess I need to figure out how to get the old pulley off....

Illustration for article titled Well I guess I need to go work on the Jag (USPS can suck it)

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