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Discussion in 'Business Discussion & Reviews' started by IheartGUNS, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    What happened to midway? I remember getting my order in 3 business days, my last 2 orders I made, came in 6 days. What gives?!?
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    maybe they have changed shipping options to offset costs.
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I just placed an order end of last week. It shipped the same day.

    Could it be the difference in shipping? USPS is generally way faster, 2-3 days, then UPS which seems to take 3-7 days even for the same distance.....
     
  4. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    USPS is getting slower and more expensive. I am seeing it with stuff I ship from work and my wife with her ebay biz. I expect this horrible, nasty, child starving, national park ruining shut down to make USPS wait times longer.

    Brutus Out
     
  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    What I hate is FedEx shipping to a postal hub then my package goes USPS from there. Hand one recently flown into Portland and it took USPS three days from Portland to me!
     
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  6. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! That's what I'm getting too.


    That sucks if they did.
     
  7. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I have this exact same problem. I HAVE to have A PO BOX CAUSE I LIVE IN TOWN. But if my landlord would put up a mail box then they'd deliver it. So I get bubblegumed at the PO if I used my street address for an Amazon order. So what the really bubblegumy postal gal says is put my PO box number as the plus four on the physical address zip! It's stupid. Otherwise I may get a shipment that should be to the house and I have to go to the PO and listen to MS. PERSONALITY lecture me again. The feds need reeducation camps for some of their employees, methinks.

    Brutus Out
     
  8. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Midway kinda lost me as a customer...last time I needed a few smaller, hard to find locally items & they have a 'surcharge' if the order is less than $20 or $25. That is incredibly asinine...Imagine Safeway hitting you $3.99 extra becuase you only went in for Milk...I'm not lining Harry Potterfields pockets anymore.
     
  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Midway is great for large orders. You pay about the same shipping for 500 rounds of 22lr as you would for 5000.
     
  10. SomeDude

    SomeDude Portland, OR Reclaimer

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    I still get most of my stuff through Midway or Amazon. Surprisingly a lot of things are cheaper on Midway, even with shipping. All of my orders are on my doorstep 6 or 7 days from completing the order. To me that is perfectly fine. If for some reason I need (want) it faster I'll try Amazon or pay more in a store.

    I suppose living 5 years on the Big Island of Hawaii gave me a lot of perspective on shipping. Most "free shipping" websites didn't apply, and many companies just flat out wouldn't ship there. If they did, there is no such thing as UPS ground (until they get amphibious delivery trucks) so many times you're stuck paying 2nd day air. I also had the same post office problem. Where I was was so rural that delivery didn't happen and you were forced to get a PO Box (but it was free). Only peoblem with that is that there was a waiting list and it took 6 months to get one. In the interim all mail had to be sent to General Delivery and we had to go to the mail counter to get it. In related news, if anybody wants to buy a house 4 miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park please pm me ;)

    Add to that that there was only 1 gun store on the island and a Sports Authority, well moving back here I was a kid in a candy store. And don't get me started on Hawaii's gun laws. Much is said about CA, NY, and MA, etc., but Hawaii has some of the worst and very seldom is mentioned.

    Sorry for the mini-hijack, but it's definitely all about perspective. For me it's more than great but I suppose if you're used to getting something in 3 days, 7 might seem crazy.
     
  11. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Brutus
    Far from being re-educated . . . the feds will be RE-EDUCATING you when DHS gathers us up for re-training . . .

    Sheldon