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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:53 pm

Bought a pipe in Germany. This is the tracking b.s., to date. I live in upstate NY, about a six hour drive or less from Flushing.

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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:15 pm

Yeah, USPS had there head stuck up there arse again. Happens to me
ever so often. I reckon it's to be expected when you over pay idiots.
It should come back on track (hopefully) and you'll get it soon. Wink
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stapf

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:52 pm

Memphis is a central distribution point. I'm in Dallas and have had stuff shipped accross town and had it go through Memphis.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:15 pm

stapf wrote:
Memphis is a central distribution point.  I'm in Dallas and have had stuff shipped accross town and had it go through Memphis.

Was wondering about that. Couldn't find anything on Google. Thank you. I now have hopes of actually receiving the pipe eventually.

And Cart--be careful of characterizing the idio professionals at the PO a certain way. They're everywhere, active and retired. I think Marty Pulvers, for example, was one. Some say they're god-like in their perfection.
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:19 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
stapf wrote:
Memphis is a central distribution point.  I'm in Dallas and have had stuff shipped accross town and had it go through Memphis.

Was wondering about that. Couldn't find anything on Google. Thank you. I now have hopes of actually receiving the pipe eventually.

And Cart--be careful of characterizing the idio professionals at the PO a certain way. They're everywhere, active and retired. I think Marty Pulvers, for example, was one. Some say they're god-like in their perfection.  

Legend's in there own mind, yes I know but, it is what it is. Wink
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PostSubject: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:58 pm

Richard, at least your package is in the US, I have been waiting for two weeks for DHL to send my package from Germany to the US. They keep telling me that I will get it by 3/9. I hate doing business with them.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:09 pm

mgtarheel wrote:
Richard, at least your package is in the US, I have been waiting for two weeks for DHL to send my package from Germany to the US.  They keep telling me that I will get it by 3/9.  I hate doing business with them.

You have my sympathies, sir. Think of it as a tease, kind of a delayed gratification foreplay, leading to the big moment. I wouldn't bother with it all, actually, but some of the European vendors seem to have better quality estate stock. (Could be my imagination, grass is greener, etc.)
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:24 pm

Surprisingly enough, I had packages get here from the United Kingdom and Italy with 4-5 days, maybe just lucky. But, USPS is the only ones I'll ship with cause the others are even worse and more expensive. They don't screw up much but, when they do they do a good job of it. Wink
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SPUD 15

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:56 pm


Richard I've had the same thing happen to me shipping outbound going around the country before getting to the destination via the usps. I think the package gets put in the wrong bin. MIKE
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:37 pm

SPUD 15 wrote:

Richard I've had the same thing happen to me shipping outbound going around the country before getting to the destination via the usps. I think the package gets put in the wrong bin.   MIKE

Great thought, Mike. It'll get here eventually. Unless the seller sent it to someone else by mistake, my main fear.  ~ Rick

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:13 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
SPUD 15 wrote:

Richard I've had the same thing happen to me shipping outbound going around the country before getting to the destination via the usps. I think the package gets put in the wrong bin.   MIKE

Great thought, Mike. It'll get here eventually. Unless the seller sent it to someone else by mistake, my main fear.  ~ Rick


In the UK he's what we call a Tosser lol!

(For translation - please PM me, not the sort of word I would normally use on this forum if I thought everyone would understand it  Smile )
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:16 pm

Back when I was actively collecting fountain pens and sending and receiving pens from overseas, I found the British, German and even the French postal systems were GREAT but I'll NEVER deal with folks from Italy as it seems whenever I sent or was receiving a package from Italy it was a 50/50 chance it would make to or from there !! Seems their whole postal system is made up of thieves!! And I would NEVER deal with DHL at all !! I never had nothing but problems with that firm, so much that they made the USPS goof-ups look like PERFECT SERVICE !! Hang in there !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:57 pm

monbla256 wrote:
Back when I was actively collecting fountain pens and sending and receiving pens from overseas, I found the British, German and even the French postal systems were GREAT but I'll NEVER deal with folks from Italy as it seems whenever I sent or was receiving a package from Italy it was a 50/50 chance it would make to or from there !! Seems their whole postal system is made up of thieves!! And I would  NEVER deal with DHL at all !! I never had nothing but problems with that firm, so much that they made the USPS goof-ups look like PERFECT SERVICE !! Hang in there !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Monbla, it's all your fault. The pipe is a Giubelio d'Oro 115KS pot, a shape I don't have. But you've talked them up so much for smoking flakes and stuff that I just had to try one. It better be good. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:03 pm

alandadp wrote:

(For translation - please PM me, not the sort of word I would normally use on this forum if I thought everyone would understand it  Smile )

I love new words. PM sent forthwith.
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:53 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
monbla256 wrote:
Back when I was actively collecting fountain pens and sending and receiving pens from overseas, I found the British, German and even the French postal systems were GREAT but I'll NEVER deal with folks from Italy as it seems whenever I sent or was receiving a package from Italy it was a 50/50 chance it would make to or from there !! Seems their whole postal system is made up of thieves!! And I would  NEVER deal with DHL at all !! I never had nothing but problems with that firm, so much that they made the USPS goof-ups look like PERFECT SERVICE !! Hang in there !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Monbla, it's all your fault. The pipe is a Giubelio d'Oro 115KS pot, a shape I don't have. But you've talked them up so much for smoking flakes and stuff that I just had to try one. It better be good. Twisted Evil  

Well you went for the BEST and I'm sure you'll be happy when it gets here !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:02 pm

The pipe I just got from the U.S. was delivered by USPS. It took a month and a half and according to the tracking info went to Mexico then to São Paulo in Brazil then back to Miami then to Honolulu then finally to Australia. This pipe has seen more of the world than I have Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:00 am

I just sent a package out Wednesday that sat at the post office for two days before getting forwarded to the main hub in Orlando usually the package is transferred the same day....FUBAR MIKE
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:50 pm

stapf wrote:
Memphis is a central distribution point.  I'm in Dallas and have had stuff shipped accross town and had it go through Memphis.

Yeah, weird isn't it? You would think they would have more than one major shipping hub
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:30 pm

Maybe it's a time travel slingshot effect? Send it away from it's destination and slingshot it around the sun, and it shows up before you ordered it? Captain Kirk does it all the time........
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:21 pm

You should read Post Office by Bukowski. Perhaps a work of fiction but plausible IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:19 pm

I have a package that left San Francisco for my house on the 18th. No updates and no clue where it is. Sad part.... I could hitch-hike my way from SF to Houston in less time than it is taking for my package to get to me.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:34 am

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Maybe it's a time travel slingshot effect? Send it away from it's destination and slingshot it around the sun, and it shows up before you ordered it? Captain Kirk does it all the time........

Amazon Prime ESP does that. Oh wait...it hasn't been perfected yet. Shut my mouth, I've said too much already.

Feb 8 to Feb 24, date of purchase to date of pickup at PO, for those interested. Had to sign for it. Wish I could say I "stole" this pipe, but nay, I had to pay pretty much the going rate for what it is. So I'm now a pot smoker. Definitely has a different burn profile, if I may coin a concept, from a standard billiard. Of course, this is an unusually wide one, virtually a full inch. We'll see how that works out.

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:57 am

That looks to be a Guibleo 'd Oro ? If so you got one of the FINEST pipes made !! They are WAAAAY better than almost any Dunnie IMHO !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil And that shape and it's size are going to reveal flavors in your blends.mixtures you've been smoking but missing till now !! I'd say it was worth the wait !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:21 pm

monbla256 wrote:
That looks to be a Guibleo 'd Oro ? If so you got one of the FINEST pipes made !! They are WAAAAY better than almost any Dunnie IMHO !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil  And that shape and it's size are going to reveal flavors in your blends.mixtures you've been smoking but missing till now !! I'd say it was worth the wait !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Yes, it is a Guido d'Belly-o. You could be right about the taste. My inaugural bowl was some Dunhill Flake that had been dried out to a crisp and re-hydrated so many times that I had doubts about any flavor being left. Tasted really great and burned for a very long time. So I can just toss all my other pipes, right? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone explain this?   Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:49 pm

Richard Burley wrote:

Tasted really great and burned for a very long time. So I can just toss all my other pipes, right? Wink  

PM sent! Kidding, beautiful acquisition.
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