Shower of Shit Couriers


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Lutzie
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What a shower of WANKERS!!!!

Package sent out to me, was too big for the letter box. Popped a card in the door for me to arrange collection/redelivery. (incidentally at a post office 2 towns away from where I actually am, and not at my local post office like parcels are normally left at)

So I called the number on the card. It rang. And rang. And rang. And rang. After 6 minutes it cut off. Tried again. Same. Tried next day. Same. Asked the local post office for their number, make sure I was calling the right one. Got the same number back. Rang again, and again, and again.

Asked the postie who drops the post off at work, and 2 phone calls later I find out that this post office has not only got a new number, but it's had it for months and has been told that it can't throw away their old cards with the old number away. No "this number has changed to..." message or anything.

/golf clap.

CUNTS.

*sigh*

I feel better now though. :)

And fingers crossed it's the Halo comic part1 that's there.

#1 at 11:39:27 - 19/09/2007
Whizzo
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Be a strange comic book that won't fit through a letterbox, even my 2000ADs which are bigger than US sized comics fit perfectly ok.
#2 at 11:45:32 - 19/09/2007
Lutzie
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Ah, now THAT'S another story...

My front door has a letter box. But when the porch was built the door the builders cleverly forgot to include a letterbox in THAT door.

So I've got a little box on the front of the porch. An A4 jobby wouldn't fit in it.
#3 at 11:51:17 - 19/09/2007
boabg
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I put a note on my door once leaving instruction for the post man that I was IN THE HOUSE and to CHAP THE DOOR to deliver a package I knew was coming.

Did he? Did he fuck so I ran to the door when I heard the letters coming through. Turns out he didn't have the package anyway and had just left it at the depot. So what the fuck are we actually paying for? The privelege of walking the few miles to the depot that's in the middle of fucking nowhere?
#4 at 12:54:54 - 19/09/2007
peej
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The latest batch of OU materials for me was literally left shoved into the letterbox by one corner (imagine a 4 inch thick A4 sized piece of carboard wrapped post). I can't believe what they do sometimes. If I'd lived in my old house that would've been nicked.

Peej
#5 at 13:07:17 - 19/09/2007
Lutzie
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/chaps the door
#6 at 13:07:58 - 19/09/2007
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boabg said:
Turns out he didn't have the package anyway and had just left it at the depot. So what the fuck are we actually paying for? The privelege of walking the few miles to the depot that's in the middle of fucking nowhere?

That would make me see red, it really bloody would.
#7 at 13:44:55 - 19/09/2007
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Lutz, Gamestation (as well as presumably other comic retailers) have been selling the first issue of Uprising for weeks! Pull your finger out man! :p
#8 at 16:44:58 - 19/09/2007
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I guess I'm lucky - the postie here always leaves stuff hidden in the garage with a note left through the door as was requested. Even the parcel force guy does it.

Why bother carrying it back to the depot when they can just leave it somewhere safe? They always used to but obviously it's a bit tricky with some houses.
#9 at 23:16:44 - 19/09/2007
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Got a parcel last Friday which needed a signature, they left it at 11.42 with a "please leave for 24 hours before collecting".

So I go to the depot first thing Saturday, thinking they just said that to give it time to reach the depot. Hand over the card, the guy has a right moan about how by my coming in at 7.30 I was stopping them getting on with the rest of his work, and it wasnt fair on others. He then reached behind him and picked the parcel up right away.

Soon as I had what I wanted, I went off on one, pointing out he'd spent more time moaning at me than getting the parcel, and that had I given them 24 hours that gave me an 18 minute window, since I know how to the dot these depots are with closing on time.

Twat. I'm sure that 23 seconds it took to hand over my parcel and take my signature really through out his plans for the rest of his halfday.
#10 at 23:45:29 - 19/09/2007
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I would've just said "now I know why you have a job behind a counter handing out parcels".

That would eat at him nicely :o)
#11 at 00:13:57 - 20/09/2007
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Please leave 24 hours...

Or maybe we mean 72.

Or, heh, actually, get this, we mean it was returned to sender right away.

#12 at 00:18:02 - 20/09/2007
peej
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Fuck the Royal Mail - striking on the week before a rather important game release is due.

Don't make me buy PGR4 at retail you cuntbags!!

Peej
#13 at 10:45:34 - 04/10/2007
peej
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LOL after bumping this. Why are the strikes always around big game releases?

So tales of woe from stuff that hasn't shipped, anyone? Still waiting on Wii Fit Plus (don't ask) though there's a chance it might clear in the backlog.

#14 at 10:07:44 - 26/10/2009
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I read an article about this in a German paper. You have some silly people working there. "Change is bad! We don't need to adjust every 30 years!" :D
#15 at 10:36:44 - 26/10/2009
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The unions and the Royal Mail are both at fault here, there's been some blatant lying from the RM about the volume of post that's in the system for a start.

Not that it seems to have affected me much, I've had mail every day.
#16 at 10:49:29 - 26/10/2009
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Whizzo said:Not that it seems to have affected me much, I've had mail every day.


Me too - but then again I think we probably share the same depot, as I'm in Ash Vale.
#17 at 13:36:04 - 26/10/2009
peej
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Looks like Game / Gameplay are using couriers for stuff now - Wii Fit Plus came yesterday via courier from them, so they're obviously trying to sort out customers who've paid the extra for release-date delivery.

They guarantee launch day delivery for CODMW2 so here's hoping they make good on that.

Buggered up my christmas shopping though, the postal strike has :(
#18 at 13:31:32 - 30/10/2009
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Christmas shopping? You still have two month! :D
#19 at 13:41:13 - 30/10/2009
peej
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I like to get it all done and out of the way. Saves a lot of mucking around - I mean the shops here get mental in november let alone december.

Doing a lot of it online was nice and convenient but with my postie being a stupid twunt and leaving stuff outside the door, and the postal strikes meaning we haven't got a clue if the stuff's even going to arrive, it's back to the shops for me.
#20 at 13:42:27 - 30/10/2009
peej
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Hermes.

They make the Royal Mail look like fucking Shaft. Amazon have just started using them, and they are the laziest bunch of wankers on the planet. My brand new graphics tablet was dumped behind a bush outside my house (in plain view of the footpath).

Twunts of the highest order. The moral of this story is, if you're ordering anything from Amazon, make sure you can get it sent to a secure address where someone will be there to receive it, or the fuckers will just ditch it and run.

Utter utter shower of complete bastards.
#21 at 13:45:43 - 17/02/2012
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Correction: your tablet never arrived.
#22 at 14:17:26 - 17/02/2012
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Yup, shame you never got that tablet, peej, enjoy your refund!

In other news, I've ordered my Vita from Amazon, so yay...
#23 at 18:43:48 - 17/02/2012
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Too honest for anything like that. So I'll just have to moan about it instead. Grumble moan. There you go.

The graphics tablet is awesome btw.
#24 at 12:34:46 - 20/02/2012
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Yes, I would never actually encourage anyone to try to finagle something like that, it just surprises me that there aren't enough people out there prepared to do it to encourage these companies to tell the drivers not to act like fuckwits with other people's stuff.
#25 at 21:04:09 - 20/02/2012
peej
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I'm sure there are enough people out there who DO do it, but all that happens is the company concerned (or rather, not concerned at all) just jacks up their prices accordingly as recompense.

#26 at 08:42:06 - 21/02/2012
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Hah, very true, car insurance style.
#27 at 09:07:30 - 21/02/2012
peej
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Fucksake. Amazon really do know how to pick their couriers. Most Amazon stuff I order with supersaver delivery comes via Royal Mail. Royal Mail are actually the best of a really terrible terrible bunch (despite the thread title).

But now they're using a company called Aple (who bear as much resemblance to Apple as a lump of dogshit does to a chocolate eclair). And they're fucking hopeless, in the usual tradition of Amazon's third party couriers.

Seriously, the alternative of picking up from one of our dodgy local newsagents actually sounds preferable to a fucking courier that plays postman's knock or can't even find a fucking route round a town centre diversion.

WANKERRRRRRRRRSSSSSS!
#28 at 12:12:21 - 09/10/2012
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The last "safe place" they left 50's worth of stuff for us? The rubbish bin outside. On bin day.

FFS
#29 at 12:52:36 - 09/10/2012
peej
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Can't actually wait to see what they do when they fail to deliver for a 2nd time. I get the feeling that they're going to sit on the parcels until we phone them and arrange for re-delivery. In which case I'll be taking my 2 penneth out of Amazon first rather than dealing with a courier that thinks everyone sits at home waiting patiently for them all day every day.

It's no real surprise why high street retail still exists. Internet shopping really falls down horribly as soon as it gets to the delivery bit.
#30 at 13:42:19 - 09/10/2012

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