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heleninwales
heleninwales
Feeling slightly fretful
I ordered two items on Monday. Neither was next day delivery, so I knew they wouldn't come while we were out on Tuesday. One item (a Welsh rhyming dictionary) arrived by post yesterday morning, the other item still hasn't arrived. The delivery company have a parcel tracking system, so I decided I'd better check it's status.

The website then kindly informed me that at 04:33 this morning, my parcel was logged as "Routed to incorrect depot". Heaven knows where it is!

It's not that the item is urgently required, but I need to go out shopping and don't feel I can go until either the parcel turns up or I get a definite notification that it won't come until tomorrow.

Current Mood: frustrated fretful

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grey853 From: grey853 Date: August 25th, 2016 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always hate waiting like that. Hopefully, it'll show up soon.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 26th, 2016 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's no sign of it yet and the tracking says it's still in the wrong depot. If they know it's in the wrong place, why doesn't someone put it on a van going in the right direction? The first item I ordered came pretty quickly and this is a second order from the same company. I can't wait in forever, so I'll just have to hope that they'll leave it with a neighbour if they come while there's no one at home.
grey853 From: grey853 Date: August 26th, 2016 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's so frustrating!! That's one of the things I dislike about mail ordering things. It's great when they show up at your door so quickly. Unfortunately, then you have something like this and it's just a niggle and a worry until it arrives. I hope it works out.
feodora From: feodora Date: August 25th, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of my last parcel was overdue...so I looked up the tracking link. There it said "delivered" so I went downstairs to look in my post box. There I found a card that they delivered it to my neighbour, ground floor, although I was at home all day. They did not even ring!! They where too lazy to carry it one stairs up.

heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 26th, 2016 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
The trouble is, a lot of the private companies don't pay their delivery people very much so they don't take the time to do a proper job. :(
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: August 25th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you have to be at home for it to be delivered? These online tracking systems are getting so sloppy. I think they just confuse the matter myself!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 26th, 2016 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
The package that arrived while I was at home came by post and fitted through the letter box. The thing I'm waiting for is a pair of jeans for G, so someone will have to sign for it. With luck, they'll leave it next door if we're out when it finally arrives. We are happy to take in parcels for one another.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: August 26th, 2016 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
How great you have neighbors that will help out with that. That is what I thought might be going on, something that you had to sign for. We have a table on our porch and there is stuff on it so the mailman just leaves packages on it also :-)
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