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Walter
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"TENDERED TO USPS"


that showed up on my shipment tracking

4/4/2008 10:50:08 PM

catalyst
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DHFAIL

4/4/2008 10:50:29 PM

damosyangsta
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so fail that they had to give the job to usps... which is another form of fail.

4/4/2008 10:52:18 PM

Airbag
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DHL does not deliver to residences

DHL delivers to the post office, and they deliver to your house

[Edited on April 4, 2008 at 10:52 PM. Reason : .]

4/4/2008 10:52:29 PM

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4/4/2008 10:52:33 PM

Walter
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4/3/2008


9:48 AM ET


FOREST PARK, GA


TENDERED TO USPS

4/3/2008


8:34 AM ET


FOREST PARK, GA


ARRIVAL DESTINATION DHL GLOBAL MAIL FACILITY

4/4/2008 10:53:29 PM

jackleg
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since when do they not deliver to residences? is my sarcasm detector busted?

4/4/2008 10:53:30 PM

damosyangsta
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i hate how USPS doesn't deliver to dorms, so you have to walk to hillsborough to get what you ordered. happened to me a few times freshman year.

4/4/2008 11:07:01 PM

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So, DHL picks up the package. Ships it to the city where it's supposed to go, and then, even though they're in the same area as the intended destination, they don't deliver it. They drop it off at the nearest post office, by which time the mail courier has most likely already left the office for delivery, so it will just sit in the office, to be delivered the next day.

This is not progress. It unnecessarily prolongs the delivery time, with the only potential benefit being that USPS can leave items in your mail box, and not require a signature. But the potential benefit is only there if the package is small enough to fit your mail box. If it's not, they will still have to leave it at your door, which is what DHL would have done anyway. I mean, when was the last time the USPS left something weighing around 70 lbs. in your mail box? Or even 5 lbs.?

And even though they say "door-to-door visibility and tracking" as one of the features (which they provide with their regular service), on my package, it seems to stop right at "arrive at USPS." I may be proved wrong tomorrow, but as far as I can tell, it's not going to tell me the delivery progress of USPS from DHL's website. And there's no link to the tracking service at USPS.

Considering that my package shipped from Fresno, California, if it had been delivered via USPS from the beginning, I probably would have received the package already yesterday. Maybe, just maybe, if the package had been sent from across the country, it would have been faster via DHL... if they flew it over on one of their planes. Somehow I doubt they would have put it on a plane for standard shipping, though. So there couldn't possibly be any benefits from using this system.

4/4/2008 11:12:03 PM

jackleg
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unless i'm totally thinking of the wrong company, i called about getting some service done to my laptop under warranty, and they had a box on my front porch the next day. i got home and packed the computer and called the number on the slip. and DHL picked it up. then a few days later, DHL brought it to my house.

maybe it varies from town to town? i was under the impression that the people who brought it were independent people who DHL kinda contracted out or something...

or maybe it wasnt even DHL, but i'm 95% sure it was. and they brought it right to my door

4/4/2008 11:16:33 PM

Airbag
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that costs mad $$$$ yo

4/4/2008 11:17:54 PM

jackleg
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word, dogg. i guess the customer service people at the computer company pay the big bucks.

4/4/2008 11:19:54 PM

Airbag
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they liked you so much they treated you like a business

like a fucking brother

4/4/2008 11:20:49 PM

jackleg
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also, i know this doesnt matter but i think its funny. i don't have a mailbox. i have a slot in my door. but it would be hilarious if they put the laptop in there and let it drop 3 feet to the floor (if it would even fit)

4/4/2008 11:21:43 PM

evan
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there are different levels of service

dhl ground/2nd day/express are all delivered to your door by dhl

dhl@home service is less expensive (for the shipper) and gets tendered to the usps for delivery.

4/5/2008 1:02:35 AM

wdprice3

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"DHL does not deliver to residences

DHL delivers to the post office, and they deliver to your house"


maybe for some shitty, cheap as service, as ^ said.


Everytime I've used DHL, they've come to my dorm, apartment, house, wherever I was to pick-up/deliver.

4/5/2008 7:05:11 AM

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