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Shipping FAQ


Hans Summers
 

Hi all

I continue to spend too much time answering emails about shipments. Accordingly I have set up a FAQ section on the shipping page see http://qrp-labs.com/shipping#faq which I think should explain the most common questions. Top of the top most frequently asked questions...
  • Shockingly, "where is the tracking information for my order", from people who chose the cheapest shipment option "No tracking/insurance, your risk"... Hello?
  • It's taking a long time, where is it... sorry I don't know. I don't have access to any more information than you do. Post office airmail tracking doesn't show much, quite a long delay... and in these "interesting" Covid19 times, a lot of stuff is very slow. If you want quick, please choose FedEx Express (TNT) next time, for a few $ more you can have it in 3-4 days. 
  • FedEx tracking number doesn't work... yes, you have to use the TNT website http://tnt.com , FedEx and TNT are the same company since 2016 but not fully integrated yet... 
I hope this FAQ helps someone... and in doing so, helps my email inbox

73 Hans G0UPL


KI7MWA
 

And (not requesting or requiring any response from Hans) that "3-4 days" may have little relationship with the notification that your item has been shipped.  

I was notified, by email, that the status of my item had changed to "shipped" on June 2.  No information was available on the TNT tracking website until today, June 5.  TNT says I can expect my package on June 8.  (I don't think I'll hold my breath.)  

Still, for a few dollars more (...shades of Sergio Leone...), 6 days is better than a boot to the butt.


Viktors Miske KC8CKZ
 

I just kick back and wait. Much faster now with DHL than a few months ago waiting a month for that slow boat from Turkey.. 


Ryan Flowers
 

I think sometimes people forget that 1) ham radio is a hobby and that 2) Hans is a one man shop and that 3) the whole world of shipping is in disarray. People get in such a hurry anymore, it doesn't do any good though.


On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 4:49 PM Viktors Miske KC8CKZ <unclevic7@...> wrote:
I just kick back and wait. Much faster now with DHL than a few months ago waiting a month for that slow boat from Turkey.. 


--
Ryan Flowers - W7RLF
MiscDotGeek - QRP and More


Hans Summers
 

Shipped June 2
Delivery June 8

This IS 4 business days. Not 6. Which is consistent with the "3-4 days" estimate. 

73 Hans G0UPL 


On Sat, Jun 6, 2020, 02:42 KI7MWA via groups.io <entilleser=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
And (not requesting or requiring any response from Hans) that "3-4 days" may have little relationship with the notification that your item has been shipped.  

I was notified, by email, that the status of my item had changed to "shipped" on June 2.  No information was available on the TNT tracking website until today, June 5.  TNT says I can expect my package on June 8.  (I don't think I'll hold my breath.)  

Still, for a few dollars more (...shades of Sergio Leone...), 6 days is better than a boot to the butt.


Don Baker
 

Most places "shipped" means only that the label was printed. Even Amazon 2 day takes a week or more to arrive. 'Chill' is in order.


On Sat, Jun 6, 2020, 12:31 AM Hans Summers <hans.summers@...> wrote:
Shipped June 2
Delivery June 8

This IS 4 business days. Not 6. Which is consistent with the "3-4 days" estimate. 

73 Hans G0UPL 
http://qrp-labs.com 

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020, 02:42 KI7MWA via groups.io <entilleser=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
And (not requesting or requiring any response from Hans) that "3-4 days" may have little relationship with the notification that your item has been shipped.  

I was notified, by email, that the status of my item had changed to "shipped" on June 2.  No information was available on the TNT tracking website until today, June 5.  TNT says I can expect my package on June 8.  (I don't think I'll hold my breath.)  

Still, for a few dollars more (...shades of Sergio Leone...), 6 days is better than a boot to the butt.


KI7MWA
 

Hans, I hope you understand that no disrespect was intended.  I live/work on a small dairy farm, and neither the animals, nor I, really "get" this "buisness days" buisness...they eat, and get milked, and mess up the milking shed seven days a week. 

Like I said, 6 days (that would be 6 "cow business" days) is good enough for me.


Glenn ODonnell
 

Thank you Hans!

My QCX80 (old school, not a QCX+ announced days after I ordered) shipped 29-April. It will be my third! I was in no hurry, so I chose the slow-poke cheapskate shipping. It still hasn't arrived, but I'm still within the USA window and I'm still in no hurry. As Don Baker (call?) says, "Chill" ... which is just what I'm doing. 

I sincerely appreciate all the work Hans puts into all of this! It's truly a remarkable commitment that is largely altruistic. He's hardly getting rich by selling $50 radios!

I will add my data point to the ship times once mine arrives. 

VY 73 de Glenn K3PP 


Don Baker
 

Business Days are basically M - F so count the days and subtract weekends and bank/legal holidays. add up to a week for Covid slowdown.

Don
WB9STS

On Jun 6, 2020, at 11:59 AM, Glenn ODonnell <k3pp@...> wrote:

Thank you Hans!

My QCX80 (old school, not a QCX+ announced days after I ordered) shipped 29-April. It will be my third! I was in no hurry, so I chose the slow-poke cheapskate shipping. It still hasn't arrived, but I'm still within the USA window and I'm still in no hurry. As Don Baker (call?) says, "Chill" ... which is just what I'm doing. 

I sincerely appreciate all the work Hans puts into all of this! It's truly a remarkable commitment that is largely altruistic. He's hardly getting rich by selling $50 radios!

I will add my data point to the ship times once mine arrives. 

VY 73 de Glenn K3PP 


ajparent1/KB1GMX
 

That and on the east coast much of the in coming goes though customs and
I've seen three weeks calendar time but a full 9 days of it was in customs.

Then again I also remember an order (NOT QRPL) that three months
(airmail!) three decades ago from another source from GB!  Every time
it hit the ground it sat for a week minimum. The idea of any where in
the world in days it nuts to me.

Allison
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Ham Radio
 

If a Post Office is involved in a delivery,  the time multiplies.  I have had orders from Tayda (in Thailand) via DHL take 3 calendar days.

For your new QRPLabs toys, use FedEx and spend the extra dollar — well worth it.   
--
73, Bernie, VE3FWF


Gwen Patton
 

That's why they're called the US Snail.

US-Snail-Oliphant.jpg

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 8:28 PM Ham Radio <bernard.murphy@...> wrote:

If a Post Office is involved in a delivery,  the time multiplies.  I have had orders from Tayda (in Thailand) via DHL take 3 calendar days.

For your new QRPLabs toys, use FedEx and spend the extra dollar — well worth it.   
--
73, Bernie, VE3FWF


Julian Rolfe
 

Pleased to say my Kit arrived today Hans, thank-you for an excellent service and nicely and well packed parcel of Ultimate 3S with associated extras.

Cheers,
Jules - G4UET


Michael.2E0IHW
 

Julus, good to hear.
What shipping, customs and handling costs were incurred?

Michael 2E0IHW

On 08/06/2020 12:06, Julian Rolfe via groups.io wrote:
Pleased to say my Kit arrived today Hans, thank-you for an excellent service and nicely and well packed parcel of Ultimate 3S with associated extras.
Cheers,
Jules - G4UET


KI7MWA
 

Well, perhaps it is my karma...  TNT Tracking now says: "Scheduled delivery pending"...whatever that means...


N3MNT
 

Same here.  Originally showed the 3rd, which changed to the 8th and then to Scheduled Delivery Pending. .  Just confirming the same thing out of Hans' control.


RACHAEL SANDERS
 

Mine did exactly that then shortly after was at the local depot then was pronounced ‘Out for delivery’
Have patience guys! As my then 3 year old used to say ‘Patience is a virtue, Mummy’
73
Rachael 

On Tue, 9 Jun 2020 at 15:56, N3MNT <bob@...> wrote:
Same here.  Originally showed the 3rd, which changed to the 8th and then to Scheduled Delivery Pending. .  Just confirming the same thing out of Hans' control.


Mike Besemer - WM4B
 

Looks like one of mine broke loose. The oldest one is still lost in space.

Mike
WM4B

On Jun 9, 2020 9:55 AM, "KI7MWA via groups.io" <entilleser@...> wrote:
Well, perhaps it is my karma... TNT Tracking now says: "Scheduled delivery pending"...whatever that means...


RACHAEL SANDERS
 

Chiiiiill Mike!


On 9 Jun 2020, at 18:43, Mike Besemer - WM4B <mwbesemer@...> wrote:


Looks like one of mine broke loose. The oldest one is still lost in space.

Mike
WM4B
On Jun 9, 2020 9:55 AM, "KI7MWA via groups.io" <entilleser@...> wrote:
Well, perhaps it is my karma... TNT Tracking now says: "Scheduled delivery pending"...whatever that means...


Mike Besemer - WM4B
 

I’m chill.  Back to work now anyway!

 

Mike

WM4B

 

From: QRPLabs@groups.io [mailto:QRPLabs@groups.io] On Behalf Of RACHAEL SANDERS
Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:55 PM
To: QRPLabs@groups.io
Subject: Re: [QRPLabs] Shipping FAQ

 

Chiiiiill Mike!



On 9 Jun 2020, at 18:43, Mike Besemer - WM4B <mwbesemer@...> wrote:



Looks like one of mine broke loose. The oldest one is still lost in space.

 

Mike

WM4B

On Jun 9, 2020 9:55 AM, "KI7MWA via groups.io" <entilleser@...> wrote:

Well, perhaps it is my karma... TNT Tracking now says: "Scheduled delivery pending"...whatever that means...