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I just can't understand why it takes three days for a package to get out of Florida, USA, but takes less than 24 hours to travel across the states. Don't they know we wait all excited for our shipment to arrive. Is there a labor / union strike going on in,"Opa Locka, FL ?,, LOLOL

I can't imagine living in a different country and ordering online. May be easier and quicker to E-mail a package. How about the 3-D printer ? I'm just not sure how that would work with horse hair.

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@Ken, be patient old timer, your brand spanking new "Pernambuco" bow will get there (sooner or later).

Is this the epitome of excitement or boredom or what? Here it is 3:59 am and I'm writing letters to myself. I waited on the porch steps until midnight and still the postal person hasn't shown up.  dunno 

roflroflrofl

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I don't think I've ever ordered anything music related where I didn't check the tracking several times a day and watch the front porch.  LOL

Then when it does finally arrive, it always feels like it should be a holiday.  Nothing too elaborate, you know, but maybe some fireworks and a parade or two.. 

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Fiddlestix said
@Ken, be patient old timer, your brand spanking new "Pernambuco" bow will get there (sooner or later).

Is this the epitome of excitement or boredom or what? Here it is 3:59 am and I'm writing letters to myself. I waited on the porch steps until midnight and still the postal person hasn't shown up.  dunno 

roflroflrofl

@Fiddlestix 

Ken

It took over 3 weeks to get mine bunny-headbang

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Could this guy be the problem ?

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Whenever I've order any musical instrument/accessory I feel like the kid in "the Music Man"  waiting for the Wells Fargo Wagon!   I think I've been known to break out in song at the flash of the Fed Ex truck!! 

When I ordered my violin I even (don't tell my boss!) took the day off work.... didn't want my baby sitting on the porch waiting for me to get home .  Fortunately it arrived early in the day and I got to spend the rest of the day playing!

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We've had orders arrive in European countries in one week with regular USPS shipping and we had one package take 5-6 weeks to Russia. The girl, who happens to be a regular here (no names in case she doesn't want you guys to know) was way more patient than I was. I was furious at the system.

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red_cursing cry dunno

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I feel your pain, I swear living down here in Florida, most mail arrives via of pony express.

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Fiddlerman said
We've had orders arrive in European countries in one week with regular USPS shipping and we had one package take 5-6 weeks to Russia. The girl, who happens to be a regular here (no names in case she doesn't want you guys to know) was way more patient than I was. I was furious at the system.

Fiddlerman said
We've had orders arrive in European countries in one week with regular USPS shipping and we had one package take 5-6 weeks to Russia. The girl, who happens to be a regular here (no names in case she doesn't want you guys to know) was way more patient than I was. I was furious at the system.

I sent that very same girl a violin and it seemed like it took forever  clockdrooling

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It seems to be a crap shoot.  I have always had to wait a bit longer when ordering stuff from Florida. However my stuff from the Fiddleshop comes in 2-3 days. When I ship soap to Florida, my customers get it in 2-3. (Orlando area).  I guess it really is  a crap shoot.

I have ordered yarn from the UK and had it on my door in 5 days, the same when I have ordered wool from the Isle of Lewis.  Now some of my friends order from the same place in different parts of California and in Oregon, Washington, and their stuff takes up 7-12 days.

Now that I think of it I ordered something from Michigan one time and it took 2-3 days to leave the state... and One day to cross the country.  Then a day to get from Sacramento to Rocklin to my doorstep.

I guess I find it rather amazing that stuff gets around so quickly.

However, I am like Ken.. when I am waiting for something violin-y... watching it stay in the same place for 3 days will make me crazy.

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If it is a bow, I feel your pain. I'm just one state away and mine took 2 weeks to get here.  I don't know if it's just the usual government employee incompetence or, because it's a tubular package, they may send them off to Homeland Security for X-rays, dog sniffing, taste testing and general probing, before sending it back to the post office where it ends up rolling around in the bottom of the mail delivery vehicle for an additional several days. Whatever it is, it takes them an inordinate amount of time.

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It's Saturday, Oct, 23 and this is what I get when tracking.

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Tracking Number: 9400111899561300146198

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  • Expected Delivery Day: Thursday, August 21, 2014
 

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August 20, 2014 , 3:45 am

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OPA LOCKA, FL 33054 
 

Your item departed our USPS facility in OPA LOCKA, FL 33054 on August 20, 2014 at 3:45 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.

August 19, 2014 , 8:43 pm

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

OPA LOCKA, FL 33054 
August 18, 2014 , 5:38 pm

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 
August 18, 2014 , 3:42 pm

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 

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You may be right about the thing rolling around in the mail truck. One of the members here ordered a bow and it DID roll around in the mail truck for 3 or 4 days before the postal person found it.
It's still not here and the postlady has gone by.    
One consolation is that it will be newer when I do get it then if I had gotten it on scheduled delivery date. That's a +  smile
 
Ken.      
 
 
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Craziness!  I have received a letter here in Indiana from my Mom the day she wrote it in FL and it take days from just across the city.   BUT .... many of these have been bills from utilities.   Are they trying to cause over due debt!!!!

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Monday, 8/25/14,,, 6:15 pm.

Still not here,,,, says it's still in transit.red_cursingred_cursingred_cursing

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DAMN.. Ken.. I was stalking the forum to see if you got your bow.  

I hope tomorrow is the day.... :)

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Sorry. It's all about the cost with USPS. If we don't pay extra the tracking and service sucks. We've had situations where they have completely lost the package and refuse even to pay for the shipping cost. They say that if we don't buy insurance there is nothing they can do.

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Fiddlerman said
We've had orders arrive in European countries in one week with regular USPS shipping and we had one package take 5-6 weeks to Russia. The girl, who happens to be a regular here (no names in case she doesn't want you guys to know) was way more patient than I was. I was furious at the system.

Barry said

I sent that very same girl a violin and it seemed like it took forever  clockdrooling

Hahahahahaha! Yep, but it's different from time to time. It happends not only with the packages from USA, the same thing with Europe and even China. Actually even from Moscow to Kazan can take up to 3 weeks. It's not the system, Pierre, it's Russian Post aahahahahhahahah!! Now you guys can see why we are so patient about all of it. XD

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How did you know I was talking about you. LOL

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