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Blog entry by Furnitude posted 03-09-2011 at 09:17 AM 788 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When you’ve made a tool purchase and are waiting on shipping, would you measure how often you click refresh on delivery tracking in times per day, times per hour or times per minute?

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 03-09-2011 at 09:21 AM

heh, thank god I don’t have that problem. but I can see what you mean.

thing is – everything is usually pretty standard. it takes x days for payment to clear, then it takes x days for shipping… I tend letting those just happen, and when it arrives – it arrives.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Eric_S

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#2 posted 03-09-2011 at 09:24 AM

If its through UPS or Fedex and you have a tracking number you can set up for e-mail notifactions whenever the shipping status changes :) I usually would check once a day though.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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NBeener

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#3 posted 03-09-2011 at 09:55 AM

With my latest order from Dynamite Tool Company, I’m checking every couple months :rolleyes:.

Otherwise, I do what Eric does, and try to forget about it (with varying degrees of success).

-- -- Neil

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FaTToaD

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#4 posted 03-09-2011 at 10:28 AM

Oh, I’m bad about that. Yes, I have email notifications but I still check five to ten times a day, especially on the day I know somethings going to arrive. I want my toy and I want it now!

-- David

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 03-09-2011 at 10:30 AM

Generally when an order is shipped an estimated delivery date is given and I don’t waste time tracking it unless it does not show up that day.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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rrdesigns

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#6 posted 03-09-2011 at 01:15 PM

Or you could just camp out by the door and wait for the pot to boil.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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BigTiny

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#7 posted 03-09-2011 at 01:30 PM

Personally, I have yet to buy anything in the tool line from a web retailer. I’m lucky enough to live within a few minutes drive from the local Canadian Tire store and 15 minutes drive the Lee Valley’s local outlet.

I just wish we had a reasonably priced lumber outlet here. Wood prices here are outrageous.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 03-09-2011 at 06:46 PM

nanoseconds?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Chelios

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#9 posted 03-09-2011 at 06:57 PM

Big Tiny, let swap..I got cheap lumber but everything I get, makes its way thru UPS

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rivergirl

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#10 posted 03-10-2011 at 07:15 AM

I prefer online shopping- keeps me out of the stores and I wait and order when shipping is free.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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