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I ordered a single front sight post and it was $10 shipping. It’s been 5 business days and I don’t even have a tracking number. My invoice says completed-shipped the day I ordered.

I’m usually pretty patient but for $10 to ship one of the smallest items I’m a little pissed.


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Posts: 4794 | Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Registered: February 27, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Did they not tell you the shipping cost?

Seems kind of silly to get pissed now if you agreed to pay it then.

Did they promise shipping info or was it assumed?





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Posts: 4292 | Location: Seoul | Registered: August 10, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Apparently you woke up on the wrong side of the bed in Korea. Lol. 10 bucks shipping for a front sight I would expect tracking info. Even shitty USPS shipping will give you tracking for that amount.

I will assume the buyer understood he was overpaying for shipping when he hit “confirm order”. He probably expected, reasonably, that he would get some way to track with that overpayment.

Brownells as far as I know doesn’t specifically tell me I will get tracking it’s just kind of normal though. Hell, when I sell something on here I send priority mail and it comes automatically with tracking. Not exactly cutting edge stuff.
 
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Actually was headed to bed from night shift so maybe.

I'm not pissy in the slightest, OP made a deal, agreed to it and then after the fact is complaining for not receiving something never promised. Just seems silly to me is all. And it's been 5 days, I don't think I'd be this irritated for 5 days.

However, OP, carry on if it makes ya feel better.

Was the shipping method regular shipping?

I think I simply disagree with the "reasonable expectation" part, I agree that it's nice to get tracking and I appreciate the hell out of a company that does it. But I would never say to a company, I expect you to provide me shipping, unless it was previously promised. And that's essentially what we're saying here, "I expect to be provided with shipping information". Seems a little silly after the fact is all.

At the end of the day the shipping cost is moot because you agreed to pay it. So what were saying is, "it's been 5 days and I dont have shipping info or a package", without any other info that seems whiny as hell to me.

And "buyer expected" translates to "buyer assumed" for me. And again, I disagree that it's reasonable, simply a false assumption.

Sorry lol, just one dude's opinion.





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Actually was headed to bed from night shift so maybe.

I'm not pissy in the slightest, OP made a deal, agreed to it and then after the fact is complaining for not receiving something never promised. Just seems silly to me is all. And it's been 5 days, I don't think I'd be this irritated for 5 days.

However, OP, carry on if it makes ya feel better.

Was the shipping method regular shipping?

I think I simply disagree with the "reasonable expectation" part, I agree that it's nice to get tracking and I appreciate the hell out of a company that does it. But I would never say to a company, I expect you to provide me shipping, unless it was previously promised. And that's essentially what we're saying here, "I expect to be provided with shipping information". Seems a little silly after the fact is all.

At the end of the day the shipping cost is moot because you agreed to pay it. So what were saying is, "it's been 5 days and I dont have shipping info or a package", without any other info that seems whiny as hell to me.

And "buyer expected" translates to "buyer assumed" for me. And again, I disagree that it's reasonable, simply a false assumption.

Sorry lol, just one dude's opinion.


Man, tough crowd. Yes its all assumptions. I guess I assumed the sight was in stock too since it was not specifically listed as backordered.


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For 10 bucks to ship an item, I would expect a tracking number. I don't know what sort of cheese-dick shipping that can be picked that doesn't provide one. Especially in these days of packages getting stolen off porches - how is a customer supposed to know when it shipped, when it is projected to arrive, where it is, and then that it arrived. I can see the company/person being too lazy/unorganized to provide the tracking number to the customer that purchased the item.

I would call and ask for the tracking number for your invoice.




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Is there even a method of shipping that doesn’t provide tracking? Even usps first class shipping comes with a tracking number (it’s pretty terrible tracking, but it still exists)

I don’t think 5 days is anything to complain about if it says it’s shipped then it’s probably coming… Amazon has ruined shipping for any business that isn’t Amazon…. We get orders all the time that will order at 2p and at 205 we are receiving an email asking why they haven’t received a tracking number
 
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Shipping costs have zero to do with what it really costs to ship..

It's an add on fee, for handling and includes shipping costs. Few companies just pass through the actual shipping costs anymore.

Might have gone into a USPS envelope, which will take some time and have no tracking.



 
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Setting aside the question of the validity of the OP's complaint in light of that to which he may have agreed: Yeah, $10 for shipping and handling and not getting a tracking number would be pretty lame.

I just paid $8.45 to ship two sets of 1911 grip panels to the far end of the country, USPS Priority 2-Day.

Conversely: It may be he's received no tracking number because the thing hasn't actually physically shipped?




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And if placed in a padded USPS shipping envelope and sent regular snail mail speed which requires no tracking info number and with the NEW shipping times as now being posted by the USPS what was 2 to 3 days time frame is now 5 days or more. Good luck. .............................................. drill sgt.
 
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