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What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: August 27, 2009 11:42AM
It isn't a life or death thing, but I did pay extra for 2nd day delivery.

Ordered it Monday night.

To me, that means, Tuesday---delivered second day, being Wednesday.

Right?

Here it is Thursday, still no package....



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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: August 27, 2009 11:45AM
2 day shipping means 2 days from the day the order is shipped.
If the vendor claims it ships "same day," then it depends what their cutoff time for that day is.
Also, 11:59 pm on Monday does not always mean Monday is the first day.





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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: August 27, 2009 11:46AM
That's what it means to me also.. (order Monday, it should arrive wednesday.).

However, it has been explained to me by UPS, FedEx, and Airborne Express that to THEM it means if the package is picked up for shipping on tuesday, that day doesn't count... it will actually move on wednesday, and on thursday.... then it will be delivered on Friday. "See? Two days in transit... Second Day shipping!".



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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 27, 2009 11:46AM
To me, it means that you will get the product two days after the merchant hands over the product to the USPS/Fedex/UPS etc. You usually have to order something before a certain time of the day for this to be true. So, if you order something at 4 pm on Tuesday, you'll probably get your package on Friday.
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: billb
Date: August 27, 2009 11:52AM
If you ordered it monday night then most likely it shipped on tuesday and you will get it Thursday.
If the seller doesn't package it until Wednesday, then you get it Friday.

Track the package after you get it and you will find out if the seller is honest about when hey sent it out.

I've never had a UPS BLue package take more than two days. I might not get it till 5PM, but it is two days.
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: 3d
Date: August 27, 2009 11:54AM
You'll get the package sometime today.

You ordered the item Monday night.
Order gets processed and boxed Tuesday morning.
Order gets picked up for delivery Tuesday afternoon.
Order in transit all day Wednesday.
Order to be recieved sometime Thursday.

I've received packages as late as 6-7pm.
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: AAA
Date: August 27, 2009 11:55AM
It means it costs more and as such I won't opt for nor pay for it.
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 27, 2009 11:56AM
it means that the vendor is going to sit on it for a week before charging too much for shipping





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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: AAA
Date: August 27, 2009 12:11PM
What is IS?
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 27, 2009 12:23PM
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AAA
What is IS?

The full quote was a masterful piece of obfuscation.
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Delivery on the second day after shipping.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 27, 2009 12:27PM
Shipped on Monday, delivered on Wednesday.

"Next day" would be shipped on Monday, delivered on Tuesday.



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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 27, 2009 12:55PM
Most vendors have some verbiage stating that "processing time" is not part of shipping time. I've always calculated arrival time starting from when it is handed off to the shipper and it's always been accurate. 'Expedited' shipping is hardly ever a real necessity, but there are times I'm willing to pay a few bucks more to get my gratification sooner rather than later.
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: AAA
Date: August 27, 2009 01:06PM
Ok. I think second-day/2 day can be a bit vague.

BUT... if one orders NEXT DAY, I do actually expect it to be HERE tomorrow as long as I order by noon, and it's Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: Dakota
Date: August 27, 2009 01:27PM
I fully expect a week, at least 5 days, to get it.
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: 3d
Date: August 27, 2009 01:43PM
Did you get the package yet?
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: August 27, 2009 01:50PM
how about now?




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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: August 27, 2009 02:04PM
It means that it will arrive a day earlier than if you didn't pay the extra shipping.
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: August 27, 2009 02:15PM
The little catch is that they can take forever to get it into the shipping channel. After that, it's two days.

I ordered something a while back and the vendor "processed" the order for a week before releasing it...
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: AAA
Date: August 27, 2009 02:23PM
One more thing, I have had my bank not pay the vendor when an overnight package was not received for three days.

I told them I refused to pay extra for expedited shipping if it was not.

Vendor was mad as hell. I did not care.
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: August 27, 2009 03:48PM
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MikeF
The little catch is that they can take forever to get it into the shipping channel. After that, it's two days.

It's not a "catch."
It's generally spelled out very explicitly in the vendors' terms:

"If a product is in stock, and you place an order by XXX on a weekday, we will process the shipment and get it to the shipper's door that day, and it will be at your door in two days. If you order at one second past XXX pm, you wait a day until we can get it to the shipper. If the product's not in stock, then once in stock, it will arrive two days after that point"

That customers choose not to comprehend how product fulfillment actually works is the customers' problem, not theirs.

Sorry if Internet retailers can't bend space and time to get your Chinese-made plastic junk to you exactly when you want it. That's why there still exist brick and mortar retail establishments.





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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: August 27, 2009 04:21PM
Seacrest and others of his ilk understand shipping correctly. Not sure why there is confusion.

If your order was in stock and really did not ship on tuesday, then complain to the vendor and ask for a refund. Otherwise, not sure what to tell you.


Nathan



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/27/2009 04:24PM by silvarios.
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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: August 27, 2009 11:43PM
A real quote from a guy at my local post office is that it means it will be delivered "somewhere between two days from now, and the end of time"




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Re: What does second day delivery mean to you?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: August 28, 2009 01:07AM
M A V I C,
Well of course he said that, he works for the post office.



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