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Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 23, 2021 07:21PM
... yet I don't recall ordering anything from them.

And before anyone asks, it is a bona fide Fedex email, and when I log into my Fedex account, I can see that it is a legitimate package.

The only thing I can think of that it could be, is that I ordered something from the Container Store, who apparently also ships Fedex ... yet I can see their package as a separate Fedex tracking number.

There can only be one other explanation I can think of -- I ordered something in my sleep...? jest smiley




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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 23, 2021 07:26PM
Oops, I had my unlaundered cash delivered to the wrong address again. Just leave the door unlocked and the package in the closet on the left side like last time, OK? Thanks
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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: Frank
Date: August 23, 2021 07:46PM
Maybe one of their giant catalogs?
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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 23, 2021 08:38PM
One thing I can think is that maybe the Container Store's shipment got lost or something, and they decided to have it sent to me directly from Grainger's? (I can see that the Container Store's shipment is also scheduled to come tomorrow, but the last tracking of it is shown as being in Memphis today. And it was sent from Texas, so not sure why it went from Texas -> Memphis to come to NOLA?) The argument against that, though, is that I don't see that Grainger sells what I was buying from the Container Store-- which were some basic white stackable baskets.

The only other thing I can think is that maybe it's something I ordered from a common online seller (like Amazon), where somehow they're getting it shipped from Grainger?




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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/23/2021 08:39PM by PeterB.
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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 23, 2021 08:46PM
you are overthinking this. Unless it is a BOMB, you have nothing to worry about. cOne it gets there, you open it, and if no BOOM, you get to live and tell us what it was.
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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
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Date: August 23, 2021 10:50PM
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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: srf1957
Date: August 23, 2021 11:00PM
Memphis is where all things from Texas to PNW go . Fedex hub .
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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 24, 2021 09:32AM
Maybe you ordered something from Amazon that was provided by Grainger.



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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 24, 2021 10:30AM
So what did you get???
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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 24, 2021 11:00AM
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space-time
So what did you get???

yeah, this post needs an update



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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 24, 2021 01:42PM
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srf1957
Memphis is where all things from Texas to PNW go . Fedex hub .

OK, that makes more sense.

I still don't know what it is, since it hasn't been delivered. If you never hear back from me, well, you'll know what happened. hot smiley




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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 24, 2021 04:15PM
UPDATE: I just got the package, and it was indeed Amazon (!) ... the octopus-like reach of Bezosworld is indeed long!

What's also weird is that the item I ordered off Amazon was not listed with Grainger's as a seller; it was a different third-party seller. So maybe they subcontracted it to Grainger's.




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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 24, 2021 04:46PM
More like drop ship
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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: btfc
Date: August 24, 2021 08:27PM
The new phonebook's here! The new phonebook's here!
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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 24, 2021 09:00PM
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btfc
The new phonebook's here! The new phonebook's here!

Ehhh, they shouldn't be sending out paper catalogs any more. Just a waste of paper, given how much stuff Grainger's sells.

Oh, and something else I just noticed too. Grainger's does sell the item I purchased (obviously), but their price is *higher* than Amazon's ... so I can't imagine Grainger is making any sort of profit by doing this, since I'd presume Amazon is taking a cut...




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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 24, 2021 09:15PM
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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 24, 2021 09:42PM
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PeterB
UPDATE: I just got the package, and it was indeed Amazon (!) ... the octopus-like reach of Bezosworld is indeed long!

What's also weird is that the item I ordered off Amazon was not listed with Grainger's as a seller; it was a different third-party seller. So maybe they subcontracted it to Grainger's.

Did that Amazon order have a tracking number?
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Re: Weird: just received a Fedex notice that I have a package from Grainger's arriving tomorrow...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 24, 2021 10:01PM
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space-time
Quote
PeterB
UPDATE: I just got the package, and it was indeed Amazon (!) ... the octopus-like reach of Bezosworld is indeed long!

What's also weird is that the item I ordered off Amazon was not listed with Grainger's as a seller; it was a different third-party seller. So maybe they subcontracted it to Grainger's.

Did that Amazon order have a tracking number?

Nope. It had an estimated shipping date only (not unusual for third-party sellers), but I still find it odd that they'd list one third-party company as the seller and then have another actually ship. (So it also might complicate things if I had to do a return ... since the seller is not actually the seller ... though I doubt I'll have to do a return for this particular item.)




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