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Title: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: NeonKnight on 09 May 2018, 16:37:05
First, let me preface this post with:

I have NEVER had issues with IWM Metals, until now, and I am confused beyond all hope.

I made an order back in April, and it was shipped on April 27 to me, here in Vancouver Canada.

I give you my Tracking for my order as it currently stands:

https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?tRef=fullpage&tLc=2&text28777=&tLabels=CJ163330567US%2C
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: jimdigris on 09 May 2018, 16:46:32
I'd bring that to someone's attention.  It was probably just a clerical error, but it doesn't hurt to make an inquiry.
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 09 May 2018, 16:48:32
Yeah, let Melissa know what happened there, that's not good.

...I hope you ordered Kurita gear though, at least.
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: NeonKnight on 09 May 2018, 17:20:39
Oh, I've sent them an email.

I honestly can't figure out why it is now going to Japan. I've make around 2 orders a year, so for the past 5 years I have had the same address info on file ???

And even their webpage shows Shipping to British Columbia Canada.

I am honestly confused beyond comprehension.

And laughing.

And not in anyway Mad at IWM. Just too, too funny

Nothing specifically Kurita though, no.

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1 x    Black Hawk "Nova" H    
2 x    Hunter Missile Tank (2)    
2 x    Myrmidon Medium Tank (2)
2 x    Schrek PPC Carrier (2)    
1 x    Deimos Prime
1 x    Clan Nova Cat Light / Medium Star
1 x    Gladiator "Executioner" Prime
2 x    Skulker Wheeled Scout Vehicle (2)    
2 x    Blizzard Hover Transport (Standard) (2)    
1 x    Cougar Prime / B    
1 x    Battle Cobra Prime    
1 x    UrbanMech UM-R60    
1 x    Rifleman Gun Sprue
1 x    Osprey OSP-26
1 x    Owens OW-1
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: GRUD on 09 May 2018, 22:24:29
It was the Urbanmech that did it.  You can't trust them!  :D
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: Feenix74 on 10 May 2018, 06:11:25
Last time I flew into Vancouver (which was a while ago), the flights from LA were just Boeing 737 which do not have much air mail capacity. You probably find that there is more international airmail capacity going from Japan and Singapore to Vancouver than from USA into Vancouver.

I have ordered BT stuff from a supplier in the US and it came to me here in Australia via Sweden (which is definitely the long and scenic route). It was being sent economy international air mail, so it all about where there is excess air mail capacity that the freight forward can get for cheap.
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: NeonKnight on 10 May 2018, 10:14:29
OK, it is now in Singapore...WTF?!?!

And, no there is a ton of mail capacity on flights as there are so many flights going fro US to Canada, but in actuality, the International transfer point is Chicago/Toronto as there is where all my other packages have come.

See this order:

https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?tRef=fullpage&tLc=2&text28777=&tLabels=CV054230418US%2C
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: Sartris on 10 May 2018, 11:11:21
you'll know it's milking the system if it ends up in Bali next
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: Hythos on 10 May 2018, 15:06:30
They know what's best for you :)
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: ColBosch on 10 May 2018, 17:03:23
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April 29, 2018, 12:50 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

There's your problem. USPS Chicago doesn't, to use a technical term, give a ******. They're famously awful and nobody seems willing to fix them. There are few things I dread more than seeing that a package of mine was shipped USPS. My local delivery guy is fantastic, but first it has to get into his hands, and that's a total crapshoot.
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: NeonKnight on 10 May 2018, 17:35:59
Well...I heard back from IWM.

Seems, the web order guy accidently put it for a destination of Cambodia as opposed to Canada, when submitting it for Shipment.

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It's actually going to Cambodia, apparently.
My web guy hit the wrong place on the drop-down menu (post office did the same thing, earlier this year.) We'll get your order redone and out ASAP...
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: ColBosch on 10 May 2018, 18:19:53
Well...I heard back from IWM.

Seems, the web order guy accidently put it for a destination of Cambodia as opposed to Canada, when submitting it for Shipment.

Whoops! ;D
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: YingJanshi on 10 May 2018, 20:12:11
Yikes...what was the shipping cost on that?  :o :o
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: NeonKnight on 10 May 2018, 20:38:06
Yikes...what was the shipping cost on that?  :o :o

probably not much based on their website:

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Other International orders
Orders up to $50.00 - shipping and handling is $20.00
Orders from $50.01 to $100.00 - shipping and handling is $26.00
Orders from $100.01 to $150.00 - shipping and handling is $30.00
Orders from $150.01 to $200.00 - shipping and handling is $36.00
Orders from $200.01 to $250.00 - shipping and handling is $40.00
Orders from $250.01 and over - shipping and handling is FREE

My order was just over $200 to qualify for the free Shipping to Canada.
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: Baldur Mekorig on 10 May 2018, 22:46:42
There's your problem. USPS Chicago doesn't, to use a technical term, give a ******. They're famously awful and nobody seems willing to fix them. There are few things I dread more than seeing that a package of mine was shipped USPS. My local delivery guy is fantastic, but first it has to get into his hands, and that's a total crapshoot.

USPS Chicago.....us southerner had very bad experiences with that USPS center, especially as any IWM sending going our way HAVE to pass trough it.  :-\
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: CrossfirePilot on 11 May 2018, 00:11:04
Too funny, reminds me of years ago sending something to a friend in Jakarta, they never got it.  2 years and 3 addresses later it was returned to me. The envelope looked like it took a trip around the world...twice!
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: Feenix74 on 11 May 2018, 03:03:42
Well...I heard back from IWM.

Seems, the web order guy accidently put it for a destination of Cambodia as opposed to Canada, when submitting it for Shipment.

Well I can see how you can get the two mixed up:

Cambodia                                                        Canada

(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2BcNAZdZOrwSq_WDF9eCELPGDdg=/62x0:737x450/920x613/filters:focal(62x0:737x450):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/assets/2798675/angkor_wat.jpg) (https://cdn.mtlblog.com/uploads/304293_c2cb2d91399553c7868775bf3c67026f25a10dd3.jpg_facebook.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: ColBosch on 11 May 2018, 04:50:22
Literally the same. :D
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: Sartris on 11 May 2018, 05:57:24
Holiday in Canada sounds like the best parody Weird Al never did
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: NeonKnight on 11 May 2018, 10:03:17
Well I can see how you can get the two mixed up:

Cambodia                                                        Canada

 ;D

Actually, it is because on every Country Drop Down menu, It goes:

Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada


as one can see by looking at the DESTINATION COUNTRY here for product shipping.

https://postcalc.usps.com/?country=10440

Oh well, still makes me chuckle at home as I think about it.
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 11 May 2018, 14:22:57
Yeah, I mean I see the REASON for the error, but... man, that's actually pretty funny. Makes me feel a little better about calling the wrong number this morning at work.  ;D
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: JPArbiter on 11 May 2018, 16:52:21
Yeah Neon, it is better to laugh at this rather than get mad, especially since the cause is known.

Heck if this story gets talked anout enough it might make its way into a sourcebook
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: trboturtle on 11 May 2018, 19:23:18
Yeah Neon, it is better to laugh at this rather than get mad, especially since the cause is known.

Heck if this story gets talked anout enough it might make its way into a sourcebook

That would explain the Triple F burgers the Argo crew keeps getting......

Craig
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 22 May 2018, 23:20:38
Wow, that's quite a bit further afield than the time I ordered something from Amazon and it somehow got shipped to New Jersey (I live in Oregon).
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: NeonKnight on 24 May 2018, 11:46:35
Well got my replacement order yesterday...YAY...had a wrong mech in it...:(  So, dealing with that now.

However, Today I checked my misdirected order and all I can say is.....HOW?????

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We attempted to deliver your item in CAMBODIA at 4:14 pm on May 24, 2018.

Where is Surrey BC in Cambodia?
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: DarkSpade on 24 May 2018, 12:33:12
Wow, that's quite a bit further afield than the time I ordered something from Amazon and it somehow got shipped to New Jersey (I live in Oregon).

Friend of mine lives a couple miles from an Amazon distribution center.  Everything he orders goes about a days travel the other direction before it comes back to him.
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: Colt Ward on 04 June 2018, 12:17:44
You know, I would want the original order mechs- just so I could make the travel claims!

"Most traveled mechs in North America!"

I mean I have some Dropzone Commander tanks I bought in Ireland to use in BT.  They might be the most traveled BT tanks in NA . . .
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: Sharpnel on 04 June 2018, 14:55:56
It's in Cambodia. Net it will probably go to Cameroon and hopefully to Canada thereafter
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: NeonKnight on 04 June 2018, 17:37:56
Yeah, it's still sitting there. I'm really hoping someone figures out it supposed to go Canada and fire it back to me.

But either it will languish in Cambodia, or likely be shipped back to IWM. And if it is, I'll fire them an email to ask/beg to send it back to me. I'll even repurchase the order (as IWM has already replaced it, so I did ultimately get my order).
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: CrossfirePilot on 04 June 2018, 21:52:26
My experience in trying to send things to that part of the world.  You are lucky it still exists.  Trying to send things to my mother in law in Northern Thailand, anything besides a postcard has a 90% chance of disappearing between here and there.
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: NeonKnight on 28 June 2018, 15:39:58
WELL!!!!!

After a Tour of Cambodia, something showed up in the mail today....HUZZAH!

https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?tRef=fullpage&tLc=2&text28777=&tLabels=CJ163330567US%2C

Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: ColBosch on 28 June 2018, 16:24:21
Oh man, that is hilarious!
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: Colt Ward on 28 June 2018, 16:59:13
Wonder if you could get some little decals and turn the Schrek or Myrmidon done up like a old steamer trunk- put one on for each country it traveled through!
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: DOC_Agren on 28 June 2018, 20:33:42
Wonder if you could get some little decals and turn the Schrek or Myrmidon done up like a old steamer trunk- put one on for each country it traveled through!
I  :smitten: the idea
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: klarg1 on 29 June 2018, 11:47:53
Wonder if you could get some little decals and turn the Schrek or Myrmidon done up like a old steamer trunk- put one on for each country it traveled through!

I could easily imagine some small-time merc slapping stickers on a tank as it wanders across the Inner Sphere.  ;D
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: Colt Ward on 29 June 2018, 13:00:04
"I traveled to Liao and all I got was this replacement armor" stickers?
Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: RoundTop on 04 July 2018, 16:43:22
"I traveled to Liao and all I got was this replacement armor" stickers?

"I went to New Avalon. Don't have anything NAIS to say about it."

"Went to Tharkad for the work, stayed for the pay"

"I traveled to Solaris VII, but couldn't get into Valhalla"

"I jumped to Sol, toasters as far as the eye could see"

Title: Re: Why does my IWM MEtal Order have a Better Travel Plan than I do?
Post by: GRUD on 06 July 2018, 22:32:51
I could easily imagine some small-time merc slapping stickers on a tank as it wanders across the Inner Sphere.  ;D
"Where the Heck is Wall Drug?"    :thumbsup: