This is the kind of shit you get when you unwittingly order something from China..

Roxy13

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wow! I wonder what's going on at SM?
It's not SM. It's USPS in Ohio. It's been awful for a year now. I'm losing my patience with it. Yeah, things bought from China or California come faster than anything I buy in Ohio these days. There is a guy who sells pots and caps and other electronics who is local to me but he sells out of his house so won't meet in person. And I bought from him and didn't get the parts for 5 weeks! I could have driven over there in half an hour. Freaking USPS in Toledo sent them to Texas instead of driving them down to my PO.
 

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You should get a 3D printer, Dave.
Cut all those asshats right out of the picture.
You could make all your own guards, backplates, toggle switches, knobs, etc.
Maybe even nut blanks?
I don't know about that last one though, I have no idea what that material would be like for a nut.

You could even work out a program that would etch your logo into the back plate or truss cover or something.

I've never used a 3D printer, but these are all things that I've been led to believe you could do if you had one.

I'd like to get a printer that does metallic ink. Make some bad-ass decals.
 

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My son is really into Thomas the Train, and some of those little trains command triple-digit prices due to rarity and collectibility. There was one he really wanted, and I found an obviously fake Chinese knock-off on Ebay - for 99 cents! I ordered it, and it arrived in Vermont, from China, in three days. It boggled my mind how they could get something from there to here, so quickly and cheaply, and make any money whatsoever off it.
 

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Last year my wife ordered some kitchen gadget from China, and we found a package of unmarked seeds inside the box. Strangeness.
 

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You beat me to it! Our USPS has become an embarrassment. It fucking awful.

I always refuse to accept online delivery from USPS, I insist on UPS of FED-X - with no last mile delivery by USPS. If they won't do it, I buy elsewhere.
This has been my feeling and approach for the last 20 years.......
 

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I ordered one from Warmoth for another build, at a pricey $48.00. +shipping.

Somewhere there has to be a happy medium.
Source the stock, cut your own,
 

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This Apache guitar line of ours is a platform that goes from a basics "jr" model for under $1000, to a full-tilt, top-drawer showpiece.
Where can I find more information on this Apache Guitar line? Are there pics of past builds? Options available? Please & Thank you.
 

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It's got expensive buying things from China for the UK, since we're not part of the EU any more p+p charges have gone through the roof, They have dedicated warehouses in Germany,France & Russia but when you click on the link to deliver to the UK it says 'unable to deliver to the UK' They don't want the aggro of Brexit red tape, the last time I looked at buying something off Aliexpress they wanted £40 / $55.81 P+P.
 

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This year USPS has lost 2 packages.

I ordered screws from stewmac.

USPS tracking said they are waiting for the package and only a label was created.
After a couple weeks i let Stewmac know.
They ship another package.
3 days after the second pack got to me the original wayward one shows up. :dunno:

Then I ordered a part for my car and same s#!+ happened. Ordered on the 22rd. “Only a label was created” in the tracking. :doh:

Luckily it popped up in my local distributor and ill get it today.


I had no idea upper management changed (MLP News FTW)
 
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Ironically, when I got out of the shower this morning, my wife was on the phone with The Gap. It seems that DeJoy and his band of misfits lost her order. The lady from the gap kept telling her that she needed to deal with USPS. There was nothing that they can do to help.

My wife, doing her best Karen imitation, politely requested to speak with "the manager". When he came on the phone, she explained to him that The Gap had 2 options: 1) refund her purchase charge immediately, or 2) she was calling the credit card company and declining the charges.

The manager insta-refunded her card, and he agreed to FED-X her a new pair of jeans at no cost. He told her that the next time she orders, choose FED-X for shipping and the code FREESHP. He said that USPS has "misplaced/delayed" almost 35% of orders in 2021. Customers are calling every day.

She asked, why don't you just stop using USPS? His reply? "Above my pay grade" LOL
 

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I'm a runner and often run at night. An unfortunate(?) spelling mistake had me type 'fleshlight' and it took a few seconds before I realised what I was looking at on my screen

Anyhow, I ended up ordering both a flashlight and a fleshlight and I have no complaints about either
 


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