We actually have one in our basement that we moved in there sans compressor. Used is for a number of years for hatching hundreds of snake eggs and it worked like a dream. Granted they are a little more tolerant of temp fluctuations and we can incubate in humidity boxes (vermiculite or perlite) so that negates the humidity within the incubator issue, but it was very very stable with a fan, 100 watt bulb with fan blowing on it, and a thermostat. Held temps great and had the best hatches ever with the snakes. It's just sitting down there now, as we downsized (and I moved into chickens), but I've been casually thinking it could surely be used to brood chicks the first couple weeks or something...
I get that no one intentionally tries to make mistakes, but neither does anyone appear to care to look into it. Pretty much the new standard in service, it seems like. It's easy to say "I don't know." The end, not my problem, sucks to be you, welp, time to close up. Or in this case "Tracking says it was delivered." Me: It wasn't delivered. Them: "Tracking says it was delivered." Rinse, repeat. No, "Will leave a note for your carrier" or "we'll look into it" or "we'll call the carrier and ask" or barring trying to help, even an "I hope it shows up." Straight up apathy/not my problem.
Ah well, hoping it shows up somewhere safe tomorrow.
My P.O. is pretty good about helping me find lost packages and they do care when the packages I send get lost or damaged. Unfortunately, they are not in much of a position to change things. Once right after our local P.O. cut back on hours and the delivery routes were transferred to the neighboring town where I have my packages held, the first time I got a "Hold for Pick-up" box they decided to "help" by delivering it to my house instead - along all the bumpy, dirt back roads before they got here.
About the cooler/incubator - did you have to put any holes in it for ventilation?