Express BQ lost in mail!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by spotsplus, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't believe the USPS!
    I shipped out a juvenile button quail hen in a approved shipping box via overnight gaurenteed Express and still 4 days later- no hen! Both myself and the buyers are very concerned! Luckily I put an apple and seeds along with straw for warmth. I hope she makes it!

    Yay! Got a call from the buyer today that the little hen showed up this AM 5 days after I shipped her and she's fine!

    I can't believe it. I expected the worst but BQ are hardy. I am very happy! The PO seemed to have "lost" track of her after she left on Wednesday. Both buyer and myself called to track her atleast 8 times and they couldn't tell us anything. It was a nerve racking wait.

    I am just happy little hen made it to her destination. One reason I would rather do pick up than shipping but sometimes that's not possible. She was going MA to MD.

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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Since it didn't get there guaranteed overnight, I would be filing a complaint in order to get your money back.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] poor thing!
     
  4. seramas

    seramas Out Of The Brooder

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    I would be kicking those stamp lickers in their "carriares".
     
  5. silentrunning

    silentrunning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should at least refund the difference between ground and next day delivery.

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  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    they should refund the entire shipping cost, that's what they normally do. I'm glad she made it okay, I think that's why most people ship on Mondays only. I don't know if that would have made a difference, but you never know. I bought some silkies from someone a month or so ago, and they were shipped on a Wednesday. Luckily they arrived on Saturday, cause their food was gone, nothing left but the peel of a tomato. If they had taken a day longer I'm sure they would have been dead. [​IMG]
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:WONT DO ANY GOOD--- READ THE POSTAL SERVICE REGS--- NO SUCH THING AS OVERNIGHT DELIVERY GUARENTEE--- FOR OVERNIGHT THEY HAVE 3 TO 4 DAYS DEPENDING ON DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL ZIP CODES....
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:WONT DO ANY GOOD--- READ THE POSTAL SERVICE REGS--- NO SUCH THING AS OVERNIGHT DELIVERY GUARENTEE--- FOR OVERNIGHT THEY HAVE 3 TO 4 DAYS DEPENDING ON DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL ZIP CODES....

    They have 3 days, so the OP should be able to get a refund on the shipping. It's 3 days even with express. If it takes more than 3 days, then it's late.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    3 Working Days. Postal Regs Specifically Cover This.

    1st Of All Lemme Say I'm Glad It All Worked Out.
    As Far As Refund I Hope You Do Get It.... Personally I Think They Should Be Sued For Every Failure--- I Cannot Fail To Perform My Job Without Getting Fired And I Dont Think They Should Be Allowed To Either. All I'm Saying Is That If You Read The Us Postal Regs--- Good Luck On Getting Any $ Refunded.
     
  10. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just remember shipping birds through the USPS is a privilege that can be taken away from us at anytime, We almost lost it a few years back. Personally I wouldn't ask for a refund unless the bird is damaged or doa. The more refunds that are asked for will result in the USPS stopping the shipment of live poultry..Then what will we do?
     

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