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The Bellinghman
Date: 2003-09-03 13:30
Subject: Chasing delivery men
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So I ordered some kit from Scan, and again failed to check the delivery address before confirming the order.

What this means is that yesterday morning, Citylink tried to deliver a parcel to our home and, of course, I wasn't there to receive it. Citylink attempt delivery twice before you have to go collect it from their depot. Their depot, in this case, being 45 minutes drive away (they have one in Cambridge, but because Royston is (just) in Herts, they use the Herts depot!).

This morning, I hung around at home till about 10:15, but as I had a meeting scheduled for 11, I couldn't stay all morning. So I decided to use the route through the middle of town, hoping I'd catch sight of the van. Happily, it was in the town centre, so I hauled up onto the pavement (on a double yellow) behind it, and waited for the driver to return.

Well, he wouldn't just hand the parcel over on the street even though I had the failed-delivery card with me, but it didn't take much to persuade him to pop round to our house and deliver it to me there.

Next time, I need to get them to deliver to me at work.
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Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate
User: _nicolai_
Date: 2003-09-03 05:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good luck, if your card address is home.
I have had Scan take a delivery address of work, then silently change the address to home, causing a bounced delivery attempt. I don't trust them to deliver to work as a result.
Mind you, I don't trust Scan much at all; their RMA credits are particularly ghostly.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2003-09-03 15:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
RMA?
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Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate
User: _nicolai_
Date: 2003-09-04 01:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
RMA - Returned Materials Authorisation.
It also gets verbed to mean the general process of returning purchased items for replacement or credit.
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ewx
User: ewx
Date: 2003-09-03 11:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
When we have finally got our TV I'm minded to write up our vendor's feeble attempts as a web page (CC'd to their MD or something...)
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