Shipping question for Ontarians who have ordered from Gentlemen's Reserve - Page 2
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: Shipping question for Ontarians who have ordered from Gentlemen's Reserve

  1. #11
    Super Member Verified Member
    ECF Veteran
    MisterMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    563
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default

    Sorry, I told a lie. It wasn't Xpresspost, rather Canada Post Express, now that I look at it again. Not sure of the difference, actually, but there you go.

    I suppose the extra cost would have been fairly immaterial after ordering 80 bucks' worth of goods, but I just chose the cheapest shipping option they had out of reflex, figuring it'd be a week at most, based on past experience with cross-country parcels.

    Live and learn, I suppose.

    Edit: My package is now on the mainland! Maybe I will get it sooner than I think.
    Last edited by MisterMike; 04-24-2012 at 11:10 PM.

  2. #12
    Senior Member Verified Member
    ECF Veteran
    IT_guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    SK, Canada
    Posts
    238

    Default

    Yeah I've found that cp isn't always that good at updating their website. With some of my orders from Ontario I've seen packages supposedly in the same post office for 2 or 3 days then all of a sudden its in Regina which means a next day delivery.

  3. #13
    Full Member Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Timmins, Ont.
    Posts
    20

    Default

    Live in Timmins, Ont., and I order from (cevstore) Victoria, BC.. Package is here in 4 business days. I place an order on Monday, I'll get it Friday. xpress or Regular, always 4 day's. I no longer fork out the extra cash to xpress)
    I'm hoping you get your package soon..
    Last edited by frenchy128; 04-25-2012 at 01:09 AM. Reason: added a line

  4. #14
    Flying on Empty Verified Member
    ECF Veteran
    Supporting Member
    TrueNorthist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Chilliwack, BC
    Posts
    384

    Default

    An envelope will typically get delivered within 5 business days, whereas a package of any size is first subjected to being thrown as hard as possible against the nearest wall a minimum of 7 times to ensure there are no fragile items inside. The package is then carefully secreted at the bottom of their large package container to ensure it is properly seasoned by having a couple of 200lb + items dumped on top of it. This has the added benefit of making the parcel much harder to see and all but guarantees it will be in the sending station for at least 3 days before anyone finds it. Once discovered it is tossed into the back of a truck and driven, late at night and at high speed, to an airport where it is lobbed into a sea of packages to be sorted. 2 or 3 days later it is again discovered and stuffed into a bag with other packages all destined to the same place -- Afghanistan.

    There it is re-routed to an awaiting transport back to Canada and jettisoned 30,000 ft above the receiving station in the hopes that it gets spotted laying somewhere on the grounds by a mailman who picks it up, takes it home and spends hours doing strange and unspeakable things to it. The following morning a card is left on the door of the addressee notifying them that the package can be picked up the following business day which always winds up being the Tuesday following a long weekend. Hopefully that helps you decide what carrier to use.
    During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
    Quit the stinky sticks January 12, 2012

  5. #15
    Ultra Member Verified Member
    ECF Veteran

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wolfe Paradise
    Posts
    1,716
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by frenchy128 View Post
    Live in Timmins, Ont., and I order from (cevstore) Victoria, BC.. Package is here in 4 business days. I place an order on Monday, I'll get it Friday. xpress or Regular, always 4 day's. I no longer fork out the extra cash to xpress)
    I'm hoping you get your package soon..
    Holy snap!!! small world LOL born and raised there and left in 2006 =))
    Last edited by WolfeReign; 04-25-2012 at 05:49 PM.

  6. #16
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    Posts
    125

    Default

    I'm in Regina, and have ordered a lot of stuff from Daniel. I always use the xpresspost option, since anything I have sent any other way invariably gets lost by those doofusses in the post office. The norm is 48 hours to Regina from time I place the order...rarely it has taken 72 hours. Overall, awesome service

  7. #17
    PV Master Verified Member
    ECF Veteran
    martinc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Montreal,Quebec,Canada
    Posts
    4,490

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Smile n' shine View Post
    Expect the 9 days, I've never sent or received anything from Ont to BC or vice versa that was faster than predicted. Unless you pay and arm & a leg.
    I am all set,I expect little vapemail and most should be here this week or early the next...I think ima make the cut-off

  8. #18
    PV Master Verified Member
    ECF Veteran
    martinc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Montreal,Quebec,Canada
    Posts
    4,490

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueNorthist View Post
    An envelope will typically get delivered within 5 business days, whereas a package of any size is first subjected to being thrown as hard as possible against the nearest wall a minimum of 7 times to ensure there are no fragile items inside. The package is then carefully secreted at the bottom of their large package container to ensure it is properly seasoned by having a couple of 200lb + items dumped on top of it. This has the added benefit of making the parcel much harder to see and all but guarantees it will be in the sending station for at least 3 days before anyone finds it. Once discovered it is tossed into the back of a truck and driven, late at night and at high speed, to an airport where it is lobbed into a sea of packages to be sorted. 2 or 3 days later it is again discovered and stuffed into a bag with other packages all destined to the same place -- Afghanistan.

    There it is re-routed to an awaiting transport back to Canada and jettisoned 30,000 ft above the receiving station in the hopes that it gets spotted laying somewhere on the grounds by a mailman who picks it up, takes it home and spends hours doing strange and unspeakable things to it. The following morning a card is left on the door of the addressee notifying them that the package can be picked up the following business day which always winds up being the Tuesday following a long weekend. Hopefully that helps you decide what carrier to use.
    ...then,you go with the little card and take delivery of said crushed envellope with a big gaping tear in it that cost you $300

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks