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I need to Xpress my feelings about Canada UnXpress Post.

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  1. wade

    wade Full Member Verified Member

    Oct 31, 2012
    Armstrong BC
    So I currently have an old Ego-T 1000mah battery, with a couple crummy old clearomizers and atomizers. They haven't seen use for a while. I picked up some VG and flavor locally, and have been vaping nicless homebrew and chewing nicorette, as I just kicked analogs.

    I decided to step up and order some real gear. I put an order in Monday night from VaporSolutions.

    -Satin Black ProVari Variable Voltage
    -UltraFire Rapid Charger (LCD Model WF-200)
    -4 EFEST IMR 18500 1100mAh 3.7V Li-ion Batteries
    -Smoktech Chrome DCT Tank
    -Smoktech UDCT Tank
    -5 Smoktech UDCT Cartomizers
    -King Kong Black Aluminum Drip Tip
    -Vision Vivi Nova V2
    -Vision Vivia Nova Tank (Black)
    -Tropical Punch (10ml) 18mg
    -JC Red Bull (30 ml) 24mg
    -PV Big Red Soda (30ml) 18mg

    Then ordered this last night from VaporGeek.

    -Genesis Clone Rebuildable Atomizer Kit $28
    -Phoenix Rebuildable Atomizer $14.95
    -Pre carboned 400 Mesh $4.95
    -2X 1M Kanthal Wire $1.25 = $2.50
    -510 Flat Chrome Drip Tip $5.95
    -PG Flavourless Juice 60MG $15.98
    -VG Flavourless Juice 60MG $15.98
    -2X PG Base $3.50 = $7
    -5ml syringe 18 gauge $1.75
    -Capella lemon/lime $5
    -Capella watermelon $5
    -Capella pina colada $5

    Been patiently waiting all week for my Provari. It is coming from Victoria BC, to Armstrong BC, with Canadapost Xpresspost (2-3 day delivery). It was shipped on the 30th and was expected to arrive today. However

    2012/10/30 17:03 VICTORIA Item accepted at the Post Office
    2012/10/31 15:57 VICTORIA Item processed at postal facility
    2012/10/31 19:22 VICTORIA Item in transit
    2012/11/02 05:09 KAMLOOPS Extreme weather conditions at this location; item delayed

    Now because it is delayed I am going to have to wait all weekend to get it.

    Here's the kicker. I phoned Kamloops to see if I could go pick it up at the local branch. The lady told me that it is a beautiful clear day in kamloops.
     
  2. wade

    wade Full Member Verified Member

    Oct 31, 2012
    Armstrong BC
    Update:

    Canada Post informed me of the problem. They decided to ship it with this guy.

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  3. recidivus

    recidivus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 20, 2012
    Canada
    Looks like there's been a bit of fog on the highways causing delays. Other issues are dropping it to single lane. Friday driving single lane on those roads is brutal, ugh.
     
  4. walker2238

    walker2238 Full Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Canada
    Consider yourself lucky for even getting any tracking updates. Here in Ontario tracking gets updated after delivery.

    I do my best to avoid C.P. but if there isn't any option I expect everything to go wrong, thus I'll never be let down. I suggest you do the same since this is how most crown corporations tend to do business.
     
  5. atom45

    atom45 Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 11, 2012
    Windsor
    This is not an xpresspost gripe lol. try ordering something and it says "attempted delivery, pickup at Rexall" at 6am, a full 4 hours before the postman even comes to my building. And that happens every time. The post man is too damn lazy to even try and deliver it to me, he doesnt even bring it in to my building, just brings it right to Rexall at 5pm. Then I go to Rexall and they say it isnt there. This happened on 3 of 4 of my orders that shipped with xpresspost.

    Just plain lazyness.

    EDIT

    I forgot to mention the BLANK cards he leaves in my box, hes actually not even left cards for me before.

    Canada post states on their site that a package requiring COD or a signature MUST be delivered to the door. They dont even bother to try.
     
  6. James416

    James416 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I've actually found its faster and cheaper to order from the states lol, Ill only order in Canada if I have no choice
     
  7. Jables

    Jables Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    I have yet to ever have a package late using Xpresspost.
     
  8. tygertyger

    tygertyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I've had similar problems, and my Mom has experienced it too. She happened to be at her superbox to pick up the mail and caught the carrier stuffing a parcel card in her box.... but she could SEE her parcel sitting on the back seat of their car. She objected, and was able to retrieve her parcel on the spot-- if she hadn't been there, she'd have had to drive from her rural home into town to get it the following day! All because the carrier didn't want to make the delivery they are paid to do.

    Some carriers don't like to be bothered with deliveries, so they fill out the parcel cards right when they pick up their day's deliveries, drop off the parcels at the pick up depot before they do their rounds, and then leave the cards for you! It's not what Canada Post pays them (very handsomely btw) to do. I strongly encourage you to call your post office and register a complaint. They don't want to see this happening any more than you do! From mine and Mom's experience, they take it very seriously, action is taken and service improves. Everything comes to my door now, and I haven't had to visit my pickup depot in some time. Good luck to you!

    Edit: I should add that there are some great and very conscientious carriers out there. My current carrier is friendly and does a great job. This is just a case of a few bad apples I'm afraid.
     
  9. farmer_bric

    farmer_bric Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2011
    Maberly, ON
    I have personally never had any problems with CP. As a matter of fact, I am always amazed when I order something from Canvape and get it the NEXT day!! Considering that it must come from Toronto to a rural post office in Eastern Ontario, and get into the postal clerk's hands in time to deliver it ...

    As tyger says, bad apples exist in every occupation :(
     
  10. lewn5

    lewn5 Full Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Canada
    I second that! My provari arrived from Washington State in exactly one week! DIY from ecigexpress takes 10 -13 days. Boge cartos from Surevape in NYC, a week and a half!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. lewn5

    lewn5 Full Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Canada
    I have phoned in and complained and got results as the Supervisor is advised. It's a lottery though! I phoned in and complained and when I saw the same SOB from crappy post sticking a slip in my box saying I wasn;t home, I confronted him as I was home. His first question "Were you the one who called in?????"
     
  12. tygertyger

    tygertyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That's when you think fast and say, "Call who? Where? What's the number to call?" lol ;)
    Hope things improve.... clearly, they're trying to do something about it.
    I'll admit that after I called, my carrier at that time was pretty surly when he came to my door. But the guy delivering now is great.
     
  13. lewn5

    lewn5 Full Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Canada
    yes! Ours is a little old lady who is the sweetest letter carrier you could want. Sadly when this happened she was on vacation and the rest was downhill from there................
     
  14. zer0ith

    zer0ith Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2011
    Burlington, Ontario
    I feel your pain. Mine won't bring it up to my unit any more (mail slots in doors). I just get the "delivery failed" card... the next day!

    PITA if my shipment doesn't have tracking.
     
  15. Qcaj

    Qcaj Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 8, 2012
    Calgary
    The last time I complained using the 800 number my next package mysteriously disappeared. (It was last year. I remember clearly because it was some quite expensive hand-made items for a Halloween costume). I got a card dated for two weeks previous on the same day I got a red card saying the thing was getting sent back if I didn't pick it up by.... the day before.
    The package is still lost in the aether, but I learned my lesson.

    I try to only order items small enough to fit in the apartment box, now. Otherwise I just make sure to get tracking even if it costs $$$.
     
  16. Zenataos

    Zenataos Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Omg, first vaper I've heard if that lives close to me, greetings from Vernon. You will love your provari, I live mine so much I'm waiting on a second one.
     
  17. chagrin

    chagrin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    You guys have such bad luck. :(

    I've always liked xpresspost, it gets left in my mailbox - even if it's supposed to require a signature. The only problem I have with my mail carrier is if he needs a signature, he rings my doorbell and starts walking away before I have to time to get out there. I stopped even trying - if I'm at home. My pick-up is about 2 blocks away, so it's not a big deal. I avoid couriers for the same reason, their pick-up locations are all outside of the actual city and pain to get to.
     
  18. BrianCig

    BrianCig Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 30, 2012
    Canada
    Christmas is comming up soon. My mail gets delivered to a mailbox not through a slot in my front door. In the past I have put $5 or a gift card to Starbuck etc in an envelope. Then I put tape on it and attach it to the top of the mailbox so it is hanging down and as soon as the carrier opens the box it is clearly visible that it is for them.

    I write something like "Merry Christmass this is for the mailperson. Thanks for your service" on the front.

    Yes I know it is their job and I know they get paid well. I still do it if the service is good. Bet if your carrier was moved to another route they might even tell the new person to pay attention to you ;)
     
  19. WolfeReign

    WolfeReign Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2011
    Wolfe Paradise
    :confused: i must have your mail man then (all the way here in Winnipeg) when i was living closer to downtown there was a period of two weeks my entire street did not get mail. When i got up to the main branch i was told it was due to ice and no one shoveled (there was at most three snow flakes on the ground). Amazing what happens when you smile nicely and say you are going to the media....the next day we had out mail ;)

    When i moved to a new location i had the same mail man :facepalm: when he saw me he asked for a new route....in Yukon ;) the one we have now is awesome i have talked to him enough times and he usually tells me when he will be late, or who is taking over his route and what to expect :D Seriously need to buy the dude a Christmas present or something
     
  20. plaincorgi

    plaincorgi Senior Member Verified Member

    Nov 3, 2011
    Kitchener, ON
    I'm near toronto and most of my orders from vapoursolutions take around two days after they ship. I would see how frustrating it is, with your order being so close, yet so far away.
     
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