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Old 03-03-2018, 08:13 PM   #21
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By necessity we created Aeroguard in 1963 to keep the bugs off, and tested it on the Queen during a visit, before using it ourselves. Crafty move that.

As Australia has held the water speed record for 40 years (40 years!!) I don't see why packages should take that long by sea.

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Old 03-03-2018, 09:04 PM   #22
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Yeah, that's one of the new ways to make money at the Post Office. In some cases it takes 3 days to do "Priority Mail" from MA to CT!!! They also will not offer you info on which size box you need to use if you're going the package route. Two of the boxes are similar in size but have different rates when certain distances. They hope you buy the wrong one to get another 3 bucks or so. Complete BS.
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Old 03-04-2018, 12:22 AM   #23
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Yeah, that's one of the new ways to make money at the Post Office. In some cases it takes 3 days to do "Priority Mail" from MA to CT!!! They also will not offer you info on which size box you need to use if you're going the package route. Two of the boxes are similar in size but have different rates when certain distances. They hope you buy the wrong one to get another 3 bucks or so. Complete BS.
As a postal employee, I agree with you. The whole system is worse then you can imagine. The new motto seems to be; "We don't care" and not a night goes by that they don't prove it.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:21 AM   #24
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By necessity we created Aeroguard in 1963 to keep the bugs off, and tested it on the Queen during a visit, before using it ourselves. Crafty move that.


The mad hatter?
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:44 AM   #25
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And yet, I can have a part shipped from China for 50 cents! Return shipping for the same item back to China costs $15. Takes about 2 or 3 weeks.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:54 AM   #26
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And yet, I can have a part shipped from China for 50 cents! Return shipping for the same item back to China costs $15. Takes about 2 or 3 weeks.


That's what I never understood.
After all it goes through our postal system, and we pay plenty for having the postal system handle, loose, and damage our goods, so how can China ship to my door for little to nothing?
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