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Title: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: jachenbach on 15.04. 2016 02:18
Well, I think the Brits have achieved a new low in shipping. I ordered some manuals from Grove Cycle, who shipped them by Royal Airmail on 3/30. Still haven't received them! I thought the US postal service was slow, but this is crazy. Are they still flying a Sopwith Camel??? Packages from China get here much more quickly.
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: RichardL on 15.04. 2016 02:34
Just received, yesterday, my dating certificate from BSAOCUK posted 4/4. That's nine days. Not bad, I think. The real good news is that my barn find '57 A7 frame and engine match. I think I may have gotten one of the last real good deals for a near complete original bike.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: WozzA on 15.04. 2016 11:12
I'm STILL waiting on a LCD headlight I paid for on 26th FEB to arrive...    *problem*
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Post by: cyclobutch on 15.04. 2016 12:03
I find UPS pretty much screw me over whenever they are involved. To the extent that I'll now avoid any supplier where I can see they use them. 
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: duTch on 15.04. 2016 17:39

 
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I'm STILL waiting on a LCD headlight .............

 What does one of them do ? *dunno*
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Post by: nimrod650 on 15.04. 2016 19:33
since royal mail was sold off its gone down hill i sent a cheque for a seat cover  first class post with proof of posting here in the uk the lady recieved it 16 days later she used to send her covers by royal mail to a firm who embossed the logos she now makes a 40mile trip by car as she cant trust the post
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: nimrod650 on 15.04. 2016 19:41
Well, I think the Brits have achieved a new low in shipping. I ordered some manuals from Grove Cycle, who shipped them by Royal Airmail on 3/30. Still haven't received them! I thought the US postal service was slow, but this is crazy. Are they still flying a Sopwith Camel??? Packages from China get here much more quickly.
are you still using pony express *smile* *smile*
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: bsa-bill on 15.04. 2016 19:51
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Packages from China get here much more quickly.

are you sure that's not where they are actually coming from *doubt*
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Post by: muskrat on 15.04. 2016 22:33
Good point Bill. Quite a few times I've ordered parts from UK/USA only to see Chinese/Hong Kong postage marks. Saves them carrying stock.
Cheers
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: WozzA on 16.04. 2016 04:39

 
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I'm STILL waiting on a LCD headlight .............

 What does one of them do ? *dunno*

Sorry...  I ment LED headlight   *red*
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: Joolstacho on 17.04. 2016 09:13
Until recently Australia Post have been just brilliant, but that's all over now. Like so many other things the ultra-capitalists have got their claws into, now we're going to get a wonderful new World of subcontracting efficiency - outsourcing both the job and the responsibility, and we'll have bombay back-up into the bargain.
(Come on, keep telling me how things are SO much better nowadays!!!)
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: bsa-bill on 17.04. 2016 10:27
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(Come on, keep telling me how things are SO much better nowadays!!!)

Not Bl---y likely , this is where it started and still being pursued with a passion, seems like half the MPs have got shares in the privatised bits so out go democracy.

but lets keep politics off here , it's too damn depressing  (he says having just had a go)
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Post by: duTch on 17.04. 2016 14:49
 Yes Jools, and B-Bil, I agree and don't get me started either.

 Having said that, I've had to buy some things online that are only available from China, and they come with free or very cheap postage (which is a complete con-job in itself and takes time), but the best I've had was a package from Lightning-Spares four years ago, that was shipped (I think DHL) on a Friday, and arrived here on my door on the following Monday; three friggin' days!!! half way across the world tracked- that's legendary.
 I find stuff from the US is ridiculously expensive, and also from NZ  *rant*

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        I'm STILL waiting on a LCD headlight .............


     What does one of them do ? *dunno*


Sorry...  I ment LED headlight   *red*

 Sorry Wozza, but I did bait you there, but I was trying to envisage someone with a computer/TV screen on the handlebars, 'stabbing' it with a screwdriver to check for funny sounds as they feel their way through the darkness, maybe with a super hi-tech IR reverse-reverse cam setup *smile*...(it may even work better)


Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: WozzA on 17.04. 2016 23:30
tis ok mate...  *smile*  I thought you were having a little dig there...  *wink2*

on the other foot...
BEST / quickest mail I ever received ( other than my Prostate results  ::hh:: ) was a set of brake disc
I ordered from the good old USA on a Tuesday night post marked from Kansas,
it was delivered to my door on Friday morning 38 hours later.     *eek*
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: orabanda on 18.04. 2016 01:48
Wozza,
That's an impressive response time!
I have had good results from David Silver Spares: ordered a part that Honda didn't have Sunday night; arrived in country Western Australia the following Friday morning.

Other very prompt respondents and shippers are Tracy Tools, Lyford Classics, and Hitchcocks; sometimes receive from them in a week.

Richard
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Post by: kiwipom on 18.04. 2016 04:38
hi guys, I recently purchased some indicators and relay from EBay, they had my last address as Brizzy Au when I had stuff sent to my daughters place from an outfit in Aus. who would not send it to NZ so informed me that they don't ship to Aus. once I sorted that I was in NZ and changed the shipping address they kindly sent them, they came from Hong Kong and free shipping to boot, so what is going on if EBay wont ship to Aus. cheers   
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: Joolstacho on 18.04. 2016 09:19
You need to emigrate to Oz bro', ... job done!
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: kiwipom on 18.04. 2016 11:36
hi Jools, why? cheers
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: Joolstacho on 22.04. 2016 04:40
'Cos it's GREAT here, we are WONDERFUL people, and we LOVE you Kiwis !! *wink2*
Title: Re: Royal Air Mail???????????
Post by: kiwipom on 22.04. 2016 09:47
hi Jools, we love you too it`s the your government that don't like us ,cheers