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Offline jachenbach

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Parcel2go???
« on: 05.09. 2018 00:30 »
Has anyone used a UK shipping service called Parcel2go? I ordered a pair of shocks from the UK for the Velocette. Got a notification that they've been shipped (to USA) with expected delivery 11/9! Are they traveling by rowboat?

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Re: Parcel2go???
« Reply #1 on: 05.09. 2018 00:49 »
Don’t be silly! You only ordered them from UK they will be on their way from China, don’t laugh it may be true, cheers
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Re: Parcel2go???
« Reply #2 on: 05.09. 2018 05:30 »
That probably means 11th September, not 9th November...?
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Re: Parcel2go???
« Reply #3 on: 05.09. 2018 09:16 »
I looked at that date and thought; 11th September? That's not too bad. As Beezermacc has pointed out, you probably see 9th October.

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Re: Parcel2go???
« Reply #4 on: 05.09. 2018 12:56 »
I'll bet you're right. I forgot that in the USA we write dates reverse of Europe, so to us 11/9 is Nov 9.

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Re: Parcel2go???
« Reply #5 on: 05.09. 2018 15:16 »
I'll bet you're right. I forgot that in the USA we write dates reverse of Europe, so to us 11/9 is Nov 9.
We say 9/11.

I suppose logically we should show Year, Month, Day: 2018/09/05, or 18/09/05

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Re: Parcel2go???
« Reply #6 on: 05.09. 2018 15:23 »
I'll bet you're right. I forgot that in the USA we write dates reverse of Europe, so to us 11/9 is Nov 9.
It's very generous of you to not blame Europe. It's quite possible that your method is more correct than ours.

Just found this:
Why is the most common date format in the US like mm/dd/yyyy , whereas in Europe (including the UK) it's more common to have dd/mm/yyyy?
Looking around, I found that the US form is actually the more traditional Anglo-Saxon way, but the British adapted to using the European form in the early 20th Century.

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Re: Parcel2go???
« Reply #7 on: 20.09. 2018 17:57 »
It depends which Courier P2G use, they use various companies like Hermes and many others. Mine are always tracked by the bar code.

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Re: Parcel2go???
« Reply #8 on: 20.09. 2018 21:49 »
I'll bet you're right. I forgot that in the USA we write dates reverse of Europe, so to us 11/9 is Nov 9.
There’s another nag with dots and commas. Tried to extract some data at work the other day to make some calculations in an excel sheet but couldn’t make sense. Struggled about two hours over it until the penny dropped. The data where American format and my excel calculated in European format... *problem*
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Re: Parcel2go???
« Reply #9 on: 20.09. 2018 23:07 »
I'll bet you're right. I forgot that in the USA we write dates reverse of Europe, so to us 11/9 is Nov 9.
There’s another nag with dots and commas. Tried to extract some data at work the other day to make some calculations in an excel sheet but couldn’t make sense. Struggled about two hours over it until the penny dropped. The data where American format and my excel calculated in European format... *problem*
Been there, done that. Wrote a bit of VBA code to disect the dates and reassemble them in UK format.