This is the moral equivalent of pressing, then repressing, an elevator button! It doesn’t come faster, but there’s some small (false) satisfaction.
Wednesday I ordered a Micro SD card for my new phone from NewEgg. It was ordered late in the day. I was hoping it would be shipped immediately, but not totally surprised when it wasn’t.
In the past my experience with NewEgg has been mainly good. They’re a California company, but they have a warehouse in North Jersey and usually ship to me from there.
When my order finally did get moving NewEgg sent an email with tracking info and a complex diagram showing how their Egg Saver eliminated steps and made for a better experience.
Egg Saver shipments are picked up from our warehouse at the close of each business day by DHL Global Mail, who handles shipping from Newegg to your nearest USPS facility. USPS then delivers the package to your ship-to address with your regular mail delivery within 4-7 business days.
Since then I’ve been to the tracking sites (one for DHL and another for USPS) too many times!
My little chip¹ was picked up from NewEgg at 5:00 PM Thursday, hit the DHL facility at 6:00 PM and was processed Friday morning at 2:15 AM.
It’s Saturday. As far as I can tell it’s still in Rutherford, NJ. My guess is it will now go to Wallingford then my local post office in Hamden. But when?
Why is it still sitting in New Jersey? if it’s not there (that’s certainly possible) why bother posting tracking info on stuff you’re not tracking? USPS seems to do that all the time.
I understand I ordered the cheapest, slowest level of service. I have no right to expect it sooner than next Friday (seven business days), but I’m still surprised it isn’t moving closer to its destination.
What kind of weird partnership is this anyway? How does DHL help? If NewEgg had put a 44¢ stamp on an envelope and sent it out with the rest of the mail I’d already have it! The USPS estimate delivery time for First Class mail to two to three days.
I wouldn’t have the tracking data to get me upset. Instead I’d have the chip!
¹ – The package weighs .0664 pounds, aka 1 oz.