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Arghhhhhh I hate you Royal Mail

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I ordered a pair of Sennheiser IE8s on 29th Dec Next day delivery and today 06th Jan 11 they still have not arrived. Its not Amazons fault as they were dispatched within plenty of time. Two weeks ago there was delays due to festive break and snow but they have no excuse now! I so want to burn these IEMs in and most importantly I want to check if they are fake. I ordered them from Amazon S.a.r.L and not a marketplace seller so they should be real or else Amazons Senn distributor should be shot.

 

I hope they come soon, has anyone else had problems with Royal mail deliveries on 2010 and 2011?

 

Ickle

post #2 of 17

Yep.

 

I ordered my HJE900's from the UK to which were sent on the 20th December 2010 via Royal Mail's expensive International Signed For service and i only received them today in Australia, some 18 days later. I was quoted 6 six days transit time.

 

Useless if you ask me.

post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

Sorry to hear that Tmaster, 18 days for an item to be delivered is atrocious especially when the stated number is 6. Any other delivery service would have gone bust by now if it was as bad as that. I don't see how they can get away with it. Like the banks they are unregulated so they can do as they please and provide a poor service, as they are they only service providing there own form of delivery in the UK (i know there are couriers for large packages but not letters etc.) they will be able to keep providing this awful service and still get away with it. As a side note the owner of Royal Mail is the richest person in the UK - Richer than her majesty. Its a joke!!!

post #4 of 17

If you're in Scotland, you should have definitely received it by now.

post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 

Im afraid not, we are waitnig for several items not just IEMs. One was first class, another next day delivery, no sign of it at all. As they were not sent special delivery I cant track them either.

post #6 of 17

There is a story on the front page of my local new paper today about how poor Royal Mails service is in my area. the picture that accompanies it, is of one of the ladies that complained by sending a letter to Royal Mail. She received a reply back from Royal Mail. The reply letter was sent first class but took 17 days to get there...

 

Here is the story if you fancy reading it & shaking your head.


Edited by Nuwidol - 1/6/11 at 6:49am
post #7 of 17

There is worse. Ordered Sennheiser IE8s on December 9, USPS sent the package in Canada. Possible, additional time of waiting 60 days for the procedures of re-shipping from Canada + shipping time to arrive in Albania (Europe).

post #8 of 17

It is not a problem of royal mail only. It happens with all the national post system.

I had a package sent from US in december 18th, that has not arrived yet, but I received yesterday another one that was sent on december 29.

 

And it seems things that got late with the holidays will be taken care after the ones which were posted afterwards.

post #9 of 17

I grew up and lived in the UK until a few years ago when I moved to Canada. I used to regularly moan about royal mail.. And then I moved to Canada!

I have never seen such a bad mail system as here, slow would not be the word! I have seen glaciers move faster! No Saturday mail, no next day delivery within the country unless you want to pay upwards of $40 for a letter!

 

I remember living in Rowardennan by Loch Lomond. Middle of nowhere, nearest town 17 miles away and yet my cousin in Devon could mail a letter at 4.00pm on Thursday and I would have it Friday morning!

 

Things do go awry but I reckon you still have the best mail service in the world, I hope it turns up soon as you will love the IE8's!

post #10 of 17

perhaps Canada is a little bit larger than the UK? heh

 

OP I know what its like to wait... I hope your IE8's are in your hands soon!
 

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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

I grew up and lived in the UK until a few years ago when I moved to Canada. I used to regularly moan about royal mail.. And then I moved to Canada!

I have never seen such a bad mail system as here, slow would not be the word! I have seen glaciers move faster! No Saturday mail, no next day delivery within the country unless you want to pay upwards of $40 for a letter!

 

I remember living in Rowardennan by Loch Lomond. Middle of nowhere, nearest town 17 miles away and yet my cousin in Devon could mail a letter at 4.00pm on Thursday and I would have it Friday morning!

 

Things do go awry but I reckon you still have the best mail service in the world, I hope it turns up soon as you will love the IE8's!

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Kezghan View Post

perhaps Canada is a little bit larger than the UK? heh

 

OP I know what its like to wait... I hope your IE8's are in your hands soon!
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

I grew up and lived in the UK until a few years ago when I moved to Canada. I used to regularly moan about royal mail.. And then I moved to Canada!

I have never seen such a bad mail system as here, slow would not be the word! I have seen glaciers move faster! No Saturday mail, no next day delivery within the country unless you want to pay upwards of $40 for a letter!

 

I remember living in Rowardennan by Loch Lomond. Middle of nowhere, nearest town 17 miles away and yet my cousin in Devon could mail a letter at 4.00pm on Thursday and I would have it Friday morning!

 

Things do go awry but I reckon you still have the best mail service in the world, I hope it turns up soon as you will love the IE8's!


 


Yeah, I know, but still, with that modern fangled thing called aircraft and a flight every hour from TO you would think they could do better than 4-5 days!

I see your in Van, if you ever want a GTG headphone meet that would be great!

post #12 of 17

Royal Mail has been utterly shit this last month, an utter shambles.  i only got something yesterday 5/01/11 that had been posted by amazon way back on the 15th of december

post #13 of 17

Whoa !

I thought the USPS was bad. I guess I should consider myself lucky. rolleyes.gif

post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post

Whoa !

I thought the USPS was bad. I guess I should consider myself lucky. rolleyes.gif



normally they are nothing like this but they basically have done nothing for weeks and ran around blaiming a weeks worth of snow on everything.  i think they just opted to not hire as many additional christmas staff as they normally would. 

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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

Royal Mail has been utterly shit this last month, an utter shambles.  i only got something yesterday 5/01/11 that had been posted by amazon way back on the 15th of december



At least it got delivered! I got two cards (Sorry we missed you etc) just before Xmas & went to the sorting office to collect whatever they were. They could only find on thing one thing though so I asked him to check again. He came back with a pack of discs I'd ordered (and forgotten about) that we're marked November 11th! never got carded for those... It turned out my neighbour had one item but the postie hadn't told me. It was actually a jacket to wear out fancy dress. I had to hire one in the end because I had no idea my neighbours had it!

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