[CR] Shipping from the UK from ebay sellers

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli)

From: "Stuart Agutter" <sjagutter@live.co.uk>
To: Classic Rendezvous Posting <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:54:45 +0000
Subject: [CR] Shipping from the UK from ebay sellers

Date: Tuesday 18 Jan 2011 20:43:18 From: Stuart Agutter sjagutter@live.co.uk


Sorry to hear of the delays you are experiencing in the delivery of your parts. It's not likely to be the seller's fault though, he posted them as soon as the Post Offices were opened on 27th December after the Christmas Bank Holidays. However, I was speaking to a Royal Mail Parcels manager on 4th January and he told me that many depots were piled to the ceiling with parcels at that time because the extreme snow conditions had prevented the mail trucks from delivering them and there was no more room. As a result, any new parcels posted after Christmas were being driven around from depot to depot while extra staff tried to clear the back log. My son experienced a three week delay on an item ordered before 25th December. I really do feel for the postal service guys, they are working like trojans to get on top of the situation under threat of redundancy as the UK Government wants to sell of the postal service. Hope your parts arrive soon! I don't post often so hope I've complied with all the rules.

Stuart Agutter Maidstone, Kent, Disjointed Kingdom (England) Patiently waiting for warmer weather to try out my rebuilt slightly off-topic tandem for the first time!

Message: 10 Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 16:03:44 -0800 (PST) From: Peter Naiman <hetchinspete1@yahoo.com> Subject: [CR] Anyone having trouble with shipping from the UK from eBay sellers. To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Message-ID: <48660.79059.qm@web111702.mail.gq1.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

I bought a bunch of small item before New Years on eBay UK and most were shipped about the 27th of December. Three still haven't arrived almost three weeks later. Any other having the same experience.