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The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« on: February 04, 2011, 03:11:41 AM »
Instead of sticking them in the jokes thread I think this deserves a thread of it's own.

I'll start:

Ever wondered why Fedex overnight is so expensive? here's why:



For those not familiar with the area:
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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 10:22:55 AM »
i think he meant the map. The fedex one was very funny!
Why would anyone pay extra for expedited/ovenight for a local package? Ground delivers next day for much cheaper.
It is a ripoff that they allow uninformed people to choose this option.

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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 10:26:27 AM »
Why would anyone pay extra for expedited/ovenight for a local package? Ground delivers next day for much cheaper.
It is a ripoff that they allow uninformed people to choose this option.

True, but expedited is guaranteed delivery and ground isn't.
Learned that the hard way a couple months ago.

I still always send ground.  Even from CLE-NYC ground is just 2 days, no reason to pay for 2nd day.
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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 10:39:45 AM »
True, but expedited is guaranteed delivery and ground isn't.
Learned that the hard way a couple months ago.

I still always send ground.  Even from CLE-NYC ground is just 2 days, no reason to pay for 2nd day.
I am involved in logistics management and I think whoever is in charge of their logistical routings dropped the ball big time on this issue. This has been going on forever and the amount of money they could have saved by these packages staying local as opposed to flown back and forth is staggering I am sure...

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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 11:12:10 AM »
I love the FedEx one, and especially the America one, keep them coming!!!

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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 12:01:26 PM »
True, but expedited is guaranteed delivery and ground isn't.
Learned that the hard way a couple months ago.

The carriers prioritize expedited/air parcels, but AFAIK the extent of the 'guarantee' is refund of shipping charges.
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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 12:06:09 PM »
The carriers prioritize expedited/air parcels, but AFAIK the extent of the 'guarantee' is refund of shipping charges.
Yes, but they do try much harder to make sure an express package is on time than a ground package, especially during inclement weather.
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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 12:12:43 PM »
Yes, but they do try much harder to make sure an express package is on time than a ground package, especially during inclement weather.

They've failed me twice in this regard. Once with a 2nd day air, the other with an overnight (albeit saver).
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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 01:06:20 PM »
Why would anyone pay extra for expedited/ovenight for a local package? Ground delivers next day for much cheaper.
It is a ripoff that they allow uninformed people to choose this option.
I don't remember what this shipment was, either I needed it the next day and didn't know it was being shipped locally, or, (more likely) it was something with free (for me) next day shipping.
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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 01:47:12 AM »
This is one of my all-time favorites:

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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2011, 11:30:33 PM »
This is one of my all-time favorites:
I'm assuming the artist himself was drunk, because it should be "There are sober...", not "There's sober...".

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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2011, 02:36:06 AM »
I'm assuming the artist himself was drunk, because it should be "There are sober...", not "There's sober...".
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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2011, 02:46:42 AM »
AsherO 2 in the house...

Ouch :o

A least grammar is an intellectual pursuit, much better than paying $1,000s to watch a bunch of grown men kill each-other over a leather ball.
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Re: The funny / strange etc. pictures thread
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2011, 10:56:01 AM »
A least grammar is an intellectual pursuit, much better than paying $1,000s to watch a bunch of grown men kill each-other over a leather ball.
I think I hear grammar police sirens going off...
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