Well, I got five of my clamps today.. each packed individually. One was
basically "shrinkwrapped" in light cardboard. The other 4 were packed
in huge boxes (individually) the boxes were about 36" long, 16" wide
and 12" high. When I came home, my wife said: HOW MANY CLAMPS DID YOU
ORDER? Which was reasonable, since each box could've held at least 20
I got four of the clamps in 36" long triangular shaped tubes, the fifth
clamp was in the big box like yours and had one of the 24" long clamps in
it. Each box had it's own shipping invoice with the clamp cost, rebate and
shipping cost. Some cost the same, some didn't!
It still came out to $78.36
Forgot all about it, so just checked: Five separate shipments - two shipped
today, one scheduled to ship on next Tuesday, and two on next Wednesday.
Hmmm ... Barry's order must of have depleted their stock.
What a waste. I got 8 of my 10 clamps today. Each came individually boxed
in the large size box as you describe. I only orderd 31's and 24's. Took
me fricken forever to pop all the damn bubble wrap to get it into my
dumpster. The interesting thing is, they just threw the clamp in there and
then put all the bubble wrap on top....so the clamp wasn't even protected
underneath. A damn waste of cardboard etc... in my opinion. They could
have easily wrapped all 10 clamps up and shipped them in a single box.
They certainly could have put more than one in a box, weight wise. I've
ordered items from them before that are certainly heavier than 2 or 3 clamps
and they came packaged in a box (ie. not a crate/pallet) so they have some
way of moving heavier boxes around. The UPS guy commented as well when he
delivered them that it sure was ridiculous but Amazon has that reputation
for using way too much packaging. I did write to Amazon to let them know
it was a ridiculous way of packaging these clamps. They gave me a $10
credit so I guess there was some good from it....oh, and I got 10 clamps for
a pretty good price.
I just was notified that my 5 clamps shipped. All 5 shipped on 2-18.
each clamp has a separate tracking number. 2 were shipped by FedEx Home
Delivery - one is scheduled to arrive on 2-22 and the other not until
3-3. The other 3 were shipped by UPS Groundwith one scheduled to arrive
on 2-22 and the other 2 on 3-3. Seems rather strange all around to me
that they all ship on the same day but each shipper has different
arrival dates on different parts of their share of the delivery. But
the shipping was free so I guess I don't much care if it comes in one
big box from one shipping company or in 5 boxes from 2 different
companies on various dates.
They probably shipped from different warehouses, hence the different
arrival dates and shippers (being free shipping, they ship "best way",
meaning whatever shipper has a truck at the door gets the package).
2 31" clamps were shipped the same date and time to two different
shippers. 2 of 3 24" shipped with one company and the other 24" shipped
with a different shipper on the same date and time. All 5 with
different tracking codes. Their business, I don't care.
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