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2005\09\02@154612 by James Newtons Massmind

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They have a lot of cool stuff... Even for diehard PIC users.

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Sent: 2005 Sep 02, Fri 11:17
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Subject: Parallax to donate 100% of on-line sales to Katrina victims via Red
Cross

In SX Microcontrollers, SX/B Compiler and SX-Key Tool, kgracey wrote:

Dear Customers,


On Wednesday, September 7th between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 pm
(Pacific Time) Parallax will donate 100% of our on-line sales (up to
$5,000.00) to the American Red Cross.
http://www.redcross.org/


This donation will be handled in a similar fashion as we did with the Asian
Tsunami.
forums.parallax.com/forums/default.aspx?f=3&m=58766


During this four-hour on-line sales drive, 100% of our revenue (up to
$5,000) will be recorded and issued as a check to the Red Cross. We will
post the results under the Announcements section of this forum once we have
finished the fundraiser.  
forum.parallax.com/forums/default.aspx?f=3


Sincerely,



Ken Gracey
Parallax, Inc.

2005\09\02@161623 by Peter Onion

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On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 12:46 -0700, James Newtons Massmind wrote:
>  They have a lot of cool stuff... Even for diehard PIC users.

The cynic in me says this is a really bad taste marketing ploy :(

Peter

2005\09\02@165404 by Herbert Graf

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Agreed, however, they only offer UPS as the shipping option for
international customers, and UPS is a company I will NEVER use again.

Shame, really would like to pick up some of their RFID stuff...

TTYL

On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 12:46 -0700, James Newtons Massmind wrote:
>  They have a lot of cool stuff... Even for diehard PIC users.
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2005\09\04@132220 by Randy Glenn

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Actually, if you request USPS in the comments field, they'll oblige. I
just ordered 3 of the SX52 dev boards, and the shipping was a very
reasonable $7 (to Oakville, Ontario).

On 9/2/05, Herbert Graf <.....mailinglist2KILLspamspam.....farcite.net> wrote:
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2005\09\04@141224 by Marc Nicholas

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Ken was touting offering USPS for International in their SX forum a while
back. Never happened for International shipping; nor would he respond to
private enquiries about it.

-marc

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2005\09\04@145048 by Herbert Graf

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You're kidding! Wow, well that's a pleasant surprise.

Well, if that's the case I'll be placing my order during the special
time.

Thanks for the info! :) TTYL

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2005\09\04@152826 by Marc Nicholas

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Yes, they'll do that *most of the time* if they pay attention to the
comments field. They had to refund my UPS shipping (US$65) last time they
shipped me $40 of parts UPS instead of USPS. At least they were gracious
enough to do that; but I'd like to get an answer as to why having a USPS
shipping option for Canadian orders is so trickey -- given that their web
store often sets up a "default" shipping amount when errors occur.

-marc

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2005\09\04@162349 by Russell McMahon

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>> Agreed, however, they only offer UPS as the shipping option for
>> international customers, and UPS is a company I will NEVER use
>> again.

I just got a Digikey order via UPS - first time I've used them.
Remarkably prompt form US to NZ and as cheap as any fast courier
service I've met. Getting from the airport to me took the usual hassle
I've come to expect from any inbound international courier parcel -
they don't seem to be able to coordinate local delivery, handle tax
payments, know what the last person you spoke to agreed to about
delivery etc. But as every international courier seems to do that at
this end I'm so far as impressed with UPS as with any other.

               RM


2005\09\04@163417 by Russell McMahon

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> Ken was touting offering USPS for International in their SX forum a
> while back. Never happened for International shipping; nor would he
> respond to private enquiries about it.

The trouble with USPS for international is that you do not get track
and trace" or any accountability for delivery. If the parcel vanishes
you've lost it and the liability is yours. I've used it once for a
major order and it worked well, but I feel somewhat more comfortable
with a guaranteed delivery service for larger orders.



       RM

2005\09\04@163736 by Herbert Graf

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On Sun, 2005-09-04 at 15:21 -0400, Marc Nicholas wrote:
> Yes, they'll do that *most of the time* if they pay attention to the
> comments field. They had to refund my UPS shipping (US$65) last time they
> shipped me $40 of parts UPS instead of USPS. At least they were gracious
> enough to do that; but I'd like to get an answer as to why having a USPS
> shipping option for Canadian orders is so trickey -- given that their web
> store often sets up a "default" shipping amount when errors occur.

Oh, well, now I'm starting to worry. UPS is a company I will never deal
with again, and I usually avoid all companies that only offer them.

I'll send Parallax an email, I doubt they'll respond in time, but
there's no harm trying.

Thanks, TTYL

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2005\09\04@171230 by Mark Jordan

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On 5 Sep 2005 at 8:24, Russell McMahon wrote:

> The trouble with USPS for international is that you do not get track
> and trace" or any accountability for delivery. If the parcel vanishes
> you've lost it and the liability is yours. I've used it once for a
> major order and it worked well, but I feel somewhat more comfortable
> with a guaranteed delivery service for larger orders.


       Digikey send via USPS Global Priority Mail that is automatically
insured for US$100. You can rise that amount.
       I've ordered international that way several times with zero problems.

       Mark Jordan


2005\09\05@035726 by Jason

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From: "Russell McMahon" <@spam@apptechKILLspamspamparadise.net.nz>
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 1:22 PM

> I just got a Digikey order via UPS - first time I've used them.
> Remarkably prompt form US to NZ and as cheap as any fast courier
> service I've met.

On shipments to Canada, UPS adds a border crossing fee that seems to be 2 to
5 times the value of the item being shipped.

The one time I used them, it was for $16 worth of CR2032 batteries from
Mouser and UPS added a $30 (this is on top of the normal international
shipping fee I paid to Mouser and they paid UPS).  I was stupid enough to
pay the fee too instead of refusing the package.

I've heard others (both on piclist and other places) tell similar stories.


2005\09\05@091043 by Herbert Graf

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On Mon, 2005-09-05 at 01:00 -0700, Jason wrote:
> From: "Russell McMahon" <KILLspamapptechKILLspamspamparadise.net.nz>
> Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 1:22 PM
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> > I just got a Digikey order via UPS - first time I've used them.
> > Remarkably prompt form US to NZ and as cheap as any fast courier
> > service I've met.
>
> On shipments to Canada, UPS adds a border crossing fee that seems to be 2 to
> 5 times the value of the item being shipped.
>
> The one time I used them, it was for $16 worth of CR2032 batteries from
> Mouser and UPS added a $30 (this is on top of the normal international
> shipping fee I paid to Mouser and they paid UPS).  I was stupid enough to
> pay the fee too instead of refusing the package.
>
> I've heard others (both on piclist and other places) tell similar stories.

My "best" story was $0 worth of MCU samples. They were clearly marked
"no commercial value" and "commercial sample", yet UPS still charged me
$35 to receive them. Unfortunately a relative was home when the package
arrived and since I get alot of packages they simply paid for the item.
Now THAT was a ripoff.

Even worse, I once worked for a computer company. One customer made the
mistake of sending their computer in for repair with UPS. When the
package arrived it clearly had been struck by a forklift, with quite a
force. The box was punctured by the fork, and the case was severely
dented.

Despite something so obvious UPS still delivered it and tried to claim
the package was in good shape! Took about 1 week for a UPS "adjuster" to
arrive to confirm the damage. Took longer then that for the customer to
receive their money from the UPS insurance.

Every courier company has their bad day. Even FedEx has angered me on
two occasions. But none have made as many errors and have tried to
charge me insane brokerage fees as UPS has.

Sorry for the rant, but some here may have been wondering why I'm so
against UPS. TTYL


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2005\09\05@165622 by PicDude

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On Monday 05 September 2005 08:10 am, Herbert Graf scribbled:
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> Every courier company has their bad day. Even FedEx has angered me on
> two occasions. But none have made as many errors and have tried to
> charge me insane brokerage fees as UPS has.
>
> Sorry for the rant, but some here may have been wondering why I'm so
> against UPS. TTYL

IME, Fedex has messed up several times, but never once did they rectify the
problem.  Fedex is also known to re-use tracking numbers so packages are not
always trackable.  I've had problems with UPS twice, one of which was an item
received in damaged condition.  Both times they resolved it satisfactorily.  
And these were after many uses of these companies to and from various
cities/countries (ie: the issues were not location-specific).

To each their own, I guess.

Cheers,
-Neil.




2005\09\06@070347 by Bob Axtell

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I have a local UPS story that can even top that:

A local company is in the business of providing first-level credit card
authorizations. Because of that they have credit card info on 40M
US credit card customers.

On a routine update, the tapes of all 40M customers were lost in shipping...
by UPS.

Almost nobody here in Tucson, AZ uses UPS anymore.

--Bob

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2005\09\09@033712 by Nate Duehr

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On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 01:00:36AM -0700, Jason wrote:
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> From: "Russell McMahon" <TakeThisOuTapptechEraseMEspamspam_OUTparadise.net.nz>
> Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 1:22 PM
>
> > I just got a Digikey order via UPS - first time I've used them.
> > Remarkably prompt form US to NZ and as cheap as any fast courier
> > service I've met.
>
> On shipments to Canada, UPS adds a border crossing fee that seems to be 2 to
> 5 times the value of the item being shipped.

I found out the hard way about this when I shipped something to a friend
in Canada and he then told me that the item had cost him a bunch of
money.

Lesson learned, avoid UPS to Canada at all costs!

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Nate Duehr <RemoveMEnatespamTakeThisOuTnatetech.com>

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