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Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:25 pm
by Mark Heaps
Mine arrived in Germany yesterday :D

It got scanned into the UPS Depot at Herne, about 55 miles by road from the dutch border, shortly after 7 yesterday evening. However not moved from there since and UPS are forecasting delivery sometime on Tuesday.
The depot is just under 69 miles from where I live, just over an hours driving time :cry: :cry:

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:01 pm
by Vince Cutajar
So close and yet so far away. I feel your pain.

Vince

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:35 pm
by Mark Heaps
I think UPS could benefit from REME support. Now almost 24 hours the Chieftain has been static.
No matter how serious the fault was, we got them moving again in less time. Even 2nd Line got them moving again quicker. 24 hrs is close to sending them back to UK for base repair.
Mark

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:51 pm
by Stephen White
You’ll have to hope tomorrow is langer Samstag.

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:49 pm
by John-Heaps
Sorry Bro,
if you look into Euro trade rules you will find that enterprises can diverge, all UPS vehicles can be found centered on a Wolfgang approx 70km from your location just like real Chieftains, who said Armortek did not do the best to add realism.

Cheers
John

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:46 am
by Youngjae Bae
My chieftain yesterday 4 boxes arrived in Korea UPS first, and the last one just arrived. Today is weekend, so Korea UPS is holiday. UPS said that it will clear customs on Monday and ship it to my house, so I will finish work early and do a welcome ceremony at home. :D :D :D

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:45 pm
by Mark Heaps
Vince Cutajar wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:01 pm
So close and yet so far away. I feel your pain.

Vince
It gets worse. Delivery still scheduled for Tuesday, no specified time but before the end of the working day.
It moved early this morning, scanned out of the Herne depot 01:53 hrs this morning and scanned into the Paderborn depot at 03:30 hrs.
The Paderbon depot is less than 11 miles away. With that journey time, I know the route the vehicle would have taken and it passed by well within a mile of my house at approximately 03:13 hrs.

I would have not minded being woken up. I would even have put the kettle and toaster on and provided the driver with coffee and toast.

So, so close and yet so, so far away :cry: :cry: :cry:

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:07 pm
by Vince Cutajar
I know the feeling Mark. My Tiger boxes arrived on the island via Stansted airport in double quick time then they sat languishing in the local UPS agent warehouse for a couple of days (it wasn't the weekend). Most probably if I did not phone them up they would have remained there for longer.

Vince

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:21 pm
by Mark Heaps
Hi Vince, yep, some of our suppliers at work use UPS. We always pronounce it as "Oops!"
Mark

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:39 pm
by Chang
Youngjae Bae wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:46 am
..... UPS said that it will clear customs on Monday and ship it to my house, so I will finish work early and do a welcome ceremony at home. :D :D :D
Hi Youngjae,

Good to hear UPS in Korea said that.
In Australia, UPS will refer it to their local courier agency to notify me the buyer will have to pay to clear the "Customs Duty" before ship it to me.... :roll: :?

Regards,
Lerh Chang

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:21 am
by Youngjae Bae
It is raining all over Korea today.
I paid the duty of Chieftain MBT online early this morning. The UPS's shipping guarantee is to be brought to my house local time today(10/07).
But as a result of my enquiry with the UPS staff, it is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.
I'm still waiting with pleasure. :D

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:39 pm
by Mark Heaps
I am glad to report that Chieftain 04 was safely delivered at 09:25 this morning :D

Mark

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:04 pm
by Vince Cutajar
Congratulations

Vince

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:34 pm
by John Clarke
Mark Heaps wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:39 pm
I am glad to report that Chieftain 04 was safely delivered at 09:25 this morning :D

Mark
Oh Mark, 04 not 24, maybe if you'd just waited a little longer :lol:

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:44 am
by Youngjae Bae
According to my wife's phone call just now, the UPS employee carefully left five boxes in my workshop. I am working at the company now and have a business meeting until this afternoon, so I will be able to meet Chieftain later in the afternoon.
My kit is No5. :D :D