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    Default Delivery Fail! But first: Goodwill Hunting....



    Every other month I travel to Scottsdale, AZ which is just about an hour from where I live. While I'm there I always check out the Goodwill store on Scottsdale Avenue.

    I was visiting today and found a brand new 44" x 13" x 8" heavy duty nylon case similar to a keyboard case. It also has two 12.5" x 9" outside pockets on it. I fiqured it was just perfect to fit some foam padding and my 120mm f/8 reflector and alt/az tri-pier mount with accessories so I snagged it up for only $7.99!

    In addition, I found a 10" light up Moon sculpture that hangs on the wall, which I found out later is called a Uncle Milton Moon in my Room, with remote control through 12 phases. But alas, my moon is just the moon - no box, no remote, no instructions and just full moon phase. Oh well, it makes a great night light for $3.99!

    I was pretty excited about those two finds and even more excited when I got a notice on my phone while still in Scottsdale that my new dovetail bar from ScopeStuff had been delivered to my mailbox! I was looking forward to fitting my new Orion rings and dovetail bar to use with my Meade 10" f/4 Schmidt Newtonian tonight.

    When I got home I drove to the mailboxes, opened my mailbox with the key and.......no package from ScopeStuff! I looked at my text from USPS again. Yep, package delivered to mailbox at 3:05 pm today! It is now about 5:00 pm and it's Friday. I look in my mailbox again, no dovetail bar to be seen!

    Arghhhhh! This weekend is clear skies but clouds are projected for next week starting Monday! Maybe I will receive it Monday? Anyway, I apologise for the clouds ahead of time!
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    Default Re: Delivery Fail! But first: Goodwill Hunting....

    Congratulations on the various finds, unfortunate about the bar though. Hopefully it is found on Monday.
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    Default Re: Delivery Fail! But first: Goodwill Hunting....

    Fun Goodwill grabs, Bruce!

    Aggravating on the dovetail bar. Hopefully that turns up soon.

    When my ASI294MC Pro was scheduled to arrive, unbeknownst to me, my wife had gone to the grocery store. I was at work. Thus, no one home to sign for the package.

    I got the notification on my phone that delivery was attempted (this was on a Friday) but no one answered the door and I could pick it up at the post office on Monday. "I don't think so, Scooter!"

    I immediately left work (I live about 3 minutes from home) and drove to my neighborhood. Sure enough, there was the mail carrier still making his rounds. I flagged him down and was able to sign for my package there in the street.
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    Fun Goodwill grabs, Bruce!

    Aggravating on the dovetail bar. Hopefully that turns up soon.

    When my ASI294MC Pro was scheduled to arrive, unbeknownst to me, my wife had gone to the grocery store. I was at work. Thus, no one home to sign for the package.

    I got the notification on my phone that delivery was attempted (this was on a Friday) but no one answered the door and I could pick it up at the post office on Monday. "I don't think so, Scooter!"

    I immediately left work (I live about 3 minutes from home) and drove to my neighborhood. Sure enough, there was the mail carrier still making his rounds. I flagged him down and was able to sign for my package there in the street.
    Good save! Waiting the whole weekend is frustrating at the very least.
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    Default Re: Delivery Fail! But first: Goodwill Hunting....

    You picked up some interesting items - congrats! Sometimes you never know what you will find!
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    Default Re: Delivery Fail! But first: Goodwill Hunting....

    Hi Bruce. Congratulations on the great finds at Goodwill. Years ago, when our eldest son lived in Orlando, FL., and when we went to visit him, we also stopped at the Goodwill store there. I never found any astronomy stuff, but some great bargains on microbiology and geology textbooks. Mind you, this store was located near the UCF campus. Later, he moved here for a year, and then off to Lansing, MI. About 5 years ago, they opened a Goodwill store near us here in Rockledge, FL. I never found much of interest at this store, except some cookbooks and the complete set of the Time/Life "Foods of the World" collection (I now have well over 400 cookbooks). But, nothing much for me since then. However, my wife Sheri still always finds nice things to send to my mother, our sons, grandson, and a few things for us too, as well as donating items to the local Sharing Center. As to the delivery problem, I can understand your double emotions. On one hand, you have the aggravation of not having your product yet. And, on the other hand, you still have the anticipation of having the product in hand on Monday. Thanks for your fun read post Bruce, and the best of wishes for better skies next week.
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    I checked the mailbox today and still no dovetail! I was hoping. I'm thinking maybe the mailperson had visions of Cinco De Mayo and slipped my package into the wrong mailbox. In my neighborhood the streets parallel to mine have the same address numbers which to me is just a bad idea! Guess the city thought they might run out of numbers.......
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    Default Re: Delivery Fail! But first: Goodwill Hunting....

    I've had many of my deliveries made to the wrong place. The USPS is a joke. Don't know about where you live, but here they hire temps to deliver the mail at times. Maybe the president is right to make the mail service a private organization.
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    Great finds!
    If it don't fit in my mail box, I have to drive a half an hour, down the mountain, into town, to the post office and stand in line.
    I remind myself the explanation in the movie Men In Black.
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    I've had many of my deliveries made to the wrong place. The USPS is a joke. Don't know about where you live, but here they hire temps to deliver the mail at times. Maybe the president is right to make the mail service a private organization.
    My wife was able to make it to the Post Office today to inquire about the missing package. They told her they don't have it and they don't know how it happened but it got delivered to my old address that I moved away from 15 months ago. They also said they have a new Postmaster and blamed it on him/her? They suggested I go to my old address and ask the current owner if they have the package!

    I finished work at 5:10 PM and drove the 5 miles to my old address (lucky it was so close!) and the owner is standing out in the front yard. I introduced myself, told the owner I used to live there before she moved in over a year ago and told her I was missing a package that according to the Post Office had been delivered to her mailbox last Friday.

    She said "Yeah, it was delivered to the larger package mailbox and when I opened it with the key I noticed it wasn't mine so I left it in the mailbox." WHAT?!!!!

    I said: "Wait a minute! Are you telling me that you left it in the mailbox that stays locked open once you open it with the key, and left the package there?"

    She said "Yep!"

    I said "Do you realize that ANYONE can open that mailbox up since it's now unlocked and take the package?!" I was beside myself. She just looked at me and did not seem to care. As I walked toward the mailbox about 30 feet away, I could see as I got closer that the key in the mailbox was no longer there, and since the Post Office didn't have it, that means someone took the package with the aluminum dovetail that cost me $51 and they probably sold it for scrap!

    I am in such a rage now!
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