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Don't use the Free Shipping!

Postby da0023 on Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:54 am

I placed an order on Jul 10 for a Trijicon ACOG. I foolishly chose the Free Shipping option instead of paying extra and upgrading. The Free Shipping option utilizes FedEx Smartpost, which is horrible. Usually a UPS or FedEx ground package is a 2 day transit from IL to AL. So far my package's delivery date has changed from 7/17 to 7/19 and the package itself has made the following journey:

7/11/13 - Arrived at FedEx Location in Berlin, WI (Est delivery date 7/17)
7/12/13 - Departed FedEx Location in Berlin, WI (Est delivery date 7/17)
7/16/13 - Arrived at Fedex Location in Atlanta, GA (Est delivery date 7/19)

The transaction with OpticsPlanet was easy and I felt like a got a good deal on a great optic. I just wanted to warn other customers that if you want you item(s) quickly, don't rely on the Free Shipping method to delivery it in a timely manner. Upgrade to UPS or FedEx Ground and stay away from SmartPost!! Hopefully my optic will arrive sometime this month and will not be damaged once it arrives.

Drew from Alabama.
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