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Discussion in 'Members Lounge' started by Pommie, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Pommie

    Pommie Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I recently ordered some components from Farnell (Element14) and a part order arrived two days ago. Yesterday arrived a second package and today a third. The third package had the rest of my order except for what was in the second package. Here's a picture, 20170706_150709.jpg
    The content of this package can be seen on the bargraph - one 1206 resistor!! They had sent 49 in the first package and then must have found a spare and immediately sent it on it's own. Madness.

    Mike.
     
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  2. Pommie

    Pommie Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I just checked the contents of each package. I'd order 100 22k 1208 resistors. In the first package was 59, the second contained 1 and the third had 40. All sent 1 day apart.

    The mind boggles.

    Mike.
     
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    At least they were flexible packages and would fit in a mail box. DigiKey seems only to use rigid boxes, the smallest one seems to be 9" x 9" x 1", even for a single chip. That and anything larger will not fit my rural mailbox, so it can create a bit of a problem and at least a day's delay in delivery. That has been a cause of frustration.

    Were the packages from different warehouses?

    John

    Edit: Fixed spelling of "from."
     
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    I was about to ask the same. In an automated system that could explain the sequence of events.
     
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    Maybe the Mail Service hacked the Parts Database to squeeze some additional shipping costs.

    kv
     
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    Here is another interesting one. I ordered some stuff from the electronic gold mine in Arizona.
    It got handled wrong by the USPS, but the box was in pristine shape when I got it. Look at the tracking info.
     

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  8. Pommie

    Pommie Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I think an employee at Element14 was protecting his/her job. On the first shipment it had 50 resistors crossed out and 49 writen in pencil. Looks like, rather than correct it on the computer, they simply put 1 resistor in a A4 jiffy bag and posted it.

    All three parcels were from the same depot!

    Mike.
     
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    Farnel has a 24 hour policy, they are really proud of it, in the UK they are based in leeds and really great people. i have spoken to them loads on the phone, when i lived in devon some 250 miles from them, i ordered something to be delivered before 9am the following day (not sure they do that now). The courier messed up and it didnt turn up at all that day, i called them 4:45pm to moan at them.

    the following morning was a CAR with a employee who had driven down from leeds with my £15 worth of goods!!! this was a few years ago, but guess who i always use when it matters ;). great company and Vanessa on the main switch board has a gorgeous voice.
     

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