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[*] posted on 16-1-2018 at 09:12
Glassware in the Mail

I bought some 24/40 Standard Taper glassware back on January 1st. It is coming from China (Yes, I know, but the reviews were very good, and said that the glass was of high quality). It arrived in the US on the 10th, and USPS says that today is supposed to be the delivery date. Amazon, however, says that it will arrive between the 17-31st. Which one should I go along with? My package just left New York, so it still has quite a few states to go through.


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[*] posted on 16-1-2018 at 09:25

USPS is typically accurate.
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[*] posted on 16-1-2018 at 11:04

I use Amazon quite a lot. I'm unsure what Amazon uses to track package shipping, but for more than a quarter of my orders, sometimes 2 weeks after I receive it, it is still marked as 'out for delivery' or something similarly false. More rare is for their estimate to be too quick, but it still happens occasionally. Either way, I would not rely on their tracking.

I have gotten nearly all my glass from overseas companies. As long as it's packed well and it's not ultra-cheap, I wouldn't worry. At least, I have always been pleased.
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[*] posted on 16-1-2018 at 19:18

Only time I had trouble with amazon was returning a rented chem textbook - everything else has shipped really well and I usually get stuff when or before they predict.

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