Typical shipping times in US

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    Eagle-Mike

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    Hi all.

    I try to place an order at airpower for engine parts. Parts shall be shipped from Arlington TX to Washington DC where a buddy picks them up for transport to germany.

    Since he is only there for 4 days the parcel must arrive in time to meet him.

    Airpower tells me they can't estimate a shiping time to coordinate the time windows. Is this true?

    Btw up to now correspondence is not really customer oriented. Does somebody have similar experience?

    Thanks Mike
     
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    I recently got some engine mounts from them. I found their customer service to be great but also they could not give me an exact date for shipping. I got the impession this was something beyond their control and they were just being honest about the uncertain shipping date. The parts arrived sooner than I expected and it worked out ok for me.
     
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    Try this.
    https://wwwapps.ups.com/ctc

    If the parts are ready to be shipped.

    Then UPS should be able to get them there in 1 day, but it will cost.
    A couple of days and the price goes down.

    If using UPS, you can track the movement of the box. You will be able to know where it is in the delivery.

    If Airpower has to manufacture components, then that's another story, which can be unpredictable as of completion times for shipping.

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    Tell them send 2 day... or overnight.
     
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    You need to them to commit to a ship date, then use UPS like above. Or have them ship when directed. Maybe they can't give you a date now but they can go ahead and manufacture and then sit on it and ship on your order. Shipping here can be from over night to well over a week depending on method, size and who's shipping.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2018 #6

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    Thanks for all your replies. I will have a look at UPS to guide them
     
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    "Since he is only there for 4 days..."

    If your friend is staying in a hotel, likely he can speak to the hotel and have the parts shipped there in advance of his arrival. My understanding is that hotels hold stuff shipped to them for arriving guests all of the time. So you might be able to get the part to the hotel a week ahead of time and be OK.

    Best of luck,

    Wes
     
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    This is our plan and the reason for asking for shipping times. I will not order any parts with lead times that cause shipping too late
     
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