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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldwood, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 1,016

    oldwood
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    from arkansas

    Just want to warn people. I have used Greyhound over the years but NO MORE. I shipped a bumper from Arkansas to CA on October 16th. There tracking hasn't been updated since I paid for shipping on that date. However the buyer and myself have spoke with Greyhound numerous times and they gave us a date of 11/13/2020. Guess what??? It didn't arrive. I don't know why they gave us that date when they can't tell us where it is. All they know is when I paid a$135 shipping amount when I gave them the bumper. Just trying to warn people of their incompetence.
     
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  2. I shipped two bumpers via USPS ground for less than that. As long as the box has a GIRTH of less than 130 inches, they will take it. I was considering Greyhound until I read some reviews.
     
  3. oldie62
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 162

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    No Grehound shipping for me never again!. I bought (8) sets of fender skirts from a fellow in New York. I never got them after tracking them for about four months. Yes, they lost that large box!! How, I don’t know. But I learned an expensive lesson. Never again. oldie62 from the H.A.M.B.
     
  4. uncleandy 65
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
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    Sounds like one of the bus drivers likes to do swap meets on the weekend.
     

  5. Didn't have any issues shipping a pair of original 1932 fenders from Dallas to up state New York that the buyer wanted to use Greyhound for price reasons. Yes tracking was a little lacking but they did arrive in good shape and not to far off of the shipping time. They were insured and shipping was paid by buyer so I guess they were covered if it didn't get there.
     
  6. johnold1938
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 435

    johnold1938
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    from indiana

    if your item goes through chicago forget it I think there starting there own museum. I had a 51 ford hood shipped from cal. to ind. after a few months I found it in the back room, in the city of chicago!! plus there service people stink they more like snails. just my opinion!
     
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  7. outagas1961
    Joined: Jul 5, 2020
    Posts: 75

    outagas1961

    years ago a seller on e bay that i bought a hood from shipped it greyhound. was resonable price but took over 3 weeks to get from oakland ca. to central il arrived in good shape though.
     
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  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,832

    Mr48chev
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    Their freight is always shipped SPACE AVAILABLE meaning if it is a high passenger time like around th holidays that freight might sit somewhere until there is room on a bus.
    The big problem now is that even a lot of major cities at least in the west no longer have actual bus terminals and your shipment may be unloaded at a mini mart somewhere and not be all that secure.
    The last think I shipped with them was a 54 Chevy pickup front fender a few years ago and I had to drive to a mini mart abut 20 miles away as it was the closest place that shipped freight out.
    Fed-ex freight doesn't cost that much more usually. Fed-Ex freight has a better rate than regular Fed-Ex and the shipment normally goes the whole way by truck. Their trucks though, it doesn't get sluffed off to someone else's truck.
     
  9. SilverJimmy
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 373

    SilverJimmy
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    Talk about a blast from the past! In Northern Arizona we used Continental Trailways for shipping stuff from Phoenix to Page overnight, but that went away in the late 80’s, a few years before the crooks killed off C.O.D.!
     
  10. Canuck
    Joined: Jan 4, 2002
    Posts: 1,101

    Canuck
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    Greyhound has terminated ALL SERVICE in Canada. No Freight or Passenger.
     
  11. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,546

    Fortunateson
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    Well you are mostly correct. However they do still run between Vancouver and Seattle...
    Talk about terrible corporate citizens!
     
  12. Canuck
    Joined: Jan 4, 2002
    Posts: 1,101

    Canuck
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    Must be American dogs.
     

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