I'm pissed off at myself for not just going and getting the fucking thing next day which I could easily have done; it's at most 90 minutes each way if that.
I bet it's because they hand it off to another carrier ASAP.My experience with CP is completely different. Halifax to California is usually 5 days. Same to BC. Europe is usually about 7 days. I ship a lot of stuff all over the world and generally I’d take CP over any of the other options though I have had occasion to use DHL a few times and found it good as well.
I don’t thing they are handing it off to anyone between Halifax and BC...I bet it's because they hand it off to another carrier ASAP.
My recent experience was it took an 8.5x11 envelope 4 weeks to get to Ottawa from Edmonton.
drive a little further south and take a trip on the jersey turnpike - if you dare.Or one minute in the airport bathroom.
Yup,... sounds about right.First: I ordered some small stuff lately from the L&M warehouse in Pickering and it got to my office at Toronto in 3 or 4 days except for the most recent package which took about 10 days.
June 7/21, I ordered a guitar from Brantford L&M and they shipped it a few hours later after going over it and then someone from the store called me to talk about setup. So the store did a good job and the shipping label is correctly addressed to me.
So then Canada Post gets involved. The guitar went from Brantford to Montreal. I'm in Toronto; it's one hour from Brantford.
And yes, I should have picked up the guitar myself but they'd managed to delver a few small things w/out problem as I mentioned.
As an aside, I recently had a guitar come to Toronto from Chicago took 4 days from order to delivery by DHL.
I contacted CP and their customer service was evasive and could not confirm that they even had an address to ship to; they could not tell me that it would be shipped to my address. I asked if I should file an insurance claim and they said to contact the sender.
This guitar is likely to spend another week or so sitting at a facility in Montreal. The longer it is in the system the more chance it will be lost, damaged or stolen.
I suppose that this kind of problem should be no surprise with CP.
But I'm just mentioning, what is likely obvious to many, that this is something to consider when shipping guitars through CP.
I will never voluntarily use CP again for anything again.