TL;DR – My Homeworld CE box is arriving today!
OK, so it’s kitchey to pay extra for a mothership USB lamp… Whatever. Mostly, I’m supporting a franchise that his died out and is trying to be resurrected. They didn’t think there would be THAT much demand for the collector’s edition, so I missed out on the US and CA versions, but was able to get the UK edition.
Obviously, Amazon Prime UK isn’t 2-day deliver to me, but I didn’t know exactly what to expect. There was a weather delay, but no other updates from Amazon other than the due-date being yesterday.
First, putting in a UK tracking number into google.co.uk does not automatically figure out where to pull it up. This is shock to me, since in my privileged US life, I can do this for USPS, UPS, and FedEx in the US.
Next, I tried Royal Mail who had no knowledge of the tracking number… oh, it’s 14 digits instead of 13. Hrmmm. Luckily, Amazon.co.uk DOES tell me it was from i-Parcel, if I cared to look more closely.
i-Parcel is a subcompany of UPS, and the last update is 03/03. The delay getting to customs was due to weather in the UK, but where is the rest of the tracking? Oh, up top, in the middle of a paragraph, it says it becomes UPS Mail Innovations, and links to the new tracking number. The UPS portion stops at the post office on 03/04. On the same page (luckily), the USPS tracking number and information is shown it’s out for delivery today!
The synthesized, complete tracking:
12 Mar 2015 09:01 Package out for post office delivery Lewisville, TX
12 Mar 2015 08:51 Package Sorted by local post office Lewisville, TX
12 Mar 2015 07:36 Received by the local post office Lewisville, TX
04 Mar 2015 17:59 Shipment Info Received by Post Office Coppell, TX
Mar 4 2015 Package transferred to Post Office NORTH TEXAS, TX
Mar 4 2015 Package enroute to USPS for induction Carrollton, TX
Mar 4 2015 Ready for post office entry Carrollton, TX
Mar 4 2015 Package received by dest MI facility Carrollton, TX
Mar 3 2015 Package transferred to dest MI facility Fontana, CA
Mar 2 2015 Package processed by UPS MI Fontana, CA
Mar 2 2015 Package received for processing Fontana, CA
3/3/2015 8:27:00 AM Processed through transit hub
3/3/2015 1:54:00 AM Entered into local delivery system
3/1/2015 5:00:00 AM Package arrived in the destination country and is awaiting release from the Customs clearing agency GB
2/26/2015 7:20:00 PM Exported i-Parcel and in transit to country of destination Surrey GB
2/26/2015 12:10:49 PM Received at i-Parcel Surrey GB
2/25/2015 12:32:45 AM Package details received electronically from Seller