Gumstix around the world in 80 days

By Rob Scovell, in , posted: 21-Jun-2007 14:40

My Gumstix has had an eventful journey ... and it's not here yet. It got returned to London because of NZ Post stupidity. They claim they couldn't find my office. They obviously didn't try ... or the receptionist on my floor had a moment that lived up to the politically incorrect stereotype of a person with fair-coloured hair ... and it got sent by boat back to London ...

It's on its way back over the by FedEx ...

I don't think I've every spent quite so much on shipping for anything, and remember, this is a device the size of a stick of Wrigley's.

I even had to pay UK import duty on the thing ... all because the UPS API that Gumstix uses wouldn't let me put in an NZ shipping address.

Argh.



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Comment by rscole86, on 21-Jun-2007 16:32

I would bet on it being NZ Post. I sent a item via our local post office to a "local" address. The customer called us a month later to say it had not arrived. (stupid I know). I called courier post and they said they do not know where it is, and it is my fault for not using a signature parcel.

Well after complaining to a "Manager" the customer called the next day to say it had been delivered, with no explanation.



So best of luck to getting your Gumstix this time round :D


Comment by rscole86, on 21-Jun-2007 16:32

I would bet on it being NZ Post. I sent a item via our local post office to a "local" address. The customer called us a month later to say it had not arrived. (stupid I know). I called courier post and they said they do not know where it is, and it is my fault for not using a signature parcel.

Well after complaining to a "Manager" the customer called the next day to say it had been delivered, with no explanation.



So best of luck to getting your Gumstix this time round :D


Comment by rscole86, on 21-Jun-2007 16:34

I would bet on it being NZ Post. I sent a item via our local post office to a "local" address. The customer called us a month later to say it had not arrived. (stupid I know). I called courier post and they said they do not know where it is, and it is my fault for not using a signature parcel.

Well after complaining to a "Manager" the customer called the next day to say it had been delivered, with no explanation.



So best of luck to getting your Gumstix this time round :D


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