Notices
Racing & Drivers Education Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:
View Poll Results: Where will it go next?
Dallas
1
25.00%
Memphis
0
0%
Richmond VA
2
50.00%
Ashland KY (destination)
1
25.00%
Voters: 4. You may not vote on this poll

Greyhound shipping - zig-zagging across the USA

 
Old 06-22-2019, 06:45 PM
  #1  
John H
Addict
Rennlist Member

Thread Starter
 
John H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Posts: 4,822
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Greyhound shipping - zig-zagging across the USA

Bought a wing in Santa Ana, CA for my race car. happened to tear mine off at Watkins Glen last month. Shipped via Greyhound. The wing is going to have more miles on it than my race car by the time it gets here. How does Greyhound manage to continue to find customers...Santa Ana to Phoenix, back to Santa Ana. On to Dallas. then to VA but back to Dallas via Memphis (x2) and Nashville. Made if back to Dallas and then to Indianapolis.

Where will it go next?



John H is offline  
Old 06-23-2019, 10:13 AM
  #2  
TXE36
Super User
 
TXE36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: TX
Posts: 2,385
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Maybe its going to get on that Indiana Nurburgring?

-Mike
TXE36 is offline  
Old 06-23-2019, 11:12 AM
  #3  
Bull_D
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Bull_D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 341
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Good thing is, the more hands that touch it the less chance it gets fooked up...
Bull_D is offline  
Old 06-23-2019, 08:38 PM
  #4  
Cory M
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Cory M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Diego
Posts: 3,261
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

It's probably been twice that many places and they just forgot to enter the data As long as UPS, USPS, and FedEx charges for shipping large packages are ridiculous Greyhound will have customers. No one wants to buy a bumper (or similar part) for $300 and then spend $400 on shipping.

I've used Greyhound for years with pretty good results. They aren't great about entering the data at every stop, but I've never had them lose a package. I've only had two packages damaged and in both of those cases I could have done a better job packaging it.
Cory M is offline  
Old 06-23-2019, 09:55 PM
  #5  
Coochas
Impeccable record
Rennlist Member
 
Coochas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: 01776
Posts: 9,333
Received 12 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by TXE36 View Post
Maybe its going to get on that Indiana Nurburgring?

-Mike
Good one.
Coochas is offline  
Old 06-23-2019, 10:19 PM
  #6  
LuigiVampa
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
LuigiVampa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Connecticut Valley Region
Posts: 10,192
Received 44 Likes on 28 Posts
Default

Greyhound - When it absolutely, positively has to be there within an unspecified time frame!

I bought a old fashion type neon light for my garage on eBay, which was shipped by Greyhound, and it came in a thousand pieces. It was insured and the guy shipped it again with the same results. I gave up after that!
LuigiVampa is offline  
Old 06-24-2019, 11:42 AM
  #7  
sbelles
I'm in....
Rennlist Member
 
sbelles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Here some and there some
Posts: 11,289
Received 12 Likes on 11 Posts
Default

I had a bumper delivered by Greyhound once. The shipper wrapped it very nicely but by the time it got to me it looked like they dragged it behind the bus the whole way. Good luck.
sbelles is offline  
The following users liked this post:
etchhead (07-10-2019)
Old 06-24-2019, 03:35 PM
  #8  
John H
Addict
Rennlist Member

Thread Starter
 
John H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Posts: 4,822
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Monday June 24. package located in "back room" in Atlanta, GA.

If it makes it here in one piece, I will eat my shoe.
John H is offline  
Old 06-24-2019, 05:24 PM
  #9  
[email protected]
Basic Sponsor
Rennlist
Site Sponsor

 
Ed@Demonspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 371
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

We used to use Greyhound to ship our bumpers. They were great sometimes but horrible others. Not worth the bad customer service for the savings on shipping. We finally got a good contract with freight shipments which means we ship them all by truck freight now and they get there when they should.

You are lucky. Our experience is that it only shows the departure station and they have to actually call around to the different stations to see who actually has it. I remember spending a good deal of time on the phone with them and an angry customer while we were at Watkins. I vowed never again after that.

Thanks

Ed
__________________
Working on making more cool parts for:
http://www.demonspeedmotorsports.com/
air filters, 6cup filter housings, suspension components, wing uprights, and plenty more for your GT3 Cup and street cars too.
Ed@Demonspeed is offline  
Old 07-03-2019, 12:20 PM
  #10  
John H
Addict
Rennlist Member

Thread Starter
 
John H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Posts: 4,822
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Still going....


John H is offline  
Old 07-03-2019, 12:43 PM
  #11  
DTMiller
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
DTMiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fading...
Posts: 3,124
Received 26 Likes on 21 Posts
Default

IT WAS SO CLOSE!!!
DTMiller is offline  
Old 07-03-2019, 01:14 PM
  #12  
stownsen914
User
 
stownsen914's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ossining, NY
Posts: 976
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Missed it by that much ...
stownsen914 is offline  
Old 07-03-2019, 06:05 PM
  #13  
Glyndellis
User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 272
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

I was thinking that Ohio is between Pittsburgh and Indy - could you not have met the bus somewhere?
Glyndellis is offline  
Old 07-10-2019, 02:00 PM
  #14  
John H
Addict
Rennlist Member

Thread Starter
 
John H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Posts: 4,822
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Now they cannot find it at all. Last know location was loaded onto a bus in Indianapolis on June 28. Today is July 10. I told them I'd be willing to drive 300 miles to pick it up if they could just find it. At first, I thought it was funny how inefficient Greyhound is but now I am not laughing anymore.

BTW, I have been on hold with them now for 33 minutes and counting....

I hope anyone who thinks about using Greyhound to ship a package sees this thread.
John H is offline  
Old 07-12-2019, 03:23 PM
  #15  
txhokie4life
User
 
txhokie4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,805
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I shipped some race seats before -- worked like a charm -- something like $20 for the pair -- vs $200 UPS.

I think this is the classic case of YMMV.

mike
txhokie4life is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: