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I used to ship 2-3 day, almost always 2, consistantly no matter where.

Suddenly in the last month, West coast is taking an extra (3-4 total) day (I'm east coast), and I have one still not delivered to a Hawaii address that was sent priority Saturday, almost a week ago....real bummer on that one, too - I'm praying it shows up okay, was a really nice darn mother plant!

Anyone else experiencing longer than usual ship times with priority lately?
 

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It's the opposite for me. I have a back-east vendor who ships to me on Monday and it's rare to see the package on Thursday--usually Friday or Saturday. I just won an aquabid auction on Tues and got the plant Thursday, so things are suddenly really fast.

It could just be that Tuesday is a better ship day.
 

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I've never had any luck sending plants to HI. Priority seems to take 7-10 days and Express usually takes 2-3. I quit sending plants to HI as a result. I haven't shipped or received anything recently but the norm is 2-3 days back when I shipped from the East Coast to the West coast. I have had the best luck shipping on either Monday (usually 2-3 days) or Saturday (almost always delivered on Monday) so Saturday is my preferred day for shipping. Yes, the USPS still works on Sunday, we just don't get mail delivery on Sundays :)
 

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USPS is so unpredictable. In my experience I usually had stuff that I shipped out (from NJ) to the west coast (mostly CA) arrive faster than stuff I shipped to the midwest. I thought that maybe things were getting coast-to-coast faster because they shipped them by air rather than a truck which they probably use for the closer states. I shipped to Hawaii once from NJ. If I remember it took about 4 days for Priority.
 

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I agree about being unpredictable! I've had stuff get to me from the West Coast in 3 days flat, and I've had it take 4 and 1/2 days from the same place. That extra day can be the difference between 'live plants' and 'hot soup' by the time it gets to this part of Texas. :mad:
 

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With me it depends where it's coming from. It almost always takes 4 or 5 days to receive a package from across the country, but when I send them, they get there within 2 days usually. Go figure.

I too take advantage of shipping on Saturday since like Matt said, it keeps moving on Sundays, and there is no mail delivery to slow the system down.
 

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seems like the sat shipping is better to me to. ive recived and shipped alot of stuff sent sat and get it monday.
but i if i send it out monday its thur or fri before its there.
 
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