When UPS says 3 Day Select, they really mean it.

So I ordered something that gets shipped out of Seattle on Tuesday. I chose to have it shipped by UPS 3 Day Select so I would receive it by Friday. So when I checked the tracking last night, I was pleasantly surprised that it was already in Newark, NJ as of 5:38 p.m on Wednesday. I was expecting UPS to outperform their promised scheduled delivery date by 1 day, since the destination (Elmsford, NY) is less than 40 miles from Newark.

But when I checked the tracking information this morning, not only was the package not yet marked Out for delivery as I hoping it would be, UPS also had the package moved to Philadelphia, 120 miles from the delivery destination. Here’s part of the tracking information:

Philadelphia, PA, US 06/07/2007 12:30 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
Newark, NJ, US 06/06/2007 10:23 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
Newark, NJ, US 06/06/2007 5:38 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

Not that I’m complaining since the scheduled delivery day is Friday, 06/08/2007. Since the service was UPS 3 Day Select, UPS must have decided to let my package take the scenic route before finally delivering it, as promised, tomorrow.

(A quick search on Google yielded this similar experience.)

One Response to “When UPS says 3 Day Select, they really mean it.”

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