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If you were me...?


By NPO

3 months ago



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    #51 3 months ago

    Just checked. Delayed to 17 July now. 4 delays in 4 days.

    Since last Friday, we have gone from expected delivery at 09 July to 11 July to 12 July to 16 July to 17 July. In 6 days.

    I am documenting this for everyone's SA so when you go to ship a pin, you know what company to not pick.

    #52 3 months ago

    Sucks man. I just got a game today with Michelle, took just over a week. Glad they took care of the bill.

    #53 3 months ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Glad they took care of the bill.

    Yeah, hopefully there's a game to receive at this rate....

    #54 3 months ago

    this is all i can do for you...

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    #55 3 months ago

    Holy shit, it might actually happen....as of 1100 this morning, it was in Columbus,GA - nearly halfway between my location and Atlanta.

    As of now, it is in Lynn Haven, a suburb of Panama City - 1 hour and 29 minutes from me.

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    It might................actually..........get delivered on Monday.....16 July, 32 days after the "latest original delivery of 14 June"

    I'll truly celebrate when the game is actually in the home and inspected to be in solid condition from visiting 3 of the 4 corners of the U.S. over 1 month and 10 days of travel.

    #56 3 months ago

    Amazing, I hope it arrives safely!

    I recently had a NIB game shipped to me via Fedex Freight, and was super happy with the service. 3 days door to door and the driver was super professional and courteous.

    #57 3 months ago

    Now back in Atlanta : ).

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    At least the scheduled delivery date hasn't changed. Normally, it would have by now.

    #58 3 months ago

    Got the call from the driver. It will be here tomorrow at 0900.

    Hopefully, in one piece.

    #59 3 months ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    Got the call from the driver. It will be here tomorrow at 0900.
    Hopefully, in one piece.

    #60 3 months ago

    I shipped a lot with STI and has been always very happy. Until recently when the same as you happened - I had to remind them everyday about me.

    #61 3 months ago

    ok, this IS the day...

    #62 3 months ago

    Couple of hours away, hope all goes well. What kind of game are you getting?

    #63 3 months ago

    I hope you get your game. And that it isn't damaged.

    #64 3 months ago

    Well, it finally happened. This morning at about 0856, the truck showed up:

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    I almost didn't know what to do. Holy shit - it finally made it! Is the game in one piece? Where all has it traveled? Is it all scuffed up? What if they still expect me to pay shipping? Aggghh D:...!

    So I walked on outside, and lo and behold...there it is!

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    Good to see the cellophane had done its job and kept the game safe.

    More pictures!

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    I'm sure by now you can guess what game it is ... ; ). After about 20 minutes of small talk/getting to know each other chat, the game was finally brought into the house, and without me requesting it, the game was unpacked and inspected for damage:

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    Everything looks solid. There were a couple oddities here and there. One of the ramp screws had backed itself nearly out of the PF entirely...

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    Glove has a nasty lil "stammer" when going forward...

    Some translite damage I didn't catch in the photos when the game was put up for sale:

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    Some switches need to be adjusted (too sensitive), flashers had to be changed as bulb was burned out (Crazy Bob), some flashers were left unhooked (left slingshot), back left leg bracket is stripped (thankfully I have extras on hand) - that's what I see so far.

    Honestly, I'm just glad the game is finally here.

    Now, for those of you shipping a game - you could be me next time. The driver told me this game passed through SEVEN distribution centers to get to me. It visited AZ, NJ, and South Florida - it was one state from seeing all 4 corners of the lower 48 states. People I know ordered an Alien SE from Australia and got their game faster than me. That being said, you do business with Specialized Transportation Inc., you've been warned.

    Michelle Bianchi was amazing. She got the entire shipment comped so I paid nothing - for the game being delivered to me 32 days after the latest original due date of no later than 14 June. She was wonderful, and I 100% endorse her.

    As for me, I will drive for a machine from now on. Shipping game days are now effectively over. At least I got my Johnny, and hopefully, I'll be smart enough to hang onto it this time...! Now, time to play musical pinball machines....

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    #65 3 months ago

    Glad that you finally recieved your game. Johnny Mnemonic is a fun game!

    #66 3 months ago

    I’m glad it came in one piece!! I sold your old Johnny mnemonic when I got divorced and I miss it badly. I will own another. Power down mode is one of my favorite finishes in pinball!! Congrats

    #67 3 months ago

    I'm in the same boat. Called for pickup June 25th in PA going to IN. Machine was picked up on 7/6 and went to NJ before turning around and making it to Columbus, OH where it has sat since July 11th. Called Michelle today to see what was going on. She sent an email saying she was checking on it. It is a AFMrLE, so I hope they have not damaged it. I have had many games shipped through Michelle before with no problem.

    In my opinion, the economy is TOO good. It's not just shipping, it's everything. Just got back from going on a Royal Caribbean cruise and Disney World. Overall, the cruise service was very good, but they have an advantage - they use labor from very poor countries and those folks are happy to have a home on the ship, food, and make some decent money without having to be a citizen. Disney is a different story. They have raised rates 30% in 3 years and even charge for parking in addition to the $500 per night room charge. The park was absolutely packed to the point of being unbearable and the service was not good as you could tell the people working there did not want to be there. The Disney app did not work either making it nearly impossible to get on rides without a 2 hour wait. Everyone is struggling to get good employees and technology is getting out of control and is actually making tasks harder to accomplish. I think we are going to see some very fast inflation followed by some serious deflation in homes, high priced toys, etc. Things are out of control and we can only blame ourselves for doubling the national debt in 8 years and having artificially low rates and government interference for way too long. I have seen this cycle 2 times so far, 1980 and 2006. I think 2019 is a replay of 2008 except on a much bigger scale. Might be time to wait it out and have cash ready to buy the deals

    #68 3 months ago

    Npo

    I have been watching this thread and feeling your pain. But seeing that you got another Johnny is just priceless.

    Play the heck out of it and order a pizza lol.

    Happy it finally worked out and damn your collection is sick nowadays

    #69 3 months ago

    Whoa whoa all this for a crappy JM?!?

    #70 3 months ago
    Quoted from timtim:

    Npo
    I have been watching this thread and feeling your pain. But seeing that you got another Johnny is just priceless.
    Play the heck out of it and order a pizza lol.
    Happy it finally worked out and damn your collection is sick nowadays

    Hehehehe, thanks man. I love JM. I always let it go kicking myself each time. This one is it. I'm tired of wasting money letting one after another go. And thank you for the kind words regarding my collection. It has taken some time; we are finally getting there! If Scared Stiff was a ridiculous $8000 price, I'd get it too. Just not enough game for that price.

    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Whoa whoa all this for a crappy JM?!?

    You shut your filthy mouth D:< !!!!!!

    #71 3 months ago

    Well,

    It has been a month now since I asked for my machine to be picked up. After a week it was picked up. It has been "en-route" for 3 weeks traveling 375 miles. I called Michelle Friday and never heard back. Instead a local CRST rep called me and said Monday it would be around noon. I called Monday at 4:30 and they said Tuesday at noon. Today is Tuesday and the machine is now West of me (came from the East.)

    The original delivery date was supposed to be the 11th. When I did not receive it by the 13th I asked for it to be delivered to my business as I was away from home and had a box truck available at the business while I was gone. Today when I talked to the local rep I asked it to be delivered to my home (which was the original agreement) and is less than 2 miles from my business. The rep told me she would have to get permission for the machine to be delivered to the address I originally paid to have it delivered to.

    I'm just hoping that this $8k machine is not damaged. It will be my last used machine that I have shipped. Not worth the problems.

    #72 3 months ago

    AFMr came today and appears to be undamaged. Had a good talk with the driver. He is an owner operator contracted by STI. Been doing it for 36 years. Good guy to talk with.

    #73 89 days ago

    Man, glad to hear it all worked out for you. No doubt, this experience ended my shipping days. I will get in my vehicle and drive to Washington before I do this again - just was not worth the stress. I'd rather make it a road trip with my fiancee and have a last seeing the country than twiddling my thumbs wondering if my machine will be A-ok.

    Dunno what's going on lately, but man, STI needs to tighten up a bit.

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