So I ordered a Rigol DS1054Z oscilloscope on Amazon of all places. The price is pretty sticky on it, $399. And I searched around.
But to my dismay the vendor shipped it via UPS. You know, Shit Wrapped in Chiffon.
Now I ordered the scope on the 22nd of May. It didn’t ship until yesterday – holiday weekend and all. So I can forgive that plus I didn’t pay extra for expedited shipping.
But Amazon says it’ll arrive on the 3rd of June. But when I take the UPS tracking number and plug it into UPS’s tracking web site it says it’s out for delivery today.
When I first saw that yesterday I theorized that either Amazon or UPS was telling a lie. Quelle surprise – it was Amazon. However I don’t have the item in my hands at this time, and UPS still has plenty of time to fuck it up. Now it shipped no signature required. If I have to go down to UPS and pick it up again I’m going to definitely tear them a new asshole.
Though I will admit, since I put up the sign in the street facing windows that it was in fact my address, the UPS driver now delivers the package no questions asked. So i’m hopeful. It’s all of a ten pound package. That might be too heavy for the driver to heft off the truck and all.