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Old July 29th, 2015, 14:49   #1142
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Originally Posted by FirestormX View Post
I guess it didn't jump out at me, because I work in the shipping industry. It's like if someone said "hah, look at that jeep, it's got a fifth wheel attached to it's rear gate! Is it expecting to drive at a 90 degree angle?!"

It's not a quirk. That is on purpose. In the shipping industry, the estimated delivery date is based on the date it was shipped, not on the current date. Things would get messy if the ETA was constantly revised.

A "revised estimated delivery date" may make things less confusing to a consignee. But if your shipment is already outside of your expected delivery window, it's not always feasible to give a new ETA.
I understand how it works, I've worked shipping in the past as well, but just sharing it for a laugh so don't tak things too seriously. The ETA date actually never showed up until it arrived in Richmond on the 24th, which is why it caught my attention in the first place.

Everything arrived safe and sound so I'm relatively happy. Just waiting on my ever elusive optic...
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