I have a friend at Fedex ;-)2011/06/10
So there I was yesterday, placing an order with Digikey for some spacers, LEDs, pins, etc. It’s 4:50pm on Thursday, and the parts aren’t exactly time-critical, but I go with the company-standard Fedex Economy (2-day), expecting them on Monday or so.
Then a couple minutes ago (1:25pm Friday) through my headphones I hear somebody shouting outside, competing with the lawn equipment grinding away nearby. Headphones come off, and it sounds like my name…. Huh? Then I recognize the local Fedex driver’s voice and run downstairs, apparently I missed the doorbell (gotta find a solution for that).
He hands me a Digikey box, and I’m thinking “was there another order before this I forgot about???”. He points to the “Monday” on the box and says he’s just “getting a jump on things”. Out comes the leatherman, and out come the parts I ordered 22 hours and 25 minutes ago….. These early deliveries are becoming a common event with this driver, and I’m definitely not complaining <g>
Making it even more amazing, one of the parts I ordered was a replacement for some parts Digikey mis-picked for the big assembly order. I got a call from them around 5pm yesterday and he said he’d try to make sure the confusion with the parts was dealt with before the order shipped out. I only got the shipment notification from them at 10:51 this morning.