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Started by mikebat2k, 04/11/2002 04:34PM
Posted 04/11/2002 04:34PM Opening Post
So I was on the list way back in 1995 when it was somewhat shorter than it is now. Took delivery of my 155EDFS in 1996, total of 20 months waiting altogether. OK big deal, people are waiting longer than that now. Yeah, but that isn't my story.

My story is about delivery. The short version is: UPS left it on the porch. In the middle of Hollywood, California. In broad daylight. My porch was about 3 feet from the curb, on a busy street with lots of foot and vehicle traffic. The box had "Adult Signature Required" stickers all over it. Can you imagine what I thought when I came home from work to see my prize sitting there? I was so angry and yet I was happy, all at the same time. I can only guess that its size was all that was keeping someone from stealing it.

Needless to say, I have avoided UPS like the plague since then, and they still cannot be trusted to follow delivery instructions. Oh, I can laugh about it now, but it still frosts me when I think back to that day.