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Shipped Vape via FedEx... Getting paranoid

Discussion in 'ABV' started by Eljefemoe, Dec 31, 2012.

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  1. Eljefemoe

    Eljefemoe New Member

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    Hey guys - great forum. I've learned a ton from reading and lurking. Hoping some of you can chime in and help me out. I recently shipped my used pax vaporizer via FedEx ground. I had it sent out brand new to meet me in a hotel in vegas. On my last day in town I cleaned it with rubbing alcohol, boxed it up and shipped it out. I sent it via ground. Though I thoroughly cleaned it, there was still a very slight odor if you held the unit up to your nose. Also in the box was a completely clean unused and unopened grinder.

    Anyhow, the package left vegas and the hotel the next day. It got to Phoenix 4 days ago and the tracking number hasn't updated since. I'm getting a little paranoid. I'm on the east coast, a long way from Phoenix. I know its the holidays and there was a weekend in there, but I would have expected the package to have at least moved or have been scanned going out of Phoenix by now. Should I be worried?

    If the package has been stopped, what are the potential consequences? Don't care about it getting confiscated. I can buy another. I just don't want to have to deal with anything else. I have a pristine/clean record.

    Also, I used my name and address as both the destination and sender address. Was that completely idiotic? Does that potentially expose me to more legal issues?

    Thanks for your help and advice.
     
  2. fake name

    fake name Well-Known Member

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    First off, every vape I have received via fedex has stopped in pheonix or Atlanta or New York for about a week, sometimes it just takes a while for the package to make it through the hub.

    If it was cleaned I wouldn't really worry about legal issues, you should be good. If it does end up missing the most likely scenario would be an employee recognized the smell and decided to take it for them self. I'm not saying there are no possible problems, but if I were in the situation I would not be worried.
     
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  3. caseball2051

    caseball2051 Well-Known Member

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    former fedex employee...

    each time a package is loaded onto a truck it is scanned by a handler. its possible for packages to get missed, it happens sometimes.

    i woudlnt worry much. this is a funky time of year and i dont know how the potential dock strikes effect fedex bt they might be trying to get more done than they can because of that factor as well.
     
  4. Eljefemoe

    Eljefemoe New Member

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    Thanks, I'm keeping my fingers crossed here. I know I shouldn't be worried, but I really don't want to get into any trouble over this. The tracking number still says its scheduled for delivery on jan 3, so I will just try to be patient.
     
  5. GR

    GR Well-Known Member

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    I have a ground package in a fed ex hub since Saturday , the package was shipped on Thursday from about 20 miles away, it has visited 3 facilities and should be here Wednesdays, don't stress, just business as usual.
     
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  6. max

    max Bingo Coordinator Staff Member

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    Many, many used vapes have been shipped via UPS, FEDX, USPS, whatever, and I've never seen a report of one being seized due to residue. You should always give a vape a good cleaning before shipping, seal it up in plastic if possible, then just don't worry about it.
     
  7. thesoloman

    thesoloman Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree with max's post!
    I TOTALLY FUCKED THE FORMAT OF THE ABOVE MATERIAL BUT THE STUPID QUOTE THING IS MIXING MY QORDS IN WITH WHAT I WAS TRYING TO QUOTE
     
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  8. harmudge

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    I agree with that.
    I have done a bit of work for Fed-Ex in the past...I was the guy they used to call in to deliver all the pakages that had went astray and never made it onto one of their vans...and somedays it would be quite a few.
     
  9. undertheshade

    undertheshade New Member

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    I can totally see why you're paranoid, but seriously, the odds that someone would recognize the slight smell of vaped weed through a package, then open it, then go through the trouble of taking legal action against you, and then having that actually happen...I mean there's just no way. Just hang out for a bit, I'm sure it'll come. :)
     
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  10. Eljefemoe

    Eljefemoe New Member

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys. I'm not totally freaked out, but just hoping this doesn't turn into some ordeal.

    As of this morning the tracking # still hasn't updated since 12/27. But it does say it will arrive in 2 days.
     
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  11. Eljefemoe

    Eljefemoe New Member

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    So, just to keep the thread going, there is still no update to the tracking number as of today (1/2). It was last scanned entering Phoenix on 12/27. So it's been 6 days (or 3 business days) since updating.

    It still lists tomorrow (1/3) as the delivery date. Keep your fingers crossed for me tomorrow. I'll keep the thread up to date.
     
  12. Eljefemoe

    Eljefemoe New Member

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    Well, you guys were right. They must have just missed scanning it, the pax showed up today! I've even already made use of it since this afternoon. Thanks for everyone's support.
     
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  13. undertheshade

    undertheshade New Member

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    Congrats! Enjoy the Pax.
     
  14. GOATPUSSY

    GOATPUSSY Well-Known Member

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    Yay! Party time.
     
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