UPS delivery

MSC offers UPS red. The UPS web site does not have "red" anymore. On
the "Next day air" it has this:
Delivery Commitment Next business day delivery by 10:30 a.m.,
12:00 noon, or end of day, depending on destination
End of day??? hell that's midnight!
No further explanation, so how does one know if it's 10:30AM, Noon or
midnight?
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Randy
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For UPS end of day is supposed to be 7PM , here in central florida 99% of the time our MSC Red orders are here by 10:30.
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It's a route decision. UPS, like most delivery companies, runs more-or- less "fixed" routes.
If your UPS guy gets there in the morning, then usually, you'll get it in the morning.
Lately (and for the last six weeks) our UPS truck gets here between 7:30pm and 10pm.
If they cannot drop it off, you'll get an "attempted delivery notice", which you don't want.
LLoyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
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That depends upon where you are. I'm out in cattle country in central Florida. Our factory gets UPS next-day by 3pm. At home, I'm 10 miles away, and get stuff as late as 10pm.
FedEx delivers to the factory by 10:30am, and to my house by 2pm.
It just depends upon their established route.
LLoyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
Randy - Very simple answer - "End of Day" means with your regular UPS Ground shipment (except for during the holidays when all bets are off).
Or you can call UPS and ask them for a cost, time and transit quotation and they will tell you when it is guaranteed for - presuming you don't have a UPS account to work those up from your own end.
1-800-PICK-UPS, then press 0#0#0#0# and you'll get a live person almost immediately.
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Joe AutoDrill
UPS delivers commercial first. If you have a business at your home its considered residential unless your business has its own separate driveway and address. No kidding. Commercial is almost always delivered by 5, and then residential gets it whenever they get to it.

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Bob La Londe
As others have said, that's the end of the UPS delivery day.
What I'd like to add is that MSC is right at the top of my list of companies I like to do business with, due to speedy delivery. It helps that I'm in Indianapolis, and they have a distribution center in Elkhart IN, about 140 miles north of here -- but I think I've *always* gotten next-day delivery, even when I pay only for standard shipment. The best was placing an order online at 10:30 pm, and having it arrive on my doorstop at 4 the next afternoon.
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MSC IS good about that, but so is McMaster-Carr. They're both covering the same territories, and most of their lines overlap; but not all.
There are things each carries that the other does not. It would be wise to strike up a relationship with both companies.
Lloyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
Except that the M-C website is great and MSC's sucks, big time. Bob
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Bob Engelhardt
I have a commercial business, in what was an on brewery stable, not far from downtown Allentown PA. However this puts me in the middle of a residential route and I've had ups notices on my door with the time marked as late as 8 PM. Does not do me much good when I close at 4:30PM. but I guess some big wig at UPS is still patting himself on the back for making it by "end of day" Too bad it's their day not mine.
Now McMaster Carr, if I order by 10AM I get it same day by way of "Same day Lighting" delivery.
As far as the MSC web site, it's gone from a ZERO to a 1. Still a LONG way to go.
I dare anyone here to find a boring bar for indexable inserts on the MSC site.
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We're far SW KS (also serious cattle country; feedyard just east of us is 27000 head :) ) but there's no "established route" -- they deliver on GIS-based shortest route since it's miles between addresses and irregular deliveries. I've never had anything delivered after mid- to late afternoon, though; it'll be next day. Of course, the local deliveries start their day in the nearest distribution center 60 miles north and there's a very small contract sub-center here in town that the drop trailers at for the deliveries that head on down into OK/TX panhandles, nw NM, se CO, etc., ...
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dpb
Just did, stuck in "indexable insert boring bar", got about 2000 hits, not enough detail from your search criteria to go farther. Right- hand, left-hand, which insert types, etc. Or you can look at a pdf of a catalog page, thumb through the virtual catalog. It's not THAT bad unless you're just used to thumbing through a big bound paper pile. I can usually find what I need in about 30 seconds. You DO have to know what you're searching for or you get swamped, they've got that much stuff cataloged. Stan
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That's just the point. The McMaster on-line system lets you almost instantly zero in on what you want, by offering categories and qualifications to narrow your search in just a few clicks.
On the MSC site, anything you do presents you with a monstrous list you have to twiddle through one-at-a-time to find the subject item.
Lloyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
WOW.
Silly me I just put in boring bar and though I could narrow it down from there.
Now start at the home page, click on "indexable cutting tools" on the left. Guess what NO boring bar option.
If you put in your search you get an "indexable boring bar" option.
WOW again.
Home page again. bottom of list on left. click on "turning and boring" no option for indexable. Remove 333 to reply. Randy
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Randy333
Paid for NEXT DAY (RED), got it by 10:30. Good insurance, ran all day without breaking an insert so I never needed the package anyway.
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