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01/05/2022 08:03PM  
Has anyone seen their winter issue of the BWJ ?
 
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tumblehome
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01/05/2022 08:36PM  
Not me. The USPS is not what it used to be.
Tom
 
01/05/2022 10:08PM  
I was wondering the same.
 
mgraber
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01/06/2022 12:04AM  
Nope.
 
01/06/2022 06:19AM  
Nope. I was wondering if my prescription had run out because it’s never been this late.
 
01/06/2022 07:49AM  
DeanL: "Has anyone seen their winter issue of the BWJ ? "
Crickets from BWJ.
 
Loony_canoe
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01/06/2022 08:08AM  
No,

I have not gotten mine yet. :(
 
01/06/2022 08:59AM  
A friend who writes for the BWJ said Stu told him they were shipped before Christmas.
 
tumblehome
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01/06/2022 09:46AM  
Friend sent me a package USPS priority mail from Minneapolis to Duluth. It went to Phoenix and sat there for three weeks. Then it went back to Minneapolis and then to Duluth.

My BWJ might be there now too. Who knows.
Anyone have some whacky USPS stories?
 
PuffinGin
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01/06/2022 10:12AM  
tumblehome: "Friend sent me a package USPS priority mail from Minneapolis to Duluth. It went to Phoenix and sat there for three weeks. Then it went back to Minneapolis and then to Duluth. ...."

Crazy! I hope your package enjoyed it's vacation in warmer climate. Must be the new USPS "Snowbird special."
 
LittoralZone
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01/09/2022 02:31PM  
airmorse: "I was wondering the same."
+1
 
andym
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01/09/2022 04:19PM  
I’ll have to look for my issue. I may also have forgotten to renew.

We’ve been pretty lucky with the USPS this year. We probably shipped 40 packages and, including 7 internationally, only one had a problem. I need to check if it got thorough.

My problem was an order coming by UPS. The tracking said it was in my area and would be delivered the next day. I live near San Francisco. A couple of days later it was scanned in Baltimore. And then the trail went dead. Fortunately for me, the manufacturer sent me a new unit.
 
preacherdave
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01/09/2022 04:44PM  
Haven’t received mine yet but I was in a book store in Terre Haute and found one there. Thought it was odd it was there before I got mine. I was surprised to open it to the content page and see it contained an article I had written.
Pleasant surprise
 
01/09/2022 04:58PM  
Let my subscription run out this year and I'm a BWJ OG.
 
01/09/2022 07:47PM  
andym: "I’ll have to look for my issue. I may also have forgotten to renew.


We’ve been pretty lucky with the USPS this year. We probably shipped 40 packages and, including 7 internationally, only one had a problem. I need to check if it got thorough.


My problem was an order coming by UPS. The tracking said it was in my area and would be delivered the next day. I live near San Francisco. A couple of days later it was scanned in Baltimore. And then the trail went dead. Fortunately for me, the manufacturer sent me a new unit. "


My opinion and speed of USPS is at least a 9. Very reliable-fast and much cheaper than UPS on packages.
 
01/09/2022 11:46PM  
andym: "I’ll have to look for my issue. I may also have forgotten to renew.


We’ve been pretty lucky with the USPS this year. We probably shipped 40 packages and, including 7 internationally, only one had a problem. I need to check if it got thorough.


My problem was an order coming by UPS. The tracking said it was in my area and would be delivered the next day. I live near San Francisco. A couple of days later it was scanned in Baltimore. And then the trail went dead. Fortunately for me, the manufacturer sent me a new unit. "


I am glad your experience is better than mine. FedEx often farms out the final delivery to the USPS and it always adds at least a week to delivery…IF I actually get the package. It’s bad enough I switch any FedEx delivery to me picking it up at a facility instead and that is really inconvenient.

T
 
01/10/2022 10:21AM  
Has anyone tried to contact them?
 
01/10/2022 05:54PM  
airmorse: "Has anyone tried to contact them?"

Typically the BWJ is a gradual release. The first issues were probably sent out around 12/21. I am not sure when they totally finish sending issues out but I seem to remember up to a month after the first issues went out.

With COVID cases higher causing unprecedented numbers of people to call in sick it has made the USPS slower than even usual. I don’t think it is weird people haven’t gotten theirs yet. I wouldn’t worry until February IMHO.

Easy for me to say I got mine 2 weeks ago :) But I have also been on the last to be sent out and it has taken close to a month later compared to others.

T
 
Jackfish
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01/10/2022 08:10PM  
airmorse: "Has anyone tried to contact them?"
I emailed them this morning, but have not received a reply as yet.
 
alpinebrule
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01/13/2022 08:50PM  
Mine just arrived in the Twin Cities, MN. USPS must be using dog sleds.
 
01/14/2022 08:54AM  
Still a no in Denver. Emailed last week, no response yet.
 
01/14/2022 09:09AM  
Still a no here as well. My sister tells me that her mail delivery is down to 3 times per week. But this is Indiana where everything sucks and because we live in Indiana the suck factor is multiplied by 11x.
 
smoke11
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01/14/2022 10:40AM  
No in Western NC for me anyway.
 
preacherdave
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01/14/2022 11:02AM  
Called them yesterday. Post office problem it seems. Sent to the wrong one or sat in an office for several weeks. Think they are moving again
 
Mocha
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01/14/2022 12:08PM  
got mine at the grocery store. i dont' have a subscription.

it is a great issue this quarter!!!
 
PJ
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01/14/2022 03:13PM  
Got mine yesterday.
 
dustytrail
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01/14/2022 05:22PM  
Came today
 
01/14/2022 05:28PM  
I just got mine today.
 
tumblehome
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01/14/2022 06:47PM  
Got mine today.
 
01/14/2022 06:49PM  
It showed up in the Brainerd stores today.
 
01/14/2022 07:07PM  
Got it in today's mail.
 
01/14/2022 09:19PM  
Got mine today as well.
 
mike13
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01/15/2022 07:53AM  
Got mine in the mail yesterday. Very excited to try this new technique...
 
HowardSprague
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01/15/2022 07:57AM  
Got mine yesterday, 1/14!
 
01/15/2022 12:55PM  
mike13: "Got mine in the mail yesterday. Very excited to try this new technique... "

We (in western NC) got our Winter 2021 BWJ in today's mail. Wow, the cover shot and first few photos make me cold! We've used the 'gnarly slog' technique in a few Quetico streams--try it!

TZ
 
tumblehome
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01/15/2022 04:23PM  
mike13: "Got mine in the mail yesterday. Very excited to try this new technique... "
You know it’s winter when people are excited for this sort of stuff! :)
 
01/15/2022 07:46PM  
Received mine today.
 
01/16/2022 11:11AM  
Mine arrived yesterday.
 
01/18/2022 01:35PM  
The BWJ arrived today in South central Michigan.
 
JATFOMike
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01/18/2022 02:05PM  
Got mine today!

Mike
 
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