Also that box is too damaged for me to use it I'll need to use the box of the new one to send it back. That is if UPS doesn't trash that one 2
That is a shame. I have to say that we get excellent service from UPS in this area. It is generally FedEx if there is the odd problem here.
I still wonder if there is a weather element here. The weather has been atrocious in the Midwest this winter. We have had storm, after storm and the snow banks are still feet high.
We went to Grand Forks this last week end, and that trip was delayed by a week as the Interstates were closed the weekend before. In the way out there were icy stretches, and cars in the ditch everywhere. On I29 from Fargo to Grand Forks, the ditches were not only full of snow, but most of the way, the banks feet high above the road, and at times six or more feet high. On that stretch there were nine cars in the ditch and a semi upside down in a ditch, totally wrecked. Temps in Grand Forks were close to 0F. I29 was closed the day before we travelled.
I know this speaker went airfreight, but not all the journey would be by air.
This bad weather has been widespread from California, across the whole Midwest, and in recent weeks the North East. I would be surprised if weather in not a factor in this.
Now we are getting ready for the floods, when all this melts. It will be bad in Fargo, and probably to Winnipeg.
There was a snow pack of around 120" un the Mississippi headwaters, and they are getting around another 20 inches tonight. The last flood outlook was awful and the next will be issued Thursday. There will be a severe Mississippi and St Croix river flood from St. Paul to Missouri for sure. Stillwater on the St. Croix is already at action stations with their preparations.