Re: [messengers] The Courier Triathlon

Date: 24 Nov 2010 14:24:59 +0100
From: Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx>


I'm sure you guys could have done everything perfectly too, but then she
would not have wanted to pay $500 for the service.

Corey the Courier


On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Dan Gordon <one4theroad@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> They called us. Im pretty sure we gave some outrageous price quote and
> delivery time cuz we thought it was a joke and also cuz fuck that.
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> --- messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
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> From: Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: Messenger list <messengers@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [messengers] The Courier Triathlon
> Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 06:21:48 -0800 (PST)
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> The Courier Triathlon
> Testing the mettle of three delivery services.
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> By Janelle Zara
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> New York Magazine, November 21, 2010
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> The Challenge: Bring us two goldfish in a glass bowl, a bacon cheeseburger
> from Peter Luger Steakhouse, and a 24- pack of toilet paper, as soon as
> humanly possible.
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> No. 1: Clementine Courier
> 917-681-3936; clementinecourier.com
> Cost: $123.74 (including cost of goods and service charges for fragile and
> oversize items)
> Time: 1 hr. 20 min.
> Result: The bike courier brought us two fish (including care instructions
> from the pet store) and two twelve-packs of toilet paper faster than anyone.
> They didn’t get to Luger in time for the lunch-only burger, but arrived with
> a small steak instead.
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> No. 2: Direct Rush
> 800-980-7874; directrush.com
> Cost: $193.84 (including a $150 service fee and $15-per-half-hour charge
> for the wait time at Peter Luger)
> Time: 2 hrs. 50 min.
> Result: Slow and expensive, but we can’t fault their eye for a good
> bargain. They got the nice double-quilted toilet paper on sale and the
> goldfish from an off-brand pet shop for $.17. The burger was warm and the
> cheese melted, but the fries were soggy, and most egregious, they forgot the
> Luger sauce.
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> No. 3 Elite Couriers
> 212-696-4000; newyorksbestkeptsecret.com
> Cost: $264.98 (including hefty wait fees at Petco and Kmart)
> Time: 2 hrs. 10 min.
> Result: We’re still chagrined that our guy had to wait twenty minutes at a
> pet store at 1 p.m. on a Thursday. He showed up with the toilet paper but
> only one goldfish, and then twenty minutes later a colleague arrived with a
> cold burger and soggy fries. Elite knocked $10 off our bill after we called
> to complain.
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