No sign of oil sample at Blackstone :(

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As a Canadian I have mailed off oil samples to BS for over a decade without incident. In the beginning it wasnt unusual for me to draw two samples...just in case. But for the latest mailed bottle (M1 ESP 0W30), it has been almost 2 weeks and nothing frown. I made contact with BS and the sample has not been logged in in their system frown. Anyone had their mailed in sample go AWOL? Fingers crossed.
 
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Took three weeks recently to get a report back. Sample was sent USPS and didn't arrive according to them until about day 20 after being sent.
 
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Originally Posted by 21Rouge
As a Canadian I have mailed off oil samples to BS for over a decade without incident. In the beginning it wasnt unusual for me to draw two samples...just in case. But for the latest mailed bottle (M1 ESP 0W30), it has been almost 2 weeks and nothing frown. I made contact with BS and the sample has not been logged in in their system frown. Anyone had their mailed in sample go AWOL? Fingers crossed.
My last UOA took 3 1/2 weeks.
 
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Kinda funny....Polaris sort of scolds me if the sampled on date and the sample received date are more than 5 days apart. Never had them take more than 24 hours to do a sample either. I UPS (Ground) our samples in. Any delay is usually me not sending them promptly. To the OP..if you are in Ontario, WearChek is a really good lab in the GTA and if you aren't super picky about accurate results there is Toromont CAT. Otherwise a quick trip over the Border to send, if you're close, is the deal.
 
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My M1 ESP was received at the lab October 10th and I got the results yesterday. Took longer than usual, maybe they are very busy?
 
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My last sample took 17 says from NJ to reach them, thanks USPS! They received it on 10/10 according to USPS tracking and I got the report this past Thurs, 10/17, late in the day. Whimsey
 
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My last two UOAs took a little over 3 weeks from the day I mailed it, to the day I got the report. The first one got lost in the mail for a week or so (according to tracking), but the second one was delivered on time, just that Blackstone sat on it for 2-1/2 weeks before running it. I will likely look for another lab next time. I'm not in any particular hurry to get results, but 3 weeks is a little over the top.
 
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I dropped a sample off at the post office on 10/3 and the report arrived 10/17. I've done about 6-7 UOA with Blackstone in the last year and all have taken about 8-9 days to deliver and another 5 days to get the report.
 
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I have sent a total of five samples to Blackstone Labs. It seens USPS takes longer to deliver each time. Last sample was about 14 days per their tracking to reach them.
 
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[Linked Image] it took only 4 days from Greece to Fort Wayne and another 4 days from Fort Wayne to who knows... What the heck is next facility? I was starting to worry until I saw this thread.
 
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Originally Posted by PiperOne
... Otherwise a quick trip over the Border to send, if you're close, is the deal.
not really... Ft Wayne is a 1 hour drive from me... my last sample was over 3 weeks in transit(usps)
 
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USPS does a good job of delivering postcards, business letters and bubble-wrap envelopes... when it comes to square-shaped plastic bottles, I think it makes their heads explode.
 

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I think the USPS 'delays' oil samples mailed in the sample bottle on purpose. I would disguise it by putting the bottle in a box......seriously.
 
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Originally Posted by PiperOne
To the OP..if you are in Ontario, WearChek is a really good lab in the GTA and if you aren't super picky about accurate results there is Toromont CAT..
Yes I have used both. By chance I had a couple of prepaids for BS and once I used those up I decided to keep with BS as I intended to do multiple consecutive UOAs for our Golf R. And so for consistency I have kept with BS.
 
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Originally Posted by donnyj08
I had a sample arrive there on Monday of this week (confirmed by ups tracking)
I have declined to pay for tracking for a long time.
 
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