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How fast does Blackstone usually process results? #4608109
12/19/17 11:37 AM
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tech230 Offline OP
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Blackstone got my oil sample yesterday at 2:00pm according to the Fedex tracking number. Just wondering how long it usually takes before they email the results & charge my credit card?

Re: How fast does Blackstone usually process results? [Re: tech230] #4608112
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In my recent experience, it has been 3-5 business days after receiving your sample.


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Re: How fast does Blackstone usually process results? [Re: tech230] #4608113
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tech230 Offline OP
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I sent the oil sample through Fedex, because Iíve heard stories on here of USPS taking 2-3 weeks to deliver if you send the sample through them.

Re: How fast does Blackstone usually process results? [Re: tech230] #4608115
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For me it has varied, I guess depending on how busy they are. I'd say 1-3 weeks min to max. Usually more like a week and a half. Of course if you authorize them to e-mail results, its the fastest.


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Re: How fast does Blackstone usually process results? [Re: tech230] #4608127
12/19/17 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted By: tech230
I sent the oil sample through Fedex, because Iíve heard stories on here of USPS taking 2-3 weeks to deliver if you send the sample through them.


The USPS is quick if sample container is in a box or padded envelope. Takes months if you just put a stamp on the sample container.


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Re: How fast does Blackstone usually process results? [Re: Donald] #4608135
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tech230 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Originally Posted By: tech230
I sent the oil sample through Fedex, because Iíve heard stories on here of USPS taking 2-3 weeks to deliver if you send the sample through them.


The USPS is quick if sample container is in a box or padded envelope. Takes months if you just put a stamp on the sample container.


Good to know. Blackstone has prepaid USPS labels on the containers now, but I still wonít ship just the container without a box. Iíve read on here about them getting lost, damaged, or taking a whole month to get delivered. Fedex didnít even care when I told them it was a oil sample & they only charged me around $6.00 to ship it in a small box. Had a box laying around that one of my eBay Fram Ultra oil filters came in. Just the right size.

Re: How fast does Blackstone usually process results? [Re: tech230] #4608171
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I just sent one in during November. Blackstone told me they mailed it, I never got it. So I called two weeks later, told them I didn't get the results,and it still took them 3 more days to email me the results. Looks like they may be getting very busy and are having a difficult time keeping up. I don't know this for sure, but the other times I sent in a specimen were very fast. Results within 5 days.

Re: How fast does Blackstone usually process results? [Re: tech230] #4608373
12/19/17 03:48 PM
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Always same day for me. Excluding weekends or holidays! They are great, but the U.S.P.S. is the problem in my area. Two week delivery time. I get packages from China in two weeks.




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Re: How fast does Blackstone usually process results? [Re: tech230] #4608384
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I get USPS tracking and align that wilth phone calls/emails to put the pressure on them a little bit. Squeaky wheel gets the grease. But seems to take a few days esp around the weekends.

Re: How fast does Blackstone usually process results? [Re: The Critic] #4608558
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
In my recent experience, it has been 3-5 business days after receiving your sample.


My experience as well, just depends on how busy they are.

I have had a couple times when I could pull the results in the online account before I got the e-mail. It also has the advantage of being able to pull the personal info out automatically if you intend to post it.

They got one of mine yesterday morning that had been in the mail for over a month, but if you stick one of more in a priority mail flat rate envelope they will get it much faster.


Robert
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Re: How fast does Blackstone usually process results? [Re: tech230] #4608750
12/19/17 09:32 PM
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I sampled and sent on Dec 9 and got my results today. USPS First Class in the sample container.


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