My mechanic did the right thing. He called me as soon as he realised the balance belt wasn’t the right one for the 968.
I did the right thing. I called a parts place in Melbourne and ordered another one, post haste, because I need the car this weekend for a drive day with some friends.
The parts guy tells me he did the right thing. He says he posted the belt via Express Post, which is Australia Post’s overnight service. Please note that Melbourne is the closest mainland city to Tasmania – one hour by air – so it’s not like the part was coming halfway around the world.
The part was ordered on Wednesday.
It’s 2pm on Friday as I write this and the parts guy tells me that the tracking code doesn’t even show up as a job on Australia Post’s computer.
WHERE’S MY DAMN PART????
Consider this as another downward aspect of the Porsche owning experience. I know it’s not the car’s fault, but why does everything associated with it have to be so damn hard, and so damn expensive?
Porsche Australia wanted $330 for this belt. FOR A BELT!!!!
I ended up getting it for the bargain price of $150.
Plus postage, of course.
I can only hope the belt works better than the postage does.
UPDATE: Australia Post can’t find the parcel in their system. It most likely wasn’t scanned when they picked it up. Providing it’s not completely lost, it may still arrive this afternoon, or Monday, or…..
UPDATE II: The guy from Australia Post tells me they don’t always scan the bar code when they pick parcels up. The priority when it’s Express Post is to get it on the plane.
What’s the bloody point of having a bar code on the parcel if no-one scans the thing?!?!?! Does it take so bloody long to scan a bar code that it’s going to cause the parcel to miss the plane???
Now they have no parcel logged in their system and I have no idea when it’s going to arrive.