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TSS Radio Shipping Times

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
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People often ask us at TSS-Radio.com how long it will take for an order to arrive. Since we offer several different shipping options the answer to that question depends on which option you choose. Here are the shipping options we offer and the general shipping time frames.

TSS-Radio Free Shipping (any purchase over $70 qualifies for free shipping)

Free shipping ships out from Chicago via UPS Ground. UPS Ground can take anywhere from 1-5 business days depending on where you are located within the United States. Check out the UPS service map below.

We also offer UPS expedited shipping options. We offer Next Business Day Air, 2nd Business Day Air, and 3rd Day Select. UPS does not offer weekend delivery, so please factor in lag time if ordering late in the week.

USPS Postal Priority Mail

Our most common shipping option is USPS Postal Priority Mail. Priority Mail generally takes 2-3 business days, but can often be a few days longer depending on where you are located or during heavy volume times of year. Postal Priority is an affordable, quick option for small items. Postal Priority also ships out Monday-Saturday, so if you are ordering late in the week, it is a quicker option in many cases.

UPS Mail Innovations

UPS Mail Innovations is a hybrid service between UPS and the United States Postal Service. Packages shipped by Mail Innovations leave TSS-Radio via UPS, travel to a nearby location to the destination address, and are transferred to/delivered by the Post Office. Although this option is very inexpensive, it also has the longest wait time. Packages shipped by Mail Innovations generally take 7-10 business days to arrive, but can take up to 2 weeks depending on your location. Mail Innovations is a great, inexpensive option for customers who want to pay the least amount possible for shipping but who are not in a hurry to receive their item.

Canadian Shipping Options

We offer a few different shipping options to our Canadian customers. The quickest option is UPS Worldwide Expedited. Worldwide Expedited packages generally only take about 2-3 business days to arrive. We also offer options from the United States Postal Service. Express Mail International typically takes 3-5 business days where as Priority Mail International can often take 2-3 weeks.

General Shipping Policies

  • Most orders placed before 5PM Central Time Monday – Friday will ship out from our Chicago warehouse the same day.
  • USPS Priority Mail orders placed after 5PM on Friday will often leave the warehouse Saturday.
  • UPS does NOT pick up or deliver on Saturdays/Sundays. If you are ordering late in the week, USPS may be a quicker option
  • UPS Next Day Air orders placed on Fridays will arrive the following Monday.
  • UPS 2nd Day Air orders placed on Thursdays will also arrive the following Monday.
  • UPS 3rd Day Select orders placed on Wednesdays will, again, arrive the following Monday.
  • Canadian orders are subject to Canadian import taxes and fees. These are charged upon delivery and are NOT included in the shipping charges you pay to TSS-Radio.com
  • TSS-Radio will NOT mark any Canadian package as a gift to avoid tariffs.

If you have questions regarding when your order will ship out, estimated delivery times, special requests, or any other questions please contact us at sales@tss-radio.com or call 773.772.4340.

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What happens when a product is out-of-stock?

Thursday, August 7th, 2008
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When you see an out-of-stock message on our website, there are a couple of reasons that it is unavailable.

 

Reason 1. Items are just temporarily out-of-stock. This means that the manufacturer or distributor has not received a shipment or that we ordered too few and sold out. Using the Link below the out-of-stock message on the product page, “Click Here to Join the Notification List“, is a great way to be notified when a product is received, same day!

Reason 2. In some cases items have been discontinued but we are in the process of trying to find them from another source. In rare instances, we may receive a small batch or refurbished items, in which case getting on the Notify List by clicking the blue link on the product page is the best way to be notified if we get them in. In some cases also we put a link in the description to a product that may act as a replacement.

In any case get on the Notify List or Call/Email and ask to be placed on the Notify List. This is the only way you can be updated on the status of a product or given a replacement suggestion.

These are the two main reasons that you might see . But we do always ask that if you have any questions about the status of a certain product to call us at 312-846-6606 or email us at sales@tss-radio. We will be glad to give you the status or time frame if available.

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The often overlooked SIRIUS Stratus

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
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The Sirius Status has been the workhorse of the Sirius line-up since its creation.

 

It gives you the most basic of features, but with an outstanding service record and a extremely low return rate. The SIRIUS Stratus has been the economy-level Sirius Satellite Radio receiver and has proved itself with SIRIUS radio veterans. It has the most basic of features of all the SIRIUS radios out there and keeps you listening without any frills, long after the more complex devices become in need of service or repair. This isn’t to say the other radios are poorly made, I am just saying the tried and true SIRIUS Stratus holds up very well under conditions other electronics would not. Maybe call the Stratus the Ugly Duckling of SIRIUS radios or the lumberjack-quality radio, being of tough,but simple design. Whatever you call the Stratus Radios be sure that you consider them in situations you would not want to put a Stiletto or Sportster 5 (ie. a boat or snowmobile).

 

Also be looking out for the New Stratus 6 and Starmate 8 coming soon……….

 

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Chat Live with TOM TAYLOR from TSS-Radio

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
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Wednesdays

9pm-10pm on the East Coast

8pm-10pm for us Midwesterners

7pm-8pm for the Mountain Dwellers

and 6pm-7pm for West Coast

 

If you have not been present for the show now is a great time to see what you’ve been missing.

 

The show will give you a chance to ask questions about your SIRIUS setup and get live video/audio help from the best in the business, TOM TAYLOR. This show is a great way to get a weekly lesson on SIRIUS and have a live forum to speak to the professionals.

 

Don’t miss out! Every Wednesday: same time, same place!

Click here and bookmark this link: SYNDICATERADIO.TV

 


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Great SIRIUS XM Accessories

Monday, July 14th, 2008
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If you have SIRIUS satellite radio and have a Plug and Play or Dock and Play unit, here are a few accessories and tips that will help you get the most out of your SIRIUS receiver!

First Protecting your SIRIUS Receiver:

There are several ways and products around that will help you get a long life out of your unit.

A Plug and Play carrying case

sirius carry case

 

Many people who have SIRIUS forget about this little beauty. This case can hold almost any SIRIUS receiver and keeps it from the wind,rain, and unfortunate drops on the pavement. This unit has a soft interior lining and a belt clip. It’s heavy-duty design is made to help the transfer from home to car and back again so smoothly. If you have SIRIUS you need this, and at $9.99 ,its a worthy investment for your precious SIRIUS receiver.

The Static Reliever

This is a must have. No questions asked. This will relieve that annoying FM static on your car radio. This semi-permanent product can be taken from one car to the next. Some cars need an extra FM Antenna Adapter that can be found here. This little baby is good but if you are looking for something with CD quality sound check out our line of Aux-Input adapters.( see here for some install help and guides HERE)

 

A Clean Custom-look

A Vehicle Specific Mount AKA a VSM is a great way to mount your SIRIUS satellite radio without having to use a suction cup or adhesive. These mounts require only simple hand tools and NO drilling of the dash. They install right onto a bolt or screw that the factory already placed. Mostly it requires just lifting on a dash piece and bolting this bracket on and replacing the dash piece. When used with a swivel found here, these can be angled to be seen from every seat in the car, truck, or Semi-Rig.

 

With all products that are out there finding one or two ,that will keep your SIRIUS satellite radio safe and sound, is easy and affordable. If you have any questions about your SIRIUS radio you can always email me at sales@tss-radio.com

Thanks

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SIRIUS for your Motorcycle

Monday, July 7th, 2008
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Motorcycles and SIRIUS Satellite Radio are a match made in heaven. The ability to listen to a channel you love, without ever changing the station, from coast to coast is priceless. Never having to change the frequency,from town to town, means more time enjoying the ride.

There are a few different ways to put SIRIUS on your bike. I will explain the different ways from the simplest to the most custom.

The Simplest way #1

Install level= Easy

Using a universal motorcycle mount kit with a plug and play radio, this way would give you a handlebar mounted SIRIUS radio that would need to be connect to a set of speakers or headphones.

It would look a little like this:

 

The Next Hardest Way

Install Level= Medium

This is a step higher on the custom look chart. This way is to use a custom SIRIUS mount that uses the left clutch or right brake assembly to hold the bracket for your SIRIUS. These are available for most bikes like Honda, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha.

It would look a little like this:

 The Hardest Way

Install Level= Hard

The reason I put this as hardest is because it requires a aftermarket stereo built-into your motorcycle. Anything along the Panasonic, Alpine, Pioneer, or Sony lines. This is the best way to get SIRIUS on your bike. It would require the installation of a SIRIUS  in-dash connect kit found here: In dash sirius. These kit would connect audio directly and give you a full in dash Custom look.

Well I hope that this small guide can shed some light on the wide world of SIRIUS on a motorcycle and can maybe help you decide with route you want to go with. Thanks.

We now have XM Motorcycle Kits too!

Any questions or comment email:
Josh@TSS-Radio.com

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Where do you get SIRIUS Signal?

Friday, June 27th, 2008
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 We want to know where you get SIRIUS Service!

 We get many different reports from people from all the way down in Belize to fisherman in the Atlantic that get SIRIUS signal. So we want to know where do you get service?

We’ll make it a contest, send us a photo of your SIRIUS setup and the general area you live in and we’ll send you some TSS gear. We’re going on the honor system because we trust you!

 Submissions with pictures would be greatly appreciated as we are curious of everyone setup. Anyone who sends in a Picture and the area they get SIRIUS, will receive TSS Gear. We have some good stuff so hurry, the first submissions will get the best stuff.

So if you’d like to submit your SIRIUS setup and location here is the link. Email Sales@TSS-Radio.com

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A Stiletto Buyers Guide

Monday, June 2nd, 2008
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So you’re thinking of buying a Stiletto or have already bought one. What accessories or tips do you need to get the most out of your Stiletto?

With this guide I will show you a few products and tips to help you get the most out of your investment.

First I will address the folks who have not yet purchased a Stiletto, so if you already have one please feel free to skip this section. Ok, you’re most likely looking at Stiletto’s because the are new, portable, and incredibly enjoyable, but being as there are technically three Stilettos it can be confusing as to which one is right for you.

First off we’ll look at the Stiletto 10. This unit was developed as a base model portable live Sirius radio. It has an internal memory of 10 hours and is not expandable with a memory card. The Stiletto 10 (SL10) does not support WiFi. It has been discontinued.

The Stiletto 100: Physically identical to the Stiletto 10, but offers more features including Up to 100 hours of storage (2 GB),Schedule up to 6 hour blocks of recording from SIRIUS’ Commercial Free Content,and SIRIUS Replay™—Pause, rewind and replay 44 minutes of live radio. It does have WiFi built in, with the WiFi feature, you will be able to listen SIRIUS inside any building were there is an accessible WiFi connection.

The Stiletto 2: Brand new and sleek looking the SL2 is a fan favorite. It brings all the features of the SL100 plus the ability to use a Micro-SD memory card and use both B and G WiFi. This unit is slightly small and different color, and has an internal battery rather than an external battery like the SL10/Sl100. The SL2 uses the same internal interface menus as the SL10/Sl100. It however does not use the same docks and cradles as the SL10/Sl100. If you are upgrading from the Stiletto 10/100 to the Stiletto 2 you can use the power and antenna cables from the previous car/home kit and just use the Stiletto 2 car dock or Stiletto 2 home dock.

Ok, so you have your Stiletto, now here are a few suggestions to help you protect, customize,and enhance you new toy.

Stiletto Cases:There are many cases out there for your Stiletto, Leather cases,  ruggedized cases, and Neoprene cases to name a few. Choosing one is a personal choice, based on intended use. If you’re a runner, a stiletto armband case is perfect. If you’re a professional, a sleek stiletto leather case touches your Stiletto off nicely, and for you construction workers, a stiletto ruggedized case will protect it from any accidental drops or bumps.

 

Stiletto Headphones: The Stiletto does come with a set of Antenna Headphones, but if you get the SL10/Sl100 you may want to upgrade to the Stiletto 2 Antenna Headphones, which are made by Altec Lansing, padded and comfortable. Also Stiletto come with standard SIRIUS earbud headphones which DO NOT have an antenna built inside.

With Stiletto you can use a variety of aftermarket earbuds to get the best quality sound from you Stiletto.  We have a variety of headphone that can be found HERE

If you have a Stiletto 2 this is a feature exclusive to you. Adding a MicroSD card will let you store more of your own mp3 music files to play at your leisure.   We’d recommend the 8gb Kingston Flash Memory Card

 Stiletto Screen Protectors: You just made a SIRIUS investment( no pun intended) and you want to keep it nice and clean and free of scratches, I suggest the Sirius Stiletto 2 Screen Shield for Stiletto 2 and Sirius Stiletto 100/10 Screen Shield for Stiletto 10/100 these are applied like standard car window tint and are designed to protect you stiletto screen from any unwanted scratches and nicks.

TIPS and TRICKS for Stilettos:
Tips for both SL100/Sl2:

  • Use a Screen shield, please, you will thank me after the first time you accidentally put your Stiletto in the same pocket as your car keys, I’ve done it :(
  • Fully Shutdown the Stiletto before you remove the battery.
  • Shut down often, especially at night if not in use.
  • Update often, use the USB cable and connect it up to your computer or alternatively connect it to WiFi.
  • When 80% of internal memory is used, the Stiletto may start to glitch. The easiest fix is to clean out your recordings.
  • After you purchase a Stiletto, UPDATE IT!. It will put the newest version on you Stiletto and fix a few bugs that may have been present when you unit was purchased.
  • Use My Sirius Studio software

If you have a Stiletto 2 this is specific for you:

  • Format your MicroSD card

This is pretty much everything I can think about Stiletto that will help you the consumer be satisfied and give you a long lasting, quality product.

If you have any addition or comment feel free to email me at:

Josh@tss-radio.com

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Need SIRIUS Satellite Radio for a Business?

Saturday, May 10th, 2008
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If you are looking to install a SIRIUS Satellite Radio for Business , I have two suggestions.

  1. The Sirius Connect Home Tuner for Professional Installation.This unit is packed with features that no other radio can offer for a Business.With Features like:
    • Three control options: RS232, Sirius-Ready 8-pin DIN, IR input (wired or wireless)
    • Front-panel channel indicator and up/down adjustment
    • Analog audio and optical digital outputs
    • Bar-graph LED signal indicators
    • Integrated power supply
    • F antenna connector
    • Half-rackmount enclosure with accommodation for two units to make a single-rack system
    • Includes tuner, outdoor pro F antenna, AC power supply

    This unit makes a great addition to any retail or office area.

    ADD SIRIUS RADIO TO YOUR BUSINESS!

  2. The Sirius Radio for Business or Home Sound Systems – Basic Bundle
    • Everything you need to play Sirius through your sound system.
    • Perfect for those who don’t care about features.
    • Less than $20!
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Few websites you should check out!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
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I am taking an opportunity showcase a few websites that I feel everyone would enjoy, so go on….enjoy!

  • The Father Life:”Written by fathers, for fathers…”
      The Father Life wasn’t cooked up in some Madison Avenue boardroom. It was started by three guys just like you! The three of us are busy with career and young families, and we were looking around for a good men’s magazine geared toward today’s fathers… to our surprise, we couldn’t find one! So, we started The Father Life!”
  • This E-Zine is a great source for articles, recipes and sports directed towards Fathers. The Father Life is all online, and totally free. I highly recommend subscribing to their RSS feed:Check it out Here

  • SIRIUS BACKSTAGE: This is an online community filled with advice, how-to’s, and the latest SIRIUS news.

“On February 14, 2002, SIRIUS Satellite Radio debuted a completely revolutionary new nationwide radio service. SIRIUS Backstage was originally sparked as a weblog to cover news and host photos of the SIRIUS service launch.On September 20, 2002, SIRIUS Backstage launched their online forums, and soon afterward began an initiative to become the PREMIER online satellite radio community and fan site.With the help of an eclectic team of moderators and an active community of SIRIUS ‘Brand Representatives’, SIRIUS Backstage now boasts 31,500+ members, pulling together the No. 1 community and fan site for SIRIUS enthusiasts.”

 

 

“The Team are committed to operating the #1 site for CrackBerry Users and Abusers. They’ll be working on the site continuously to bring you the most current news, information, best stories from the mobile industry, etc. etc. If you want to join “The Crack Team,” we want to hear from you. The more industry insiders, tech gurus, and plain old addicts we can find to help us out the better our site will be. And if people have ideas for the site, get them to us.”

 

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