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i’ve bought a LOT of equipment over the last few weeks, and so far USPS has delivered exactly one (1) item to me. 

here’s my list of outstanding items, in order of lateness:

titleist AP2 iron set: 1 day late

GD XC 7TX shaft: 1 day late

ping g400 lst head: 4 days late

hzrdus 75tx shaft: 4 days late

cobra speedzone 3W: 7 days late

sim rocket 3W: 7 days late

sim 8* tour issue head: inbound via UPS, due thursday

vokey sm7 wedge set: inbound via UPS

diamana ZF 60TX shaft: delivered!!

obviously learned my lesson on the last two.  UPS/Fedex only from now on  

no real point to this thread except to rant. USPS sucks. that is all. 

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Last Friday we had a temporary mail carrier; young woman with Blue hair... I mean BLUE.  She was not in uniform, and she was not driving a USPS vehicle like our regular person.  She was driving a minivan, and it was loaded with boxes of mail and packages.  The usual carrier comes around 11:30-12:30; this lady arrived at 1:45pm.  She was not very organized, and there was no way she was delivering all that mail before dark, probably not before 8pm.

I've been getting all my Amazon packages on time or a day early from what they say is the delivery day when shipped.  The problem is if I order on Monday, Amazon doesn't even process the order for shipment until Thursday, so I get it the next Monday.

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8 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Last Friday we had a temporary mail carrier; young woman with Blue hair... I mean BLUE.  She was not in uniform, and she was not driving a USPS vehicle like our regular person.  She was driving a minivan, and it was loaded with boxes of mail and packages.  The usual carrier comes around 11:30-12:30; this lady arrived at 1:45pm.  She was not very organized, and there was no way she was delivering all that mail before dark, probably not before 8pm.

I've been getting all my Amazon packages on time or a day early from what they say is the delivery day when shipped.  The problem is if I order on Monday, Amazon doesn't even process the order for shipment until Thursday, so I get it the next Monday.

we’ve seen some of the undercover carriers like you mentioned.  regular cars, regular clothes, delivering packages

usps generally makes 2 passes here daily. 

first, a truck comes in the morning and delivers packages.  our regular mail lady drops off our letters and smaller packages around 5pm. 

lucky me gets to be disappointed 2 times a day 

 

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My mother in-law is a post master.  She feels your pain too.  They are required to cut hours of their people.  Even here, they could be out on their route, call them and say your done for the day, so we have to wait an extra day, this has happened 3 times that I can recall.  And they have been significantly impacted by COVID, like having to shut down, or have 1 person working because of a positive test.  Not trying to be a jerk at all, I am just a two sides to every coin type of guy.  I’d probably be more frustrated than you if I had to wait extra!

I am surprised that all of those things are shipping USPS, it is usually a bit more costly.

I too get frustrated when my stuff doesn’t get delivered, but it is usually UPS/FedEx they are late here. 😂

I try to make it a *Priority when I send stuff out to use the Post Office, it is just one of throes things I would rather not see fall in to a distant memory. 

* see what I did there?

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10 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Last Friday we had a temporary mail carrier; young woman with Blue hair... I mean BLUE.  She was not in uniform, and she was not driving a USPS vehicle like our regular person.  She was driving a minivan, and it was loaded with boxes of mail and packages.  The usual carrier comes around 11:30-12:30; this lady arrived at 1:45pm.  She was not very organized, and there was no way she was delivering all that mail before dark, probably not before 8pm.

I've been getting all my Amazon packages on time or a day early from what they say is the delivery day when shipped.  The problem is if I order on Monday, Amazon doesn't even process the order for shipment until Thursday, so I get it the next Monday.

USPS failed to change with the times. Poor service and regular screw ups. I don’t know how many times a week we get the wrong stuff....how much mail have I missed? I had custody mail that didnt get delivered once and almost missed a court date. 
last week my wife ordered a few things and it was weird 1 came fedex the other 2 USPS....fedex delivered about an hour before usps came. We saw the car pull up drop the mail into the mailbox and drove off. Looked at the tracking and it said “undeliverable” or something like that.....they could have pulled in my damn driveway.

long story short I agree USPS is struggling hard

 

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@Shanksterthanks for the perspective. i’m sure with everything going on, it can’t be easy to keep the mail running on schedule.

for what it’s worth - our mail carrier shows up at 5pm every day like clockwork.  you can pretty much set your watch by her which sucks because the only letter mail we really get is bills. 

it seems like packages are the real problem, and it seems like a big systemic issue.  some of the stuff i ordered has tracking updates that stopped updating 5+ days ago. they just say “sorted in (whatever location) and on the way to the next facility”

i don’t mind late packages too much as long as i’ve got some sort of idea how long they’re gonna be delayed.  for example here’s the tracking history for a cobra 3W i bought back on 11/26...

 

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1 hour ago, Chip Strokes said:

@Shanksterthanks for the perspective. i’m sure with everything going on, it can’t be easy to keep the mail running on schedule.

for what it’s worth - our mail carrier shows up at 5pm every day like clockwork.  you can pretty much set your watch by her which sucks because the only letter mail we really get is bills. 

it seems like packages are the real problem, and it seems like a big systemic issue.  some of the stuff i ordered has tracking updates that stopped updating 5+ days ago. they just say “sorted in (whatever location) and on the way to the next facility”

i don’t mind late packages too much as long as i’ve got some sort of idea how long they’re gonna be delayed.  for example here’s the tracking history for a cobra 3W i bought back on 11/26...

 

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I hear you.  My wife ordered something a few weeks back.  It got as close as our post office, then it was shipped back to a hub, sat there for a few days, then made its way back here.  But I think it was 10-12 days late... and yes I will say that is quite unacceptable.

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1 hour ago, Lacassem said:

USPS failed to change with the times. Poor service and regular screw ups. I don’t know how many times a week we get the wrong stuff....how much mail have a missed? I had custody mail but get delivered once and almost missed a court date. 
last week my wife ordered a few things and it was weird 1 came fedex the other 2 USPS....fedex delivered about an hour before usps came. We saw the car pull up drop the mail into the mailbox and drove off. Looked at the tracking and it said “undeliverable” or something like that.....they could have pulled in my damn driveway.

long story short I agree USPS is struggling hard

 

They are struggling for sure.  

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still waiting on the sim and the cobra, which are the most frustrating delays

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Covid has everything running as efficient as a 3 wheeled car. I feel for you guys and the people working. Luckily I havent had anything delayed but did receive a 3 wood, shipped USPS, with the box looking like it went a couple rounds with mike tyson. I was a bit worried.

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1 minute ago, RaginCajun said:

Covid has everything running as efficient as a 3 wheeled car. I feel for you guys and the people working. Luckily I havent had anything delayed but did receive a 3 wood, shipped USPS, with the box looking like it went a couple rounds with mike tyson. I was a bit worried.

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holy hell! what did the club look like?

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11 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

holy hell! what did the club look like?

Luckily, the club was fine. No visable cracks or kinks, but still felt the need for long sleeves and eye protection on the first full swing. 

 I guess theres a trade off. Late and delivered by blue hair girl(not necessarily a bad thing), or on time with a mild heart attack. 

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Currently waiting on a TSi3 driver which was suppose to arrive yesterday, but now shows no update on it's where abouts other than it's on its way. 

Also waiting on a Sim head which was shipped over a week ago but showed a status update that it arrived att he post office it was shipped from.

I'm very understanding that they are very busy, but I don't think that is the only issue. I had a new mailman a few weeks back, and he said to me, "I like doing it cause it's an easy job", meanwhile he mixed up me and my neighbors mail multiple times that week, which is why I approached him. 

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B.C.  -  Before COVID, I used to have coffee in the morning at a restaurant with a postal worker.  He said that the Amazon shipments by USPS has slowed things up, but Amazon pays quite a bit for the service.  I can't imagine what it's like now that Amazon is a major supplier during COVID.  Wish I could ask him, but restaurants are closed... again.

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2 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

B.C.  -  Before COVID, I used to have coffee in the morning at a restaurant with a postal worker.  He said that the Amazon shipments by USPS has slowed things up, but Amazon pays quite a bit for the service.  I can't imagine what it's like now that Amazon is a major supplier during COVID.  Wish I could ask him, but restaurants are closed... again.

Amazon does a lot of their own shipping services now, at least in my area. So if anything that should help free things up a little this holiday season, but I think the issue is online shopping in general has skyrocketed due to COVID.  

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USPS and FedEx are slow right now for me. UPS has been doing ok for me.

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50 minutes ago, wely324 said:

Currently waiting on a TSi3 driver which was suppose to arrive yesterday, but now shows no update on it's where abouts other than it's on its way. 

Also waiting on a Sim head which was shipped over a week ago but showed a status update that it arrived att he post office it was shipped from.

I'm very understanding that they are very busy, but I don't think that is the only issue. I had a new mailman a few weeks back, and he said to me, "I like doing it cause it's an easy job", meanwhile he mixed up me and my neighbors mail multiple times that week, which is why I approached him. 

Ive experienced a package dropping off the radar and randomly showing up on the doorstep. Hopefully thats the case for your TSi3, and sooner rather than later. 

Sometimes it feels like this guy is handling the mail...

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4 hours ago, Lacassem said:

USPS failed to change with the times. Poor service and regular screw ups. I don’t know how many times a week we get the wrong stuff....how much mail have I missed? I had custody mail that didnt get delivered once and almost missed a court date. 
last week my wife ordered a few things and it was weird 1 came fedex the other 2 USPS....fedex delivered about an hour before usps came. We saw the car pull up drop the mail into the mailbox and drove off. Looked at the tracking and it said “undeliverable” or something like that.....they could have pulled in my damn driveway.

long story short I agree USPS is struggling hard

 

 

3 hours ago, Shankster said:

I hear you.  My wife ordered something a few weeks back.  It got as close as our post office, then it was shipped back to a hub, sat there for a few days, then made its way back here.  But I think it was 10-12 days late... and yes I will say that is quite unacceptable.

 

3 hours ago, Shankster said:

They are struggling for sure.  

I'm honestly surprised that we still have a postal service and that everything isn't mailed or shipped by private companies only (FedEx and UPS). The way the USPS is run and handled is horrible they constantly are in the red and are not allowed to change prices which means they are losing constantly and always under staffed.

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I'm honestly surprised that we still have a postal service and that everything isn't mailed or shipped by private companies only (FedEx and UPS). The way the USPS is run and handled is horrible they constantly are in the red and are not allowed to change prices which means they are losing constantly and always under staffed.

The way the post office is run is horrible and they should probably be paying more to their staff and increase the cost of stamps. I get a package weighs more than a letter, but $0.55 is not enough for a single letter to cross country. Also, I wouldn't mind paying more if the workers were a bit more friendly. When I moved into my house there was a temporary mailbox sitting on the edge of my driveway wall/steps halfway between the street and my front door. After we finished fixing up the house and moved in we put a mailbox by our front door, like 99% of the neighbors on my street have. The mail person at the time who was a fill-in, due to our regular mailman being out sick, yelled at us from the road  that she isn't delivering our mail to us because we aren't allowed to move the mailbox from its current position, further from the road. So for the last 3 years we have a mailbox sitting halfway up the walkway to our house, on the ground. I honestly wish I didn't even have a mailbox, aside from the holidays and birthdays, it just gets filled with junk that ends up in the trash. 

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cobra showed up today...things are starting to trickle in slowly. my sim 3w is still somewhere in outer space though 

 

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