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3 hours ago, Kenny B said:

I've seen USPS vehicles delivering Amazon packages on Sunday.  I think they are contractors, not USPS employees.

Saw it this morning and it was my normal USPS delivery person. Who knows?

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And they're driving trucks from the early 70's. If that's what we can see, can you imagine the (lack of) automation behind the scenes.


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With 20 years worth of military service and another 20 of Federal, I can tell you one thing, the government is not in the business of making money, and the USPS is no exception.

 

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The Tri-Cities area of Washington (Pasco, Richland, Kennewick) has a population of about 250K.  Each city has it's own post office.  If I mail a letter in Richland to another Richland address, it stays in the Richland area postal system; delivered next day.  If I mail that letter to Pasco, it goes to Spokane (population 360K) 150 miles away to the regional mail facility, then to Pasco.  So, 3 days to go 3 miles.  We had a regional mail facility, but it was closed several years ago.

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Well, the vintage set I was waiting on arrived Friday. Shipped Priority Mail Dec. 1st. 18 days to arrive. It must have traveled via stagecoach.

Now just waiting on a wedge shipped Dec. 10 from Colorado to California via Priority Mail. I’m expecting it to arrive sometime in early 2021.


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25 minutes ago, deejaid said:

Well, the vintage set I was waiting on arrived Friday. Shipped Priority Mail Dec. 1st. 18 days to arrive. It must have traveled via stagecoach.

Now just waiting on a wedge shipped Dec. 10 from Colorado to California via Priority Mail. I’m expecting it to arrive sometime in early 2021. emoji2955.png


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they brought back the vintage delivery service for your vintage set 

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21 hours ago, MadMex said:

With 20 years worth of military service and another 20 of Federal, I can tell you one thing, the government is not in the business of making money, and the USPS is no exception.

 

I work at a state funded University and it blows my mind at the money wasted, but we can furlough people due to Covid in a blink of an eye.

Nothing pertaining to the Government is interested in saving or cutting budgets. They don't know what that is!

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On 12/15/2020 at 12:08 AM, Kenny B said:

I see the problem!!!

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Well, I suppose there's been a lot of this going on lately. I had a package that was scheduled to be delivered on 12/18. I know they are covered up, but what up sets me is they have not even updated the status of the package in 5 days.

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Well, I suppose there's been a lot of this going on lately. I had a package that was scheduled to be delivered on 12/18. I know they are covered up, but what ups sets me is they have not even updated the status of the package in 5 days.

It's not just USPS. I ordered a tv from Walmart that was supposed to be delivered by Pilot Trucking on the 4th. It sat at the Pilot terminal for a whole week before it was delivered on the 9th. FYI the Pilot terminal is only 20 min away.


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Actually, I have had pretty good delivery service from USPS, UPS and FedEx over the past month or so.  I've had a lot of Amazon deliveries that were delivered on time or a day early.  A few were late, but it was always Amazon's fault; e.g., I ordered on Monday; Amazon gave me a Friday arrival date; but didn't start the shipment until Thursday... arrived on Tuesday.

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It's been hit or miss for stuff coming here.  I've been waiting on two job checks that were USPS mailed on 12/7 & 12/9 and still haven't arrived.  But on the flip side a Christmas card mailed from MS got here in 5 days.  I have had good luck with UPS on my Christmas shopping, everything got here quickly and nothing is yet to be delivered.  A pharmacy order I put in on Monday arrived today via UPS from NC.  

I had a real bad work experience with a UPS shipment summer of '19.  4 pallets worth of stuff worth about $100k.  I had pictures from the customer when they refused delivery and it looked like some stuff could be salvaged.  I went to the UPS freight depot in Newark, DE to look at the damage and about 1/2 could be saved.   It looked like they played forklift soccer with some of the pallets and stuff that had been knocked off them.  I asked if the truck driver survived the accident and they gave me a blank look and said there wasn't any accident.....they never got the sarcasm!  😳  

So I crated the salvageable stuff and shipped it to the customer, who then sent it along to their end customer with the rest of the system via UPS.....and when it got to their end customer the same type damage was done to that stuff too.  So it ended up being a complete loss and took 12 weeks to replace.

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The USPS is a government service, not a business.   

Nobody says the US Military lost $700 Billion last year.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

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According to the NORAD Santa tracker he has deliver 3,700,000,000 gifts as of 5:25 EST on Christmas Eve and Santa’s route is extremely inefficient. Yet the USPS cannot get me a package from roughly 2 hours away to my home is 19 days. Point is they need to get with Santa and figure things out.


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I had to send a inquiry to the Postal service yesterday about the side nets I ordered for my hitting net. They shipped on the 21st and the last update I see on tracking is the 27th from Des Moines. Hopefully they didn't get lost, but I'm beginning to wonder. 

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4 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I had to send a inquiry to the Postal service yesterday about the side nets I ordered for my hitting net. They shipped on the 21st and the last update I see on tracking is the 27th from Des Moines. Hopefully they didn't get lost, but I'm beginning to wonder. 

I have done that a couple times in the past, when one item from MD to MI took 20 days using First Class Mail with tracking information, and another 2 Day Priority item took 13 days to arrive. Here the biggest obstacle is the local sorting facility in Romulus, Mi (Detroit area) where they are extremely short staffed due to Covid, and it is NOT unusual for a letter or package to be delayed or not processed for a week or longer..................

 

Your local post office will call to provide an update within 48 hours, so hoping that you get some good news 👍 

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I have done that a couple times in the past, when one item from MD to MI took 20 days using First Class Mail with tracking information, and another 2 Day Priority item took 13 days to arrive. Here the biggest obstacle is the local sorting facility in Romulus, Mi (Detroit area) where they are extremely short staffed due to Covid, and it is NOT unusual for a letter or package to be delayed or not processed for a week or longer..................

 

Your local post office will call to provide an update within 48 hours, so hoping that you get some good news 👍 

That's good to hear. I feel so bad for the people that are having to work there, especially this time of year. 

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20 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I had to send a inquiry to the Postal service yesterday about the side nets I ordered for my hitting net. They shipped on the 21st and the last update I see on tracking is the 27th from Des Moines. Hopefully they didn't get lost, but I'm beginning to wonder. 

I sent a package to my Mum in September and it took 2 weeks to get to Sydney. I sent Christmas cards to her, my brother and daughters the beginning of December and they still haven't gotten there.

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54 minutes ago, MattF said:

I sent a package to my Mum in September and it took 2 weeks to get to Sydney. I sent Christmas cards to her, my brother and daughters the beginning of December and they still haven't gotten there.

That's crazy! Hopefully they'll arrive soon. My mother-in-law was telling me her sister sent her a card with money in it about two weeks ago and it hasn't gotten here. 

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We lucked out with recent mail. I sent my youngest a birthday card which had a gift card in it. It arrived on his birthday on the second so not to bad Florida to Ohio in 5 days with a holiday in between.




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A Christmas card sent to a friend in the next town over, 7 miles away, on Dec 11 just got there this past Saturday, Jan 2.  Even though the towns are that close, mail that is not in the same zip code goes to Baltimore for sorting.  In the not so distant past it would still only take 2 days to get delivered.

We still write checks and mail most of our bills so I am expecting a lot of missing payments and late charges to call about in the coming months.  I just hate linking our bank account to places that get hacked all too frequently.

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