USPS Shipping What a Joke

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iwillbenice
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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by iwillbenice » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:48 pm

No problems on the east coast with USPS.

JohnGoldsmith
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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:33 am

Well now it's in the same state.

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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:34 am

iwillbenice wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:48 pm
No problems on the east coast with USPS.
It came out of NJ.

dave700x
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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by dave700x » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:10 pm

Good news, my package arrived yesterday. It was received by USPS on September 16th and delivered October 9th. I certainly didn't ding the seller but I did note on one feedback that USPS is terrible.
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colwillys
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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by colwillys » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:45 pm

USPS here in Texas is gooood .. Sent a package to Ohio . Three days . Same way when coming back to Texas ..

JohnGoldsmith
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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:22 pm

Package arrived. Bottom was torn open and taped closed. Coin was still in it.

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Kurt28
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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by Kurt28 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:51 am

There has been some discussion of closing the Post Office on Saturdays. My first reaction is that is not a good idea.
My experiences is that will not save money, as much as promote inefficiencies.
At a time when many people are laid off and purchasing on line, another delay isn't a positive move.
And for every person purchasing on line, there is someone selling on line.
Now is not a good time to impair the delivery of goods.
If the Post Office is having financial difficulties, there are other ways to solve the problem.

jgrinz
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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by jgrinz » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:03 pm

Zero issues with PO, however, my sons birthday card came in from
Finland from his girlfriend Friday … ( he is there visiting her )
Mailed March 3rd … betcha it wasn't a Finland issue :/
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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by RogerB » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:52 pm

Some claim the PO is supposed to be run like a business. That is incorrect. The PO is, and has always been, a public service. It's purpose is to unify delivery of mail throughout the nation and to directly serve a very wide range of community sizes and locations.

A "USPS Business" would not support most local post offices or home delivery or a lot of other services. Rates would also balloon and effectively exclude many from using it. The result would be to encourage fictionalization and parochialism.

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Kurt28
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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by Kurt28 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:42 am

Before I make any errors of assumption, I need to know, is the USPS a branch of the government? Or is it an independent business?
That will help me determine if it should be run like the rest of the government or it should be run like a business.

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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by blh74 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:14 am

I think it is referred to as quasi-business. Very complicated.

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hairfield1
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Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Post by hairfield1 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:43 pm

Here is the latest blunder
Mailed from Aberdeen proving Ground, MD it's now in a P O in Stamford, Ct it's
was sent to Richmond, VA.
It went north instead of south :lol:

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