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USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:43 pm
by hairfield1
I won an coin on the bay on 8/9/2020 and was shipped on 8/10/2020 from Denver.

Eight days later it's in West Fargo, ND. I wonder long log it will take to get to Richmond, VA
at this rate :lol:

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:37 pm
by JASONKFLO
It took a month to get my silver eagles from the mint . They where stuck in Memphis forever it seemed

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:02 pm
by vampicker
I've had a cheapo book stuck in transit in Mississippi for over a month now. No sign of movement in their tracking.

It's like there's a deliberate effort to break the post office

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:26 pm
by RogerB
Might these delays also be attributable to the reductions in service created by the Postmaster General? Seems he owns stock in companies that want to privatize the PO, and has issued an announcement of request for proposals to do that - while he tears the place apart. Ahhhh...what would Ben Franklin do?

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:48 pm
by vampicker
If 'Futurama' is any sort of guide, he'd grab a 'Franklinator'

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:04 am
by impairedsquirrel
No need to make it personal, sheesh. Though it would take little effort to gather materials for a Franklinator in my neighborhood.
As for the USPS, they're just making the post office great again, no malfeasance intended.
This board needs to adopt some form of sarcasm font.

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:03 pm
by hairfield1
Well it finally arrived today :D

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:19 pm
by RogerB
I used to get medications by mail. Took 2-3 days on average. Then it jumped to 2 weeks or more. I started picking the stuff up at a local pharmacy.

Not far from my location, the PO dismantled a large sorting center in Gaithersburg, Md. It is - or was - a critical distribution point for priority mail - like prescriptions, certified, voting ballots, etc. Hopefully, it will be reassembled so that prompt, reliable service can be restored.

Much of the PO's financial losses come from the requirement that it provide nationwide service to all points at the same rates for certain classes of mail. in addition, USPS is required to have offices in every approved town or village regardless of remoteness or mail volume. The sorting centers are cheap to run - they work just like UPS or FedEx centers, only they handle a much wider range of materials. The point is that anyone who is serious about cutting USPS expenses and reducing their deficit, has to look at the service area profile, not the sorting/distribution profile.

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:38 am
by blh74
Roger B explained the problem perfectly.

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:01 pm
by neals384
It would also save if they were to skip Saturday delivery, or even go to alternate day delivery MWF or TThS by route. Is there anyone out there who would be seriously hurt by this?

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:33 pm
by Longstrider
I would love my post office to drop Saturday service. As it is they are only open from 11:45 to 1:30. By that I mean you can go get the mail out of your PO box but not buy anything. No counter work. I wish they were just closed.🐍

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:28 pm
by colwillys
How about Amazon paying for using USPS full shipping fees .. Oh and pay Federal Tax .

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:27 am
by Kurt28
JR,
"It's like there's a deliberate effort to break the post office"
I wouldn't rule it out.

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:33 am
by JohnGoldsmith
hairfield1 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:43 pm
I won an coin on the bay on 8/9/2020 and was shipped on 8/10/2020 from Denver.

Eight days later it's in West Fargo, ND. I wonder long log it will take to get to Richmond, VA
at this rate :lol:
Won a coin last Sunday. Went from NJ and now it's stuck in Colorado. I might have Dennis pick it up. Maybe I will get a fifty state post mark on it.

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:00 am
by CascadeChris
I've had zero issues save one or two where it took an extra day or two over expectation.. and i ship a LOT of USPS packages. I'm getting ready to ship another 40-60 packages in a week or so actually. Just my personal experience, FWIW.

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:07 am
by blh74
I have to agree with closing the office and deliveries on Saturday. I bet that would save a lot of money.

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:41 pm
by Prider358
I waited a frustratingly 3 months. Never thought it would turn up, but it did. :lol:

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:21 pm
by VamHelsing
There is a silver lining... The last 3 shipments I sent via overnight mail with
a guaranteed delivery time were delivered late, so refund time!!!

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:09 pm
by dave700x
I've got a package that took 7 days to go from Philly to Shreveport and then Shreveport sent it to the wrong post office 50 miles away from me. It was scanned miss sent and redirected. That was on Sept 28. Still not delivered and no updates on the tracking. I'm about to give up purchasing coins online and having to rely on USPS to try and deliver... :x

Re: USPS Shipping What a Joke

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:20 pm
by Longstrider
Sometimes I wish they didn't offer tracking. Then we would be ignorant of our packages. For the few FedEx I use, I don't even check the tracking. It isn't even close to the reality. I usually get it while it shows being stuck somewhere. I live in the middle of nowhere and there are five, 5, post offices within 30-40 minutes of me.🐍