12-10-2020, 07:31 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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USPS has consistently gone from fair to bad to atrocious in recent months.
I don't think I'll be shipping via USPS for the foreseeable future.

Priority Mail takes a week even to go to next state.
In some cases, packages are taking ridiculously circuitous routes.
Tracking is shoddy.

I'm at a loss.

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 12-10-2020, 07:41 AM
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  • NJDJ
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  • New Jersey
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Agreed.   I sent two packages last week that were supposed to deliver on Monday.   Both are still in transit with no update other than that they late.

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 12-10-2020, 08:02 AM
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I had a package sent yesterday via overnight, supposed to arrive today by noon, and it does not appear it will be here on time. I opted to go overnight not only to get the package quicker, but for the opportunity to claim a refund on postage if not delivered on time. Now I see this:

9.5.5 Refunds Not Given

F. If authorized by USPS Headquarters, and the delay was caused by governmental action beyond the control of USPS or air carriers; war, insurrection, or civil disturbance; delay or cancellation of flights; projected or scheduled transportation delays; breakdown of a substantial portion of USPS transportation network resulting from events or factors outside the control of USPS; or acts of God.

I have six priority packages in transit right now, all of which are running late, two of which by more than a week.

This is idiotic....

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 12-10-2020, 08:17 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Yup! It’s a mess. A priority box of razors that I sent to Illinois for Mergress conversion took 6 weeks to arrive. Packages are routinely delayed, tracking is spotty at best and, the insurance is worthless.

That said, other carriers are also having some issues right now.

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 12-10-2020, 08:36 AM
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Gotta say I agree. I was sent a package from NC on 11/23...one update on 11/27...since then...crickets. 

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 12-10-2020, 08:45 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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I spoke with the postal clerk at my local USPS last week.
She said morale among employees is at an all time low, and that they have little to no faith in their current leadership.

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 12-10-2020, 08:55 AM
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Check this out:
[Image: eSl4Qk6.png]

Outrageous service. Yet, no problem getting ballots...oops, better leave that alone.

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 12-10-2020, 09:11 AM
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(12-10-2020, 08:55 AM)primotenore Wrote: Check this out:
[Image: eSl4Qk6.png]

Outrageous service. Yet, no problem getting ballots...oops, better leave that alone.
It's a good thing those ballots got out. Hopefully now, in the coming months, the USPS will be restored to some semblance of normalcy.

It's a shame those waiting for medication or checks have to be subjected to this nonsense.

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 12-10-2020, 10:11 AM
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(12-10-2020, 09:11 AM)nervosa1901 Wrote:
(12-10-2020, 08:55 AM)primotenore Wrote: Check this out:
[Image: eSl4Qk6.png]

Outrageous service. Yet, no problem getting ballots...oops, better leave that alone.
It's a good thing those ballots got out. Hopefully now, in the coming months, the USPS will be restored to some semblance of normalcy.

It's a shame those waiting for medication or checks have to be subjected to this nonsense.
Excellent point.

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 12-10-2020, 12:16 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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I had a man in the UK send a parcel to me  a short time back using UPS (not USP). From rural England to Sydney, door to door: 5 days, and that included a lag at the end. Interesting.

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 12-10-2020, 01:43 PM
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(12-10-2020, 08:45 AM)Agravic Wrote: I spoke with the postal clerk at my local USPS last week.
She said morale among employees is at an all time low, and that they have little to no faith in their current leadership.

That makes so much sense. 
All other factors would seem to have a positive effect on USPS, not the opposite.

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 12-11-2020, 05:54 AM
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  • RyznRio
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  • Connecticut
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no one is more dangerous than a depressed postal worker. but new leadership is on the way.

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 12-11-2020, 08:23 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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(12-10-2020, 12:16 PM)Shaun Wrote: I had a man in the UK send a parcel to me  a short time back using UPS (not USP). From rural England to Sydney, door to door: 5 days, and that included a lag at the end. Interesting.

Wow! That’s what I call speedy delivery.

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 12-11-2020, 09:00 AM
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(12-11-2020, 05:54 AM)RyznRio Wrote: no one is more dangerous than a depressed postal worker. but new leadership is on the way.


How about SWMBO?

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 12-11-2020, 10:17 AM
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UPS is making Amazon's decision to handle large amounts of its own shipping a smart move.

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 01-26-2021, 07:17 PM
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Wanted to express a postivie view, to thank all of those hard-working and, most likely overworked, folks at USPS (and Canada Post) during this hectic time. 
Received my Yates razor in 8 days; from Pennsylvania to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Smile

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 01-27-2021, 04:49 AM
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I don't understand how USPS manages manages their priority shipments.  I recently sold some brushes and shipped priority.  Some receipts were 2 day some were 3 day - for the same cost.
????????

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 01-27-2021, 05:44 AM
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The USPS is a disaster.  I have a box coming from Atlanta.  According to the first USPS update, it has arrived in Memphis after 7 days.  384 miles in 7 days?  The Pony Express was much faster than that.

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 02-18-2021, 12:07 PM
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USPS has certainly had their struggles over the last few months. They seem to have improved a bit lately, though the big storm certainly won't help.

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