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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by jml90 View Post
And if they lose your package your indubitably fucked.

They do offer insurance...and yes getting a claim to be paid is a pain in the ass, but it is wholly doable.

Jon.
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by mack11211 View Post
Just heard from one of my buyers.

Just got a coat I had shipped to him.

I am Brooklyn.

He is in Manhattan.

Transit time via Priority Mail: over six weeks.

And last week I received a Priority Mail package on Saturday around noon Central time shipped from Seattle on Thursday afternoon, in other words, less than 48 hours after being posted it traveled cross country. I'm not trying to negate your experience, just pointing out that it's completely unpredictable. I've waited a month before for an ebay item that finally showed up postmarked right when the seller said it was.
post #33 of 47
I'm surprised we're three pages in and still no sign of Stu... I'm somewhat of mixed opinion when it comes to the delivery confirmation system. In theory it tells you not when you're going to receive your item or the status of its transit but simply affirms that it was delivered which generally sucks rocks if the package in question is several weeks delayed and presumably in limbo. Or worse, as was my case in January, the package was said to have been delivered and signed for...and yet NO package was ever delivered to me on that date. How does one prove they never received a package when there's proof online?
post #34 of 47
For some reason, things from Canada require an unneccesary amount of time to arrive. Some of the European postage companies have been efficent such as Royal British Mail and German Post.
post #35 of 47
Woah!!
post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by spertia View Post
I regularly have to ship a lot of fragile items, and it's because of this that I still primarily use USPS, even though I agree with all of the complaints above. I've been told that a package shouldn't be sent UPS unless it can easily withstand being dropped to a concrete surface from shoulder height.

Whoever told you that was spot-on as far as what you should expect from UPS (can't speak for FedEx or USPS, haven't been in their hubs). Rule of them, make sure the box you ship it in is at least 6 times the size of whatever you're shipping, and load it up with as much packing material as physically possible.
post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto View Post
Woah!!
Ditto. On the subject here is the tracking info from the USPS for a package I'm supposed to receive: Date\tDescription\tLocation 11/23/2009 1:00:00 AM\tMail Retrieved From Customer\t 11/23/2009\t Received at UPS Mail Innovations Origin RPF\t R. Cucamonga, CA 11/23/2009 8:47:00 PM\tProcessed at UPS Mail Innovations Origin RPF\t R. Cucamonga, CA 11/24/2009 2:45:21 AM\tTransferred to UPS Mail Innovations Destination RPF\t Orlando, FL 11/25/2009 9:50:32 AM\tReceived at UPS Mail Innovations Destination RPF\t Orlando, FL 11/25/2009 2:50:00 PM\tManifested (Postage Paid)\t 1/1/1900\t Entered USPS Facility - SCF\t WEST PALM BCH, FL 1900? Are they for real? I mean, fuck it, might as well send it pony express. USPS = FAIL.
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
Ditto.

On the subject here is the tracking info from the USPS for a package I'm supposed to receive:

Date\tDescription\tLocation
11/23/2009 1:00:00 AM\tMail Retrieved From Customer\t
11/23/2009\t Received at UPS Mail Innovations Origin RPF\t R. Cucamonga, CA
11/23/2009 8:47:00 PM\tProcessed at UPS Mail Innovations Origin RPF\t R. Cucamonga, CA
11/24/2009 2:45:21 AM\tTransferred to UPS Mail Innovations Destination RPF\t Orlando, FL
11/25/2009 9:50:32 AM\tReceived at UPS Mail Innovations Destination RPF\t Orlando, FL
11/25/2009 2:50:00 PM\tManifested (Postage Paid)\t
1/1/1900\t Entered USPS Facility - SCF\t WEST PALM BCH, FL

1900? Are they for real? I mean, fuck it, might as well send it pony express. USPS = FAIL.

With the exception of that little and harmless glitch it looks like USPS got a package across the country in two days. That's not too bad in my book....
post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by ama View Post
With the exception of that little and harmless glitch it looks like USPS got a package across the country in two days. That's not too bad in my book....
That's because they used UPS mail innovations, which uses UPS to ship up to the destination state / county and then hands it off to the USPS to deliver it the rest of the way. Ergo, one can deduce two things: 1) The USPS is so useless that they need UPS or FedEx to ship their packages in a timely manner. 2) UPS / FedEx for the most part do their part without problems, and the system breaks down when the package is handed to USPS.
post #40 of 47

umm maybe for you. but my tracking for usps is working fine. they even processed it on a sunday   and it only took a weekend from friday night at 7:02pm to monday at 10:30am at my PO box #

1st class mail only took friday saturday and sunday to get here on monday mourning woohoo way to go 1st class mail. oh and i ordered on a monday and received it once on a wenesday before aswell without even tracking it

Processed through USPS   TAMPA FL 33605                         02/10/12  7:02pm
Sort Facility
 
Electronic Shipping                                             02/10/12 
Info Received
 
Accepted at USPS         SAINT PETERSBURG FL 33701              02/10/12  5:47pm


Origin Sort FacilityYour item was processed through our ANCHORAGE, AK 99530
facility on February 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm. Information, if available, is updated
periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.
post #41 of 47
laugh.gif

Did you just bump an two-and-a-half-year-old thread to let us know you're a fan of USPS?

Are you some sort of shill for the federal government? patch[1].gif
post #42 of 47
Confirm USPS tracking is freaking terrible.
post #43 of 47
No one hates the US Postal Service more than our family based on my dad's personal experience with them years ago, but I am not sure what everyone is talking about. This is a standard tracking I get on Delivery Confirmation items, and this has not been delivered yet:


910512888230015737XXXX
Priority Mail®
Arrival at Post Office
February 13, 2012, 4:02 am
PORTLAND, OR 97210
Expected Delivery By:
February 13, 2012
Delivery Confirmation™/Insured > $200
Processed through USPS Sort Facility
February 11, 2012, 6:56 pm
PORTLAND, OR 97218
Processed through USPS Sort Facility
February 10, 2012, 9:44 pm
SPOKANE, WA 99224
Dispatched to Sort Facility
February 10, 2012, 6:18 pm
COEUR D ALENE, ID 83815
Acceptance
February 10, 2012, 10:44 am
COEUR D ALENE, ID 83815
Electronic Shipping Info Received
February 10, 2012

It looks pretty detailed to me? Maybe the seller is not providing the actual services, that include real tracking, that they claim? The above item is Priority Mail with FREE Delivery Confirmation and Insurance.

That said, by all means please trash the USPS because they deserve it for many other reasons.
post #44 of 47
I like the smell of my local post office, and the workers there are always very friendly and calm.
post #45 of 47

Oooooooh I live for the smell of my post office, it's like if your on a tall mountain like Rocky is there, but he knocked out the Russian, and oh the sweet sweet kisses of the women form your living room. You watch your tv, go online and boom your having fun. Sometimes dinner is free or you eat frogs, who cares if your having fun. You know? If your having fun, who cares!!

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