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Old 07-14-2021, 02:19 PM   #1
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My uncle Hank went to Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and bought me very expensive gayle Bradley spyderco knives , and shipped to me , he is now back home in Mississippi, and my knife is bouncing around Los Angeles Ca
, customs, then 3 different postal disruptions in same city,
I keep getting a notification it’s coming on Friday, wish Hank would have just mailed them from the states
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Old 07-14-2021, 02:24 PM   #2
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USPS is a joke anything associated with the government employees is
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Old 07-14-2021, 02:27 PM   #3
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USPS Sucks
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Old 07-14-2021, 02:35 PM   #4
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They announced a 20% hike for stamps. Forced myself to learn the bank bill pay method. Well it''s been 2 months and it is way easier with zero fees. Went from 20 stamps a month to 1 or 2. Take that USPS....................
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Old 07-14-2021, 02:39 PM   #5
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They announced a 20% hike for stamps. Forced myself to learn the bank bill pay method. Well it''s been 2 months and it is way easier with zero fees. Went from 20 stamps a month to 1 or 2. Take that USPS....................
Yup. Well Fargo will cut and mail a check free of charge. I'm protected as is the recipient, can't send a hot check.

Few mouse clicks and 5 business days later the check is there.
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Old 07-14-2021, 02:45 PM   #6
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Yup. Well Fargo will cut and mail a check free of charge. I'm protected as is the recipient, can't send a hot check.

Few mouse clicks and 5 business days later the check is there.
I noticed mine mails a few - but mainly electronically does the transfer.

You are right. No possibility of sending a hot check....
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Old 07-14-2021, 02:47 PM   #7
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USPS is a joke anything associated with the government employees is
Getting my shipment from a foreign mail service, itís a mystery? On tracking, at least USPS has tracking even when itís being shipped in circles in foreign country California
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Old 07-14-2021, 03:06 PM   #8
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3 times recently the postal service marks my pkgs as delivered and yet no pkg. I end up getting them a few days later. They lost a scope I ordered. Had to fight hard to get a replacement sent.
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Old 07-14-2021, 03:27 PM   #9
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3 times recently the postal service marks my pkgs as delivered and yet no pkg. I end up getting them a few days later. They lost a scope I ordered. Had to fight hard to get a replacement sent.
I have the same with FedEx recently. Package (Generator) was scheduled to be delivered 3 different times and finally i called and they deemed it lost. Luckily the company was really good and sent a replacement the next day.
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Old 07-14-2021, 03:57 PM   #10
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"Usually", I have great service with USPS Priority. However, they recently screwed up in a crazy way. Packaged originated in Porter, destination was Nacogdoches.

Here was the path:
Porter
North Houston
Shreveport, LA
Washington DC
Silver Springs, MD
Lancaster, PA
Memphis, TN
Shreveport, LA
And finally......Nacogdoches.

I can not figure out how all that travel could possibly make sense to USPS.
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Old 07-14-2021, 04:36 PM   #11
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Every delivery service is pot luck at best nowadays! I have noticed that it has gotten extremely worse since the first of the year for some reason!
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Old 07-14-2021, 04:45 PM   #12
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Every delivery service is pot luck at best nowadays! I have noticed that it has gotten extremely worse since the first of the year for some reason!
We ship 20 to 30 packages a day on FedEx with almost zero issues..........
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:12 AM   #13
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Have had terrible luck with USPS. Empty boxes, lost, late etc. Fed Ex repeatedly is late or delivers to wrong address. Spectacularly incompetent.

Have always had good luck with UPS until this week. Had something UPS red next day air. Had to have it. Was getting late notices by thr next morning. Finally got ahold of someone and told them I will pick up wherever it is. Will drive to Mesquite where it supposedly was. Will do whatever it takes. They told me it is on a truck somewhere but never actually was checked in at Mesquite and they dont have the manpower to find it.

Finally came yesterday.
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:30 AM   #14
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We live on a cul de sac and if anyone is parked within 16 feet of the boxes, our carrier just turns around and leaves. She will not get out of the truck and walk 10 feet to deliver the mail. She left yesterday because a plumbing truck was parked out there.
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:32 AM   #15
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USPS Sucks
This 100% at least in my area. Most worthless lazy employees I have ever seen. I will say in smaller towns my experience is completely different.
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:38 AM   #16
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We mailed a last check out to an employee that had quit back in April. Just got it back as undeliverable yesterday. 3 months floating around out there somewhere and somehow made it back. Seems like severe incompetence in every facility it got to. That kind of stuff starts at the top.
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:41 AM   #17
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Old 07-16-2021, 10:48 AM   #18
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All shipping companies have their issues but USPS has been by far the worst since Covid hit. We shipped about 10,000 packages last year and received probably 2,000 by UPS, USPS, FedEx and DHL so we have a fair sample size to go by. Whatever you do, don't use USPS for international packages as it could take 90+ days for delivery. We had to stop offering USPS international because of it. Before covid, USPS international first class mail would take about 20-45 days and 15-30 with priority mail. What happened is USPS started shipping by barge instead of air. This means they would have to wait until they had enough mail to fill the barge before it would set sail. It could take a month or more before setting sail and then another month to get to the country it was going to and then another month to get delivered.

One thing to note is once covid hit, UPS and FedEx stopped guaranteeing Next day and second day shipments. Fedex is now Guaranteeing them again but UPS is not yet.
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