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Old 01-12-2021, 08:00 AM   #21
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But you can purchase premium extended tracking.......

I check a package i sent 10 days ago Priority...

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Old 01-12-2021, 09:43 AM   #22
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Post office is a mess. Mailed a Priority package from Delaware to Porto Rico. Sat for 4 days in Philadelphia and now showed up in Chicago. 2 and 3 day flat rate Priority is now taking 9 to 14 days.


That has been my experience sending 2-day priority mail flat rate boxes as close as a state away lately too
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:51 AM   #23
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Don't use USPS service is terrible over 1 month from California to Illinois and then arrived looking as though a truck ran over it , post office said it was poorly packed !
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:26 AM   #24
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I’ve got mail order medications coming via USPS, all I get is shipping label created awaiting item that was 17 days ago.

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Old 01-13-2021, 08:53 AM   #25
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I must be lucky, the last 3 packages from USPS arrived within 2/3 days of being shipped(out of IA, MI, and NV).
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:04 AM   #26
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There is a little old lady in my town that had a internet book sales business. These recent USPS issues literally put her out of business.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:37 AM   #27
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Should the USPS stay an arm of the government?? The top officer is an appointment and the government supplies the $$$. Raises to the postal rates are approved by the Gov. Contract your Congress person & person elect. and let them know your feelings.
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:38 PM   #28
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I think the problem falls into 2 categories. 1) how fast does the seller get it to the shipper. I bought an item on Ebay. The seller stated 14 days shipping time. The shipped status showed up almost immediately but the seller didn't get it to the shipper for 7 days. They shipped Fed Ex. Fed Ex showed the unit picked up and left the closest hub, then the status stayed the same for another 5-6 days. Finally arrived in the hub for my city and out for delivery the next day (which is today). Half the shipping time was sitting with the seller. The other problem is whether the shipper has tracking. Some USPS doesn't. Cheaper but the purchaser sits there hoping it will arrive. UPS and Fed Ex seems to have fewer update points so most of the time the item is in moving to destination mode. I have had some items lost in shipping over the years but a very high success rate.
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:05 PM   #29
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I only ship via UPS now. Sad. If I am buying and the seller requires payment up front, I insist on paying via a means that I can dispute later should an issue arise. I've not had any major issues with packages shipped UPS. But, I have had things mailed via USPS to domestic addresses take about 2 weeks.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:55 PM   #30
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I ordered a couple of small ball bearings that were 21 miles from my house
the package is now 1632 miles away in AR.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:31 PM   #31
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Thought I would drop a note, my bellhousing adaptor that got shipped on Dec 4 going 244 miles finally made it today. It was getting close to where I was going to have the shipper file a insurance claim (60 days limit) but it arrived. Hopefully everyone else will too. What a mess.
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Old 01-14-2021, 05:02 PM   #32
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Try shipping to New Zealand! My frustration is that ebay seems to be pushing a shipping service through Erlanger in Kentucky. They can take 2 weeks to process the parcel before it starts on its (in the current times) prolonged international journey
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Old 01-14-2021, 06:12 PM   #33
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I have a Priority pkg that left DC on 6Jan for Knoxville, TN, has not been heard from since and the postmaster tells me its a non stop route from DC. Have another hung in Cincinnati for the last 6 days. I am beginning to believe the USPS is shut down till after the inauguration.
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Old 01-14-2021, 06:51 PM   #34
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Took my bank statement 14 days to travel 9 miles! .027 MPH!
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:16 PM   #35
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well; UPS just nailed me on cost. Internet UPS estimate was $34 and the "Independent UPS Store" charged $62 for the same spec'd box. Their answer,' We're independent of UPS" . It's 30 miles to a corporate site. Newc
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:37 PM   #36
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well; UPS just nailed me on cost. Internet UPS estimate was $34 and the "Independent UPS Store" charged $62 for the same spec'd box. Their answer,' We're independent of UPS" . It's 30 miles to a corporate site. Newc
Get a UPS account , it saves alot even if you dont ship a lot.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:57 PM   #37
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And it is way cheaper if you can print an E-bay or Amazon shipping label!
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Old 01-16-2021, 10:56 AM   #38
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Overall UPS is still the best, BY FAR. Like most things in life it costs a little bit more, but it's worth it.
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Old 01-17-2021, 03:34 AM   #39
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I've just had a negative experience with UPS. I ordered some part for my friend's Chrysler. The seller is in Canada. The package went to the UPS hub in the USA, two weeks later I got a notification that the package was being returned to the sender. Go figure....
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Old 01-18-2021, 12:54 PM   #40
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Is there an easy way to ship to Canada from the US? I had to refund someones money on auto parts do to the hassle with the paperwork. This was USPS.
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