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Post Office Help or Suggestions

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Yakuza Rich, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I keep running into the same problem. If somebody sends something to me priority mail via USPS, there's about a 50% chance that it won't arrive on time.

    But, it's not 1 or 2 days late, more like 4 or 5 days late. I get the tracking # and everything.

    When I see that it is late, I call the Post Office and they try to help, but they generally have zero clue as to where the package is located at. Like the latest package was shipped from Phoenix. We have nailed it down to either being in Denver or Orlando (where I live). One of those 2 places, only on the opposite spectrums of the freaking country.

    Argh.

    Any way to figure out where it is or to help eventually locate the package or any way to prevent it from happening if something is shipped USPS again?






    YR
  2. Joshmvii

    Joshmvii Cowboys baby!

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    Ship via UPS or Fedex. :laugh2: Seriously though, there's nothing you can do when the old USPS is being lousy. I avoid them if at all possible.
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That is my advice also YR, try the big brown truck. They have a more vested interested interest.
  4. notherbob

    notherbob Active Member

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    Yakuza -

    You can go to the USPS website, they have a package tracker there and you can key in your numbers and follow its progress from pick up to delivery.
    0I have sent many thousands of packages via Priority Mail and most are delivered in a reasonably timely manner.

    My first guess is that the problem is the Phoenix mail center, their employees seem to deliberately beat up packages and I think there is a real problem there as every package that we receive that goes through there arrives beat up and badly damaged as if it were on purpose. The only package we have ever lost was lost at the Phoenix Mail Center.

    Over the last 12 years or so we have received hundreds of Priority Mail packages almost all of which arrive in pretty good shape but almost all packages we get that come through the Phoenix Mail Center are either damaged or badly damaged. My guess is that there are a lot of disgruntled employees there who know they can't be punished so they make sport of damaging boxes for fun.

    I got one box that had been so badly abused that it was round and every bulb of garlic was shattered and the cloves badly bruised. I doubt any box could be that badly damaged by accident. In my view, it can only be extreme carelessness or willful deliberate damage. That place needs to be investigated.

    I now require my shippers to double-box everything that goes through Phoenix and that has helped greatly.

    Obviously, your post hit my hot button.
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    It seems soon you won't have to worry about it so much. The USPS is about to go under.

    The need to file bankruptcy so they can terminate that idiotic labor agreement they have. Whoever signed off on that should be thrown in prison.
  6. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Dont think the Post Office is the only place that damages packages for fun. A couple of my roommates worked shifts at UPS during college, and they used to toss boxes around, sit on them, and in the case of one guy, open them up and "lose" boxes. That guy went to jail.
  7. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    If it's not painfully clear yet, I'll go ahead and say it myself.

    UPS or FedEX.

    I feel your pain though, USPS really can be troublesome at times.
  8. Ranzo

    Ranzo New Member

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    DO NOT ANGER THEM
  9. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    Beside the options given.
    Insurance and certified mail helps. Or perhaps next day.

    Never had a problem with them. Once with FedEx but I understood why.

    Good to know with the holidays coming up. I send stuff to family and want it there on-time. Thankfully I finish shopping in the first week of November though.

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