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Sep 14, 2021 07:39:54   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I've been missing a package (Rx) for a few days. It was "Out for Delivery" on Friday, yet it never arrived. An email said it was sent to a different, nearby post office. When I didn't arrive yesterday (also "Out for Delivery"), I went to the PO to enquire. "Well, I guess it hasn't gotten here from the other PO." Now it's Tuesday, and it isn't scheduled for delivery. I tried tracking it just now, but "This service is currently unavailable." I'm glad it's not food or a live animal.

The lady at the PO isn't very helpful, so I'll contact CVS Caremark and see if they can find it.

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Sep 14, 2021 08:02:52   #
kubota king Loc: NW , Pa.
 
That bs happened to me a few times and the last time I finally got it 12 days later.. Hope you get it and the package isn't damaged . My brother had a package that was 3 weeks late , until he made a call , then like magic , it showed up I think in a day or two .Tommy

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Sep 14, 2021 11:09:49   #
Dannj
 
I feel your pain☹️
We have two post offices equally distant and generally avoid one like the plague. The staff at one is in knowledgeable, uncaring and inconsiderate. Their facility is a mess and I’m not sure where the cause and effect lie. The other location is a neat, well stocked place with a staff that is not just friendly but often takes the extra step in providing good service.

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Sep 14, 2021 14:20:30   #
tramsey Loc: Texas
 
Dannj wrote:
I feel your pain☹️
We have two post offices equally distant and generally avoid one like the plague. The staff at one is in knowledgeable, uncaring and inconsiderate. Their facility is a mess and I’m not sure where the cause and effect lie. The other location is a neat, well stocked place with a staff that is not just friendly but often takes the extra step in providing good service.


We have the same thing in my area (Deep South Texas) The clean one is always clean, the staff are always smiling and considerate. Before they had automatic doors installed I would see the staff helping people in wheel chairs into the building, sometimes even the Post Master. I think it's the trickle down theory, if the Post Master gives a rip and treats people kindly it just trickles down through the entire staff.

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Sep 15, 2021 05:32:37   #
nervous2 Loc: Provo, Utah
 
Good luck. I purchased a coin last year that took a month in the mail system from PA to UT. It got hung up for nearly all of that time in the PA post office. But hey, it finally arrived so no harm no foul.

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Sep 15, 2021 06:46:47   #
AGO
 
I had a problem with a small package earlier this year that made it as far as a USPS distribution center where it sat for close to 2 months. Initially, my local postmaster was helpful, but when she couldn't locate it she basically gave up. The only explanation she gave me was that it was probably sitting in a truck somewhere.

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Sep 15, 2021 06:47:00   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
My package arrived yesterday!

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Sep 15, 2021 06:48:01   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
AGO wrote:
I had a problem with a small package earlier this year that made it as far as a USPS distribution center where it sat for close to 2 months. Initially, my local postmaster was helpful, but when she couldn't locate it she basically gave up. The only explanation she gave me was that it was probably sitting in a truck somewhere.


I mailed a copy of an old Photoshop to someone out west, and it never got there. PO had no idea where it was.

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Sep 15, 2021 07:28:40   #
traderjohn Loc: New York City
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I've been missing a package (Rx) for a few days. It was "Out for Delivery" on Friday, yet it never arrived. An email said it was sent to a different, nearby post office. When I didn't arrive yesterday (also "Out for Delivery"), I went to the PO to enquire. "Well, I guess it hasn't gotten here from the other PO." Now it's Tuesday, and it isn't scheduled for delivery. I tried tracking it just now, but "This service is currently unavailable." I'm glad it's not food or a live animal.

The lady at the PO isn't very helpful, so I'll contact CVS Caremark and see if they can find it.
I've been missing a package (Rx) for a few days. ... (show quote)


What problems don't you have???

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Sep 15, 2021 08:08:48   #
AGO
 
I do have to say that things have gotten better since the beginning of the year. Since then, all packages have been delivered on time. Also, the people who work for USPS are hard working and I don't want any criticism I make to reflect on them. It's not their fault. My understanding is that the problems that I, and several others, experienced earlier this year resulted from cost-saving measures that were implemented by the Postmaster General.

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Sep 15, 2021 08:19:04   #
rustfarmer
 
We recently had our regular carrier retire. He was great and if something wouldn't fit in our large box he would drive it up to the house. The new person has started just leaving large packages on the ground beneath the mailbox and Fedex will just put packages on the ground at the base of a tree in our driveway.

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Sep 15, 2021 09:15:38   #
bamfordr Loc: Campbell CA
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I've been missing a package (Rx) for a few days. It was "Out for Delivery" on Friday, yet it never arrived. An email said it was sent to a different, nearby post office. When I didn't arrive yesterday (also "Out for Delivery"), I went to the PO to enquire. "Well, I guess it hasn't gotten here from the other PO." Now it's Tuesday, and it isn't scheduled for delivery. I tried tracking it just now, but "This service is currently unavailable." I'm glad it's not food or a live animal.

The lady at the PO isn't very helpful, so I'll contact CVS Caremark and see if they can find it.
I've been missing a package (Rx) for a few days. ... (show quote)


My sister owns an egg ranch (chicken farm?). Gets her chicks by mail. Usually no problems. But sometimes the lost package is live animals - at least, it starts out that way.

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Sep 15, 2021 09:53:49   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
traderjohn wrote:
What problems don't you have???


Man, that is one long list!

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Sep 15, 2021 12:29:36   #
PhotogHobbyist Loc: Bradford, PA
 
I live in NW Pennsylvania and if I want to send a letter, card or a package across town, it is cheaper, faster and easier to deliver it myself in person. If I send it through USPS it goes to a town over 100 miles away in another state to be postmarked and sent back here for delivery after two or three days of inefficiency.

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Sep 15, 2021 15:37:48   #
DaveD65 Loc: Queen City, Ohio
 
I sent an unused camera to a relative who lives in Knoxville, TN; I live in Cincinnati, OH. I tracked it through USPS tracking; 1st it went to Louisville, KY then To Memphis, TN, then onto Nashville, TN and finally to Knoxville. This took 11 business days. When I mailed it USPS told 3-4 days. Per haps this is why the USPS is always losing $$$?

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