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Sep 15, 2021 15:46:30   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
DaveD65 wrote:
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 $$$?


No, the financial problems are because of the way it must handle its money. I don't know all the details, so I'm not going to guess. But it is required by Congress to do things in a somewhat unusual manner, so being profitable is a challenge.

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Sep 16, 2021 02:27:53   #
DakotaColt
 
Unheard of free run of the post office! Back in the late 40's or early 50's Dad had a few hives of bees. He ordered another swarm of bees to be delivered by mail. Waiting in anticipation for the new brood, one Sunday we got a message delivered via a neighbor (we didn't have a phone yet). 'Would the person who ordered bees please come up to the post office. Your bees arrived here but the container they are in broke open.' Probably a once in many lifetimes Dad had free access to that closely guarded Government agency building. He took equipment along to corral them, got them into his super and brought them home with the grateful thanks of the Post Office staff. All turned out well. JimM

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Sep 16, 2021 07:58:57   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
DakotaColt wrote:
Unheard of free run of the post office! Back in the late 40's or early 50's Dad had a few hives of bees. He ordered another swarm of bees to be delivered by mail. Waiting in anticipation for the new brood, one Sunday we got a message delivered via a neighbor (we didn't have a phone yet). 'Would the person who ordered bees please come up to the post office. Your bees arrived here but the container they are in broke open.' Probably a once in many lifetimes Dad had free access to that closely guarded Government agency building. He took equipment along to corral them, got them into his super and brought them home with the grateful thanks of the Post Office staff. All turned out well. JimM
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Those poor postal people!

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