And we wonder why the US Postal Office is billions of dollars in the red

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I know it's busy season, and I know there's a pandemic going on...but cmon I think you can do better than this. UPS and FedEx are busting their ass to get all the online shopping deliveries done (which I imagine this year grew exponentially). I've seen some inneficient delivery routing before, but this takes the cake.

It took these guys 4 days to drive 73 miles. At this rate, I'll see this package next year.

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I ordered an item from Boomba on Nov. 24th. The USPS tracking has said the same thing since the item left Boomba's facility........

"November 24, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending

WOOD DALE, IL 60191"

I can't even talk to a live person anymore.
 
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I ordered an item from Boomba on Nov. 24th. The USPS tracking has said the same thing since the item left Boomga's facility........

"November 24, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending

WOOD DALE, IL 60191"

I can't even talk to a live person anymore.
I think they removed the option to talk to a live person like a decade ago. I guess it inconvenienced their staff too much to talk to customers so they just closed off the phone lines.
 

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1. USPS is a federal agency, they are not profit driven, only to comply to a universal mandate of service.

2. USPS doesn't control the prices they set for stamps and what is actually costs to move mail, once again it is controlled by the government and their fortunes or not have become a political argument.

3. Finally in 2006 lawmakers imposed new expenses on USPS because it was too profitable.

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I ordered an item from Boomba on Nov. 24th. The USPS tracking has said the same thing since the item left Boomba's facility........

"November 24, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending

WOOD DALE, IL 60191"

I can't even talk to a live person anymore.
I have a USPS package showing the same, package acceptance pending, for a week now. kinda mad man, its the next book in the series, since I can't find my copy of it.
 

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I sent two packages out USPS on December 18, paid for priority mail 3 day service from just outside Boston Mass.

One package to Atlanta Georgia, the other to Portland Oregon.

Both packages ended up at a sorting facility in Florida, the Georgia package just today made it an Atlanta sorting facility.

The Oregon package is still showing at the Florida location, with the memo “arriving late”. Well no shit assholes
 

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They are awesome for those of us overseas. Couldn't imagine life without APO/FPO. USPS is awesome. Too bad they have to weather political storms.
 

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I sent two packages out USPS on December 18, paid for priority mail 3 day service from just outside Boston Mass.

One package to Atlanta Georgia, the other to Portland Oregon.

Both packages ended up at a sorting facility in Florida, the Georgia package just today made it an Atlanta sorting facility.

The Oregon package is still showing at the Florida location, with the memo “arriving late”. Well no shit assholes
Same happened to me.

Shipped a package on Dec 2nd US Priority, cost me $57. It took literally NINE F’n days to get from NJ to over the bridge to a Philadelphia sorting facility. It didn’t get to its TX destination until Dec 17th.

IMO - we should be refunded because the arrival did not get there as “advertised” nor did it even get there within the stipulated time period many of us paid for based on their services.

It’s ridiculous that Amazon can get a package to your home within 1-3 days of ordering online - but the USPS can’t get a package delivered in a timely manner UNDER the same “pandemic” circumstances (because USPS is using COVID as a delay excuse). I understand 100% there’s delays due to COVID, we all “get it”, but there’s ways to overcome those issues as “competitors” have demonstrated.
 

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I know it's busy season, and I know there's a pandemic going on...but cmon I think you can do better than this. UPS and FedEx are busting their ass to get all the online shopping deliveries done (which I imagine this year grew exponentially). I've seen some inneficient delivery routing before, but this takes the cake.

It took these guys 4 days to drive 73 miles. At this rate, I'll see this package next year.

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That is almost nothing... I had a priority package go:

From: NEWPORT NEWS, VA
to NORFOLK VA DISTRIBUTION CENTER
to FORT GEORGE G MEADE, MD
to WASHINGTON DC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
to NORTHWEST ROCHESTER NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER (NY... really????)
to HYATTSVILLE, MD
to my house

It was insane to watch. 16 days of travel time for a package that normally takes 2 or 3 days.
 
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That is almost nothing... I had a priority package go:

It was insane to watch. 16 days of travel time for a package that normally takes 2 or 3 days.
Besides the time, that's not even that bad of a diversion.

I had a package go from it's origin in NJ to NYC to New Orleans and then finally to it's destination in Boston.
 

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It’s ridiculous that Amazon can get a package to your home within 1-3 days of ordering online - but the USPS can’t get a package delivered in a timely manner UNDER the same “pandemic” circumstances (because USPS is using COVID as a delay excuse).
Interesting. Everything I order from Amazon (or anywhere else back home) comes via USPS. Usually takes just over a week, occasional misstep notwithstanding.

How does Amazon deliver in the States?
 

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Interesting. Everything I order from Amazon (or anywhere else back home) comes via USPS. Usually takes just over a week, occasional misstep notwithstanding.

How does Amazon deliver in the States?
Mostly contract delivery drivers... they drop off most, if not all packages, right into my garage... I don't even have to worry about stolen packages.

Amazon is killing it there...
 

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