Media Mail has been remarkably fast lately

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  1. The_Shocker

    The_Shocker Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    I got a Media Mail CD in 2 days from Florida to Philadelphia.

    I ordered an album from Portland, Oregon on Thursday and it's already out for delivery to my address in Philadelphia.

    One of my Media Mail orders got here faster than an Amazon order I placed.
     
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  2. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    One of my Media Mail orders got to me before I ordered it.

    It went through Quantum Logistics. That may have something to do with it.
     
  3. Galley

    Galley Forum Resident

    My two most recent have been delivered in two days.
     
  4. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    3 days from Denver to New Hampshire for one pound box media.
     
  5. The_Shocker

    The_Shocker Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    I wonder if the USPS has decided it's more expensive to truck stuff slowly across the US.
     
  6. Galley

    Galley Forum Resident

    Two more Media Mail packages delivered in two days. What is happening?
     
  7. Muzyck

    Muzyck Real inventor of the inverted firkin

    I guess it depends on where you are. I have an LP that arrived in Jersey City on July 31st. It has not been scanned since then. Another "departed" Orlando on July 30 with no further activity noted in the tracking.
     
  8. CraigVC

    CraigVC Senior Member

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Media Mail is hit or miss. I have a package (2 CDs from Discogs) I've been waiting on that shipped from New Jersey on July 3rd, and is now - finally! - estimated to arrive tomorrow (Fri Aug 6th).
     
  9. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    Completely hit and miss for me.

    Two items I dropped off at the post office on Saturday afternoon here in TN. So it was after noon when they closed and I dropped them off in the night deposit.

    Item # 1: Delivered in California on Monday. Dropped off at the post office Saturday afternoon in Tennessee, delivered on Monday in California.

    Item #2: Yet to be scanned into their system. Looks like I never shipped it.
     
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  10. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    I get that a lot here in 97219. Even if the carrier picks it up.

    And starting on Aug 21 you'll have the pay more for that level of incompetence.
     
  11. CraigVC

    CraigVC Senior Member

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Hey, I used to live in 97219. Nice neighborhood; I miss it there because it was such a nice walk/hike up to Council Crest. I'm in 97223 now.
     
  12. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    What station is that called? Do they hold on to your Media Mail too?
     
  13. CraigVC

    CraigVC Senior Member

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    97223 is the Tigard post office. I rarely drop media mail packages into their self-service bins. I always walk them in and make sure I get a receipt that the package has been scanned in as accepted. I've had trouble with hold mail requests with that post office, though; they will deliver accumulated mail when I request to pick it up, and vice versa. When I come in to pick up, sometimes they can't find my accumulated mail and I have to come back the next day.
     
  14. Little Rock, AR to Vonore, TN 29 days, delivered Aug. 19

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    Little Rock, AR to Atlanta, GA 2 days, delivered Sept. 1

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    Little Rock, AR to Queen Creek, AZ 2 days, delivered Sept. 1

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    I have never seen this with Media Mail before, 2 days to deliver a package. The Aug. 19 delivery taking 29 days to get to the next state is similar to what has happened many times the past year and a half for me. Were my recent packages accidentally put on a plane?
     
  15. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    I have had Media Mail shipments all over the map. Some 2-3 days. Some 14 days. It's not as bad as it was last year, but it's still not reliably good.
     
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  16. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    The new norm here in 97219 even with the new rate increases is to hold them for 2-3 days. Makes me look like crap. And USPS just lost another one I had to pay up for.

    I predict another miserable holiday season for media mail.

    I do have a saving grace. With the recent cost increase I can go first class for higher priced albums rather than priority. Max weight for FCM is 16 oz. I had a 15 oz album ship for $5.98 vs $3:19 for MM. They don't sit for 2-3 days.
     
  17. Joseph.McClure

    Joseph.McClure Forum Resident

    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    You would have to be nuts to send anything via Media Mail starting in November.
     
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  18. runofthemill

    runofthemill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Harrodsburg, KY
    Central KY to Santa Barbara, CA - delivered in two days. Wow! I mean there's no consistency, but this was pleasing.
     
  19. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Florida
    I noticed things have been getting to me a bit quicker then recently. Still not great though.
     

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