USPS issues

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by larry333, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Gregalor

    Gregalor Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Because they’re lying bastards who do that all the time. I frequently get things marked as delivered at the end of the day but with no package delivered, and then low and behold first thing the next morning there it is. They just don’t want to finish up for the day. This is what happens when you know you pretty much can’t be fired.

    Sorry, I know this isn’t quite analogous to your situation, I’m just venting because it brought up many bad memories.
     
  2. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    Go ahead, take your mail into Fedex and use them instead.
     
  3. Joseph.McClure

    Joseph.McClure Forum Resident

    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    If it's anything important I do.
     
  4. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    Yes, because who needs efficient delivery when you have fifteen dollars to blow on sending a piece of paper.

    By the way, did anybody get the news, that a Federal Judge has ordered the Postbastard Generalissimo to reverse all his intentional changes? Nationwide injunction temporarily blocking an attack that would disenfranchise voters in November.

    Expect lawyer after lawyer to pepper the Bench with distractions, diatribes and delays emanating from a certain Pennsylvania Avenue address in 3...2...
     
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  5. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    As has been explained ad nauseum here and elsewhere, most problems the USPS faces can be easily explained by some things that private carriers do not face:
    1. Being saddled with having to bank enough funds to cover retirement for their employees 50 years into the future. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but represents a playing field that is anything but level, compared to private carriers.
    2. Having to provide service at equal, or at least reasonable cost in remote, rural areas across the U.S. Letters cost the same to mail, regardless of where they go in the US. Again, this is not a bad thing, in fact it is a legitimate and worthy function for a federal agency but not something private carriers do.
    3. Being kneecapped by a politicians who try to break federal agencies and programs they don't like, who then point to the problems they manufacture and say "look, its broken".
     
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  6. Joseph.McClure

    Joseph.McClure Forum Resident

    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    I agree with you 100% -- having said that the USPS is a disaster.
     
  7. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    Take that into the context of what put it there, though. And why your opinion tries to focus people on the result, rather than the cause. Otherwise you're just being disingenuous.
     
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  8. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    Exactly.
    To just call the USPS "a disaster" without any context is pretty lame, IMO.
    And on its face, that characterization is an exaggeration, at least regarding how they perform in my neck of the woods.
     
  9. FWatty

    FWatty Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I live in Fort Worth and mailed a vinyl to a guy in Fort Worth. He just didn’t want to schedule a time to pick it up.

    USPS sent it to Dallas where it sat for three freaking weeks before it was finally delivered. I almost had to play nice guy and split the loss with the buyer.
     
  10. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    Sooooo...:wtf:...you already had the money...you knew the address...he was in your town...you already charged him for postage...and...it didn't occur to you, that you could have saved yourself the postage, and spent the 79 cents of gas it may have taken to just dropping it off yourself, on the way to the grocery...?

    Or-! :idea: Maybe it was worth your time and money, to have yet another story to share in a forum thread, about a guy who never thought to save himself a trip to the post office, save himself the money the purchaser paid for postage, save himself the time to wrap it...and just drop it off himself, because he had already gotten paid, so there was no risk at all, and delivering it yourself would have assured you the delivery was flawless....
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2020 at 12:40 AM
  11. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans

    Heck, they could have met at the grocery for the dropoff and shared a banana nut muffin. :p
     
  12. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    Buuut, that wouldn't've made a good story for one of the Hoffman Board's legendary "Postal Service sucks, why are they so dumb" threads...:shrug:
     

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