USPS Tracking - what are your current experiences?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by George P, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

    Location:
    So. Cal.
    Monday?
    Things have been way slow for months now, are they gonna get even slower still?
    Sheesh.
     
  2. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Seems odd that USPS is doing so bad when UPS and FedEx are doing an excellent job. If the problem with USPS is Covid, then it would surely be affecting UPS and FedEx.
     
  3. Francophile50

    Francophile50 The man with the satisfied ear.

    Location:
    Concord,CA
    Yep this story came out about a month ago. I did notice shortly after this report came out it did get worse but it's not horrible. It could get worse even still. I think the post office is holding its own and I will stay with it as opposed to go to UPS and FedEx.

    The only thing that concerns me is: what's going to happen if this is still going on when Christmas hits?
     
  4. fluffskul

    fluffskul Forum Resident

    Location:
    albany, ny
  5. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

    Location:
    Evanston
    I saw that WaPo article on twitter and there were a number of disconcerting responses from USPS workers and spouses, mostly about how they've been ending shifts with mail unsorted and trucks still half (or more) full because of the no OT rules.
     
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  6. Francophile50

    Francophile50 The man with the satisfied ear.

    Location:
    Concord,CA
  7. Francophile50

    Francophile50 The man with the satisfied ear.

    Location:
    Concord,CA
  8. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
  9. ted321

    ted321 Forum Resident

    Hi All, I bought a copy of Neil Young's Homegrown from Acoustic Sounds. It was shipped on June 23. As others have noted in their experiences it has been bouncing around various USPO distribution centers the last few weeks. Do I have any recourse here if it never arrives? From either Acoustic Sounds or my credit card company? I figure it's probably a waste of time asking the PO to investigate.
     
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  10. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    I know 24 days is enough to piss us off, but AS and the USPS will both say give it at least 30 days, and that was before the pandemic. As far as your credit card, I have no idea.

    I had a First Class pkg. I shipped yesterday afternoon, arrive to the buyer today !!!! It's all a toss up.
     
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  11. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

    Location:
    Evanston
    I wish I knew what to tell you, I haven't gotten to the point of needing recourse just yet. I'm still waiting for some albums shipped to me on June 3rd to arrive. It took six weeks for them to make it from Long Island to the New Jersey distribution center. The last update I had was from yesterday, where they are allegedly in transit to (presumably) my local distribution center. I'm just happy the tracking is being updated again.

    I would say to give it a few more weeks, at least, then reach out to Acoustic Sounds. I can't speak for their procedures, but they may have insurance to deal with on their end and they may be able to send you a new copy, should the need arise.

    Good luck though, this has been a really frustrating time to order stuff shipped via USPS.
     
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  12. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    I was tracking the Bob Dylan "Rough & Rowdy Ways" CD on delivery from Amazon, and it stopped moving once it reached a post office at another zip code in my town. On June 23. But after a few days Amazon declared it lost and sent me another, which arrived quickly.
     
  13. Francophile50

    Francophile50 The man with the satisfied ear.

    Location:
    Concord,CA
    Depending on how it was sent yes or no. The post office considers something lost after 30 days so you need to at least wait that long. After that the post office suggest the sender apply pressure. Not sure if the sender would be motivated to do that. If you purchased it from eBay or PayPal and tell them that you never received it and there is proof of that they can refund you. You may see movement again on it so just sit tight for a little longer than after a month you can weigh our options then.
     
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  14. Francophile50

    Francophile50 The man with the satisfied ear.

    Location:
    Concord,CA
    I see why some people use Amazon.
     
  15. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    Are you really being that obstinate to knowing who UPS and FedEx are spending ("donating") their profits on getting into positions where they can doom the Post Office?

    The problem with USPS isn't Covid...it's because they are pledged to make sure ballots get delivered...and "somebody" doesn't want that. For-profit couriers smell opportunity.

    You know that, or you wouldn't pretend that you don't.
     
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  16. mavisgold

    mavisgold Senior Member

    Location:
    bellingham wa
    arrived a day ahead of schedule

    Shipped with USPS
    Tracking ID: ************************************
    Thursday, July 16
    2:38 PM
    Delivered
    Bellingham, WA US
    7:10 AM
    Out for delivery
    Bellingham, WA US
    1:15 AM
    Package arrived at a carrier facility
    Bellingham, WA US
    12:54 AM
    Package transferred to local postal carrier for final delivery
    Bellingham, WA US
    Wednesday, July 15
    10:29 PM
    Package departed an Amazon facility
    Kent, WASHINGTON US
    6:25 AM
    Package arrived at an Amazon facility
    Kent, WASHINGTON US
    Tuesday, July 14
    3:36 AM
    Package has left the carrier facility
    San Bernardino, CA US
    3:18 AM
    Package departed an Amazon facility
    San Bernardino, CALIFORNIA US
    Monday, July 13
    10:47 PM
    Package arrived at an Amazon facility
    San Bernardino, CALIFORNIA US
    11:20 AM
    Package has left the carrier facility
    Mira Loma, CA US
    Package has shipped
     
  17. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

    Location:
    So. Cal.
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  18. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Just received a shipping notification from DHL of an Amazon order that has shipped from Germany. Thing is, looking at my Amazon purchase history, I don't see any outstanding items that I haven't already received, except for some pre-orders that aren't due yet. Surely the new X album isn't coming from Germany?

    This isn't a known scam is it?
     
  19. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    I bought a somewhat rare record and USPS had it going in a big circle around the region when it actually came from a much shorter distance.I can’t wait to see if it arrives baked and warped.
     
  20. rod

    rod Forum Resident

    Location:
    'awkinsville
    An Amazon UK order of mine just shipped via DHL:

    Friday, 17 July
    Package has shipped
    5:46 PM Parcel left the carrier facility SZCZECIN

    Saturday, 18 July
    3:19 AM Parcel left the carrier facility LEIPZIG
    10:38 AM Parcel arrived at a carrier facility FRANKFURT
    1:36 PM Delay in delivery due to weather or natural disaster FRANKFURT

    Sunday, 19 July
    1:13 AM Parcel left the carrier facility FRANKFURT

    (this is a replacement for an order DHL lost in Ohio in June)
     
  21. Francophile50

    Francophile50 The man with the satisfied ear.

    Location:
    Concord,CA
    Impressive that they would go to the ends of the earth to fullfil the order.
     
  22. ccn103

    ccn103 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    I had records ordered July 9 from Philadelphia (less than two hours away from my door) and tracking has just said “accepted” at the Philly PO for the past week and nothing more. Love the idea of these records sitting in a hot post office for days on end. I would have been much better off driving to Philly and back to get them.
     
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  23. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

    Location:
    Evanston
    I know you are all on pins and needles, but sadly I still haven't received my order that was shipped on June 3rd. After the six weeks it took to make it from Long Island to New Jersey, I was really happy to finally see movement again. But now no updates in six days, and just this message:

    "Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility."

    No s**t. :doh:
     
  24. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    BTW DHL tracking seems to work better than the other carriers' services, especially the ease with which one can add delivery instructions, door codes, and such.
     
  25. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

    Location:
    So. Cal.
    My international package got to the US about 2 months ago, and it finally just now started moving within the US postal system.
    That's an insane amount of time, but at least it's not lost.
     
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