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USPS Tracking - what are your current experiences?

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

  1. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    How are people's experiences with tracking scans and text notifications these days?

    I ordered a package earlier this week and although there has already been three posted scans, I didn't get notified for each one until 4-18 hours later.
     
  2. jason202

    jason202 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    For me, random packages are still mysteriously sitting in warehouses for days before miraculously showing up with little warning, but overall it's not nearly as bad as it was a few months ago. Unfortunately some of those delayed packages have been prescription medication orders, which through our insurance plan can only be filled through the mail.
     
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  3. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

    Location:
    So. Cal.
    Okay, it was all fun and games when packages would be delayed, and outside of getting stuff a few weeks later than usual, there weren't any real fallout...

    Well, now I've had few bills get lost in the mail, and arrive late, causing late-payments to kick in!
    I'm talking about utility payments that usually take only 2 to 3 days to arrive now taking up to 3 or 4 WEEKS to arrive, making them get there after the deadline, making them charge me a late fee. I have been able to call and get them to wave the fee, after telling them how the post-mark was way before the deadline, but still, I'm not the only one and this is now costing money! They better get this DeJoy clown out of there ASAP!
     
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  4. Joseph.McClure

    Joseph.McClure Forum Resident

    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    You can not count on the USPS to deliver your bills in a timely manner - you need to pay electronically.
     
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  5. jason202

    jason202 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    I've had a few paychecks arrive weeks late when they used to take 2–3 days. Direct deposit isn't always an option in every situation.

    Someone should put Louis DeJoy in a box and mail him somewhere really far away.
     
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  6. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    Just an FYI. I don't follow politics but I know the Biden administration is looking at the postal board of governors. They control who is postmaster.
     
  7. Myke

    Myke Listening

    Bull Moose did their usual best using First Class to send my Blu ray of Defending Your Life, and when my local PO sent out the "Out For Delivery" alert early this morning, I was happy.
    Several hours later, while walking the dog, I checked the mailbox.
    One piece of junk mail, no Blu ray.
    Early evening, my OFD alert had been updated to inform me that it was now being held at the post office by customer request ?
    Of course I made no such request.
    Asshat likely missed it, and found it in the jeep when he returned to the PO.
    Now either I, or my son has to go stand in a long line in order to get what should've been delivered.
     
  8. jason202

    jason202 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    I believe that's technically the only way to change course, as DeJoy isn't technically a political appointee, despite his close connections to the previous president.

    And it isn't really political at all; I don't think anyone other than execs and shareholders of competing package delivery companies want a severe reduction in service at the USPS. We all get mail.
     
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  9. Thesmellofvinyl

    Thesmellofvinyl Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cohoes, NY USA
    This is barely tracking-related but I thought you'd enjoy this ridiculous email I received from eBay's "customer support."

    Recapping from upthread: My buyer, after two weeks waiting, opened a case and eBay refunded him (even though I had provided tracking info and pointed out the well-known USPS delays at that time) on 12/30/20 ; his item was delivered on 2/4/21. I sent him an email that day requesting payment and haven't heard back; so I told eBay it should refund me (the delivery was past eBay's 30-day appeal window but hey, the USPS delay was out of my control).

    (Emphasis and emojis mine)

    "My name is Charmaine from eBay Customer Support and I received your appeal...I understand your concern about your funds most especially that the item is already delivered. I am glad to help you get the payment from the buyer. o_O

    We’d like to thank you for exerting an effort in resolving this issue with your buyer and ensuring their satisfaction with this purchase by shipping the item.

    We've decided to uphold our original decision :mad: and you may continue communicating with the buyer to request for the payment directly through PayPal. Here are the steps on how to send PayPal invoiced to your buyer. :rolleyes:

    1. Sign in into your PayPal account.
    2. Click on the Send and Request.
    3. Click on Create Invoice.
    4. Go to Create Invoice.
    5. Fill up all the basic details
    6. You can send the invoice directly from PayPal or you can save the link and send it to your clients.
    7. You can also save this template if you use it in a recurring manner.

    To help you in your future transactions, here is a link which will give you information on how to handle varying shipping problems:
    Shipping & Tracking | eBay

    I greatly appreciate your loyalty with eBay as you have been a member showing an impressive positive feedback score. Keep up the good work :rolleyes: as I assure you that eBay will always be here to help and make your buying and selling a great experience. :realmad:

    Kind regards,

    Charmaine C.

    eBay Customer Support"
     

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