USPS Tracking - what are your current experiences?

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

  1. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    This package was delivered today. Didn't see the mailman, it might have been Kevin Costner.
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  2. Jgirar01

    Jgirar01 Forum Resident

    Dallas, Texas
    My Skydog box shipped March 12, got a refund in May and yesterday got an email saying they got it back. Bought it again and shipped let’s hope it doesn’t go back to Des Moines again! Tracking was stuck on in transit for two months.
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  3. Muzyck

    Muzyck Real inventor of the inverted firkin

    What is wrong with this picture? I hope it is just different time zones.

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  4. shadowhillway

    shadowhillway Active Member

    Washington DC
    nothing has to be wrong. 15:07 and 15:08 are just one computer talking to another record-keeping events, whereas 14:19 is obviously a physical event.
  5. Muzyck

    Muzyck Real inventor of the inverted firkin

    My interest was in the timing sequence. USPS was in possession of the item at 2:19. At 3:08 they were awaiting the item. The item that they report as being in possession of at 2:19.
  6. shadowhillway

    shadowhillway Active Member

    Washington DC
    the bookkeeping of the shipment doesn't necessarily reflect the physical movement of the shipment.

    how long did USPS "await the item" in this case? it didn't, because physical possession already occurred, apparently.
  7. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Seller of my 2014 mono Magical Mystery Tour vinyl charged me an extra $7.50 on top of the $4.50 they wanted for Media Mail, because I prefer Priority for speed, and hopefully, less chance for damage.
    Was due here today, but now tracking shows Arriving Late.
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  8. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Pacific Northwest
    I just had a package that I shipped show up after being lost for over a month. Shocked to be honest
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  9. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    So I go to bed, sleep about 5 hours, get up, and BOTH of my expected albums are Out For Delivery. :yikes:
    2 days for the Priority, 6 days for the Media Mail.
    So as Emily Litella used to say, " Never mind."
  10. mavisgold

    mavisgold Forum Resident

    bellingham wa
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  11. Fortysomething

    Fortysomething Forum Resident

    I ordered from the Numero CD sale a few weeks back. They're in the same town as me and I probably could have gone to their warehouse and gotten it faster.

    Instead, they sent it from Michigan, which then went to the suburban Pittsburgh sort center (Warrendale) where it stayed for almost 2 weeks.
  12. jason202

    jason202 Forum Resident

    Washington, D.C.
    I buy a lot of vinyl online, and these days USPS is very reliable. It's UPS that has declined sharply in reliability. UPS packages are damaged or delayed far more often than USPS.
  13. grsmnkey

    grsmnkey Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    I buy a lot of vinyl online. The USPS has not been very reliable. I have had three packages go AWOL for extended periods of time in between tracking updates.
    1 was media mail, took over 1 month to receive
    1 was first class mail missed it's delivery date by over 1 week, no tracking updates until it arrived.
    1 is a priority package now 4 days over due, no tracking update since it was received by the PO in LA, today wait time on phone is over 1 hour.

    I've had three double boxed packages arrive completely crushed last month. tracking again was not updated and they arrived a few days late.
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  14. grsmnkey

    grsmnkey Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    USPS is great!
    24 hours before the end of the 15 day waiting period to file for a missing package....the tracking information has been deleted.

    No explanation from USPS depite having an open complaint.
  15. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Here's a couple of new ones my stalkers can refer to, and whine about later...( oh yeah, they actually do )

    Album shipped Media Mail...Accepted 2 days ago, at 2:32 pm...hasn't been scanned since.

    Album shipped Media Mail...In Transit from 12 miles away...hasn't been scanned since 4:05 pm yesterday. Very curious to see the path this one takes.
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  16. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Aloha, OR
    on the positive side: i've shipped a half dozen or so records to the east coast via media mail recently and they've all arrived well ahead of their scheduled delivery date.

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  17. mahanusafa02

    mahanusafa02 Forum Resident

    Seems to be working well, better than in the past; however, about half the sellers I’ve bought from can’t be bothered to type in the correct tracking number to eBay or PayPal. Just test it after you type it in to see if it’s right before hitting “send” or whatever! Very frustrating/disconcerting when you have an APO address only...
  18. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Pacific Northwest
    Just had 2 separate packages shipped from the East Coast with absolutely no tracking updates the whole way. Very annoying.
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  19. Dave Garrett

    Dave Garrett Forum Resident

    Houston, TX
    Have had an eBay purchase that was shipped on December 19 stuck in the infamous "in transit to next facility" status with no further updates since December 23. USPS originally estimated delivery on December 26, and eBay says it should've been delivered by January 2. I'm pretty sure it's lost at this point, but there are more than a few stories out there of items stuck in "in transit" status for even longer that finally showed up, so who knows.

    If it were an expensive or rare item I'd already have contacted the seller/eBay, but it was a not-terribly-rare book that I only paid a few bucks for (although its disappearance is irritating, as if I wind up having to source the book elsewhere, all the other copies out there seem to be 3-4X what I paid for the missing one). I figure I'll give it a few more days before giving up and initiating the refund process.

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