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Old 01-22-2020, 10:05 AM
letterman letterman is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 179

So after all of the discussion about the bad service of USPS, I will add another tail. Yesterday when I went out to our mailbox I found a Christmas card, that had two yellow stickers on it. One sticker said no such street, the other one was our address. I looked at the bar code that is sprayed on by an optical character reader ( automation). The reader had put the wrong zip code on the envelope, it was still a Cincinnati zip code. The plot thickens, the powers to be in the USPS with there infinite wisdom have decided that ALL undeliverable CINCINNATI mail must now go to DETROIT MICHIGAN, to have those little yellow stickers put on the envelope. All of this nonsense is in the name of efficiency and saving the USPS time and money’s. The card was going THREE miles from my house, in the same zip code. As I said in a previous post nothing is like it was. In my opinion the world is all wrapped up in instant gratification and impatience! Mike
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:36 AM
pmiya pmiya is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 23

Last Saturday 01/18 Informed Delivery showed 4 letters were being delivered. 3 were from the same investment company I'm dealing with about closing my late father's estate. I received 1 of the investment company letters and the other. 2 important letters from the investment company didn't show up. Luckily my brother received the same letters.

The next delivery day Informed Delivery showed that I was getting 2 letters and 1 package. One letter was from the State Tax Commission and the other was from the same investment company that sent 3 letters on Saturday. Well I got 2 packages, one on informed delivery and the other a Registered Mail package and some junk mail. No letter from the tax commission or from the investment company. Again my brother received the investment company letter.

I've submitted all of the missing letters as not delivered on the Informed Delivery website.

I'm already stressed out dealing with my father's estate and not to mention the recent loss of my dad. The USPS isn't helping out with my blood pressure.
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:48 AM
SNAFU-M1A SNAFU-M1A is offline
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Indiana
Posts: 43

I have great luck with USPS & UPS and I'm on a 1st name basis with both. Fed-ex is a headache though. It's never the same driver and I've had multiple packages delivered the same day, each by a different driver, and packages traveling all over the country before making it to my house.
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Old 01-26-2020, 08:37 PM
Stormeaston Stormeaston is offline
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Foggy Bogg, WI
Posts: 54

Another example of union government employee's that don't give a $hit about the work they do because the union will protect them when they do a crappy job. In the real world they would be fired. I can't tell you about the numerous "things" that have happen to me with the USPS because, number 1 I don't have enough space here and number 2 I want to sleep tonite.
"Fear No Evil"
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:34 PM
Ronwall Ronwall is offline
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Ky
Posts: 1,234

Through USPS I can a mail a #10 envelope that weighs an ounce or less from Maine to California and all points in between for 55 cents. Considering what UPS or FED EX would charge for delivering the same envelope to the same destinations I'm not going to complain about the service that USPS gives me
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Old 01-27-2020, 12:06 AM
letterman letterman is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 179

STORMEASTON, interesting! How long did YOU work for USPS ( post office )?
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Old 01-27-2020, 04:40 AM
hogfamily hogfamily is offline
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Alaska
Posts: 195

I have lived in Alaska for over 40 years. 18 on the North Slope living in two small remote villages and Utqiaġvik, aka Barrow.

I currently work in the remote village of Bethel and often travel to the other 50(+) villages in the region.

Most of the villages in both areas are fly in only, the rest are fly in only during winter vs water access in the summer. (Same with all remote off road villages in Alaska).

If it were not for the USPS getting mail, freight, and packages delivered to the villages life would be much more difficult do to the cost of air freight. The USPS is the only economical way to get the necessities, and the nice to have items, to these remote villages.

Items come from the larger population centers in Alaska, the lower 48, and from around the world.

Though not perfect, the Post Office gets the items to the villages professionally, very quickly, and rarely damaged.

The mail going out of the villages is as important and handled with the same care.

Having personally lived in very remote villages and working in them I see the great job the USPS does first hand providing excellent service to all of Alaska.

Last edited by hogfamily; 01-27-2020 at 04:42 AM.
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Old 01-27-2020, 01:40 PM
letterman letterman is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 179

Hogfamily, thank you got that response. People forget about all the places that USPS delivers to that are off the beaten path. I had a friend who lived on Deer Island off of Maine and UPS would not deliver there but USPS did. Another out of the way place is Supai Arizona at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, goes down by mule train!
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:22 AM
Pinecone Pinecone is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 725


USPS moves 188 MILLION pieces of First Class mail per day and total of 485 MILLION items delivered each day.

No one is perfect. You try to do something 485 MILLION times, without making ONE mistake.

I worked for a summer for the USPS as a mail carrier between high school and college. The people I worked with were very dedicated to the job, and worked hard to do the best job possible.
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Old 01-29-2020, 04:28 PM
creeks creeks is offline
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 159

We have been using USPS via our business for thirty years. USPS has always been very good with no complaints. However, in the last 30-40 days there has been a change. Priority mail packages sent to us from different regions of the country have been arriving six to seven days past the scheduled delivery date. First class mail business letters we have sent to various regions of the country have still not been delivered and are 1 1/2 weeks past do. It is like we are suddenly dealing with a third world mail system. We are pulling back from USPS as much as possible and using other services.

Last edited by creeks; 01-29-2020 at 04:31 PM.
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