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USPS RANT

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Rolodetective, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. Oct 6, 2020 at 3:31 PM
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    Rolodetective

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    Indulge me please....and chime in with your soothing, rational words.

    The USPS is an utter disaster. The most recent saga of my negative experience with the USPS begins with my wife's Breitling needing service. I decided to send it off to Breitling USA in Wilton CT from NWI (Indiana).

    I sent it priority mail (2 day), registered, and insured on Friday morning (10/2). It was supposed to be delivered Monday. It moved through the USPS system pretty well until it departed Chicago Saturday morning. From then on.....nothing. Tracking system just says "In transit to it's destination". Since it is well after business hours on the east coast (as of this writing) and it wasn't delivered today...it will not be delivered today.

    Is it lost? Is it delayed? if yes to either...WHY?

    If it was an isolated incident with the USPS I would chalk it up to...an isolated incident. However, based on everything from outright lies about why my regular residential mail wasn't delivered on any particular day to a paycheck being dropped on the ground outside my mailbox, covered with the falling snow and only to be found in the spring thaw, the postal service has been in a state of decline for YEARS and needs to be replaced. Come on Elon Musk!

    And....for the uninitiated....the USPS is the preferred and recommended way to move watches from A to B amongst watch connoisseurs.

    Thank you for the room to vent....If there are any postal workers here, I appreciate you and am confident, like most HUGE behemoths...the vast majority of the personnel are squared away. It's the organization that is failing both its employees and the end user.
     
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  2. Oct 6, 2020 at 3:34 PM
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    palehorse

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    USPS was a dumpster fire before COVID and its exponentially worse now. I have some lures coming from NJ to SC. They left on 9/27 and have circled PA and MA with now progress south.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2020 at 3:38 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon

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    Yeah all my two day shipping packages whether inbound or outbound have been at least 7-10 business days the last 4 months or so. They are an absolute disaster right now.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    alwzdfiant

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    You think it’s bad now, just wait until Xmas time. Better start sending your gifts soon!
     
  5. Oct 6, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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    RitcheyRch

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    We haven't received ail in 2-3 days and I get reports of what is coming each morning.
     
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  6. Oct 6, 2020 at 4:20 PM
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    sr5shark

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  7. Oct 6, 2020 at 4:58 PM
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    Swfltoyomafia

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    I would agree with all above posts. The USPS need to just give up they suck on a level never accepted on a private level
     
  8. Oct 6, 2020 at 5:06 PM
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    shawn.roe24

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    I have the opposite view. I just sent a remote start from Upstate, NY to Oregon. It said it would be there 6 days from the time I sent it and it was delivered right on time. Not sure if I just got lucky but I hope everything works out for you
     
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  9. Oct 6, 2020 at 5:45 PM
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    Ericsopa

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    My last oil sample to Blackstone labs took a month to get there. Had an order coming from Maryland a month or so ago (I live in Texas) that ended up going to and through Alaska for whatever reason. The good news is (hopefully) that your watch WILL get there. But there is no way the USPS is getting even Priority Mail anywhere quick.
     
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  10. Oct 6, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    Swfltoyomafia

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    Try sending 50-100 packages a month it will change ya.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2020 at 5:58 PM
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    My mom sent us a package one time. We live in Washington and she lives in California. The package came to us by way of New York. WTF?!?
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  12. Oct 6, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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    Dear Post Person.

    Please, Deliver de letter de sooner de better. De later da letter de madder I getter. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Oct 6, 2020 at 6:31 PM
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    JackwagonJim

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    I feel the pain. Ordered somethihg online, was shipped on 09/28..from a city 90miles away. It sat there a few days, was routed to another city accidently. Sat there, then routed back to the original post office...8 days now.. 90 miles. I coulda drove there and back countless times by now... ffs.
     
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  14. Oct 6, 2020 at 6:32 PM
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    shawn.roe24

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    I barely have the patience to send 1 package. No way I could send that many packages
     
  15. Oct 6, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    About right
     
  16. Oct 6, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    Swfltoyomafia

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    I just love how many complaints we have.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2020 at 6:47 PM
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    Moon Puppy

    Moon Puppy I'm not new!

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    One question. WHY!?
    UPS or Fedex would get it there. I know they are more expensive but you get what you pay for.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    alwzdfiant

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    Guess their priority is focused more on delivering Amazon packages than regular mail.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2020 at 6:57 PM
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  20. Oct 6, 2020 at 7:04 PM
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    I wouldn’t ship my watch USPS
     
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    Oh look, private industry does it better. Who would of thunk it.

    Our UPS and Fed Ex guys have been great.

    Our USPS likes us to deliver others mail to them thats left in our mailbox and drops packages on the step, apparently setting a package down is too much work
     
  22. Oct 6, 2020 at 7:55 PM
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    Bakershack

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    Private industry does EVERYTHING better than government controlled chaos.
     
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    Just imagine if they were allowed to take over the entire health care system.
     
  25. Oct 6, 2020 at 10:51 PM
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    empty_lord

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    well... i can attest that USPS has been trash.. nothing like the post office losing your tax return! and dealing with the IRS has been an absolute dream i must say (this is sarcasm)
     
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    Not on my watch!

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    Had a package delivered from ebay. Somehow seller got my previous address so it was sent to previous address. I have permanent mail forwarding so I wasn't worried until it was actually delivered to my old address! I called USPS and complained, they took about a week but somehow got the package back and sent it to my new address. So I'm following it via tracking number and it says it was delivered about 6 days later but no package ever came. It was a 10 dollar calculator so I chalked it up as a loss. About 10 days later I get a package and its my calculator. Go figure. They really have no idea what they are doing nowadays. A bunch of government employees just waiting for their fat pensions and doing just about as little as they can without getting fired. God help our children, I cant even imagine how bad it will be in 10 years.
     
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  28. Oct 7, 2020 at 3:44 AM
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    USPS seems to be the agreed upon method on multiple watch forums. It is my understanding their tracking certifications are superior to UPS and FedEx. The Rolex forum (of which I am a member) and WatchUSeek both recommend USPS.
     
  29. Oct 7, 2020 at 3:57 AM
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    PomDad

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    Just to play devil's advocate, USPS provides an essential service in way of affordable shipping (significantly cheaper than UPS/FedEx). Many small businesses that rely on e-commerce & the USPS would disappear if/when USPS closed.
     
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  30. Oct 7, 2020 at 4:07 AM
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    Amen,complete joke of a idea. But let’s not go there.Lol
     

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