Need advice/help with transaction, lessons for others as well.

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lost alaskan
lost alaskan Senior Member • Posts: 1,748
Re: NO USPS if valuable or time sensitive

hikerdoc wrote:

I now have a general rule when shipping packages: If it is important, time sensitive, or valuable use FedEx or UPS.

In the past several months I have had multiple delayed deliveries, a lost and never found package, and not a single delivery which occurred by the expected date. It is very frustrating when expecting delivery in 3-4 days and finding it takes 6-8 days to arrive at a facility near delivery location where it can sit for weeks (most recent 17 days at a facility 45 miles from delivery address) while the tracking site gives the exception or late delivery warnings.

As this post(and the one it replied too) mention; Shipping is a mess right now. Pretty much with all carriers but I think USPS has been hit hard. In my local office there is a sign explaining the troubles and asking for patience. Lot's of people are staying home and ordering things online. Forget about 2-3 day delivery. But on the other hand I've had ZERO problems with my shipping w/ USPS. I am sorry to hear about the OP's trouble, there is nothing worse than a snarled up shipping problem. I have actually had a couple over the years. Everything eventually worked out but it is the helpless feeling that keeps you awake at night and just a little angry.

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