USPS: so slow right now!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by UrbanHymns, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. UrbanHymns

    UrbanHymns Supporting Member

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    Heads up - USPS shipping has been super slow over the last week. So if you're waiting on Cyber Monday buys to arrive, it might be a while.

    I shipped out a few pedals last Monday via USPS Priority (2-3 business days), and some haven't arrived yet to the buyer. One pedal is a fluke. But four pedals is a trend.
     
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  2. la noise

    la noise Member

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    Volume of packages shipped goes up every year
    while the amount of USPS employees handling
    them goes down every year. Inevitable.

    I feel for any and all package handlers at this
    time of the year. Be kind and patient. They
    bust their asses. :)
     
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  3. thekeefus

    thekeefus Supporting Member

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    It's all going slowly from the holidays. UPS has even been lagging a day or so behind expected delivery dates twice in the last two weeks.
     
  4. tenchijin2

    tenchijin2 Supporting Member

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    Psst... this happens EVERY Christmas.
     
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    well lets see... i have a pkg being shipped from Missouri today.
    expecting it thursday.
     
  6. Nebakanezer

    Nebakanezer Silver Supporting Member

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    UPS has been putting delay notices at the top of their tracking pages. Like the NC/TN wild fires last week and snow storms up north when I looked today. I would assume USPS deals with the same issues.
     
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    UPS is the worst.
     
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    I really feel sorry for all the delivery people (FEDEX, UPS, USPS) right now!
     
  9. jimmycupo

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    They are busy helping Santa
     
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    coltonius SeƱor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Wait a minute..

    Did no one tell the major shipping companies that Christmas comes on December 25th this year?!
     
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    I worked for the USPS. They put me on the biggest route in town two weeks before Christmas. I lasted two days.
     
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  12. S. S. Bender

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    Keep an eye on the actions of Jeff Bezos, because he's fed up with the repeated empty promises that come each year from the major carriers to improve their shipping performance for Amazon. An infrastructure is being built that could possibly lead to UPS and FedEx being kicked to the curb.
     
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    [​IMG] At this time of year?
     
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    Scott_F Gold Supporting Member

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    I shipped a pedal for $6.95 from Texas to FL. 3 day but it arrived in 2.
     
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  15. musicallyinclined81

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    I have notice USPS a bit slow, I shipped a pedal out for a buyer on Friday, it was expected to be delivered today but checking the tracking info, it hasn't even budged from mid location. Hopefully it arrives tomorrow to the buyer.. I have excellent customer satisfaction on my Reverb seller page..
     
  16. Meriphew

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    I'm waiting on a USPS Priority Mail package that was supposed to land on the 5th. Still not here. Their online tracking is a joke too.
     
  17. surfdog

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    I had a pedal shipped USPS 1st Class (his choice, not mine!) from a Reverb seller on 11/21. Expected delivery date on USPS Tracking was 11/24. Still shows "In Transit to Destination" as of 12/6!

    Yeah, I think that one may not show up.
     
  18. massacre

    massacre Silver Supporting Member

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    Not the ones that come to my house. They are terrible at their job all year round.
    USPS I mean.
     
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    Maybe it's because I almost always ship USPS from a hub but, even when I ship from the exurb where I work, I have yet to have a 2-day package take longer than 2 days. :dunno

    Hopefully some more of my listings will sell soon so I can test the holiday season.
     

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