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No wonder USPS is going out of business

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by UDDwaine, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. UDDwaine

    UDDwaine Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Sent a package on Saturday via USPS priority with delivery confirmation.

    I was in Atlantic City, and it is going to Camden, both in New Jersey, and only 50'ish miles apart.

    Look at the route USPS is taking...

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  2. MEJ

    MEJ Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    maybe they like the scenery
  3. Bowman1911


    Dec 12, 2010
    Driver decided on a last minute vacay?
  4. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    I had a package that was going to Canada but took a scenic tour to Argentina.
  5. JTR357


    Sep 10, 2007
    I recently had a package coming from MN going to NJ.It got to NJ,but decided to wander off to VA for a day,before coming back.:confused:
  6. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    they lost a package of mine for 3 weeks... i called SEVERAL times, and all they could tell me is "i don't know"

    One lady actually had the nerve to say "don't worry about it, just wait 30 days and file a claim"...

    Turns out it was sitting on a shelf in the post office for 17 days... they just didn't bother to look for it
  7. FTR-14c

    FTR-14c Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    For the most part I think they do very well.
    Considering the volume they handle they are bound to have a few off deliveries.
  8. stjones

    stjones Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    They are VERY closse together!! :roll eyes:
    Glad it made it here in the long, loooong run.
  9. drumdirty


    May 23, 2010
    I have a package comming to me and it took 4 days to get from sacramento to sanfrancisco. Delivery conformation said it should be delivered on the 17th and it just left California.
  10. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    I have shipped and received well over 1000 packages via USPS and have lost exactly zero. Of course, if it happens to you, it's bad news.

    I have had a some weird tracking, probably due to USPS recycling tracking numbers*, but the packages always arrived when they were supposed to.

    *It is possible that's what happened here. Give it another day and see what happens.
  11. knife hunter

    knife hunter "Die Hard Hog" Moderator & Dealer Moderator Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 5, 2007
    They may not be perfect but far above their competition. I only use usps due to their efficiency over last 7 years or so and nothing lost and only one damaged that could have been my fault .
    If you search bf I am sure you will find overwhelming consensus that favor usps by large margin.
  12. UDDwaine

    UDDwaine Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Hi - I have not really had problems with them getting things where they are going either. This was just funny because the person I sent the item to pinged me to see what was up, and when I tracked the item, it was a DOH!!!!! moment.

    Thankfully I paid the extra for the delivery confirmation/tracking so I could tell him what was up.
  13. dericdesmond

    dericdesmond Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    A big +1 to this thread. Sent one to NY a few weeks ago, luckily it arrived a day or two after its trip to HI and Florida :rolleyes:
  14. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    I have not received that many but I have received enough to fill a whole cupboard with USPS boxes. I have only had one loss, when I had a package shipped with Priority Mail instead of Express. My choice, my fault. Fortunately it was nothing terribly important just some traditional slipjoints so no biggie.:eek:

    I had a Banned Busse AK47 go missing some years ago. It turns out that USPS ships to South Africa via Holland and that damn volcano in Iceland erupted shutting down European airspace and stranded my package. It took another 6 weeks for it to arrive as they had a massive backlog to clear, but arrive it did.

    I am amazed by how good the USPS International service is. Sometimes packages take a while to arrive and clear customs and I have only ever had to enquire about 2 packages which appeared shortly after. To date I have very little to complain about.
  15. -TNT-


    Jun 24, 2010
    Holy Moly... I have gotten fragile items completely destroyed by USPS, but I don't think I've ever had packages take the super scenic routes yours have :)
  16. AZTimT

    AZTimT KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 15, 2009
    Hey T, wait until you start getting UPS envelopes with a ups tracking number that says USPS on it delivered in your mail box a couple of days later than normal or ship a global guaranteed Fedex from a post office with a usps tracking number... the services are starting to merge together and not for the better.
  17. Turbo Tension

    Turbo Tension

    May 6, 2010
    There could be other reasons they're losing money... I went to ship a Benchmade 710-2 to western Russia and UPS wanted $270 tracked and insured, USPS wanted $35 tracked until it landed in Europe.
  18. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    This is all due to the USPS closing sorting facilities. One of our ways to combat the economy.
    The only other reson for that might be a misread zipcode due to poor hand writing. (not saying that is the case here)
  19. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Look outside your local P.O. You will find a FedEx box right next to the big blue mail boxes! The UPS driver pulls up to our P.O. and drops off every day.
    The P.O.'s 2 biggest customers are FedEx and UPS! They are seling the hell out of those "If it fits - it ships" Priority boxes. They can not touch those prices.
  20. Trijicog


    Jan 18, 2009
    UPS and FedEx are not customers,they are being contracted to move packages and bulk mailings to the DC's for the USPS.:rolleyes:

    It's easy to undercut the competition when making a profit isn't in the USPS business model.

    Who do you think moves the majority of small packages for USPS ? It is contractors,FedEx and UPS. Only the final delivery is made by the USPS.

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