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moshow9

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It's not limited to only USPS. I purchased a custom flashlight from a maker located in Canada. It took almost a month for it to go from Edmonton, Alberta to Vancouver. Finally got an update this morning that there was some movement.
 

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Well my horse came in today finally, after touring the country for 17 days it got to the buyer today, Chicago to Nebraska by way of Los Angelos, it could be worse I guess
 

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It's not limited to only USPS. I purchased a custom flashlight from a maker located in Canada. It took almost a month for it to go from Edmonton, Alberta to Vancouver. Finally got an update this morning that there was some movement.

Canadian customs are a bear. Especially for knife related stuff.
 
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Canadian customs are a bear. Especially for knife related stuff.
To be clear the CBSA has nothing to do with exports. That's all in the hands of US Customs and Border protection. Or the customs officers of the country where the consignee lives.

Normal travel time from Edmonton to Vancouver hinging on the carrier is 2 days. Unless there is a highway closure in the BC interior like on the Coquihalla or the Number 1. Then the transit time can become ugly. Not many trucks from Edmondton will come to Vancouver via the Crowsnest.
 

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I've had a few more packages trickle in and 7 more to go. So far 2 went MIA(fortunately not high priced items) the rest are showing movement. One of my packages shipped from the west coast (Cali) has been sitting at a PO in Pa since Dec 6th. I called there and gave them the Delivery confirmation # and they said it was an incorrect number so I ask how is it wrong when it has been tracked to your location? The Ebay seller was also tracking it and realized the situation and just mailed me the order again at no charge which I received in a timely manner. I guess they never updated the tracking # on the original one so its probably sitting at the distribution center amongst all the other millions of packages. I'm sure I'll eventually get it and the other one coming from the west coast (WA). I also heard packages are stacked to the ceiling and the trucks are lined up to get loaded at the distribution centers. I'm sure things will start to ease up since the holiday rush is over and there are no major snow storms in the coming week. Considering all the factors that caused this backlog USPS has done a great job handling it.
Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous new year!
 

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I just checked three items mailed on 12/16, all showed movement but still not delivered. They were going from Utah to NJ, VA and PA. Incoming packages to me all show delays or no movement.
 

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I've had a few more packages trickle in and 7 more to go. So far 2 went MIA(fortunately not high priced items) the rest are showing movement. One of my packages shipped from the west coast (Cali) has been sitting at a PO in Pa since Dec 6th. I called there and gave them the Delivery confirmation # and they said it was an incorrect number so I ask how is it wrong when it has been tracked to your location? The Ebay seller was also tracking it and realized the situation and just mailed me the order again at no charge which I received in a timely manner. I guess they never updated the tracking # on the original one so its probably sitting at the distribution center amongst all the other millions of packages. I'm sure I'll eventually get it and the other one coming from the west coast (WA). I also heard packages are stacked to the ceiling and the trucks are lined up to get loaded at the distribution centers. I'm sure things will start to ease up since the holiday rush is over and there are no major snow storms in the coming week. Considering all the factors that caused this backlog USPS has done a great job handling it.
Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous new year!
No, it will get worse.... all those gift cards need to be spent. :D
 

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I know here in my district they are sending a team of people to the hub to help clean it out. My package load seemed to be above average for this time of year, but steady. We can even volunteer for Sunday parcel delivery OT!!!
 

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I know here in my district they are sending a team of people to the hub to help clean it out. My package load seemed to be above average for this time of year, but steady. We can even volunteer for Sunday parcel delivery OT!!!

What? Incurring the expense to send people to backed up locations, Sunday delivery, and volunteering for overtime!
I thought you all were on a documented purposeful slowdown and no overtime ? LOL. :D. Or at least that is what someone read on the internet. :rolleyes:
 

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We have had Sunday package delivery in St. Louis for over a year now. It started as Amazon, but its Priority and Amazon now
 

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It seems packages coming from west coast to east are taking the longest to arrive. I wonder it’s the same the other way around?
The day I sent that package I also sent another priority mail package to southern Florida. It arrived on time two days later, go figure.
 

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I prefer USPS First Class, since it is typically a day or two later than Priority, but cheaper. Also, printing postage at home seems efficient than writing address manually on the package and taking it to the PO. I also tend to avoid selling stuff in the last two weeks of December due to the holiday load!
 

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Amazon is a big account for USPS, owned by the richest man in the World. Whereas, we are nothing to USPS,as they conveyed when USPS "resolved" my inquiry about my missing meds by simply closing it with abolitely no action taken.

I respectfully disagree -- I almost always ship USPS, as they have the most fair pricing, a fairly evolved technlogical platform for printing labels/postage etc. from the comfort of your home, and a stellar "Daily Digest" facility that scans and sends me the images of day's mail. Oh, and I do like the social interaction at the local PO. :)

(That said, I do understand your frustration at the case being closed w/o any notification or action, and possibly the venting of it here).
 

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I've had very good service from the USPS over the years. Right now, today, I'm very frustrated. I mailed two packages to the East coast on Dec 15th, one Priority. The non-Priority has traipsed all over NJ and is being delivered today. The Priority, which has my daughter and granddaughter's presents, has shown nothing but "in transit" since the 20th. Other packages are in transit all over the US but packages we mailed to Tasmania, Australia and Poland have all arrived in time, no delays.

In my recent experience, First Class works better and cheaper than Priority, if postage/labels are printed at home. Maybe during holiday season, many people ship Priority, overwhelming that channel, while not much of an overload for First Class?
 

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Still waiting on a clip for my Military purchased 12/21. It made it from Doylestown, PA to Philadelphia in one day but has been “vacationing” in Philly ever since. An inquiry brought a response from the Postmaster: “we’re overwhelmed, you can expect your package in Texas the week of January 11th.”
 
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It’s a miracle! The package I thought was MIA actually showed up and will soon be available for pickup. Don’t give up hope!
 

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Still waiting on a clip for my Military purchased 12/21. It made it from Doylestown, PA to Philadelphia in one day but has been “vacationing” in Philly ever since. An inquiry brought a response from the Postmaster: “we’re overwhelmed, you can expect your package in Texas the week of January 11th.”
That doesn’t sound good but be patient it will eventually get to you
 
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It seems packages coming from west coast to east are taking the longest to arrive. I wonder it’s the same the other way around?

Boston to PA taking nearly 1 mo so far....One never even left local PO for 10 days. Other stuck in NJ warehouse for 2 weeks....when asked, no date available to tell customer of package arrival for certain.
 
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