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Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« on: June 10, 2012, 01:32:30 PM »
Of late I have been buying a few knick knacks on eBay and some of them have come from the US. I know its a half a world away but the vendor in New York packaged the item in under a day and got it on its way really quickly. I checked the tracking data and it went from new York to Chicago in a day or two but 12 days later it is still in transit. Its a pair of antique 13 inch Wiss shears and it would weight under a kilo and I paid about $40.00 USD for the priority postage but it seems so slow that I suspect its on board a tramp steamer slugging its way across the pacific at about 5 knots.
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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 01:39:45 PM »
Hutch,

Do you know why the US postal cost is so high? It's because they need to rent these huge warehouses to save the mail they can't deliver in time.

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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 05:59:19 PM »
hi Hutch:
Google lax to syd flight time, is about 14 to 15 hours.
lax is a airport code for Los Angeles International Airport
Try to avoid changing planes in Chicago because the baggage goes across the
tarmac and the passangers go around the tarmac. The baggage makes the transfer
and you go on Next flight.

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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 07:56:23 PM »
I automatically assume that with the USPS nothing will be delivered on time, that way I’m never disappointed :biggrin:

I don’t know if you can track the package, but the sender certainly should be able to.

https://www.usps.com/
 

Well Microsoft, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten us into.

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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 08:03:14 PM »
I can access the tracking in the US, says it left Chicago on the 30th May. OZ post can track it now but say its still in transit. On the bright side, if it takes much longer to arrive it will improve in value as an antique.  :P
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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2012, 08:50:01 PM »
Steve, late last year I ordered two HDMI 6 foot cables from China thru eBay. The price was unbeatable at $3.00 US plus a couple bucks shipping cost. Thing is it took over three weeks to receive them. Wasn’t disappointed though, they where the same HDMI cables sold at Walmart for $17 bucks each.  :biggrin:

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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2012, 11:02:52 PM »
i typically get stuff through amazon
it's here in 2 days

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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 12:11:28 AM »
Dave, Steve ordered something, in his case from overseas thru an eBay vendor here in the US, as did I from an eBay vendor in China. You're not going to receive anything anywhere from overseas in just two days.

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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 01:02:53 AM »
 :P

i get that, Bill
the times i have sent or received things overseas, they said 7 to 10 working days
it is normally 5 to 7 working days, though

lately, the US post office employees are dragging their feet
they seem to feel that their full benefits, high pay, and gov't pension are good enough
and - the US postal sevice is crying "bankruptcy" - trying to get more taxpayer money
when they are in that "mode", it all magically slows down

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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 01:52:03 AM »
I agree but I’d bet the Masm member who goes by the handle “rags” would disagree. If there’s one person around here who is often disgusted by the USPS it’s me buddy. Freaking over-paid paper carriers!! :icon13:

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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012, 04:23:55 AM »
Some mail gets mislaid and delayed. It is inevitable. But look how much gets through without a problem.

The Post Office's money problems are not due to the wage and benefit packages of carriers, but to the decrease in volume brought about by email and other technologies.

There is an attack right now against workers in general and unionized workers in particular that extends beyond the United States. I believe the road to prosperity for the majority is to raise the floor, not lower the ceiling.

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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012, 04:55:18 PM »
Hutch,

The 12th will be 10 days. On the USPS site it says 6-10 days, that is business days here, no saturday or sunday stuff. Should arrive there shortly.  That is if the 30th was the first day shipped.

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Re: Why is the US Postal Service so slow ?
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2012, 12:14:54 PM »
I have hit the big time at last, item was posted in New York on the 26th May, arrived today, June 14th. Nice antique pair of tailor's shears in reasonably good nick and they work fine.  :biggrin:

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