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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Lonn, Jan 15, 2021.
I’m still getting Christmas cards.
Misery loves company. Glad it's not just me....
UPS is okay where I am. USPS is abyssmal, FedEx has never in 30 years and 3 states ever got anything right. Amazon is reliable, but they use mostly UPS, at least in my area.
I see UPS at the Amazon locker locations, I'm not certain that I've seenFedEx working with Amazon. Also those Amazon lockers are a great deal, they're usually very close by and for something small it's much more secure than leaving it on the front porch.
The spirit of the season lives on!
Ho ho ho
This is why I keep an inventory of essentials on hand like strings, springs, screws, pots, switches etc. I didn't get it all at once but over time. If I needed a 500k pot, I bought 3. If I needed a switch, I bought 2. Over a number of years it became 1) a nice buffer against shipping issues / out of stock stores and 2) saved a lot of grief when I needed something at 2am tinkering on an instrument
They're down a few hundred sorting machines. Maybe it takes longer now. Thank Mr. Louis DeJoy.
I've had several important pieces of mail from within the continintal US show up two to three weeks late. I was told that my hometown (small town) USPS had bins full of mail they were holding because they refused to add overtime/addition hires for the Christmas season. 3rd world stuff...
Aparently my lenses fell out of tbe truck. Lol How does tbis make sense?
This is what happens when you let a competitor of the post office run the post office. They do things like forbid overtime, make trucks run even if they're not loaded, and remove multimillion dollar sorting machines--and toss them outside to be destroyed by the elements. It was deliberate, the post office has been sabotaged from the top. It will take time and money, unfortunately, to fix what the current postmaster general has broken.
Now that I ordered something from somewhere other than Amazon, I feel your pain. Saturday I ordered some parts from Toledo, Ohio. In 4 days, it went 80 miles north to Pontiac, MI then to Detroit for another day and a half. It was supposed to be here Wednesday. I think it left Detroit yesterday sometime.
Everything I read said those were all letter sorting machines. Removed to make room for more package sorting machines because less of their business is letters and more is packages. So they're adjusting as needed. :shrug:
If it's because the mail is taking longer than estimated, is that really your fault and should it be on you to make it right when it's out of your hands at this point?
I used to order model airplane stuff by mail in the late '70's. It would take 6-8 weeks to ship from the USA to my home in Canada.
When that happens here, I file a "where's my package" and it usually gets moving that day lol. Maybe it's coincidence but it moves every time I send one.
I remember that. You had to physically mail payment in and then wait 6 to 8 weeks. And that was in the 80s and probably even early early 90s for me. Clipping forms out of magazines, etc...
I find that with any provider that is run by the state or subsidised by it, that any excuse will do. Covid provides a get out of jail free card.
The Amazon model for delivery is fantastic although I doubt the poor driver who arrived at my address at almost 8 pm last night would agree.
USPS used to be awesome for small packages. Hope they can get back to where they were.
shhhhh!! the amazon drones hear everything we say....
I stupidly just dropped it in the mailbox because I didn't want to stand in line at the counter for a tracking ##. Last time I do that....