USPS Incompetence!

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Well, I didn’t think it would/could happen, but the USPS has “lost” my Certified Mail letter containing a USPS MO for some ammo I purchased from another member here. I/they (since it’s certified and in their computerized delivery system) mailed it on 4-8-21. I had told the seller no hurry on shipping the ammo. So, this morning I checked the tracking number since I hadn’t heard back from the seller, and found out it never left Colorado Springs and was sent to another P.O. HERE on 4-10. They’re trying to locate it now. Unbelievable!
It’s a good thing I always keep ALL of my receipts when dealing with these idiots!
 

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Not sure incompetence even begins to describe this organization...I could list all the things lost but I don't have the time. They even managed to lose my original marriage license back in 2007. From the clerks office to my house is less than a mile and the post office is in between the two. It boggles the mind.
 

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My uncle told me a joke when i was a kid (here's the cleaned up version): (BTW-I never received one of my Christmas Gifts from my Daughter (also in CO), "shipped" via USPS.)

What do USPS and PayLess Shoes have in common? 500,000 Loafers In-Stock! (the orig. late '70s version was more colorful.)
 

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Well, I didn’t think it would/could happen, but the USPS has “lost” my Certified Mail letter containing a USPS MO for some ammo I purchased from another member here. I/they (since it’s certified and in their computerized delivery system) mailed it on 4-8-21. I had told the seller no hurry on shipping the ammo. So, this morning I checked the tracking number since I hadn’t heard back from the seller, and found out it never left Colorado Springs and was sent to another P.O. HERE on 4-10. They’re trying to locate it now. Unbelievable!
It’s a good thing I always keep ALL of my receipts when dealing with these idiots!
ah yes I had one go missing in January for about a week. I wish you the best of luck
 

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Not to change the subject because the USPS does suck, but I didn't think that they would ship loaded ammo and that it had to go UPS or FedEx ground
 

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Not to dispute the trials and tribulations that have been shared... but a different perspective.

Living in a rural Alaskan community, the USPS is our best bet. They have always done well by me in my 20ish years in the community in which I reside. We have intermittent UPS service, and it's a lot more expensive. UPS has lost a number of items for me, mostly from Amazon orders (a queen sized bed once - seriously). And FedEx? They don't even make it to us. They will TELL you they do. If something gets shipped FedEx, it makes to to Anchorage, sits there a while, and then someone from FedEx takes it to the post office... and mails it the rest of the way.

Again... I get that everyone's pain is real. Maybe it's easier to feel warm fuzzies about the USPS when they are the only reliable option. Happy Wednesday everyone.
 

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I've flat out boycotted USPS due to their incompetence. UPS for everything and haven't had an issue since. I gladly pay a few bucks more to know my things arrive when their suppose to.
 

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I'd be interested to hear how the international community outside US feels about their delivery systems.
 

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I'd be interested to hear how the international community outside US feels about their delivery systems.

In Poland I avoid public mail service like a plague. They are incompetent, disorganised utterly useless and rude. Luckily courier companies are good.

Last week I was waiting for some firearms related documents from the Police, they called me and politely suggested I pick it up in person as mail service tends to lose registered letters from them.
 

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Not to change the subject because the USPS does suck, but I didn't think that they would ship loaded ammo and that it had to go UPS or FedEx ground
USPS doesn't ship loaded ammo. Apparently, they don't reliably "ship" payments with a tracking number to buy that ammo either! This is the SECOND fiasco I've had with them in mailing 10-12 MOs in just over a year. That isn't a good percentage for them? Extrapolate that to the millions of MOs mailed and that's a LOT of missing/jacked up mail delivery! Maybe they're using Chinese made tracking software for our mail system?
 

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You know I read that it was a money order and then ammo and my brain had a brain fart and thought just ammo.

It would be a little bit more in cost but I have had real good service with FedEx next day envelope service.
 

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I sent out two MO, they were sent priority 2-3 day, that actually turned into 2.5 weeks for one and 3 weeks for the other.

I now send Express, it's 10.00 more so far 50% of the time I receive my money back due to the missed time of delivery. The 10.00 is also worth the stress taken off me.

YMMV
 

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It's ashamed at how bad they are trump was right time for them to be private.
they lost a water bill i sent in and i had to pay a late fee, two weeks later the water co. called saying they just got my payment, ask them to shred it and they said ok.
 

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UPS can be dofusses too. Had an action shipped to a gun shop that' only opens at 2:00 p.m., never earlier and it's been that way for years. They get hundreds of guns shipped to them. I would supsect most need an adult signature. What does UPS do with my action? Tries to deliver it at 11:00 a.m. then I get a delivery exception. Got another coming today but ran interference on this one. Got a call it was ready for pickup. Like every other instance of FUBARS, blame it on the Chinese virus.
 

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