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Old 08-09-2019, 05:11 PM
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Back in May, I had something delivered to me by FedEx. It got from Missouri to Minneapolis in 12 hours, then spent the next FIVE days circling various suburbs of Minneapolis before finally being delivered to me. No wonder they told me the delivery time was 8 days.
I get that sometimes a package gets misrouted. But ever since the post office has started handing things off to FedEx, DHL, etc., it happens WAY too much. It's almost like they select the most convoluted route possible to give the package as many opportunities to get smashed or lost as possible.

I'm sure I'm mischaracterizing things, but sometimes I wonder.

At the time this is being typed out, there have been no tracking updates in two days. ETA was yesterday.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:26 PM
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EDIT: YET ANOTHER UPDATE. OMG. The more I watch this the more ludicrous it gets.

The package traveled BACK to Columbus. From whence it originated.
This sounds a bit like The Twilight Zone meets the Three Stooges.
Don't forgot, since the USPS is involved it's going to have to go up to Detroit before it even thinks about hitting Toledo.


I had ordered something online, shipped USPS from Naperville (outside of Chicago) to Toledo. It was sent through Boise, Idaho.
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:03 PM
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I recently canceled a future package from Amazon. The tracking number said that package was in Florida. FOR TWO WEEKS. I called Amazon to cancel the transaction, and they said that it was already being shipped so I had to wait, but I said, 'But it's STILL in Florida! It hasn't left yet' They canceled the package for me and issued me a refund.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:27 PM
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:28 AM
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Don't forgot, since the USPS is involved it's going to have to go up to Detroit before it even thinks about hitting Toledo.

I had ordered something online, shipped USPS from Naperville (outside of Chicago) to Toledo. It was sent through Boise, Idaho.
Heh. Who knows what goes on with USPS anymore. A couple of years ago, a shipment from CA made it all the way practically to my door. It had been listed as 'processed through Allen Park". Processed... back to California, apparently. At first I thought, "Oh, the delivery address must have gotten obscured or damaged, and they returned it to the sender." Nope. The sender reported that the package was in perfect condition when it arrived back at his address. He shipped it right off again, of course, but.... California to Ohio to California to Ohio. I want to say that's some kind of a record, but sadly I'm fairly sure that's not the case.

Tracked my most recent package again this afternoon. Still (allegedly) in Stow, OH. At this point I'm reasonably certain it's officially MIA. I'm just glad that this machine is my 'legacy' rig and not my main computer.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:43 AM
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I recently canceled a future package from Amazon. The tracking number said that package was in Florida. FOR TWO WEEKS. I called Amazon to cancel the transaction, and they said that it was already being shipped so I had to wait, but I said, 'But it's STILL in Florida! It hasn't left yet' They canceled the package for me and issued me a refund.
Amazon, you say? That doesn't surprise me. The 'productivity expectations' in those warehouses are not in any way, shape, or form consistent with reality, and at that insane pace, mistakes are bound to occur.

I'm betting the shipping label for your order got printed out and then promptly lost before it could be slapped on the box, OR the label simply fell off. Meaning your order got to the post office, and with no delivery or return-to address, they had to chuck it into 'dead letter'.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:30 AM
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Heh. Who knows what goes on with USPS anymore. A couple of years ago, a shipment from CA made it all the way practically to my
Tracked my most recent package again this afternoon. Still (allegedly) in Stow, OH. At this point I'm reasonably certain it's officially MIA. I'm just glad that this machine is my 'legacy' rig and not my main computer.

Another cute story: Years ago, I bought a purse online. A week or so later, I got a very apologetic email about the delay in shipping 'because there was a train wreck'. Okay. I looked up the tracking. It was last seen in Nevada. So I googled 'train wreck in Nevada' and found the most horrible pictures of the biggest train wreck I'd ever seen! Several yards of track were ripped up, The train was wrecked, cars ripped open, boxes piled EVERYWHERE. However, being a commodities train, nobody got hurt, so it didn't end up on the evening news.

I did get my package a few weeks later, a little bunged up but the contents were fine. I still refer to that purse as 'my train wreck purse'.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:32 PM
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Sounds like what happened last year when I decided to order myself a new purse and wallet set . . . .


Bad enough I'd put the order thru twice (thinking it didn't take the first time and getting a phone call from my bank's fraud department and explaining what I was attempting to do) but once i got the tracking info (the website said it was in AZ, but the merchandise was shipping from China.


Once it arrived in the US (roughly a week and a half after I had placed the order,) it sat at the Customs Facility in NY for two weeks before it even made its way through USPS chain down to the regional facility (on the SW side of Greensboro) so it could be sent to the local post office branch.



It finally arrived not quite a month after I'd ordered it.


A week later, I received the other order, so I ended up with TWO identical Coach bags and two wallets.
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:07 AM
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A week later, I received the other order, so I ended up with TWO identical Coach bags and two wallets.
Did you end up paying twice for that?

Also, I absolutely HATE it when someone advertises that they're a US seller and it turns out they're just forwarding the order overseas. I try to buy within the US if I can (because shipping from China is so unbelievably slow, and shipping from within the US is typically less than a week), but I don't need some guy here in the US ordering a shipment from the same place I can. If I'm gonna have to wait, I might as well cut out the middleman.
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