[Update @ Top] Ugh, I don't understand USPS
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Quote:Out for Delivery HONOLULU, HI 96825 October 21, 2013 10:01 am
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I'm having a package mailed to me from Seattle, Washington.

It left Seattle, then went to Kent, Washington.

Now it's in Billing, Montana HuhHuh

they're going the wrong way!

(btw, the person mailing my package put Honolulu [zip code] USA
and *not* Hawaii. Should still get to me, right?)

I don't understand why it went to Montana. Dodgy
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...and the thing is, I'm supposed to receive this package tomorrow.

...and! The package has 20 items. Only 3 are for me. 10 are for my friend, and 7 are for my sister. Hope it makes it.
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Bummer, you guys! I just tracked my USPS package and it's scheduled to arrive around noon tomorrow.
Well, with the gov't mini-shutdown, we'll see.

Icky congress guys... they spoil everything for everybody.

*pout*
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Hope you get your package, Nance.

When my sister sends me stuff from Seattle, I get it in 3-5 days. I never thought it went to Montana first.

(yes, I ordered something from Seattle even if my sister lives there. L-O-N-G story I don't think you'd be interested. LOL
At least she's coming in November)
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(10-17-2013, 10:15 PM)Paddysmom Wrote:  Bummer, you guys! I just tracked my USPS package and it's scheduled to arrive around noon tomorrow.
Well, with the gov't mini-shutdown, we'll see.

Icky congress guys... they spoil everything for everybody.

*pout*
The shutdown had no affect on the postal service, it was business as usual. The only thing that might have slowed delivery was the holiday on Monday. Hope all said pkg.s arrive as promised Smile
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(10-17-2013, 09:40 PM)zoesmom Wrote:  I'm having a package mailed to me from Seattle, Washington.
It left Seattle, then went to Kent, Washington.
Now it's in Billing, Montana HuhHuh
they're going the wrong way!

I don't understand why it went to Montana. Dodgy

It was probably too afraid to go through Newbrasky.
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" It was probably too afraid to go through Newbrasky"

LOL!

(so paranoid me...I checked flights from Montana to Hawaii since USPS does use commercial flights. No direct flights to Hawaii.
The package may have a stop in Denver. OH LAH! And there are glass pieces in that box!)
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#8
The zip code should get it to you safely, at some point. I gave up trying to understand how the USPS worked a long time ago!
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Well I hope you get everything in tact. Was it insured? With glass I hope so. They say mark it fragile, but ...
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(10-17-2013, 10:24 PM)Di Wrote:  The shutdown had no affect on the postal service, it was business as usual.

I know. I just felt like saying that. Everybody else does and, well, 'tis the season isn't it! Smile
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One word: Logistics
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(10-18-2013, 09:53 AM)Maple1 Wrote:  One word: Logistics

I thought it was: plastics
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(10-18-2013, 10:07 AM)Paddysmom Wrote:  
(10-18-2013, 09:53 AM)Maple1 Wrote:  One word: Logistics

I thought it was: plastics

Ha, it was - in the 60s. Logistics is the new Plastics.
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HA! Linda..I feel your pain. When I order from Amazon and it comes from out East, it goes to Kansas, then to Minnesota, then back to Kansas and finally to Iowa! Seriously????
I bet your package arrives on time today Nance!
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I have the same issues with UPS. There is some place that I order stuff from that ships from New Jersey...past CT...where it then goes to Massachusetts before coming back down to CT. Its baffling.

Hello? I'll just meet your truck as you're passing through Hartford.
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If I see it here in the Midwest I will send it your way Big Grin
 

 

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http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2004-09-19/online-extra-fred-smith-on-the-birth-of-fedex
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#18
The zip code is the end all be all for the package. It will get to you, maybe not by tomorrow though.
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Thanks for the reassurances.
I checked the status this morning. It did leave Billing, MT.

Who wants to guess what state will be next on the list? I say Colorado.
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Hey this is kinda like Where's Woofus!
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(10-18-2013, 12:30 PM)Princess Zoe Wrote:  Hey this is kinda like Where's Woofus!
Let's hope not, poor Woofus went MIA never to be seen again Sad
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(10-18-2013, 12:30 PM)Princess Zoe Wrote:  Hey this is kinda like Where's Woofus!

Sad
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(10-18-2013, 12:54 PM)zoesmom Wrote:  
(10-18-2013, 12:30 PM)Princess Zoe Wrote:  Hey this is kinda like Where's Woofus!

Sad
Tom was telling me that Kent, Washington is a main hub but even he is baffled as to why it went to Billings after that. Sure hope it arrives with everything intact.
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Sure hope it arrives with everything in perfect shape
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(10-18-2013, 12:59 PM)Di Wrote:  
(10-18-2013, 12:54 PM)zoesmom Wrote:  
(10-18-2013, 12:30 PM)Princess Zoe Wrote:  Hey this is kinda like Where's Woofus!

Sad
Tom was telling me that Kent, Washington is a main hub but even he is baffled as to why it went to Billings after that. Sure hope it arrives with everything intact.

I'm scratching my head over this also. It did leave Billings yesterday, but nothing as to where it is now. Dodgy
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It all depends on where hubs are located, volumes etc.

Kind of like air travel - sometimes it is cheaper to fly from Atlanta to Memphis to Dallas than direct Atlanta to Dallas.
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(10-18-2013, 03:06 PM)Maple1 Wrote:  It all depends on where hubs are located, volumes etc.

Kind of like air travel - sometimes it is cheaper to fly from Atlanta to Memphis to Dallas than direct Atlanta to Dallas.

okay, that makes sense. Even though they put the package on 3 - 5 day delivery? It was scheduled to arrive today.
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(10-18-2013, 03:06 PM)Maple1 Wrote:  Kind of like air travel - sometimes it is cheaper to fly from Atlanta to Memphis to Dallas than direct Atlanta to Dallas.

And sometimes it's cheaper to fly from Tulsa to London just to get to Atlanta. But who wants to do that ?!?
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Hope you got your package, Nance.
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Linda - I was sending, not receiving. Package received. Smile
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#31
Hope you get it soon.

Sometimes they take the long way to get from A to B.

I sent one to Arizona with all the correct address. It came back weeks later. No such place exists in the USA. What Arizona doesn't exist??

It had stamp marks from all over the place. Said if you want to resend this parcel please put new stamps on it. Funny now. At the time I was furious. It had cost $25.00 so not doing that. I put it back into the post without changing anything and they got it a week later.
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#32
Yay!! The package should arrive today. Smile
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#33
Good - I ordered something online a couple of years ago and the free shipping option was USPS with no tracking available. Did not get it within a reasonable period and after much arguing, I got a credit from the vendor. Which I set aside and did not use. 6 MONTHS later my little package shows up in my mailbox.
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#34
6 months is ridiculous. I wonder where it was.
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