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Started by thorhammer, December 27, 2020, 12:39:45 AM

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Midway Tommy

Lots of grumbling & moaning goin' on about USPS but all I can say is I haven't seen any delays or times out of the ordinary. Case in point, I ordered some guitar parts from a dealer in Canada on Dec 31, New Years Eve Day. They arrived at my door on Jan 11 (note there was New Years Day and two weekends within that 12 days). Not too shabby, especially for the time of year, I would say.  
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Tommy D (ORCA), NE



Favorite Activity? ............... In our boat fishing
RELAXING w/ MY BEST FRIEND (My wife Bonnie)

foakes

Yeah, been watching my girlish figure for the last 18 months — lost 43 pounds — and In-N-Out Burger is our go-to place maybe once every couple of months, nowadays.

And it is always "Animal Style" for me.

Grilled onions, twice greens — MMMM, MMMM, Good!

Used to be free if you asked for it — now they charge a little extra — but it is worth it.

I do have them cut back on the sauce — too much makes the burger soggy, at least to me.

Best,

Fred
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thorhammer

dang Fred. to lose that, I'd have to cut off a laig.....

Jim Fujitani

It appears that the issues with USPS vary depending on the location, and how many states/distance the parcel/letter has to traverse before it gets delivered. 

I had a conversation with my next door neighbor (the wife half) yesterday.  Her twin sister living in Virginia received a Christmas card that was mailed from Florida on December 9th.  It took over a month!  The brother-in-law mailed a small package of Jerky several states away.  It took six months before delivery, last summer into fall!

I rarely use priority USPS shipping boxes when I know the shipping stays within our state.  I just ship USPS in cardboard boxes.  t is cheaper and usually takes a day or two more at most.

falconer

Like Fred Oakes and others have noted, here at Pineo Outdoors LLC we've had generally good results with USPS Priority mail service, up until last early summer, when the widely reported sabotaging of the Postal Service began under Louis DeJoy. Out of nowhere starting about June, some of our shipments started arriving days or weeks delayed. We sent some polyester webbing to one of our vendors in Boise, Idaho. It went from Spokane  to Boise, then on to a city in Pennsylvania, then to another city in Pennsy, then was finally delivered to the correct address in Boise 2 weeks later. We sent a hunting vest to a customer in Boise, which went to Boise, then Denver, then Salt Lake City, then back to its proper delivery address in Boise. We have had shipments to the east coast take a couple weeks to arrive at customers' addresses. All of these were sent by Priorty, which should only take 3-4 days max from Spokane to say, someone in Florida. International Priority orders have sometimes taken over 2 months to make it to the delivery address.

The USPS has indeed been overwhelmed. Mail volume has shot up after years of decline, and as someone noted, they can't turn down a shipment, unlike UPS and FEDEX. Staffing has been hammered by COVID 19. I don't blame USPS, but rather the pandemic and systematic efforts to undermine and sabotage OUR postal service, founded at Benjamin Franklin's urging, as a national service to help unite the country. There's no excuse for removal and destruction of mail sorting machines across the country. For thousands of small businesses like ours, USPS has historically been the best shipping value proposition for us and our customers.

         

Jim Fujitani

Quote from: falconer on January 16, 2021, 08:27:44 PM
Like Fred Oakes and others have noted, here at Pineo Outdoors LLC we've had generally good results with USPS Priority mail service, up until last early summer, when the widely reported sabotaging of the Postal Service began under Louis DeJoy.

The USPS has indeed been overwhelmed. Mail volume has shot up after years of decline, and as someone noted, they can't turn down a shipment, unlike UPS and FEDEX. Staffing has been hammered by COVID 19. I don't blame USPS, but rather the pandemic and systematic efforts to undermine and sabotage OUR postal service, founded at Benjamin Franklin's urging, as a national service to help unite the country. There's no excuse for removal and destruction of mail sorting machines across the country. For thousands of small businesses like ours, USPS has historically been the best shipping value proposition for us and our customers.
   

Hey Doug, how's it going?  Long time since we fished together (and it may be longer still, I can't make this year's 10 day). 
I hope you are in good health and staying safe.

Jim (the Sarge)

handi2

Quote from: Shark Hunter on December 28, 2020, 08:58:22 PMThey have been good to me this year. Ordered this the 16th. Came on the 21st. ;D



Nice Daron. !

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