The Post Office is Nuts

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by johnmilton, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    A coin dealer sent a package to me from Chicago on December 14 for a "two day delivery." I have now have a message that the package in Sioux City, South Dakota. It's seems like the package is getting further from where it is supposed to be delivered, not closer to Florida.

    My advice is, don't order anything until the holidays are over.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2020
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    One of the Best things said this week . :rolleyes:
  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    My wife's Xmas gift was purchased on the 8th of December. Still hasn't left the post office where it was first dropped off.
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    JCKTJK Supporter! Supporter

    Same here, my package departed NH on December 4th, package took a 7 day vacation in Jamaica NY and 5 day mini vacation in Hyattsville MD, finally it hit Dulles VA which is always the last stop before arriving at our local USPS for delivery on the 17th, instead of reaching our local USPS for delivery it went on by me to Ohio and is now currently in Illinois?? It is now beyond crazy stupid!!
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  6. coin dog

    coin dog Active Member

    On 12/1/2020, I had a package sent to me from Hawaii. It was scheduled to arrive on 12/7/2020.

    The package arrived in Detroit on 12/13/2020.

    I have received no further updates since it arrived in Detroit.
  7. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Well-Known Member

    Package 1 sits 23 days before being scanned in at Columbus. Package 2 leaves Washington state headed for new Hampshire. Goes to San diego. I have 2 more that left Maryland for new Hampshire that are now in a distribution center in New York state and another that left Maryland that is now in opa locka Florida distribution center. Some packages sit at a hub up to 5 days before they move.
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  8. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Well-Known Member

    These packages are sitting for days at their hubs. I have a friend that works at the post office. There has been a big problem since black Friday. It will move but it may take days. It took 2 weeks for something to get from Tennessee to New Hampshire. I have one coming from Texas that's taken longer and still might be Wednesday maybe before it comes. It's sitting in our states hub for 4 days now
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  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I guess that is to be expected since more and more states are legalizing marijuana.
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  10. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I too have USPS horror stories. The heck of it is that regular mail seems to have gone just fine. From where I am sitting it only seems to be the tracked packages that are having issues.
  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I've had several things sitting in Columbus, OH for about a week as well.
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  12. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

  13. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    Even after the holidays I think the PO will be slow on nearly everything.
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  14. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    30 days is the "new normal."

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  15. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Between Christmas, covid 19 and attempts to dismantle USPS what do you expect.
  16. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Uh, chaos?
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  17. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    With so much handling, I fear the condition of the packages upon final arrival.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2020
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  18. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I sell coins on eBay and I think everything I've sold this month with tracking is still in the system somewhere. The worst is a package I sent on Dec. 4 that still hasn't been scanned in. Every day I'm expecting the buyer to open a case or contact me. I'm very concerned I'm going to lose a lot of money. But like someone else said, regular stamped letters seem to be getting through. It's just the tracked packages that are stuck.
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  19. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I agree with the tracked packages . All my mine have luckily been on time . Maybe I ordered earlier than Most .
  20. Zonker

    Zonker Active Member

    I have packages sitting in USPS spaces from Texas, Florida, New York. All way behind schedule.

    On a brighter note my DHL package sent from England took four days and arrived two days early. Was delivered on Sunday!
  21. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector Supporter

    Perhaps the USPS is trying to justify all the terminals, handling and shipping contracts. They can show that they need to raise the prices.
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