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  • Postal crisis

    I asked my beautiful wife in Tucson to mail me some sensitive information and stuff using USPS "Express Mail" service to me in Biloxi, MS. She got two day guaranteed delivery, cited to be delivered 28 Feb. It is now nearly 3 March and it's still not here. So she went in and got her money back.

    My tax forms are in there as well as some other stuff. They claim to have no record or tracking ability for it.

    Do you think it will eventually arrive? I sure hope so; as I said I have time sensitive tax papers in there that I really need. Do you think the post office just thinks everything's a joke now that we have online billing and UPS and FedEx?

    I tell you what, I'm just a hair's width away from banning the USPS alltogether. I could do that because I pay bills online.

    What do you all think we should do? Think I'll get it still? Or is it in package oblivion?

  • #2
    I only send FedEx or UPS. I do letters through the USPS, but packages and such are cheaper and better through the two aforementioned carriers.
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    • #3
      Yes...I agree. UPS is good. I sent her tax forms to sign by first class mail. Strange how when it's a bill, it gets there the next DAY but if it's anything else, it takes longer. It took TWO WEEKS for this letter to get to my wife from Biloxi to Tucson. So I asked her to sign them and send back by express mail two day. Silly me to think I'd actually get it in two days. What a joke the USPS is now! Well, she went in and got a refund since it says "two days guarantee" but still that solves nothing. I need my tax forms!!! The USPS plays trivial games with me but now they're fooling with my personal finances and that could get me in trouble with the IRS, and that is just not cool. Plus my wife put some nice loving treats in there for me to brighten my day while I'm on this assignment. She poured her heart into that and the USPS has singlehandedly ruined the treat.

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      • #4
        That's bogus. The tax forms are very important I realize, but those treats may have meant more since they were from your wife.

        Could you have her resend them through FedEx or something?
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        • #5
          No. THere's also a CD in there, a very rare Christian metal CD that I ordered.

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          • #6
            Gerald's been slacking off again.
            grace & peace

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            • #7
              Was there a Wilson Basketball in the package...and did the bags go in a plane over water???
              ...if so, there could be another movie in the making!

              Now see, if you lived in Aussieland, you have a much higher standard of Postal service...my hubby and my sister are both mail officers...as I was once, and we treat /treated every article with the due respect it should be afforded!

              Mmmm! CD...Frisbee time!!!

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              • #8
                Well, the package from my wife arrived today. 3 days late. My wife got her money back from the post office; it was a significant amount.

                I would seriously call into question any service from the USPS. They have screwed me over twice in the past month.

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                • #9
                  At least you've got it, though.
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                  • #10
                    Yes...it could have been worse. Did they give any reason for the late delivery?
                    Was it going straight t you or into your employers mail system, then to you?
                    Quite often internal mail systems can be a problem.

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                    • #11
                      Oh, and never under any circumstance, yell at a postal worker. They very well could go postal on you.
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                      • #12
                        PMS...Postal Manic Syndrome!

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                        • #13
                          I saw this thread and I thought something bad had happened to Gerald!

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                          • #14
                            Gerald's Postal Crisis..."Why hasn't my stapler turned to gold yet!"

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                            • #15
                              Yes, Ninja. Thank God I have it now. I just wanted to know it was safe and accounted for. It was alarming...my wife went to get her refund at her office and they said there was no record of the package in their system; they couldn't even track their own stuff. That alarmed me.....when I informed the guy here who delivered it to me, he said someone on their end dropped the ball and did not do their job right.

                              Julie, no reason was given. It arrived in Biloxi this morning and then was delivered to the post office on the Air Force base early in the afternoon. no internal issues were present.

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