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Mark II #577190 08/07/20 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted By: Mark II
...They don't haveThe USPS is supposed to be a universal service for all Americans It is not and shouldn't be a seperate buisness run by gov't employees who couldn't get or keep a job in the private sector.


Id bet a large percentage of them wouldnt last a week at UPS.


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Originally Posted By: lonesome roads
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...They don't haveThe USPS is supposed to be a universal service for all Americans It is not and shouldn't be a seperate buisness run by gov't employees who couldn't get or keep a job in the private sector.


Id bet a large percentage of them wouldnt last a week at UPS.


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You are most likely correct. I believe at UPS you a required to lose, steal or destroy a certain percentage of packages you come in to contact with.

I have had tens of thousands of dollars of merchandise damaged or stolen before I stopped using UPS.


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The problems with the USPS started in the 90s when a compliment resulted in a sexual harassment charge and quotas on hiring etc. had to be met. The P.O. became a big political football managers and supervisors where taken early retirements and being replaced with quotas not qualifications. The P.O. dept. in the mid 90s wanted a few thousand managers and supervisors to retire and the flood gates opened they couldn't get out quick enough.
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Originally Posted By: SKB
I sent a priority package to MI on the 28th of July and it just left Denver last night, 10 days to make it less than a 1 hour drive.


At least it wasnt lost, stolen or damaged. Think positive.


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Another factor is that tracking information may be misleading. I had a 3-day Priority package headed to me in Montana from Alabama two weeks ago. Tracking showed that it was still in AL six days later, then that day it appeared on my porch. Go figure!

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This totally off-topic and non-double gun related thread offers another prime example of exactly why we need to RE-ELECT OUR PRO-2ND AMENDMENT PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP.

As pod has noted, the U.S. Postal Service has been a hot mess since the Bill Clinton regime. Neither competition nor repeated postal rate increases has made it better. It has gotten much worse. Post Offices have been shut down and hours have been reduced, and it just gets worse.

DONALD TRUMP obviously could not fix all of the damage that was done over several decades, but he was doing a damn good job until the Covid19 crisis hit. He needs four more years to continue Making America Great Again. We can only imagine how bad it would have gotten with an inept George Soros socialist sock-puppet like Obama in the White House.

I just wanted to say that before this totally off-topic thread gets deleted!



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I had two packages lately take 32 days and 41 days that were express packages. Hate to see the slow stuff. I try to not use USPS anymore but sometimes I do not get a choice. Worse is their insurance claims are even worse than their service. Decline and try to wait you out.

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I suspect it is more the particular postal or parcel stations that you interact with and their personnel. Here, the USPS office is wonderful. Great people who will go the last mile to make sure the guns, bees, ducks, geese, and other crazy stuff we receive or ship are all handled extremely well.

FedEx shipping and delivery as always been very good or excellent if occasionally surly at the counter. They have been helpful and easy to deal with when shipping ammo and firearms.

The UPS drivers have been very good, particularly the one that most commonly has our delivery on his route. But UPS hub station, where I would have to go to send a gun by UPS, is stunningly bad in temperament and service. That local operation has a very toxic, for lack of a better word, environment and selection of personnel.

Shipping services are something like airlines. You have a bad experience, damn the whole corporation, and move on to the next one. Sooner or later, the process repeats. For me, USPS is the gold standard here. I expect if I lived in Ames or some other town, it could very well be something else.


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I'm seeing no problems with UPS, right now. We can order a part from Amazon and have it in two days, most of the time. If not, it's here in three.

Haven't used USPS lately. Thanks for the heads up on it.

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We have been on a good streak in recent years with all three of the parcel services. We have even had a few positive surprises. There have been past times when a package is tracked as out for delivery, then the status changes to its location being two states over and I watch the tracking work its way back to where it is supposed to go.

We have noticed what appears to be consolidating, parcel sit at a distribution center until there is enough to send a full batch to a destination. Are you trying to sneak in a stealth mail in ballot dig?

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