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Drill Here, Drill Now
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On 7/30, I ordered something on-line from a vendor in the Carolinas with a stated policy of shipping in 3 days. Vendor never said it was being shipped from China. The Chinese piss around 10 days before shipping it, hangs out in customs a few days, gets shipped, and hangs out in US customs a few days. However, once it clears US customs it moves in 2 calendar days from San Francisco to the North Houston distribution center (arrives here on Sunday night). I'm thinking I'll get it Monday since it's only 20 miles away, but now things get strange:
  • Monday - ships to post offices in two suburbs surrounding College Station (about 90 miles from North Houston distribution center). Somebody had a case of dyslexia and the 2nd post office was my zip code rearranged.
  • Tuesday AM - arrives back in North Houston distribution center
  • Tuesday PM - arrives at post office in my suburb of Houston
  • Wednesday - shipped back to North Houston distribution center
  • Thursday - stays at North Houston distribution center
  • Today - once again arrives at post office in my suburb of Houston

    What in the Sam Hell is Houston USPS doing with my package?

    What is the over/under of me receiving the package tomorrow?



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    Posts: 18169 | Location: N. Houston, TX | Registered: November 14, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    What in the Sam Hell is Houston USPS doing with my package?


    They have been pencil whipping my deliveries lately. Marking the tracking with NO access to delivery location. It is medically necessary stuff which really pisses me off. I even stood in line at the Post Office to complain. The supervisor wrote little notes in his pad. He got an earful though so I feel slightly better.
     
    Posts: 6211 | Location: MS GULF COAST | Registered: January 02, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    Looks like the help at USPS is out to lunch.

    Yesterday, I received my renewal tags for my truck two months late. I had to email the DMV two months ago to get replacements. It is possible the first set went into a neighbors box.

    Two other on-line orders went from FL to LA and then to VA which took over a week. The other one is still out there some where. Big Grin




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    Posts: 10264 | Location: Herndon, VA | Registered: June 11, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    What is the over/under of me receiving the package tomorrow?
    I should have taken the over...



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    Posts: 18169 | Location: N. Houston, TX | Registered: November 14, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    This happened to me when I sold some mags to someone on this forum in Colorado.

    The package made it to his post office, then back to the local sorting, then out of state, then back to his then back out of state.

    I called usps and they said they could not help me. Finally I filed a theft report. I explained that someone obviously stole the contents and now they are just passing an empty envelope around.

    They took it serious at that point and tracked it down, which they said they could not do previously because I didn't pay for tracking.

    The person who purchased them had asked for a refund, and was kind and patient enough to give me a few more days as I explained to him the entire time what was happening.

    Luckily he got them and they were in proper condition.

    I was freaking out. You could boil an egg on my head through that entire ordeal.




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    Now, they're just taunting me. A USPS van pulled up in front of my house this afternoon, and the female driver got out and retrieved a box from the side door. Next, she delivers the box to my neighbors and drives off Mad



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    Posts: 18169 | Location: N. Houston, TX | Registered: November 14, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    I have to sing praises for the USPS ( just this once)
    I bought some HK mags and through text we set up the deal.
    I gave the seller the wrong zip and at the end of the week I still didn't have my package.
    At the sellers recommendation I did a trace of the package using the tracking code he had sent me.
    I realized I had given him the wrong zip. The next day I got my package and some genius USPS worker had scratched out the wrong zip code and wrote the right one on the package.
    I just don't know what this world is coming to??


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    Posts: 908 | Location: Holland, OH | Registered: May 07, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    The next day I got my package and some genius USPS worker had scratched out the wrong zip code and wrote the right one on the package.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Employee of the month! Probably will get written up for writing on the package. USPS could have gotten additional revenue if package was returned. Lost opportunity for revenue generation!
     
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    WTF?

    For the 2nd time it's left the post office in my section of Houston, and this time it's now at CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER.



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    Posts: 18169 | Location: N. Houston, TX | Registered: November 14, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    I recently had a package go to within a few miles of my house, then all of a sudden it's in North Jersey up by NYC like 100 miles away, then back to delivered to my door. I don't get it at all.


     
    Posts: 25333 | Location: Pennsylvania | Registered: November 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    USPS in Tucson several years ago closed the local mail distribution center, so letters mailed in Tucson to someone in Tucson go to the USPS distribution center in Phoenix then back to Tucson...a 200 mile round trip.

    USPS tells me by doing this they are saving money.


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    Anybody ever have packages routed through the Twin Cities? There's a nightmare for you.


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    Posts: 1201 | Location: Lake County South Dakota-pheasant country | Registered: June 20, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    I placed a simple order with Midway. The item has been bouncing between post offices for days; they shipped UPS, but it transferred to the post office, and has sat in each location for two days. It sat in the local post office for two days and last night shows shipped back to the main city nearby...presumably to eventually come back to the local post office again. Overcharged on shipping and it's taken much longer than other orders shipped from the same area by other means.
     
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    It arrived in Houston 2 Sundays ago and still has not been delivered. Since Houston shipped it off to Shitcago, it's been crickets and continually stating "In Transit to Next Facility"

    I sent a nice e-mail to the vendor and the assholes sent me back some prewritten response. In other words, they're no help.

    I ordered this on July 30th. At this point, I hope USPS sends this back to China and I get a refund.



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    Posts: 18169 | Location: N. Houston, TX | Registered: November 14, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    ^^^
    I hear it is being delayed by Hurricane Dorian.
     
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    Well, the "In Transit to Next Facility" changed to "福州市, 到达福州东站处理中心"(arriving at Fuzhou East Station Processing Center). In other words, the package arrived back in China.

    Trying to get the on-line store to refund me.



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    Posts: 18169 | Location: N. Houston, TX | Registered: November 14, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    Sometimes I get good service, sometime I don't. It likes to jump between post offices. Last one (fedex smartpost) hit the post office in Michigan, then went to Cleveland, then went to Pennsylvania, then back to Cleveland, then to my post office and then awaiting delivery scan. It was in the truck. Never got delivered on Saturday. On Tuesday morning it showed DELIVERED on Saturday. Tuesday afternoon it finally showed up in my mailbox.
     
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    I stopped buying from Brownell's. I paid their upfront charge for free shipping for a year. Every order was bounced all over the USPS system. When my 1 year ended, I took my business elsewhere.

    Sorry to hear about your experience. I know it's frustrating to order something and it never arrive. You might want to contact your credit card company and have the charge reversed. I think there is some time frame for filing such claims.... not sure.




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    You might want to contact your credit card company and have the charge reversed. I think there is some time frame for filing such claims.... not sure.
    I'm 2 days from doing this. The package still shows in-transit in China and the on-line store won't refund until it arrives at their "warehouse."



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    Originally posted by tatortodd:
    On 7/30, I ordered something on-line from a vendor in the Carolinas with a stated policy of shipping in 3 days. Vendor never said it was being shipped from China. The Chinese piss around 10 days before shipping it, hangs out in customs a few days, gets shipped, and hangs out in US customs a few days. However, once it clears US customs it moves in 2 calendar days from San Francisco to the North Houston distribution center (arrives here on Sunday night). I'm thinking I'll get it Monday since it's only 20 miles away, but now things get strange:
  • Monday - ships to post offices in two suburbs surrounding College Station (about 90 miles from North Houston distribution center). Somebody had a case of dyslexia and the 2nd post office was my zip code rearranged.
  • Tuesday AM - arrives back in North Houston distribution center
  • Tuesday PM - arrives at post office in my suburb of Houston
  • Wednesday - shipped back to North Houston distribution center
  • Thursday - stays at North Houston distribution center
  • Today - once again arrives at post office in my suburb of Houston

    What in the Sam Hell is Houston USPS doing with my package?

    What is the over/under of me receiving the package tomorrow?



  • Hell, that was quick compared to an express package I ordered some years ago. It got to be a huge "joke" here on the forum. Back and forth between the same 2 postal facilities for TWO WEEKS. I was beyond pissed, then it got funny to all of us.


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