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Being late isn’t what really bothers me.  It’s the waste of resources and stupidity that will just cause postal rates to increase once again.  Sometimes I think these knuckleheads do this intentionally just so they can justify raising rates. 

Barracuda sent my latest order out last week.  Looks like airmail from CA to Atl GA.  Arrival here was supposed to be yesterday.  I’m 3.5 hours from Atl.  So then they sent the package to Charleston. Charleston freaking West Virginia.  
 

I ordered something a few weeks ago and it bounced back and fourth twice between east coast and west coast.  
 

I keep hearing this is all automated, but even machines can’t screw up this bad.  All I can imagine is Newman tossing my package in a bin labeled “Charleston” and saying “Close enough!”  

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I hear you. I had a package go from Minnesota to Florida before making it's way back to me in Washington State. Quite late, I might add.

Or there's the flat rate package I sent to an ebay customer on the east coast. The package arrived with a hole in it, and completely empty. They delivered an empty #$@!^%&$ box!!! And of course, even though it was insured, they told me there was nothing they could do for me. I loathe them so much, but I have almost no choice but to use them.

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I beat you all. I had an order from Great Hobbies shipped to me. They're less than an hour's drive from me. Canada Post sent it to Vancouver, which is 3,000km away before it was sorted and sent back. 

Not 5 minutes ago, I got this email from Canada Post for a different package:

Your parcel may be delayed

Unfortunately, we made an error sorting your parcel. We’re trying to correct it, and we’re committed to delivering your parcel as requested. We’re sorry for any inconvenience or delay.

 

 

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I had a package that I ordered from ScaleHobbyist go missing for 10 days

after leaving the mail distribution center in Palatine, Illinois. Somehow, it

entered the "Twilight Zone" between Palatine and Waukegan, Illinois and

existed in the 5th dimension for 10 days!

BTW. Palatine is 28 miles from Waukegan.

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2 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Carl

Sign of the times. Makes you wonder if anyone actually knows what is going on.

 

I don't wonder, Peter. I'm convinced no one does.

1 hour ago, belugawhaleman said:

I had a package that I ordered from ScaleHobbyist go missing for 10 days

after leaving the mail distribution center in Palatine, Illinois. Somehow, it

entered the "Twilight Zone" between Palatine and Waukegan, Illinois and

existed in the 5th dimension for 10 days!

BTW. Palatine is 28 miles from Waukegan.

28 miles? I would drive there and buy it in person rather than trust the mail. The only decent hobby shop I know of anymore is 2.5 hours away, and I have driven there many times.

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1 hour ago, biggtim said:

I don't wonder, Peter. I'm convinced no one does.

28 miles? I would drive there and buy it in person rather than trust the mail. The only decent hobby shop I know of anymore is 2.5 hours away, and I have driven there many times.

Actually, it started out in Nashua NH , Palatine is the last stop in the

mail chain before Waukegan. The package made it halfway across the

country before it got lost in the last 28 miles. Packages are usually

processed through Palatine in 4 to 6 hours before arriving in Waukegan.

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