Slow mail?

Happy Enchilada

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I always try and mail stuff "First Class" or "Priority."
If you pick any other way, they just duct tape it to the back of a mental patient and push him out the back door.
 

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Rural address in one state to a rural address in another state is not happening within a week for at least two years now. Priority mail seems to be more like the old first class mail. This seems like a scheme to covertly raise prices without raising prices. As long as we plan ahead, it seems fine, but USPS needs to stop lying about their estimated delivery times IMO.
 

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Has the mail been running slow like it did last Xmas?

I sent something out well over a week ago and it hasn't arrived as far as I know.

Just wondering if there's an issue that I haven't heard about


I shipped 5 1st Class packages (#0 mailers) on the 20th and all are out for delivery today.

I'm in the middle of nowhere 30 miles east of Yuma AZ. Packages went mostly back east.

I ship via USPS almost daily and have seen no delays this season so far.
 

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It is spotty, and yes, there are problems. Getting enough people PO'd is a good way to invoke improvements.

But IME, "late" checks are usually a result of mishandling after delivery, and not due to the PO. I rarely send checks any more and use online payments/withdrawals as much as possible.
 

Happy Enchilada

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Let's focus on the humorous for the holiday. A postal clerk told me last year that a young adult actually asked her where to place a stamp on a # 10 envelope. :lol:


^^^^My 20-year-old - who's a dead shot and can build a mechanical watch - came to me and asked the same question. God help them if they have to write a check!
 

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My cousin in Seattle asked me for my address last Saturday. I received his Christmas Card yesterday. So, no not slow.
 

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Took my new Tonerider pickups 13 days to get from NYC to my place a couple hundred miles to the north. At least they gave me a day-by-day account of its road trip through West Va.

Honestly, though, it still seems like a miracle. I put a little sticky rectangle that costs about 50 cents in the corner (which one?--editor) of an envelope and in almost all cases it arrives in about 4 days exactly where I wanted it to go, even if that's 2500 miles away. The occasional delays are somewhere between amusing and frustrating, but it's still a remarkable deal. What's the alternative?
 

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In my experience, the USPS has recovered from the previous administration's efforts to destroy it. I do a lot of small shipping by mail, and lots of the stuff I buy online is coming via USPS since UPS and FedEx are now outrageously expensive (again, thanks to the previous administration). Maybe I'm just lucky, but for me the USPS is a minor success story. Deadlines are met, tracking is usually spot on. Fortunately, we do have a strong and capable local delivery staff at our PO.
 




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