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Post Office and slow deliveries

Postby Al in Mi » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:53 am

Anyone else notice slow deliveries with flat rate boxes since this whole virus thing started?

What use to take 3-4 days from about anywhere in the states, now is taking at a minimum a full 2 weeks or longer for me at least. I have sent plenty of packages out and guys have got them in a timely manner, but man, anything coming here to sticksville Michigan is taking forever !!! :evil:

Dunno if our lovely governess has a hand in it or what, UPS and FedEx have been true to their delivery, but starting to think the post office went back to horses for around here.
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Re: Post Office and slow deliveries

Postby plant_one » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:00 am

i had the same issue but with regular mail too this week

i have a mailbox at a UPS store for work stuff that i also use for online shopping deliveries to prevent porch piracy.

i hadnt gotten ANY USPS stuff for over 2 weeks.. and when i asked... they had only been receiving junk mail (like a half inch stack, compared to their normal box of mail for all their combined boxholders) and were told there was a holdup down at the main downriver depot on stuff, probably a COVID19 infection quarantine thing.

i JUST finally got a batch of checks ive been waiting on yesterday, so the bottleneck should be clearing.

GIANT pain in the rear.
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Re: Post Office and slow deliveries

Postby Al in Mi » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:45 pm

they must be quarantining at every distribution center along the way!!!! I have some BO bullets coming from Utah, shipped July 2nd, still shows in transit to next facility. Have a rangefinder that was shipped the 3rd from Montana, it's been in Detroit for last 3 days which has been pretty typical of the tracking when I follow most packages.

Regular mails been fine coming and going, god knows a bill will never be late :o Even shipped a priority box to kids in California last Friday and they got today.

Just frustrating.....................time for a Alaskan Amber ;)
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Re: Post Office and slow deliveries

Postby Hoot » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:31 pm

Sure! Make me feel selfish for being disappointed that my brick of 7 1/2's took 1 day longer to get here, albeit by UPS ground. ;)

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Re: Post Office and slow deliveries

Postby gmstack » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:37 am

YES SIR, BEEN THERE DONE HAD IT HAPPEN TO ME. THE POST OFFICE HAS A VERY GOOD TRACKING SYSTEM , HOWEVER MANY TIMES THEY DONT SCAN AND THEY ALSO LOSE THINGS FOR DAYS.
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Re: Post Office and slow deliveries

Postby plant_one » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:09 am

just got a letter delivered yesterday that was sent on 7/2 and postmarked at the pontiac metroplex on july 9th.


so yea.. they're def holding mail back at a couple facilities here in michigan with delays.

use UPS/FEDEX for anything you can that you're having shipped these days *sigh*
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Re: Post Office and slow deliveries

Postby Hoot » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:05 pm

plant_one wrote:just got a letter delivered yesterday that was sent on 7/2 and postmarked at the pontiac metroplex on july 9th.


so yea.. they're def holding mail back at a couple facilities here in michigan with delays.

use UPS/FEDEX for anything you can that you're having shipped these days *sigh*


Now you're worrying me. I sent my sister a birthday card on Monday because it used to take 2-3 days to get from MN to MD and today's her birthday. :roll:

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Re: Post Office and slow deliveries

Postby Al in Mi » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:58 pm

My prority mail package shipped from NOE in Utah on the 2nd, and has finally made it to Detroit. Typ been a 3-4 day imprisonment before working it's way north.
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