Poor Justine. And curses on the US Postal Service.
I sent a package off to her in early October. I took it to the postal substation at our local grocery store rather than going all the way downtown to the post office. First Mistake. It was in an official USPS "priority mail" box. I paid my postage and got my receipt. I did not pay the extra for insurance or delivery confirmation. Second Mistake. I dropped the package off on the afternoon of the 4th, knowing that I had missed the pick up time so it wouldn't go out until the next day (Friday the 5th). No problem I thought.
Well, third mistake was forgetting that there was the postal holiday for Columbus Day. It is such a non-holiday since everyone else still has to work and go to school that I overlooked it. But even accounting for the holiday, you would think that a priority mail package would have arrived by now.
We are all frustrated but keep being told that there is nothing that can be done without a tracking number. I even took my receipt to the grocery store hoping there was some way they could look up the time stamp to coordinate with the postal computer to get the bar code off the package. Nope. They can enter information but have no way to get information out.
Hopefully her package is just delayed somewhere and not lost forever. It has cookies (now old!) some tea, chocolate, her knitting (plus extra wool), replacement bowls, a concert shirt and a few other odds and ends. sigh....
I know how you feel. My dad sent me some paperwork from Alaska, for the business, I needed. I didn't receive it for almost a month!!!! And it was priority with no insurance or confirmation. *sigh* I guess at least it made it......ReplyDelete
Ugh!! I can't imagine waiting that long for important stuff! We're stressing and this is just cookies and odds and ends.Delete
Judy, i found out the hard with Kim....it took one week to go to UNI by Priority...AND I sent it on a Monday to...no holiday..After that I sent it UPS with tracking number...USPS is losing customers big time because of this...I had asked the USPS if I sent it regular mail and not priority would it get there in 2 days since UNI is only 85 miles away..no that regular packages is always last, and priority is firsst...yet I sent it Priority and it took a week to go 85 miles AND I did it through the post office...always get confirmation if you sent it through the USPS...I am hoping it gets there...I am wondering if the store still has it and it is in the back room...ReplyDelete
I've sent packages before and never had a problem. But... I've learned my lesson.Delete
But, on a positive note- she got her package this afternoon. I guess I only needed to complain about it! It only took 10+ days to go from here to Philly.
Ugh, sorry you are going through that, I'm glad there wasn't a quilt in there at least!ReplyDelete
GAAHH!!! I'm glad I'm slow and didn't send that this time around. But if/when that gets shipped it will definitely be insured!!Delete
I hate USPS, and always get delivery confirmation for that reason. They suck....ReplyDelete
You know, I've never had trouble with them before now. But it is frustrating!Delete