CLEVELAND, OHIO -- I cannot believe USPS can get away with false claims like Priority 2-3 day shipping! I always used UPS ground to ship from OH to NC, always delivered in 2 days. Needed to ship small box, used USPS Priority, 2-day shipping. Well, it's been 4 days, not there yet! This is such a scam. I could have shipped first class as package was 3 ounces, but I paid 3 times more and it is arriving twice later. Well, they get away with having fine print - DELIVERY TIME IS NOT GUARANTEED. That is for sure, I concur - not guaranteed and not even close to promised 2 days they list on the shipping label I purchased. What a scam! Never again, will stick with UPS.
FT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA -- Over a thousand dollars of Precious Metals were shipped 2-Day Priority Mail on 19 Dec 2015 by a company in Oklahoma City, OK. Sent as a Christmas Gift for Dec 25, 2015. Even though Ft. Belvoir, VA is listed in this review, this is not their fault...it is the inexperienced and/or faulty 'checks and balances' on how well an employee is doing his/her job.
This package arrived in Capitol Hts, MD at 7:52 PM on 21 Dec. It sat there until it was received at Alexandria, VA at 5:58 AM, 22 Dec '15. Ft. Belvoir should have been sent the package as it is only 10 miles away and the package would have been delivered CLOSE to the 2-Day Priority service (remember this was sent on Dec 19th). INSTEAD, AN UNKNOWN EMPLOYEE SENT IT BACK (BACK) TO CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD and MD received it at 6:33 AM the 22nd.
It sat there or who knows where UNTIL IT WAS RECEIVED AT MERRIFIELD, VA AT 2:37 AM ON DEC 23RD. Now we are up to 4 DAYS with this package going around in circles. This is the sorriest excuse for a package delivery system in the world and the costliest. This service should be closed as would any delivery service system with the USPS customer ratings in the 'Pitts" as USPS is. Close it down and allow us to use any other system we choose.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA -- I sent a package priority mail on 2/17/15 from Rancho Santa Margarita post office with a destination Florida. It went to Anaheim office on 2/17 and left Anaheim office on 2/18 at 1:40 am. That was the last anyone saw it. Today, 2/21/15, it is still out there somewhere and they are unable to locate it. So much for two-day service. I suspect it was taken by a postal employee between Anaheim, CA and Florida and have requested an investigation. Customer Service was nice but appears helpless. I believe this happens on non-insured packages, so you are forced to buy additional insurance. So disappointed in USPS so called, 2-day "Priority Mail".
USPS Priority Mail is just another U.S. Government scam. Two-day delivery? In a pig's eye! Don't waste your money. I routinely send packages from New York to California using priority mail. Never--not once--did it ever get there in less than 10 days. Send it first-class. It'll get there just as fast--or should I say just as slow!
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- Today extends the streak! I have never, not once, not ever, received a "Priority Mail" package on time. Despite USPS tracking stating "Expected Delivery Day: Wednesday, April 8, 2015", the mail has come and gone, no package. The tracking details show ample time for said package to make it to me, but for the lousy handling. First Class is cheaper and more reliable.
ANAHEIM, CA, CALIFORNIA -- Three week ago, I sent a certified mail to Birmingham, Alabama. It took 2 weeks of back and forth tracking before it was finally delivered. The package was sent back to Anaheim after shipping to Alabama, back and forth. Then on the 31st July, I sent a priority mail that was supposed to arrive Alabama and be delivered on 8/2/13, according to USPS receipts. They said the mail was sent to Florida where it remained for 3 days.
Upon much calling and fussing, they finally sent it to Birmingham sorting facility where it remains till today because nobody from the USPS can still tell me the whereabouts of this mail, today is Sat. 8/10/13, and I have been calling the Anaheim main post office yet same runaround. I am very frustrated. If the FEDs can no longer manage the post office, they should hand it over to private companies since they cannot recruit competent people to run it. As at this time of writing, I have not received any call back for the complain I filed even when they promised a return call within 24 hour. I will update if anything changes.
Last December (2009) I was caring for my parents who were both recovering from major operations. I had been mailing via Priority Mail through the USPS, keepsakes and other personal items from my childhood and teenage years back to my home in Georgia. When each package arrived my wife questioned the manner in which I had packaged each box before mailing. She would then inform me that upon arrival each package would be damaged, and beat up with the contents spilling out from damaged seams.
On the last day of my trip I went against my better judgment, and again utilized the United States Postal Service to ship my package, this time I insured my package for $200 and again shipped it priority mail. The box contained a gift from a friend that I hadn't seen since high school, and several VHS home videos of relatives and friends who are no longer living.
To summarize the story my 'Priority Package' that I insured weighed 5 pounds when I sent it, and when it arrived a week later the box had been split on one side and re-taped, the irreplaceable contents were GONE. What was left in its place was a broken cable modem, and pile of papers from someone's class notes from school. I filed a complaint, and after further investigation I learned that Atlanta is the USPS national location to send all 'Lost' items.
Learned that all unclaimed and lost items are auctioned off to the highest bidder at a warehouse on the other side of the city. I made a visit to this warehouse in hopes of finding my belongings. I spoke with one of the employees who will remain nameless.
She told me, "If I sent something through the mail and the contents such as my home movie had no return name or address then it is thrown into the garbage." I asked if there was a way to look for my property or person to speak with about getting permission to search through the lost and found items, and was told NO, the USPS doesn't allow citizens to search for their lost items. The woman apologized for my loss.
I sat through the auction for just a few minutes because that's all that I could stomach, I just couldn't bear the thought of knowing that my families irreplaceable home videos are gone forever. To make matters worse the only money that has been forwarded to me was for the cost to send the package and the cost of the insurance. The USPS claims department has said, that since I don't have a receipt(s) for the VHS video's and other personal items they 'will not' reimburse me for my loss.
That was the day I vowed to my wife, "That whenever I have to mail another envelope I will pay the additional cost and send my mail via United Parcel Service, or Federal Express. The United States Postal Service deserves to go bankrupt because of their incompetence.
I ordered an item on Friday, July 16, 2010. The only shipping option was USPS Priority Mail. I even offered to pay for Federal Express shipping, but the vendor only uses USPS Priority Mail. I knew I would be in for trouble, but hoped for the best. As of today, no package. I just spoke to a USPS customer representative, who was apologetic, and I thanked her. They now tell me it is only an estimation of delivery, but it could actually take up to, two full weeks for USPS Priority Mail delivery. I asked her, then why do they call it Priority?? She did not have an answer, and I do not blame her. She does not own USPS, nor does she make the rules.
I am only in Colorado. The package was shipped from Chicago. Apparently my package left Chicago on July 17th, at 1:59AM. After that, no tracking information until today, which now shows, package left Chicago, on July 21st, at 1:59AM. Basically, it's the waiting game now; Processed through Sort Facility, July 21, 2010, 1:59 am, CHICAGO, IL 60701; Processed through Sort Facility, July 17, 2010, 1:59 am, CHICAGO, IL 60701; Electronic Shipping Info Received, July 16, 2010.
The package was physically shipped out on July 16th, yet now it's on a mystery journey somewhere, most likely touring Chicago. I wonder how USPS actually is able to have mail delivered out of the United States, after all, they seem to have plenty of trouble just delivering inside our country. I understand they are delivering millions of packages a day, as well as the regular mail, flyers, magazines, etc., but it seems every time I have something shipped United States Priority Mail, there is a problem. This isn't the first problem, and unfortunately, it will not be the last.
COLORADO -- I ordered a watch for my sister on September 15, 2010. The best shipping method they offered was USPS 2-3 day Priority Mail. Now of course I know this is NOT the best shipping method, but I chose it so I could follow the feeble tracking information and have a delivery confirmation. Not really expecting to have it in less than 2 weeks, which is what I was told last time, priority mail can take up to. So much for the priority part.
This is what has me aggravated. It was missent somewhere along the way, and when I called USPS, the automation voice told me they cannot give me any tracking information, I MUST call my local post office. I called my local post office, and they also could not give me any information.
Here is my tracking information: Processed through Sort Facility, September 19, 2010, 11:37 pm, DENVER, CO 80217; Missent, September 18, 2010, 5:53 am; Processed through Sort Facility, September 16, 2010, 10:34 pm, DENVER, CO 80217; Electronic Shipping Info Received, September 16, 2010; Processed through Sort Facility, September 15, 2010, 7:44 pm, CINCINNATI, OH 45235. Apparently it was missent to where, who knows, on September 18, 2010. Wherever it is, I hope to see it before Christmas!
I spend about 6 months in Florida and 6 months in Massachusetts each year. I've always had problems getting packages from FL to MA; they usually disappear in Jacksonville. This time it actually made it to NJ before it was sucked into the void. It's been 7 days since it was sent "priority", 5 days since it supposedly left NJ. I could've walked to NJ and back by now.
I called the 800 number to initiate a search and the CSR dyslexic'd my P.O. box number. The receiving P.O. called me and filled me in on that but do ya think she would/could correct the mistake??? What really chaps my a** about this incident is that my friend was intending to send it express and the CSR at the P.O. talked her out of it and told her express is a waste. I have tried and tried to tell people to never never never send anything slightly important by any other way than express.
"Track and Confirm" is so incredibly misleading that the USPS should be forced to drop the "track" part. Bottom line - do NOT send anything even slightly important or time sensitive through the USPS. If you have no alternative, use express mail only and DO NOT let any CSR talk you out of using express. I am hoping against hope that this package appears by tomorrow but I really think it's gone to the place socks disappear to, never to be seen again. Will update if it is delivered.
Update: My package arrived at 2 pm after 7 days, the last 5 days floating around Vermont because somewhere along the way the zip code was "keyed in wrong." mmm hmm... It was crushed pretty bad but, due to decent packing, the contents were OK. My son sent me an express envelope from the same location yesterday at 3 pm. It arrived by 10 a.m. today, 4 hours before the lost package. Lesson learned...