PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- Ordered a number of items from Amazon. Most of them shipped UPS. The two that were shipped USPS had problems. Those were the two I KNEW were going to have problems. Isn't it funny how one just knows... The first one, which was a bike light and somewhat fragile, was packed in a beige bubble envelope. It arrived looking like it had been through a wood chipper, open and torn in several places with black streaks all over it. Somehow and I'll never figure out how, the light survived. I should have taken a photo. It was somewhat unbelievable, the damage.
The second package which has yet to arrive, was ordered on 9/22/2015 and shipped on 9/23/2015. Addressed to me in Pittsburgh, PA it was sent from the Lehigh Valley area, PA (about 282 miles due east of Pgh) to Syracuse, NY. Due north of Allentown/Lehigh Valley area. The first, "Eh?!". The "Wuh?!" comes when the package is received and then re sent (within the same day, kudos on that) from Syracuse, NY, but then disappears COMPLETELY off radar for SEVEN DAYS!! I'm assuming the truck driver took a few days R & R en route, somewhere between NY and PA (most likely NY's southern tier around Chautauqua Lake area which is a nice vacation region).
Why the Package left PA to begin with is beyond me. Finally, it reappears in Warrendale, PA at 6:40am yesterday morning, 10/1/2015. Warrendale is 22 miles north of Pgh. Just 22 miles. That's all. It's STILL not here today, 10/2/2015. This where the "What the H**L?!!" comes in. That's ten days since I placed the order. Nine days to travel 282 miles. If I would have known this in the beginning, I would have biked to Allentown and picked up the bike part myself. I would have been there and back six days ago.
MESA, ARIZONA -- I usually use UPS, but the person I bought this dress from used USPS. The package is literally down the street from me at the PO, but apparently, it is undeliverable as addressed. It has literally shipped across the country, and they suddenly lost the address?! **. I checked the address I gave to the seller and it was correct. I have no clue why it's not working.
I'm on hold for customer service as I am typing this. And with the customer service, it is nearly impossible to talk to a human. I literally yelled "I have a complaint" and I got sent straight to customer service, only to be on hold for like the past 2 hours. 22 to 45 minutes my ass. USPS is a terrible and unreliable service with horrible ways of dealing with customer service.
Ordered an item on eBay (espresso tamper). It's been over two weeks. Still don't have it, been at the process facility in New York going on 6 days... I didn't choose to have it shipped USPS, and I'll tell you what after this experience, I will NEVER use USPS again if it's within my ability practically speaking... I tried to call and inquire to determine what was going on and was on hold for over 20 minutes and finally had to hang up because I didn't have time to hang around any longer.
This is supposed to be a branch of our federal government? Our tax dollars are paying for these services? How very unprofessional, shows just how far as a country we've fallen, just like ancient Rome, nothing but lies and corruption everywhere... As the saying goes "You reap what you sow." Spread the word about how horrible USPS and don't give them another dime!
CHICO, CALIFORNIA -- Don't ever ship anything big with USPS. Considering my (local) USPS office had decent reviews and the shipping rates were cheap for shipping guitars I decided to take my business to them. Worst mistake of my life. I ended up wasting $140 in shipping the guitar to its buyer and back because of their negligence. The guitar arrived with two huge cracks on the body of the guitar. I purchased insurance for up to $400. All I asked in return was enough to compensate for the damages and shipping. Claim denied. This cost me a great instrument and wasted my money on shipping.
DO NOT waste your time with this company, spend the extra money on RELIABLE companies like UPS and FedEx. Just a tip, don't buy insurance with USPS. It doesn't cover **. I'm considering suing this company but I already know how easy it is for them to get away with their shady business. If this isn't a heads up, try them at your own risk.
EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN -- I have been receiving packages from USPS for more than 15 years and have maybe had 1 or 2 issues over that time period minus this past year. In that this last year USPS has changed their system and moved their operations within the State of Michigan and it has been a nightmare. I have had non-stop problems such as I went on vacation for four days and when I returned I did not receive mail for over two weeks. I called the post office to find out what had happened and was informed that my postman had filed a form stating that no one was living in my home anymore so all my mail was being returned to sender.
On top of this I have had three packages say they were delivered according to the tracking that were never delivered. On the last package they finally admitted that they delivered the package to the wrong mailbox and said they were investigating the issue. That was over a week ago and I never heard anything back from them.
I also have a package that I am waiting on coming from Florida that was sent ten days ago and the tracking still shows that it is at the sorting facility in Florida, no doubt it will be another lost package. Long story short if you want to ship something and have it actually arrive at its intended destination don't use USPS. Whatever changes they have made over this past year have really deteriorated their ability to function properly.
GREAT NECK, NEW YORK -- It is amazing that they told me it will be 18 to 22 minutes when I wait for 2 hours and still no one picks up... It is amazing, and sometimes you wonder what can be happening within the 2 hours minus 22 minutes, maybe, just maybe, they are doing their thing and not their job?
Or maybe next time when you pick up after 3 hours of waiting, just maybe, ** just maybe, once just maybe, be someone like me from a more professional business, and greet them, ask them the problem, and not have an attitude because my ** tax dollars are giving them their ** job. And not solve the problem because nothing good was achieved in that time. So maybe one day they will come to their senses, and either get better people or I guess I am never using USPS again.
VISTA, CALIFORNIA -- I called the Post Office because a package had not been delivered, after tracking it, the information I received was that the package had not been delivered because of a wrong address, I called and spoke to an employee by the name of Julie, she was able to find the package and promised to have it delivered ASAP, the package I sent was for a senior citizen friend of mine whose birthdays too was today and it was important as she lived alone!...
One hour later I received a phone call from my friend to say that package had been delivered!... Julie went above and beyond in my opinion and deserves to be recognized for the excellent manner in which she conducted herself!... Many thanks Julie!
WATAUGA, TEXAS -- Sent 2 boxes to the same exact address in Puerto Rico from the Watauga USPS office in December 2015. 1 of the boxes made it to its destiny but the second got lost. I ended up submitting a claim which they never responded after 2 attempts, several calls to the Consumer Affairs office in Fort Worth, TX that they never responded, and long hours waiting for an agent on the phone. In case you have never contacted USPS 800 #, their average hold time is 1 hour.
31 days later after I got the box back to my house with a sticker saying that the box was undeliverable/person unknown, really? BUNCH OF LIARS!! How come the first box, which went to the same address made it fine?! I took the box back to the Watauga location to see what they had to say about the incident… and you would have thought they would accept they messed up and offered a solution for the inconvenience they caused.
"I‘ve worked in customer service for years, and the least I would had offer to an upset customer is a free overnight and a big apology…" right? Well no, instead the lady, who was in charge of the office said she could resend the box through the same cheap service… really? How in the world you think I am going to give my box back to the same guys who lost my box??! Like they say “You get what you pay for.” I thank God for FedEx and UPS, my new package delivery companies!
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA -- I had a package delivered from Amazon through USPS yesterday. It took me just about a minute to get to the door when someone rang my apartment's doorbell. When I opened the door, I saw the mail person already down the stairs (7-8 steps) from our landing. She turned to my direction and said, "I'm not going back there!" Immediately, she put the down package on the side of the lawn and minded her own business putting mail in mailboxes for the other tenants. I didn't mind going down there to get the package myself. But for her to say what she said, it's rude!
It also says a lot about what kind of worker she is.
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA -- For several weeks, my volume of mail had declined significantly. I normally receive a number of magazines some are weekly and others are monthly. In the last several weeks, I have not received any magazines and am missing several weekly ones plus a few monthly versions. I am also starting to miss first class mail such as bills. The Torrance post office cannot be contacted, phone off the hook. The main USPS site is non- responsive, its a voicemail hell of infinite hold times. Since I have to make trips to the bookstore to buy magazines every week now I might as well cancel all of my subscriptions.