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Discussion in 'Buyers and Sellers' started by rmann, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. rmann

    rmann Member

    I have to send a shout out to USPS, all boxes a couple weeks ago, got there a day earlier than tracking projected, I was worried with all the bad weather nation wide, even the Alaska box a day earlier,
    Have never had problems with shipping out with them, there are a few things you have to be sure to follow for best results I feel, have had problems with some coming in to me though, not sure why those happened.
    Just had to give them a thumbs up once,
    Randy
     
  2. bob wendt

    bob wendt indiana, wyoming and kansas

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    one thing for sure, never ever ever ship any skunks to the mexican border state using uspss. usps will think they are illegal drug shipments with skunk smell to mask the drug smells from the drugs dogs. the boxes will be pulled for inspection and arrive 10 days late. believe me, I learned the hard way. other than that, usps will beat arrival big time over fedex or ups. learned the hard way on that too.
     

  3. bob wendt

    bob wendt indiana, wyoming and kansas

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    I think it depends on how many obama supporters are in the local office. serious. we ran 50% late or lost packages with both ups and fedex, and no reimbursment on late deliveries. usps won`t reimburse on perishable either. insurance will only cover total disaperence, i.e. never arrive, evers. for all 3 . even then it`s not worth the hassle. shipping perishables it`s just how it is. most of the time it works great, once in a while a total disaster. both buyer and seller need to share the risk when neither is at fault.
     
  4. Doug B

    Doug B Member

    Waiting on a bird now from USPS (shipper did not take my warning) . Was supposed to be here Friday, still not here today will sit and rot all weekend in a 90 degree
    usps facility .USPS keeps changing the tracking info to try and hide their screw up. FEDEX has been great, even with weather delays (Had a couple birds get stuck and take a week to get here) birds arrived frozen solid.
    FEDEX dose not heat their facilitys so packages are in the cold most of the time.
    USPS needs to stick to mail and leave the packages to the pros.
     
  5. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    You know what is funny about that? UPS contracts with the post office to deliver packages to their final destination around here quite often!
     
  6. Doug B

    Doug B Member

    Same here, its called smart post. Adds 2 days to a deliver time out here. Amazon is famous for sending things that way unless you spend more for direct delivery.
     
  7. BowDeadly

    BowDeadly "LIFE IS GREAT" It's better with a bow

    ALL DELIVERY SERVICES SUCK
     
  8. Doug B

    Doug B Member

    How true, some just suck more then others. LOL
     
  9. bob wendt

    bob wendt indiana, wyoming and kansas

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    bow deadly hit the nail on the head. you ship enough and eventually you get burned on perishables and it doesn`t matter what method you choose. some parts of the country service is worse than others. like the "obama" offices. also pir^2h is correct, all often contract with each other so you really never know which is really doing the delivery, or the mess up. insurance is a waste of time as it will not cover perishables if they arrive late and rot. not for ups, usps or fedex. all anyone can do is pack well, ship on mondays only, and figure about 97% of the time it works great. the other 3% it will come late and rot and the buyer and the seller both take the risk and share the loss.
     
  10. Thats total B.S. Shipping is much faster today than it was just a few years ago. When an order is placed they give an est. of when it will arrive and that est. is almost always beaten. I don't understand this constant bashing of these delivery services. They do one hell of a job!
     
  11. old60furs

    old60furs MO buyers license number is 2465. I need your #

    Bottom Line is:

    USPS sucks if you live here! I do not trust them as far as I can throw them and.............. they are way slower than they used to be. But, if it works for you, use the piss out of em Fex ex is awesome but anal! haha I get stuff from them but don't send.

    ups kicks the gluteal muscles! Never had a problem so will continue to use them til I hit the incinerator. Glad every person has someone they like! I would never send anything important through usps. And, with email, why send a freekin letter that may or may not take seven days!

    Location location location!
     
  12. bob wendt

    bob wendt indiana, wyoming and kansas

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    MARC, BY AND BY YOU`LL GET BIT TOO. KIND OF LIKE THE FUR MARKET, EVENTUALLY IT HAPPENS..UP OR DOWN, ONE OR THE OTHER. LIKE YOU SAY, WHATEVER HAS THE HIGHEST % SUCCESS IN YOUR AREA IS THE WAY TO GO.
     
  13. Doug B

    Doug B Member


    Out here USPS is never on time, Forget 2 day or next day it don't happen here . USPS will be happy to take your money then deliver it 5-9 days later with their 3 day packages .
    Only thing that works here is FEDEX or UPS . For perishables I prefer FEDEX as I explained before. If its freezing outside then the package will be froze when it gets here.
     
  14. cvinger

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    My shop is on a UPS considered rural route-so they only come out here twice a week-three time a week during December. I never have perishable's sent that way.
    However, UPS does not heat their warehouses, USPS does.
    I ship my "frozen's" on Monday and only priority mail- so far everything sent that way made OK. My local Postmater knows me (and what I often ship), so after I drop something off she puts on the dock (north side of the building), keeping it cold as possible for as long as possible.
    Fed Ex? They are as rare as white coyotes around here. :eek:
     
  15. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Vic, USPS contractors even deliver on Sunday's around here!