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Posted 12/03/2021   5:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What about delivery people who like to play jenga by putting your softest and most fragile items at the bottom? Pic my wife took today at our door...
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Posted 12/03/2021   7:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add funcitypapa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's not just the number of days; my reputation as a client of an auction house is at stake and threatened because the postal service can't do its job in a timely manner. It's embarrassing. Reputations are made over decades but can be lost in a moment. Had I had any inkling that 10 days would not be adequate for delivery of payment for an auction winning, trust me, I would have found another way.

But why should I have assumed that 10 days would be inadequate? Now my invoice is "past due" and I am embarrassed and angry as all get out. I take business transactions seriously. Too bad the postal system does not.
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Posted 12/03/2021   10:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would call the auction house and inform them of what has happened. Good customer relations are built on trust. Since you probably dealt with them over a period of time and it is the first time your payment is late; due to circumstances beyond your control; they will probably overlook the penaly of interest. A phone call/communication goes a long way!
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Posted 12/03/2021   10:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Casey Magoo, wow, Christmas came early and your lucky the porch bandits did not get it first!
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Posted 12/04/2021   03:51 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some 'delivery fails' found online...







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Posted 12/04/2021   09:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Casey Magoo, wow, Christmas came early and your lucky the porch bandits did not get it first!


Apparently most of those boxes had like one bottle of shampoo or box of chocolates in them. My wife doesn't drive so she has taken to getting almost everything delivered. She still doesn't know what to get our 14yo son for xmas.
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Posted 12/04/2021   09:54 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, 14. I got my heart's desire, which was a black leather jacket. And a reel-to-reel tape recorder, which my all-thumbs hands had endless difficulty with.
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Posted 12/04/2021   09:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Reel to reel? Wow, I remember having a wire recorder, way back in the 50's


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Posted 12/04/2021   10:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had a FedEx driver think it was a brilliant idea to throw a delivery of "soup in a pouch" and beef jerky over the fence where my German Shepherds were waiting. It was an explosion of pooping for the next three days while they cleared out the chorizo and 5 pounds of beef jerky.
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Posted 03/10/2022   8:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So, seeing that the USPS just lost a letter package being sent to me containing a very, very hard to find set of stamps (I would call them approaching rare in MNH condition) I thought that I would resurrect this aptly titled thread. The $200 that I paid for them belies their true worth. They made it close to one hundred years but could not survive the modern USPS. Tracking worked just fine up until it did not. Scanned as leaving Springfield MA and noted again four days later as being "in transit" with no location. Now "in transit" for three weeks. Put a fork in the USPS. They are done. Every piece of my first-class mail now has no delivery date on Informed Delivery and disappears for days and weeks at a time. Sometimes it is scanned when delivered but not before and other times it just unceremoniously shows up. Thank you, USPS. May I have another?
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Posted 03/10/2022   11:33 pm  Show Profile Check jamesg's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've had worse "lost" in the system items that still showed up, so there's still hope. I hope you too have some luck and it arrives safely - eventually!
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Posted 03/11/2022   2:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cephus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm still waiting for an overseas shipment that was lost 2 months ago. I already got the refund but I'd really rather have the stamps.
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Posted 03/11/2022   5:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've crabbed about packages that have been misdirected from Florida to California. The truth of the matter for me is that after about four years of having US auction winnings sent to Ontario, they all have made it. Zero have gone permanently lost out of about forty shipments. All my Canadian ones from coast to coast have also made it.
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Posted 03/11/2022   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bills always make it along with junk mail. Only the good stuff goes "missing".
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Posted 03/19/2022   1:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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So, seeing that the USPS just lost a letter package being sent to me containing a very, very hard to find set of stamps (I would call them approaching rare in MNH condition) I thought that I would resurrect this aptly titled thread. The $200 that I paid for them belies their true worth. They made it close to one hundred years but could not survive the modern USPS. Tracking worked just fine up until it did not. Scanned as leaving Springfield MA and noted again four days later as being "in transit" with no location. Now "in transit" for three weeks. Put a fork in the USPS. They are done. Every piece of my first-class mail now has no delivery date on Informed Delivery and disappears for days and weeks at a time. Sometimes it is scanned when delivered but not before and other times it just unceremoniously shows up. Thank you, USPS. May I have another?


Update: The stamps arrived today in my mailbox in Massachusetts, a full month after leaving Pennsylvania. No interim tracking or any other warning. They just showed up. I am ecstatic they arrived but the service from USPS is pathetic.
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