And, to bolster their inefficient operations, they're raising rates next year. Priority mail rates are going up 9.5%.
Wife does a lot of ebay...
12-20-2015, 07:36 AM
(This post was last modified: 12-20-2015, 11:35 AM by 49er.)
The only major problem I have had is a medical report from a local doctor's office never arrived as promised. And this wasn't the first time something didn't arrive that was allegedly sent by them. I suspect it may be the local branch that is the issue as an office employee said they have had problems with the mail.
Other than that, in years of mailing things through the Post Office, I can count on one hand how many times I have had difficulties. I think they get an unfair rap but that is just my personal opinion.
No problems here. Compared to other options USPS first class and Priority Mail are a bargain and reliable.
The USPS performance seems somewhat spotty. I can get a piece of regular mail from southern California to the east coast in one day as long as the recipient is not way out in the hinterlands. No extra fees or special packaging required. On the other hand, their "hold mail" system is a piece of crap at least at our branch. I have requested a mail hold several times per year for the last 4 years. It was done right once. The last time, they were supposed to resume deliveries and deliver my held mail on Tuesday. It was not until I initiated an investigation that I received the held mail and started having my mail delivered once again. Needless to say, I have mixed feelings about the USPS.
Until a few years ago we had a local PO on this side of town. A full PO with delivery trucks parked in back.
They closed that and opened a little PO in a strip mall. If a piece of mail goes back to the PO and requires one to come in a ask for it; then one has to travel cross town to the main post office. That change seems to have been a turning point for PO service in my area.
Two years ago, I execute and had notarized a document for my financial planner.
I sent it across town via Priority mail. It took a week to go from XXX07 to XXX09.
I figured it was lost; so I executed another and had my son hand deliver it.
I think regional differences in service may indicate a regional difference in work ethic.
Now, let me get on my soapbox and tell you what I really think:
I think the PO represents all that is wrong in US society today.
The US is going to Heck in a Hand Basket.
Social attitudes and Public education.
No one will take personal responsibility; it's always someone else fault.
Lost is the work ethic of doing a job well.
A sense of entitlement without effort.
Courtesy is something from a bygone era.
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