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Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 6:11 p.m. PST

Has anyone else experienced delays in the post this week? I live in NW Arkansas and my purchases came from Illinois and were shipped Priority Mail so there should be minimal effect from the hurricanes. However both my packages are taking an inordinate amount of time to arrive. For example one package is at the postal distribution center the next town over. Been there 2 days.

The other instead of coming straight down from Illinois went all the way to South Carolina and then took a 2 day break in Memphis. Then another 2 day break in Little Rock. Again it's a priority mail package.

Anyhow aside from being a little anxious to receive my items; I am worried the longer they sit in the system the more damage the packages will take.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 6:46 p.m. PST

The USPS has also raised their rates as of Saturday last week due to increased fuel costs.

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 7:59 p.m. PST

Part of the problem is the number of flight delays that have resulted from the various weather problems over the last few weeks! The airlines are still not fully back on schedule, and both the Fed Ex & UPS Hubs were affected by weather delays, so they are still catching up via trucking, and regular air services.

jdpintex21 Sep 2017 5:45 a.m. PST

Yes. They've been blaming delivery delays on Harvey for the last three weeks.

I had a package that the tracking software indicated was on the truck for four days before it was delivered. Yet the truck came through our neighborhood every day. Go figure.

Cyrus the Great21 Sep 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

Yes, there are some things that should have been delivered that I'm still waiting on.

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

Ok after an hour on hold with the USPS about one of my packages. It left the town next door and went back to Illinois by mistake. They said it's on a plane making its way back down now and will be delivered tomorrow.

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2017 4:35 p.m. PST

Just got word from my seller. Package was returned to him. The postal clerk told a bald face lie to me on the phone. Seller states he used a box with markings. So why does it go through half a dozen post offices. Gets one mile away from me and then a clerk says "Nope!" and returns it.

I really dislike our US Postal Service.

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2017 5:51 p.m. PST

Just one of the many reasons the USPS is bleeding money year after year!

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