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Dang USPS! #6875769
05/18/20 11:05 AM
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Oregon
beaverpeeler Offline OP
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Sent a box of beaver tails to Specialty Leathers in Iowa. Most were dried but some of my smaller ones were just fresh frozen in a zip loc freezer bag. (Apparently fresh tails are preferred).

So after about 8 days my package came back to my local PO. Nothing was noted on the box but now the fresh frozen tails reeked pretty good according to my post master. I didn't come in that day so he sent them back out. He told me tracking showed they made it to Des Moines but then came back west.

So, now another 8 days later they once again came back and tracking has them going to Des Moines and then sent back.

They stink pretty good and my post master is burning incense in his little office today. No reason given for them coming back and the address is good.

Specialty says they get tails in every day through USPS and never have had this happen.


"Can't we all just get along?" ---Rodney King (1991)
Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6875771
05/18/20 11:11 AM
05/18/20 11:11 AM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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Should be good coyote bait by time to get them back. Did you tell them the items were parishable?


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6875780
05/18/20 11:26 AM
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Nope. I didn't.


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Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6875861
05/18/20 12:46 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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Get with Horn- I think he is El' Chapa of the Iowa Post Office cartel. grin


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Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6875893
05/18/20 01:08 PM
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I like the USPS, LOL.


wanna be goat farmer.
Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6875908
05/18/20 01:29 PM
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Carl - you must be jinxed when it comes to shipping packages. First beaver castor to Indiana and now beaver tails to Iowa.

Or maybe the problems occur when you ship to a state starting with the letter ‘I’. Wanna see what happens if you ship something to Idaho!! LOL


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Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6875914
05/18/20 01:34 PM
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Beaverpeeler-USPS has lost some important things I sent to my son right after he moved to CA. After an extensive (laugh) and lengthy investigation they said he came in and signed for it----so much for my insurance. Nobody knew him there yet, he had just moved from IL.
Then because I don't learn fast sometimes I sent him some more things that were not as important. Sent them 3 day priority he got them in 10 days.

Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6875915
05/18/20 01:35 PM
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Dang Wissmiss I have to send some castor to Indiana! Now you got me going!

Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6875926
05/18/20 01:47 PM
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I ship stuff to Idaho via George Brady and it always gets there! LOL


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Re: Dang USPS! [Re: wissmiss] #6875927
05/18/20 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by wissmiss
Carl - you must be jinxed when it comes to shipping packages. First beaver castor to Indiana and now beaver tails to Iowa.

Or maybe the problems occur when you ship to a state starting with the letter ‘I’. Wanna see what happens if you ship something to Idaho!! LOL

You forgot my 25# of beaver castor I sent to Ontario Canada that never got there either. (USPS). I did get the standard $50 for a lost package after a couple of months.

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Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6875940
05/18/20 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by beaverpeeler
I ship stuff to Idaho via George Brady and it always gets there! LOL


But George Brady isn’t a shipping company. He is an individual who lives in Washington State and travels through Oregon and Idaho. So that doesn’t count. Sorry. smile


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Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6875942
05/18/20 02:04 PM
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I just made a deal with a guy on the Trap Shed. Two USPS Flat Rate boxes shipped at the same time and arrived at the first facility at the same time. Then they parted ways. One arrived last Thursday and the other just now, four days later.


Eh...wot?

Re: Dang USPS! [Re: Lugnut] #6875966
05/18/20 02:17 PM
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Send them again......3rd time is a charm lol

Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6875987
05/18/20 02:36 PM
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When you check tracking and it says "In Transit"
For whatever reason it takes longer to ship something from/to Wisconsin or the Upper Peninsula then Texas or Nevada Or Idaho


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Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6876001
05/18/20 02:56 PM
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This is 5 beaver skulls I sent out...they WERE fresh...no sign of them


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Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6876136
05/18/20 04:57 PM
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i sold a fishing reel on ebay. sent it april 7. instead of going west it went to NJ and scanned there 3 times. last scanned on april 13. well the person requested a refund. then the reel finally showed up in cali. it scanned arrived at postoffice out for delivery and delivered all in just a few hours. that was just on may 12. it did not show any other scans. so then i looked again and it shows scans on may 5 and may 11 that had not shown before. they are just dumb.


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Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6876286
05/18/20 07:35 PM
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I should mention too that I ordered a book through Amazon (in mid March) that was shipped via USPS. Was supposed to get to me at the latest April 6th. By April 20th I asked for my money back and got it, plus apologies. The third party shipper said that the book just disappeared. Never came back to her either.


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Re: Dang USPS! [Re: Lugnut] #6876377
05/18/20 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
I just made a deal with a guy on the Trap Shed. Two USPS Flat Rate boxes shipped at the same time and arrived at the first facility at the same time. Then they parted ways. One arrived last Thursday and the other just now, four days later.


I have tried to answer some questions on USPS problems if I think I can figure out what happened. I am a tech on the postal machines. Generally if pkgs shipped at the same time to same place arrive on different days is possibly one pkg may have stuck to another pkg on the pkg machine and instead of dropping in the Iowa bin it drops to the stuck pkg going to Wyoming. So then it gets to Wyoming proc ctr and the process starts all over again. On the beaver tails as long as address was correct and nothing leaked on the address label it should have gotten there pronto.

And do not waste your time with "handle with care" or "handstamp" writing on the pkg. Those days are longggggg gone and everything gets dumped on a long belt and sent into the machines.

Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6876395
05/18/20 09:30 PM
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They will beat you to death with the word perishable even if they screwed up 100%, you can try to file a claim but it would be useless. Been there done that.


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Re: Dang USPS! [Re: beaverpeeler] #6876397
05/18/20 09:36 PM
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Sounds like the USPS needs to go the way of the dodo bird.

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