Lucky man.I sent my very expensive Martin D28 guitar to my daughter in Williamsburg Va. It stayed in Memphis for almost three weeks before being forwarded to her. In good shape, undamaged, but late. Seems we can't ship anything by any service properly and safely.
Nashville is my problem. Make most of my living selling handmade BP stuff and leather work online and, since about Sept. 2019, the USPS loses about as much as they deliver. UPS is a little better but I haven't used Fedex. Nashville is the hub where packages go to die. Example: I'm in Tennessee. Sent some custom made garden tools (dibbers) to a guy in Ohio. Nashville sent it to California. This stuff is common and I am beginning to think it is planned.I've lost two packages since June with the USPS. Both were lost once they arrived in Memphis.
I shipped a package from central Pa to northern Idaho about 6 weeks back. It went via Fedex since it was very long, but packed well and the entire package and label was covered in clear tape. Fedex claimed the label was unreadable in travelling 30 miles or less from the drop off point to their hub. It made its way to somewhere in southern Idaho, and then on to Troutdale where the label was unreadable again! It did eventually make it to is destination on the Idaho/BC border, but seemed to be in limbo with BS excuses for a couple of days.
USPS and UPS both have their own problems with theft theft and damage, so not just Fedex.
Wow... Your tax dollars at work.I recently sent a package to Brad Emig at Cabin Creek Muzzleloading in Hallam PA, to the street address shown on their website, via USPS Priority Mail. The package was returned to me one week later, in perfect shape, but with a P.O. label over the address that read "Unable to deliver, insufficient address". I removed the label to find the label I had glued and clear-taped to the package in perfect condition! I then called Cabin Creek to double-check the address, thinking I had gotten something wrong. Nope! Address was correct - and been so for only about 100 or so years. A visit to my local P.O. and a chat with the Postmaster revealed that the United States Postal Service does not have that address in their computer system, and the package was therefore undeliverable! The package had been scanned 4 or 5 times at the York, PA post office (same ZIP code but about 3 miles away), and the address not found. This was very hard to believe and I asked for a refund of the $14.85 postage I had paid them, since the address is quite clear and can be easily located on Google Earth. No such luck. If it ain't in their
damncomputer, it ain't a real address! Ultimately I had to pay that amount again to send the package to Mr. Emig's home which appears to be about 100 feet from the shop, but faces another street with an address that the Post Office could thankfully find its way to. At least, the USPS online tracking system says it has been delivered. Perhaps I should call Mr. Emig one more time, just to make sure.
As long as we don't have to go to electric ignition for our flintlocks. I can see it now: Instead of flint and steel there will be one of those electric gas grill lighters in place. And then, after 3 or 4 shots, that igniter battery will die and the postal service, UPS, and Fedex will jointly lose the replacement order. Yep. Can't wait...
They finally arrived. No fault of the senders.Looks readable to me. Some individual shipping offices whether FedEx, UPS or U.S. Mule want nothing to do with anything that might be firearm related. Forget laws, etc. Their non-reasoning is irrational. Good luck following up on this. BTW, I am waiting on several payments mailed to me for items I am selling that should have arrived before today. The old U.S. Mule must have broke down on the trail.
Same for me. I have covered my bar code and matrix code labels with clear tape for years and have never had an issue.I have covered my printed labels in clear tape with no reports of scanning failure so far. If I left it bare and it got wet, it would most likely become unreadable.
I gotta think in today's chaotic world, that theft & fraud are increasing across the board. I know nothing about this particular situation, but just sayin'.I ship internationally, and the shippers are losing more and more.
It seems the packages get to their DC then get lost.
I had one client who had to drive between two DCs for two days to get his package to stop being bounced between the two.
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