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I hate USPS!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by sportschick, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    It appears that they have lost the box of presents I mailed to my parents on Dec. 4. It's not there yet. I shipped it parcel, but I've never had it take this long before. Everything else I shipped that day has arrived. Heck! Some of the stuff I shipped a few days later has already arrived.

    Three months of scrapbooking and other crafting. . . gone. Irreplaceable in time for Christmas. Even if I called in sick and crafted 12 hours a day, I don't think I could get everything remade.

    I wanna kill somebody.

    Just needed to vent. Thanks.
  2. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    SC: So sorry to hear this... are they at least trying to track it down for you???
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I'm gonna go talk to them tomorrow, but there's not a number so I don't think they can.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member


    You need a package handled? You come to IPS. We work hard in shorts and look good in them, too.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    F tha posties.
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    That sucks, SC.

    We're sort-of in the same boat. Mrs. t_b_f has to special order a toothpaste that helps prevent ulcers in her mouth. She ordered a new case a couple of weeks ago, and it apparently got lost. She had to call the company, but they agreed to send another box.
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Parcel post is the cheapest, no? And you mailed it pretty much cross-country, right? It hasn't been two full weeks yet, so maybe there's still hope. (hey, I'm trying.)
  8. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    I sent my SS gift parcel post and it took about a week and a half, so hope is not lost.

    Keeping my fingers crossed . . .
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Check your own post office or call the post office of your parents just to see if it is there.

    Sometimes that little slip gets missplaced.
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Sent my SS gift parcel post the same day, believe it arrived more than a week ago. Not cross country, but still.
  11. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    I went to Hawaii on my honeymoon 10 years ago and bought way too much to pack in my suitcase.
    So I decided to mail it home, parcel post, the cheapest way, I ask the guy at the Honolulu post office how long it would take to reach my northeastern home.
    "Slow boat to China," he said.
    He wasn't kidding, it took about a month. The box looked like it had been to China and back but my stuff was in 1 piece (because I packed it with a lot of newspapers).
    Lesson: Don't use parcel post.
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    So now I feel like a big dork cause the package showed up today. It was still late though!
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