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Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KP4SX, May 18, 2019.

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  1. K1SZO

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    My company offers SmartPost, but you have to select it. We definitely do not default to it. A lot of ebay type companies quote free shipping, but they don't tell you it's coming SmartPost and you could wait quite some time for it.

    I've had SmartPost package sit for 2-3 days at my local post office before they get on a truck. It's a garbage way to ship.
     
  2. WJ4U

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    I still don't the advantage to delaying a delivery. OK if it's not priority but purposely delaying for several days makes no sense to me.
     
  3. KP4SX

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    I get the impression that USPS intentionally slows down their competitors.
     
  4. W4EAE

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    Where the Post Office has really lost out is with very poorly negotiated--or negotiated at the barrel of a gun--contracts with companies like Amazon, UPS, and FedEx.

    If you were USPS, would you prioritize a package for which you are being paid 1/5th of the going rate?
     
  5. KP4SX

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    They only lose a couple of dollars per package but they make up for it in volume. :eek::rolleyes:
     
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  6. W9WQA

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    what surprises me is how fast some get here by ground,usps and others. its like they gave my box to a guy in a vette !!
     
  7. WC5P

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    Speaking of slow shipping, did that box of puppies get there yet? First class mail, should have been there by monday or tursday. I bet those pups will be hungry after 9 days.
     
  8. KP4SX

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    NOPE. There has been a glitch somewhere in the system locally. I'm still waiting on something mailed from Miami that dropped off of tracking 6/6. Another item from NV which had dropped off tracking about the same time showed up today. "Informed Delivery" didn't know it existed - haha.
     
  9. WC5P

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    RR, just checking. No telling where it is. Ordinary first class mail, so no tracking available. Non-perishable, so no worries.
     
  10. K5WY

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    Where do you get non-perishable puppies?
     

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