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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #105 on: April 14, 2017, 11:28:47 AM »
I found out the hard way that eBay international shipping is basically a “black hole” you dump your package into without any tracking info. Have had two packages lost and both  eBay & PayPal side with the buyer unless you can provide “proof” that the package actually was delivered. A regular catch 22.  >:(

End result is that I no longer allow for ANY international sales. All shipments are with USPS and I make sure the package is scanned into the system & I get a printed receipt. Just dropping it into the box is not enough. At least I can schedule USPS a pick-up my packages if needed.
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #106 on: April 14, 2017, 12:03:45 PM »
No problem with tracking  using USPS to Canada:


Tracking #:
LZ345315419US

Carrier:
USPS

Status:
ACCEPTEDIN TRANSITDELIVERED

DELIVERED

Feb-08-17, 11:21 AM, CA

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE

Feb-07-17, 10:41 AM, CA

PROCESSED THROUGH OFFICE OF EXCHANGE

Feb-07-17, 10:41 AM, CA

ARRIVED AT INTERNATIONAL SERVICE CENTER

Feb-04-17, 12:54 PM, ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) 11430
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #107 on: April 14, 2017, 02:46:54 PM »
I have tracking updates that follow the Italy package to the guy's door.  It doesn't tell me who stole his transmitter, receiver and extra wooden parts  though.
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #108 on: April 19, 2017, 09:20:55 AM »
Every time I find something on eBay that I may need, I always look for place of shipment. If I have a choice, I buy from anywhere other than Florida. May cost me a few cents more but I avoid the dreaded OPA LOCKA black hole.

Given only one seller, no choice as in this case. Well, knowing where it is this morning, I can put that project on the back burner for some time, until the item arrives.
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #109 on: April 19, 2017, 08:37:36 PM »
The last package I got from Opa-Locka only took 6 hours to make it an hour north to my post office! Keep your hopes up!
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2017, 08:27:21 AM »
The last package I got from Opa-Locka only took 6 hours to make it an hour north to my post office! Keep your hopes up!

Thanks, Harry. And I seem to have gotten lucky on this one. Only sat in OPA LOCKA for one day and seven hours, unlike most post office which turn stuff around within an hour (arrived -> departed). Would love to be a fly on the wall in that building to see how it operates.
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #111 on: April 20, 2017, 05:42:14 PM »
Cool ;D
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #112 on: May 17, 2017, 04:37:35 PM »
Here is the run down on my first parcel thrust through Opa Locka.

May 17, 2017, 10:02 am    Out for Delivery    JONESBORO, GA 30236
Your item is out for delivery on May 17, 2017 at 10:02 am in JONESBORO, GA 30236.
May 17, 2017, 9:52 am    Sorting Complete    JONESBORO, GA 30236
May 17, 2017, 9:01 am    Arrived at Post Office    JONESBORO, GA 30236
May 16, 2017, 7:18 pm    Arrived at USPS Destination Facility    ATLANTA, GA 30369
May 16, 2017, 12:05 am    Departed USPS Origin Facility    OPA LOCKA, FL 33054
May 16, 2017, 12:04 am    Arrived at USPS Origin Facility    OPA LOCKA, FL 33054
May 15, 2017, 10:49 pm    Accepted at USPS Origin Facility    MIAMI, FL 33122
May 15, 2017    Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS, USPS Awaiting Item

They must have a drive thru window.   ;D
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2017, 07:07:36 PM »
Here is the run down on my first parcel thrust through Opa Locka.

They must have a drive thru window.   ;D

Not every ship gets lost in the Bermuda Triangle . . .  ::)

Must have been a new employee at work.
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #114 on: May 17, 2017, 08:51:10 PM »

Must have been a new employee at work.

Bet he gets severally punished for providing real customer service.
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #115 on: May 17, 2017, 09:40:00 PM »
Bet he gets severally punished for providing real customer service.
They get hanged if they get a package to its destination on time...
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #116 on: May 17, 2017, 10:09:50 PM »
 :D
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #117 on: May 18, 2017, 08:36:29 PM »
Here is the run down on my first parcel thrust through Opa Locka.

May 17, 2017, 10:02 am    Out for Delivery    JONESBORO, GA 30236
Your item is out for delivery on May 17, 2017 at 10:02 am in JONESBORO, GA 30236.
May 17, 2017, 9:52 am    Sorting Complete    JONESBORO, GA 30236
May 17, 2017, 9:01 am    Arrived at Post Office    JONESBORO, GA 30236
May 16, 2017, 7:18 pm    Arrived at USPS Destination Facility    ATLANTA, GA 30369
May 16, 2017, 12:05 am    Departed USPS Origin Facility    OPA LOCKA, FL 33054
May 16, 2017, 12:04 am    Arrived at USPS Origin Facility    OPA LOCKA, FL 33054
May 15, 2017, 10:49 pm    Accepted at USPS Origin Facility    MIAMI, FL 33122
May 15, 2017    Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS, USPS Awaiting Item

They must have a drive thru window.   ;D

WOW! Only 1 minute at Opa Locka, that must be  record!
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #118 on: May 18, 2017, 08:43:43 PM »
After all that there was nothing in/at my mailbox.  As Mr. Dylan so aptly put it, nothing was delivered.
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #119 on: May 18, 2017, 08:52:01 PM »
WOW! Only 1 minute at Opa Locka, that must be  record!

Could have been a truck passing through the loading zone just long enough to scan the trailer, unopened, in and then scan it out. Had the contents been off loaded into the building, they'd still be there.
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