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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #120 on: May 18, 2017, 11:30:23 PM »
WOW! Only 1 minute at Opa Locka, that must be  record!

Or maybe it was never there!

Oh, now I see what we all missed on first glance!

May 16, 2017, 12:05 am    Departed USPS Origin Facility    OPA LOCKA, FL 33054
May 16, 2016, 12:04 am    Arrived at USPS Origin Facility    OPA LOCKA, FL 33054

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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #121 on: May 26, 2017, 02:08:41 PM »
They delivered it next door.  my neighbor brought it the next day.  It could've had a good time at Opa Locka for that.
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #122 on: May 27, 2017, 05:29:26 AM »
WOW! Only 1 minute at Opa Locka, that must be  record!

That was an exception, Harry.

Search for "Opa Locka Post Office Problems" and found tons of stuff like this (the first 48 hits are all about problems). These are the first dozen I found on two different sites. There are more but I guess you could say we who have had Opa Locka issues are no where near alone.

#8 and #12 are interesting and submitted by whomever to those sites, nothing has been verified. This is posted as humorous, possibly fictional entertainment as found on the interweb using the google . . .  ;)

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1)  2/19/15 "I am extremely stressed at the fact that the sorting facility in Miami holds mail forever and I don't know what to do? Right now there are 15 packages not being sent out. What do I do in this situation? I don't want to have problems with the customers and I don't want to issue a refund to all of them because eventually they will be delivered.. Please help. I don't want negative feedback due to the Post Office. "

2)  2/19/15 "I live in Miami, so all of my items go through that facility. Last week I had severe delays there causing some items to arrive late. If the item is past its estimated delivery by USPS (not amazon), call their 1800 number and open a case. Open a case for each item if you have to. Usually that'll move things along a little faster."

3)  2/21/15 "Opa Locka is awful, the worst postal sorting facility in the system right now. Does anyone know why this is the case? I keep experiencing huge delays with this facility. Ideas on how to best address this? The post office has no accountability - very frustrating."

4)  2/21/15 "Opa Locka has been a nightmare for some time now. I always cringe when I see any of my packages there. It's never pretty. Why they end up there for me is a mystery too. I am in central FL, and when shipping out of the state why do they go south to Opa Locka? Can't get an answer on that one."

5)  2/22/15 "My mailman of 15 years has been telling me the part timers they have hired are lazy and just don't care. On Mondays and especially after a holiday they don't make the truck. Some on Mondays take 7 days."

6)  3/1/14 "you can see from all those tracking they are taking from me packages and leave them sitting for two to three days before they leave the processing facility in opa locka miami,"

7)  3/2/14 "We're just north of you in New York and we just have to say that we feel that all of the workers for USPS in Florida seem to think they are already retired with how slow they process packages, especially at the OPA LOCKA, FL sort facility. Why does a package sit for 4 to 6 days in OPA LOCKA, FL sort facility? Who knows, some of our Florida shipments are not sent via USPS anymore because of this, what a shame. Hopefully things improve with USPS soon overall and in certain areas where there doesn't seem to much in the way of oversight of operations."

8 )  5/25/17 "This place got busted a couple weeks ago its suppose to be on the hush 27 Employees Fired for Stealing, Lost so many packages here, its the Bermuda Triangle of all packages coming to Miami. You been warned Lost Phones, Headphones you name it if its coming to you insure it."

9)  5/6/17 "This is the worst sorting facility in all states. Our packages stuck there for 5 to 6 days. We have thousands shipment went to all 50 states, this is the worst postal facility. All late shipment are coming from OPA LOCKA. You figure."

10) 4/27/17 "This is the third time I've watched my packages sit in LIMBO or VANISH after it was logged at this location. This current situation... April 3, 2017, 10:41 pm Arrived at USPS Origin Facility OPA LOCKA, FL 33054 April 11, 2017. NO updates since this package was in the possession of this facility. I order from someone that uses the HIALEAH, FL. facility and from there it goes to OPA LOCKA, FL. What is going on at that facility? It seems like I am not the only one making complaints. If you try to call them you get a attitude or they purposely put you on hold and or hang up on you. Clearly they do not want to help you!"

11)  3/26/17 "As of March 12 2017, Opa Locka is the WORST USPS location in the 50 States. Packages sit there for days on end. I want to drive down there from Ft Lauderdale and see what king of IDIOTS are there and what they are actually doing. Not sorting mail, that's for sure."

12)  3/24/17 "Wow I've read the comments and I shocked that my item went to this location and now is stuck there from March 3rd 2017. I got someone to answer the phone but after beING on hold for almost an hour i still can't get my item to be shipped out."
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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #123 on: May 30, 2017, 09:25:23 AM »
Here's my recent tracking:

Going from Pennsylvania to Northern Virginia via California...

Looks like someone keyed in Richmond, CA, rather than Richmond, VA in the

At least it didn't go through Opalocka...

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Re: USPS Shenanigans
« Reply #124 on: May 31, 2017, 04:10:48 PM »
This is from the City of Opa Locka official web site

     http://www.opalockafl.gov/index.aspx?NID=229

which says ="The area was originally named by the Native Americans “Opa-tisha-wocka-locka” meaning “a big island covered with many  trees and swamps” but the name was quickly shorten to Opa-locka."

So, translating Opa-Locka back into the English meaning, one gets "a big swamp," right? Seems about right.
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