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USPS Priority Mail ????????????????

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by phirel, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    John- I have had Priority Mail take up to 4 days for delivery to a Town less than 40 miles from my home. Priority is a relative term. Give the Post Office a week. Sometimes mail sacks going to Boston end up in Salt Lake.

    Pat Ireland
     
  2. oz

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    no problem if the mail deliverer cam shove it in the PO box whilst sitting on his/her ass. if it entails getting out of the car and walking to your door, you are s*** out of luck. you have to driv e to hte PO the nest day. oz
     
  3. g7777777

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    Contacting the post office will do nothing-- there is no way to track it with only delivery confirmation

    Priority mail is "3-5 days to most places"

    The post office does a great job with letters if you think about it-- they hardly charge anything and it manages to show up nearly 100 percent of the time



    Gene
     
  4. g7777777

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    There is no confirmation number with priority mail

    There is a delivery confirmation number

    Been there and done that

    lose a postal money order- mail isnt considered lost for 60 days-- that is if it is insured- dont know if it is ever considered lost in your circumstance

    After the 60 day period you may file a claim to have your money order replaced

    The postal service has 6 months to investigate

    I am not knocking the post office for letters- they do the next to impossible delivering the millions upon millions of letters they do each day--

    But you have to understand the rules and not make assumptions about what they gurantee and what they dont

    Gene

    I dont know what you do if they take longer than 6 months

    Gene
     
  5. SShooterZ

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    I've had priority mail take 11 days.... Yep, ELEVEN!!

    Called the P.O. and they said if nothing shows up after 4 weeks from the time of shipment, then you can file a claim.

    They also said that Priority is not guaranteed 2-3 days and if you want guaranteed, you need to use Express I think.

    Although I've had a lot of luck with the USPS, their tracking system is archaic.
     
  6. esoxhunter

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    I agree that the tracking system for the postal system sucks. That being said I have used priority mail exclusively for the shipment of guns, parts and payments. In approximately 40 transactions in the past year or so, I have had one piece of priority mail that exceeded 3 (business) days in delivery. This was to a residence about 60 miles south of Ely, Nevada. This is surely not an urban area and if I remember right it took 5 days to be delivered. Also, I had a check that was supposed to be delivered to me by UPS overnight service. It was shipped on a Wednesday morning and I received it on a Friday afternoon! Hardly a next day delivery. Ed
     
  7. g7777777

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    You cant ship a firearm legally without declaring it -- and if you declare it - they wont let you ship priority mail- it has to go express

    I wouldnt take the risk-- you could be the one they make an example of - prosecute- jail time- it would change your entire life

    Gene
     
  8. esoxhunter

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    Gene: I just stated that I discussed this with 2 postal service supervisors. If you opt to declare a firearm, they have the right to inspect the package. And after the discussion with them it was their decision to not open the closed package and it was shipped "Priority Mail". I have shipped and/or received many, many guns through priority mail. There can be an argument made that it might be best to ship "Registered Mail" for security purposes. Ed
     
  9. g7777777

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    Ed- you have a point-- if you declare a firearm-- and then they let you ship it priority mail- you are not in violation of the law

    However I will tell you that that most post offices will tell you when you declare it--- that you have to go express mail because apparently they have some internal guideance to that effect.

    If you dont declare it- you are in violation of the law

    Gene
     
  10. revsublime

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    USPS website states...."Now you can have delivery of documents and packages made in an average of 2 to 3 days."

    key word being...average.
     
  11. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    I bought a rifle scope in NC and my MO was finally found in the NC PO, behind the sorting desk! Two weeks later! Hap
     
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