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USPS Trackng #s now helpful

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by luvtrapguns, Aug 5, 2011.

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  1. luvtrapguns

    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    USPS Tracking Numbers now are a useful tool. In the past the only info available was SHIPMENT WAS DEL'D----. Now you can track each leg of transport and see scheduled delivery date just the same as with UPS.
     
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    mixer Well-Known Member

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    Don't they charge extra for tracking, where UPS doesn't?


    Eric
     
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    If you ship on line the tracking is free.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    If you ship Priority I believe it is automatically included at no charge, at least when postage is paid online. My last two shipments received had tracking#s that told all. Marc
     
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    I disagree...had a few items shipped and received over the last month and the tracking has been utterly useless. No updates until days later. Sometimes AFTER the package was delivered.
     
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    Ah, ok. Didn't know that. With my post office being less than a 1/4 mile away and the self serve machine in the 24/7 lobby I always use that for packages.

    Eric
     
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    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    vpr80, It has only been shipments received during the last week or so that tracking has been useful. Prior to that all you could find out was when pkg was del'd. Marc
     
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    I hope they've made their system better. In the past the tracking didn't update until after the package was delivered. Further, it never had any detailed information on the package progress. This is helpful if a package gets lost.
     
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    If you buy the any, even the cheapest insurance (not delivery confirmation)- I have found you can track it from home with the new tracker

    ie you dont need delivery confirmation and insurance both

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Ohhh ok didn't realize that it's a new system in the last week or so. Just assumed it's the same useless one they've had for years.
     
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