I had a big blow out at my local usps located in wykagyl, new rochelle.I shipped a watch back to china that cost me 5.00, the clerk never asked me if I wanted insurance or tracking she took my package threw it into a box on the floor and charged me so I paid and left..The last four years, as the previous remarker states, have been sh*t for us as a country. As a buyer on ebay & Amazon, I am going to start insisting on commercial carriers. Considering that USPS doesn't have "Tracking" but instead has "Delivery Confirmation" it actually works quite well.
If all you knuckleheads knew what you were talking about there would be nothing to whine about!
Joe Mama: USPS claims Registered Mail can be tracked from location to location:
Now Express Mail does have tracking built in to the purchase of the express mail postage. THIS IS JUST TYPICAL US POSTAL "LACK OF SERVICE" Still waiting in Hawaii it's beena little while and what I found out is even the private courriers can't next day air anything to Hawaii, it's 2nd day services that actually is what they can only supply our shipments. Then at the last several minutes I got an email (I subscribed to the track & confirm by email) that it got delivered to my house. And the first email I got from this was the starting point as to where my package is currently located. tracking has no use if you can't see what has happened to your post.
It doesn't update me on where it was heading next, either. I'm sure Airborne is good too but I never used them before. I'm upset that most of the stuff I ordered used USPS. why do they even bother placing a tracking number if they do not update daily? Paul Minnesota was sent to me in two packages; the first one got here in a week(!
For most people and small businesses -- except large businesses who mail hundreds/thousands of items a day -- USPS is the best way to mail things because it's much less expensive than the other carriers!
The only people who get a deal with these other carriers are large businesses.
i've recently purchased an ebay item where the seller used the usps priority mail to ship it..kindly enough sent me the tracking information for it...
so naturally i go to the site to get tracking information..a lie.
So its official, we have worse than a third world mail service. Why anyone offers this as an option on ebay is beyond me. get this..i order an item on ebay, the guy wen to drop it off, they told him it wasnt properly wrapped..took it home and 7 days later he sends it out, gives me a tracking number and ofcourse it only states that they got it on this day. I purchased the item on the 5th of june and here i am wondering where the *ell my package is. I happenend onto this site by accident while checking for usps updates to my package tracking information in vain for the third day.