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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:25 pm 
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Just wondering if things have gotten better w.r.t. delays through USPS or is it still advisable to ship through private carriers? Any recent experiences?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:29 pm 
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Very slow, and slower since Brexit. I've been waiting 4 weeks for a parcel from Italy.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:34 pm 
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The last box I received, last week, arrived three days late. Boxes from usps DO show up,
and generally in one piece, sooner or later.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:24 pm 
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The washPost did a story on this just today--its still very screwed up

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2021/business/usps-performance-whats-next-biden/


I ordered a gift from ireland for my wife on Dec. 2. It left Ireland on dec. 16 but didn't get here till feb. 3

That's bad

It used to be excellent


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:35 pm 
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I ordered a CD from Ireland on 28 Jan. Got a note estimating delivery "before 11 March". It arrived on 6 Feb. That ain't too bad.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:17 pm 
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In the last few weeks, I've expected several packages shipped within the US. I guess it depends on where they are coming from. Recently, I've waited almost 3 weeks for USPS packages coming from Colorado. Although, I had one package come USPS from back east that arrived after 7 days.

UPS seems to be much much better. I've had great luck shipping with UPS in the last few weeks.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:37 pm 
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I've talked to the postal people here in Taos. They say they are 'more than overwhelmed' by the combo of Covid and lots of mail. I don't blame them for the delays and if there is something that's moving faster it would be nice to know.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:54 pm 
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My USPS deliveries seem to have returned to normal.

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I order a book on the Hummel, from Germany in late November, and still haven't received it. I checked with the sender yesterday and his info said it was only 1/3 of the way here. ~


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