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Old 10-26-2011, 06:19 PM
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ok so i know its always been quite a bit off but its to the point now where people think im scamming them because the order doesnt even show up on tracking until it is delivered, any 1 else noticed its getting pretty bad or is it just my postal office?
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USPS is AWFUL!!!! Try Fedex or UPS, seriously. Why are people still using USPS!?!?!?
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USPS is AWFUL!!!! Try Fedex or UPS, seriously. Why are people still using USPS!?!?!?
they cost literally 1/3rd the price to ship a rc car
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You're doing it wrong. Ship USPS Priority. You can ship most small R/C stuff (ESC's, shocks, etc) in the small box for $5.00 anywhere in the US with full time tracking just like UPS and it arrives in 2-3 days max. I don't use UPS anymore. The last 2 things I shipped UPS were $11 each for shipping and they weighed next to nothing. I've never had an issue and the tracking info shows pickups at processing centers and tells you when it's on the truck for delivery. I don't know why people still use overpriced UPS.
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You're doing it wrong. Ship USPS Priority. You can ship most small R/C stuff (ESC's, shocks, etc) in the small box for $5.00 anywhere in the US with full time tracking just like UPS and it arrives in 2-3 days max. I don't use UPS anymore. The last 2 things I shipped UPS were $11 each for shipping and they weighed next to nothing. I've never had an issue and the tracking info shows pickups at processing centers and tells you when it's on the truck for delivery. I don't know why people still use overpriced UPS.
agreed but im getting a little mad at them refusing to post my shipping status if i pay for the tracking
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I've never had my tracking not show up. Are you paying the extra $0.70 to get the Delivery Confirmation? That is your tracking. BTW, if you print out your postage online from their web site, you get the tracking service included for free. It's a no-brainer.
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I've never had my tracking not show up. Are you paying the extra $0.70 to get the Delivery Confirmation? That is your tracking. BTW, if you print out your postage online from their web site, you get the tracking service included for free. It's a no-brainer.
ya im paying the extra $.70 but only recently it says tracking not found until like 1 day after the person received it
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I don't know why people still use overpriced UPS.
make yourself a Fedex account, I can ship up to 50 lbs for about $6-7
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UPS, cheap, great tracking and insurance included for first 100 bucks.
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USPS tracking number is bogus. I had an item lost and after investigating that tracking number I was told it's a generic number assigned to a pallet that could have 1 or 30 different items on it. Postal priority seems to be better than regular shipping though. Also....the post office falls back on a rule that an item isn't lost until it reaches the 30 day mark WTH????? Good thing the company I ordered from resent my item using a different method of shipping at they put in a claim for the lost item.
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Yep they aren't much help when they screw up. I had a package that had Del confirmation get lost. They said he delivered it. I said not to me he didn't! Two days later my mailman brought my package that he delivered 2 houses away.
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Originally Posted by klaymon View Post
You're doing it wrong. Ship USPS Priority. You can ship most small R/C stuff (ESC's, shocks, etc) in the small box for $5.00 anywhere in the US with full time tracking just like UPS and it arrives in 2-3 days max. I don't use UPS anymore. The last 2 things I shipped UPS were $11 each for shipping and they weighed next to nothing. I've never had an issue and the tracking info shows pickups at processing centers and tells you when it's on the truck for delivery. I don't know why people still use overpriced UPS.
I'm with you. Never had an issue with USPS
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Originally Posted by youbleed View Post
ok so i know its always been quite a bit off but its to the point now where people think im scamming them because the order doesnt even show up on tracking until it is delivered, any 1 else noticed its getting pretty bad or is it just my postal office?
It's always been like that with USPS.
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USPS is AWFUL!!!! Try Fedex or UPS, seriously. Why are people still using USPS!?!?!?
Because USPS is more reliable than UPS or FedWrex
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agreed but im getting a little mad at them refusing to post my shipping status if i pay for the tracking
Well then stop being mad, you pay for that service. Duh.
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ya im paying the extra $.70 but only recently it says tracking not found until like 1 day after the person received it
Only recently? ThunderbirdJunkie has been shipping with USPS for well over a decade and that's how it always has gone.
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I'm with you. Never had an issue with USPS
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Originally Posted by T-BirdJunkie View Post

Because USPS is more reliable than UPS or FedWrex
I have to 100% disagree what that. It took USPS 7 days to give me a package that was in the same city

total time to my front door was 11 days from CA 7 of those the package just sat here in AZ and USPS had no clue about it and the tracking number didn't work.
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