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Warning! Slow 1st class mail.

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:50 pm
by Kx4aa
In my experience in 2 months on 2 different items
In 2 usa locations, one north of Ala and one west of Ala. Its taken 7 to 10 days to send a letter. The post offices is blaming covid 19. However a postal worker friend says throw them in a small box and send it 3 day with tracking! So is it a shame? Maybe, but the 1st class letters is falling short of attn.
Regards kx4aa in Alabama.

Re: Warning! Slow 1st class mail.

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:02 pm
by W3ESE
This probably has a lot to do with the new Postmaster General ordering high-speed sorting machines disassembled, some blue "drop-box" mail boxes removed, overtime eliminated, along with other changes in the last two months. Our local P.O. is not happy.

Re: Warning! Slow 1st class mail.

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:02 am
by W5NNX
Regardless of the excuses....for what you pay to ship something it always states "in transit but arriving late". Likely due to paranoia about COVID. My parcel mailings are taking from 5 days normal to now over 2 weeks or more plus. Fed Ex about 5 more days then projected. For what one pays, you would think they could do a better job??

USPS is terrible. And they want to do mail in ballots? Really? Talk about bottlenecks, vote counting that will never end, fraud, etc. A train wreck already in work.

Re: Warning! Slow 1st class mail.

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:28 pm
by W5NNX
Shipped priority mail 31 Aug - still not there 11 days later and counting.....800 miles. Can drive that easily in 2 days worst case...