No wonder U.S.P.S. is nearing bankruptcy!

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I purchased a few small items on eBay from a seller that is located 248 miles away in North Carolina. The package was shipped via USPS on 10/22 and arrived at the Norfolk,VA USPS Distribution Center the next morning 10/23. My residence is ~14 miles away from the Norfolk Distribution Center, so I anticipated delivery today (10/24). However, as of early this morning, the package is now 1400 miles away bouncing around three USPS Distribution Centers in Puerto Rico (see tracking info below)! I guess I am getting a lot of bang-for-the-buck for the $8.99 fee the seller charged to ship the items.

  1. Oct 24, 2022
    6:20pm
    PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
    CAROLINA, PR 00983
  2. Oct 24, 2022
    6:55am
    ARRIVED AT USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
    SAN JUAN PR DISTRIBUTION CENTER, 00936
  3. Oct 24, 2022
    6:10am
    DEPARTED USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
    CATANO PR DISTRIBUTION CENTER, 00962
  4. Oct 24, 2022
    2:27am
    PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
    CATANO PR DISTRIBUTION CENTER, 00962
  5. Oct 23, 2022
    9:01am
    ARRIVED AT USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
    NORFOLK VA DISTRIBUTION CENTER, 23501
  6. Oct 23, 2022
    5:34am
    DEPARTED USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
    RALEIGH NC DISTRIBUTION CENTER, 27676
  7. Oct 23, 2022
    5:30am
    ARRIVED AT USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
    RALEIGH NC DISTRIBUTION CENTER, 27676
  8. Oct 23, 2022
    3:55am
    DEPARTED USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
    GREENSBORO NC DISTRIBUTION CENT, 27498
  9. Oct 22, 2022
    9:19pm
    PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
    GREENSBORO NC DISTRIBUTION CENT, 27498
  10. Oct 22, 2022
    6:12pm
    DEPART POST OFFICE
    ASHEBORO, NC 27205
  11. Oct 22, 2022
    3:10pm
    PICKED UP
    ASHEBORO, NC 27205
  12. Oct 21, 2022
    5:43pm
    SHIPPING LBL CREATED USPS AWAITS ITEM
    RAMSEUR, NC 27316
  13. Oct 21, 2022
    5:39pm
    PRE-SHIPMENT INFO SENT USPS AWAITS ITEM
    RAMSEUR, NC 27316
  14. Oct 21, 2022
    2:43pm
    Tracking number provided
 
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Always wondered what would happen if the USPS had two packages with identical tracking numbers in their system at the same time. Would the result be something like this? Tracking numbers are supposed to be unique but a screwup could result in the same tracking number being issued twice.
 
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I'm sick with the flu and had nothing better to do.

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The last one was a 107 billion dollar bailout called the Postal Service Reform Act passed last March of 2022...and there have been others in the past...They always seem to have to be bailout every handfull of years. 10 billion in 2020....
It’s only appropriate that our appropriations are called an “Act” …
 
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I still don’t know why they have Saturday delivery? They can cut cost with only a 5 day delivery. I handle thousands of pounds of mail daily at my job, and most of it is flats full of junk mailers. The rest is Amazon/ebay packages.
 
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I still don’t know why they have Saturday delivery? They can cut cost with only a 5 day delivery. I handle thousands of pounds of mail daily at my job, and most of it is flats full of junk mailers. The rest is Amazon/ebay packages.

That's not surprising. About 80% of my mail is junk mail, usually credit card offers or lenders trying to get me to refinance. It goes straight in the shredder. Imagine how much less clogged the postal service would be without that mess.
 
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