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Order from SI sent several states east THEN back west to me?!?!?

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  1. jwilkers

    jwilkers Senior Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    I live in Ohio, where SI is... My most recent order has processed thru New Jersey....Here is current tracking... I live in Columbus OH.

    I KNOW it is not the fault of SI.. it is usps..... But has anyone else ever experienced these weird delays. I probably will be contacting the postal inspector to address this....

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    [TD="class: service"] First-Class Mail[SUP]®[/SUP]

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    [TD="class: status"] Processed through USPS Sort Facility

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    [TD="class: date-time"] February 23, 2013, 2:54 am

    [/TD]
    [TD="class: location"] KEARNY, NJ 07099

    [/TD]
    [TD="class: features"] Expected Delivery By:
    February 19, 2013

    USPS Tracking / Delivery Confirmation[SUP]™[/SUP]



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    [TD="class: status"] Depart USPS Sort Facility

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    [TD="class: date-time"] February 20, 2013

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    [TD="class: location"] KEARNY, NJ 07099

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    [TD="class: status"] Processed through USPS Sort Facility

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    [TD="class: date-time"] February 19, 2013, 5:09 pm

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    [TD="class: location"] KEARNY, NJ 07099

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    [TD="class: status"] Depart USPS Sort Facility

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    [TD="class: date-time"] February 18, 2013

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    [TD="class: location"] AKRON, OH 44309

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    [TD="class: features"][/TD]
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    [TD="class: status"] Processed at USPS Origin Sort Facility

    [/TD]
    [TD="class: date-time"] February 17, 2013, 6:18 pm

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    [TD="class: location"] AKRON, OH 44309

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    [TD="class: features"][/TD]
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    [TD="class: status"] Dispatched to Sort Facility

    [/TD]
    [TD="class: date-time"] February 16, 2013, 5:09 pm

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    [TD="class: location"] NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH 44663

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    [TD="class: status"] Acceptance

    [/TD]
    [TD="class: date-time"] February 16, 2013, 4:26 pm

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    [TD="class: location"] NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH 44663

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    [TD="class: status"] Shipment Accepted

    [/TD]
    [TD="class: date-time"] February 16, 2013, 4:18 pm

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    [TD="class: location"] NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH 44663

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    [TD="class: status"] Electronic Shipping Info Received

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    [TD="class: date-time"] February 16, 2013

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  2. jwilkers

    jwilkers Senior Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    I just files claim with postal inspection service.... just to let those know if this happens to them.
     
  3. Snotrocket

    Snotrocket Full Member

    Feb 17, 2013
    Maine
    USPS is run by a bunch of ......, period. I have a package that is estimated to be at my house tomorrow, that according to the tracking just left Cali this morning. I will be lucky to see it 4 days after the estimate.

    If SI shipped using UPS or Fedex it would cost 5x as much.
     
  4. CGlassford

    CGlassford Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2011
    The Woodlands, TX
    I once had some juices (not from SI) take a lovely 2 day vacation in Hawaii before making their way to my mailbox. lol

    At least you have tracking showing where it is. My most recent trouble with USPS the tracking showed that it had passed through the sort facility in OH and it seemed stuck there for several days.

    I'm sure it's most frustrating for those that are waiting for supplies that they have run out of. Good advise would be to order more than you think you will need till you can order again. That way, when USPS fowls up, we are not faced with the choice of cold turkey or back to the smokes.
     
  5. itschoice

    itschoice Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2012
    California
    I'm in California and probably my last 5 or 6 orders have gone east before going west.... I don't get it either.
     
  6. KraKsX

    KraKsX Moved On

    Dec 17, 2012
    Lower NY
    KEARNY, NJ
    is a main hub for USPS
    sucks, i know... but its how mail often goes
    blame the government for doing **** backa$$wards

    some of my mail goes to city 10 miles away from me, then all the way to Kearny NJ, then back to me in NY
     
  7. j_n_f

    j_n_f Full Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    Ohio
    Same thing happened to me right around the same time! I live in Ohio as well, USPS must have had a major brain fart.
     
  8. Tommy Aces

    Tommy Aces Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 28, 2013
    Connecticut
    Based on when and where your package was shipped from and when it ended up going east to NJ, it appears much more likely that an error or routed and your package ended up on the wrong truck, rather than being part of USPS's normal shipping route.

    I know that estimated delivery doesn't always mean a whole lot, but it left Akron the day before expected delivery and then ended up en route to NJ.

    However, if there was a major Midwest storm at the time, that could explain the problem.
     
  9. AaronM

    AaronM Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2013
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    I live about 1 & 1/2 hours from New Philly and my packages still take three days to get to me. They are sitting on my packages on purpose to make the 3 - 5 day shipping estimate. I know this because of the tracking times, it does not take all most 24 hours to get to Akron from New Philly, as you can see it took them just over 1.5 hours for your package.

    They wonder why the post office is loosing sales and going down hill....
     
  10. Tommy Aces

    Tommy Aces Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 28, 2013
    Connecticut
    Not to be a shill for USPS, but expecting that being in close proximity to where a package was shipped will mean that you should get your "Priority 2-3 day" package as soon or sooner than the person that spends the extra $$$ on an overnight or express package defies logic just as much as a package from an hour away taking 2 or 3 days to arrive does. I understand the frustration of waiting 2 or 3 days for a package that is shipped from an hour or two away, but that's the service you are buying. It is possible that if you have it shipped First Class rather than Priority that you might get it sooner. Of course, you could always pay the extra for overnight. We all want our vapermail ASAP, but we also need to understand the way that the shipping process works. Yes, the USPS can F up in rare instances, but they are still generally the lowest priced shipping method and are very reliable the vast majority of the time.

    As a side note, the reason that the USPS is having financial difficulty has nothing to do with a lack of reliability or shipping times. Yes, there has been a significant reduction in basic first class mail, but that has more to do with widespread electronic communication as opposed to mailing letters. Also, their Priority and Express package business continues to grow at a healthy rate.

    They are in the red because we have had elected officials that don't want to see government services to be successful and would rather see all mail service privatized. In the lame duck session of 2006, congress passed and The former President signed an absurd law that required the USPS to fund their employee pensions 75 years in advance over a period of only 10 years. It is a craven effort to cripple the USPS by require them to fund pensions in a way that no government agency or private corporation has ever had to do, causing a deficit of billions of $$$ before even one package is delivered. And even being handcuffed by this nonsense, they manage to pick up a package in AZ and get it to my mailbox in CT in less than 48 hours, usually for no more than $5 or $6. Try that same route with UPS or FedEx ground. It would cost more like $13 and take 4 or 5 days.

    I'm not trying to be snippy or anything, and i don't have any connection to USPS, but I also feel the need to dispel some of the misconceptions out there. I just get rubbed the wrong way when someone drops the "No wonder why the post office is in trouble" line, usually because they have been ill-informed. The media does a piss-poor job of looking deeper into a story and reporting the facts, and there are some outlets that go out of their way to report stories in a way to shape conventional wisdom to their point of view.
     
  11. AaronM

    AaronM Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2013
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Say what you want... Fact is I have had things shipped further away, but still close to me by UPS and FedEX. Both of them can get here within 1 -2 days, even with 3 days shipping options. I have worked at a FedEX processing facility,and a large hub used by several trucking companys for moving and storing freight. I do know how this works. FedEX once had a package sitting at my post office in time for it to be delivered that day, they sat on it because it was early... Time is money. I went to pick it up and was told it wasn't delivered because it was scheduled for the next day.

    The post office has been having moneys issues for a long time now. fact is people have found faster and more reliable ways to do things, even if sometimes it does cost more money.
     
  12. Johnnie Price

    Johnnie Price Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2012
    Waldorf, MD
    Just piping in to say I've yet to have a package lost by USPS, so I have no issues with them. I did have one get misrouted for a few days and I panicked, ordering a second kit during that time. Bonus, i now have 2 kits and 2 PCCs.
     
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