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postal delivery issue
me | 4-29-14 | TZ

Posted on 04/29/2014 9:51:05 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

so my latest package no showed again.

it was sent from blinds.com with a tracking #.

USPS claims it was delivered 3/27 . Local PO manager claims the substitute route driver remembers delivering it to our address.

This may or may not be true. I have my doubts since this happened one week prior with a package of mine being delivered to someone 4 blocks away with a completely different name and address.(that person was kind enough to bring it to us)


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: usps; vanity
So now the PO basically says I'm SOL.(it was "tracked" only/ no insurance)

Do I have any recourse?

1 posted on 04/29/2014 9:51:05 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

If you paid via CC, then dispute it.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 9:53:34 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Use FedEx
And no, other than calling your bank and despite the charge.
Why anyone uses usps other than first class mail boggles my mind.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 9:57:31 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: TurboZamboni

If you can’t get help from the local postmaster, contact the postal inspector. You may need to file a complaint.

https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/


4 posted on 04/29/2014 9:57:32 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TurboZamboni

Do I have any recourse?

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Against the USPS? No.

Maybe with blinds.com. Or maybe file a dispute with your credit card denying the charges since you never received the product.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Happened to me as well. I contacted the co I purchased it from and they refunded my money. “Sears”
I also filed a claim with the postmaster inspetor general, never heard a word!


6 posted on 04/29/2014 9:59:56 AM PDT by mistfree (It's the media stupid!)
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To: TurboZamboni
Any chance it was stolen? Do you live in an apartment or condo complex.My nephew lives in a respectable (meaning not trashy) condo complex in a middle class town.He says that his mail is always winding up in another box and that the same is true of other people's mail winding up in his.
7 posted on 04/29/2014 10:00:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: TurboZamboni
so my latest package no showed again.

So, I just want to pull my hair out.

8 posted on 04/29/2014 10:01:59 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: Gay State Conservative

nope. house in the suburbs. 100’s of things left at the steps over the years without a problem.

this is a recent issue.


9 posted on 04/29/2014 10:03:04 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

If blinds.com chose the shipper, the obligation is on them to get the package to you to you.

OTOH, if you chose the shipper, or they offered insurance but disclaimed responsibility for lost and damaged shipments, then the loss probably falls to you.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 10:03:04 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: svcw

wasn’t my choice. blinds.com apparently likes usps.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 10:04:32 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

I would phone the seller and advise that it was never received. Let them track it down or send a replacement. If they refuse to do so, presumably you paid with a credit card (just one more reason never to use a debit card),and you can advise your credit card company that the merchandise was never received. At a minimum, they will place the billing of that item on hold.

As to the USPS, that is quite a coincidence of not receiving two packages within a short time period. I suggest you send a letter to your local postmaster. I suspect they have a problem with the substitute letter carrier.

A while back, a woman rang my doorbell. She had a pile of mail for me, some dating back nearly one year. The house next to her had been vacant but she noticed that mail was being dropped off in the street mailbox on a regular basis. She decided to look inside the box where she found it nearly full of mail addressed to other homes. She took it all out and delivered it herself. I never did find out how or why that was happening. It made me double my efforts to make sure that all mail of a confidential nature was changed over to email delivery wherever possible. You can have just about all of your financial and billing account mail delivered via your email address.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 10:05:44 AM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: CdMGuy

She (local postmaster) basically said I’m SOL as the sub swears he/she delivered it.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 10:07:32 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: svcw

First Class even boggles my mind. I had a slightly time sensitive document that took 3 full weeks to go 15 miles.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 10:08:20 AM PDT by cyclotic (America's premier outdoor adventure association for boys-traillifeusa.com)
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To: TurboZamboni

Stealing packages left on doorsteps is a big problem in my neighborhood, particularly around Christmas. My mail carrier leaves my packages between the front door and storm door, or if the package won’t fit, he’ll walk it to my side porch. The side porch isn’t visible from the street. This is an arrangement he and I worked out after one of my deliveries was stolen.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 10:09:41 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Any possible thief better love 72X51” cellular blinds in shades of green.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni
Possible source of trouble, link to wikipedia article:

Cliff's picture
17 posted on 04/29/2014 10:12:22 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: TurboZamboni
"...substitute route driver..."

Well, there's the problem. And I don't mean that facetiously.

18 posted on 04/29/2014 10:14:00 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: fatnotlazy

If you are a frequent online purchaser, use a web cam to capture front porch activity.
Options depending on what you want to spend:
Any usb cam can be used with the free yawcam package.
hootoo and others make fixed outdoor wifi cams for $70,
and point tilt zoom versions for $250.
Also, blue iris makes inexpensive software for recording and
managing captured video clips.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 10:18:18 AM PDT by jonose
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To: TurboZamboni

These are people who will be managing your healthcare. That is after they finish delivering your mail.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 10:18:24 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: TurboZamboni

People will steal anything. What they can’t use, they will sell for drug money.

The thief who took my package wound up with diabetes test strips. Believe it or not, there is a black market for these strips. I suppose the thief unloaded the strips for drug money.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 10:20:10 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TurboZamboni

how in the world can the sub remember delivering it??

If he/she actually did. where did it go?

It’s on the shipper if they did not require a signature on delivery. it’s a PITA for the person getting it, but it does make sure it ends up in someones hands.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 10:23:12 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: TurboZamboni

My wife’s sister mailed her a birthday card with $40 cash and it arrived taped shut with no money inside. Sent from the Portland, Oregon area.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 10:23:48 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: blackdog

If you like your blinds, you can keep them!


24 posted on 04/29/2014 10:26:53 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni
Not this time but in future, specify 'signature required'. If you are not home they leave a delivery note and item can be picked up at the PO.

It is also possible someone is ripping off your packages once delivered.

25 posted on 04/29/2014 10:29:52 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Things have certainly changed.

Was recently going through my late MIL's files and came across a folder on an incident where she sent a package to someone, and it didn't get delivered (got returned). She wrote to Senator Alan Cranston, who wrote to the postmaster general... the postmaster general did an investigation and discovered that the recipient didn't have a prominent sign in the office building lobby. Cranston forwarded back to my MIL the apology letter from the PG who said he would work to improve service.

26 posted on 04/29/2014 10:33:28 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: TurboZamboni

So it was from blinds.com

Well there you go — someone thought they could pull one over on you and you wouldn’t see.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 10:34:05 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: TurboZamboni

They keep delivering mail to us that is addressed to a business that was down the hall, but moved out six months ago.

A lot of it addressed to some guy with a weird looking foreign name. We have one employee who is Indian. Apparently our Postal Carrier put two and two together, and arrived at the answer “37”.


28 posted on 04/29/2014 10:36:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TurboZamboni

At my previous address I wondered why I was not getting my 20% off coupons for Bed Bath and Beyond. Then my regular mail carrier was out on sick leave for awhile and I began to get those coupons and other offers. Since I was about to move I did not make an issue of it, but it was plain that my carrier was most likely helping herself.


29 posted on 04/29/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: TurboZamboni
Our small company had a day (or several days) worth of mail stolen and we have a locked post office box inside the post office building. There were even checks some missing. The post office in our small town says they've had no issues reported. Caused several of our bills to be paid late and several calls to me made to reverse late fees. Then a few weeks later we get a letter from some higher-up in the postal service in Houston stating there's an investigation on-going (not connected to our complaints) about mail theft. Attached was one of those pages of blank checks that you sometime receive as offers from your credit cards and they had our name on them. Wondered if they did a drug bust and found it in someone’s home & found them.
30 posted on 04/29/2014 11:05:26 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: TurboZamboni

Good luck getting anywhere with the USPS. FEDEX collaborates with them during Christmas, they told me. A package of ours was delivered by FEDEX to the local PO. The postmaster had tracking, as did we, to the carrier. The carrier documented he delivered it, at a time BEFORE the local PO even received it.

The company didn’t charge us even though it was not their fault.


31 posted on 04/29/2014 11:07:02 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Hey, if they were pale yellow,they’d fit in my breakfast room.


32 posted on 04/29/2014 11:14:02 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: jch10

Bacon is portable, so everywhere is my breakfast room.

Maybe I’ll make some bacon blinds.


33 posted on 04/29/2014 11:15:35 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: svcw

I ordered an item from Amazon recently and it was shipped UPS but delivered by USPS in one day without any extra charge for rapid delivery. Apparently UPS and USPS are collaborating on the delivery end of it.

However, if you have a birthday card properly addressed it may take 7 days to get to the grandkids in Illinois from here in Corpus Christi, Texas. Still trying to figure that with no success. I note that at least two of the suburban post offices here have once a day pick-up in their drive-thrus and next day delivery of a local piece of mail isn’t happening any longer.

Like everything else, times are a changin’ and not always for the better.


34 posted on 04/29/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT by CARTOUCHE (I'm an Obamacare truant.)
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To: CARTOUCHE

I have begun to send email animated cards and emailed gift cards. I pay for them via Paypal or a Paypal MC debit card, so I have protection or I use Amazon or Discover points.

I do a lot of mailed retail items in my business. Only once in 15 years have I had someone not receive it. She said this had happened to her 3x recently. I replaced the item (low price point), but had her give me an alternate address.
Ir had to have been her carrier.

When I have a problem with something I purchased, when it has been via Paypal, the refund is instant.


35 posted on 04/29/2014 11:38:35 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: CdMGuy
........................presumably you paid with a credit card (just one more reason never to use a debit card),and you can advise your credit card company that the merchandise was never received.

I have seen comments suggesting not using debit cards on purchases in case disputes arise because there would be no recourse. I find this completely erroneous based on personal experience.

Just in recent past (2013 Christmas Season) I had two situations involving debit card purchases. One was on an account using Visa and the other, using MasterCard.

In both cases after I made a claim at my bank, my funds were refunded after a brief investigative period.

Perhaps the problems arise when using an ATM or Cash Card not going through the Visa or Mastercard processing network.

Not all debit cards are the same.

36 posted on 04/29/2014 11:59:58 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: TurboZamboni

The Post Office delivered an Amazon order shipped FedEx “Smart Post” to the wrong address a few months ago. Amazon replaced the order immediately, but the person who received the shipment left the original outside my front door three weeks later!
Obviously the carrier is lying about where he left your package.
File a complaint with the retailer.


37 posted on 04/29/2014 12:07:37 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: reformedliberal

I’ve sent e-cards as well but there’s something to a card with Grandpa’s signature and greeting on it. It’ll be hard for the granddaughters to put an e-card in their cedar chests to remember me with when I have expired.


38 posted on 04/29/2014 12:51:53 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (I'm an Obamacare truant.)
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To: TurboZamboni

You need to take it higher than the PM. Inspectors need to watch the carrier. I worked as a sub and was questioned by customers frequently about missing items. The regular carrier finally got busted for have truck loads of mail and parcels at his home. The best part was that management had to deliver the items. There have been a few instances that I know of where employees have been caught stealing in my town. We had a supervisor get hauled off by inspectors in front of God and everybody.


39 posted on 04/29/2014 2:28:00 PM PDT by postal patty
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To: CARTOUCHE

My husband and I were just discussing this. I believe people will create electronic memory chests and carry them around in decorative thumb drives or whatever replaces them.

A friend’s mother, now 97, has a huge box of greeting cards that go back decades. Her family just rolls eyes and is talking about scanning some of the more *important* ones, but the granddaughters, now married in their 30s, aren’t interested.

I believe when we are gone and the world goes on, we are simply remembered until there is no one left who actually knew us. Then, I fear we are simply forgotten, except perhaps as a genealogical note.


40 posted on 04/29/2014 2:32:17 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: TurboZamboni
Check ebay.
41 posted on 04/29/2014 2:35:32 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: reformedliberal

“I believe when we are gone and the world goes on, we are simply remembered until there is no one left who actually knew us. “

It’s always been like that. Here today,gone tomorrow.

.


42 posted on 04/29/2014 2:41:02 PM PDT by Mears
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To: postal patty
You need to take it higher than the PM.

I plan to. The squeaky wheel gets the blinds.

43 posted on 04/29/2014 3:16:28 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: mistfree

What’s a Postmaster Inspetor General?


44 posted on 04/29/2014 5:45:02 PM PDT by skepsel
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