USPS: Shipping

Toby Thain toby at
Tue Feb 2 12:13:07 CST 2016

On 2016-02-02 12:40 PM, Norman Jaffe wrote:
> I was once given a tour of a USPS facility and told to not make eye contact with the workers, as this was considered a threatening move by management.
> I don't know if it's gotten any better, but it was definitely a weird experience.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stefan Skoglund (lokal användare)" <stefan.skoglund at>
> To: cctalk at
> Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 3:47:48 AM
> Subject: Re: USPS: Shipping
> mån 2016-02-01 klockan 22:22 -0600 skrev Tothwolf:
>> On Mon, 1 Feb 2016, Guy Sotomayor wrote:
>>> On Feb 1, 2016, at 10:30 AM, Ken Seefried <seefriek at> wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 31 Jan 2016, Tothwolf wrote:
>>>>> On Sun, 31 Jan 2016, Pete Lancashire wrote:
>>>>>> Spend the extra few dollars (or what your currency is) and pack it in
>>>>>> very strong box. I've actually had EPROMs show up cracked in half
>>>>> Seconded. The machines the USPS uses for automated sorting of mail are
>>>>> not gentle on parcels.
>>>> I'd rather strongly suggest you not us the USPS period. In the last 6
>>>> months or so they've flat out lost 4 items either destined to or
>>>> shipped by me, and one item apparently (according to the tracking web
>>>> site) sat in a sorting facility in Utah for nearly a month before
>>>> magically showing up. Glad it wasn't perishable.
>>> I’ve had failures with *all* of the major shippers.
>>> UPS tracking is a *joke*. It tells you not where the package is but
>>> where it’s supposed to be. I was tracking an IBM 3278 terminal and it
>>> wasn’t until the tracking said it was “on the truck for delivery” that
>>> they realized there was a problem. There was not one “physical” scan of
>>> the package and they had no idea where it was.
>> I recently bought a vacuum tube tester and whatever USPS carrier happened
>> to be on duty scanned it as delivered but it was nowhere to be found.
>> After calling the USPS and getting the branch manager involved, it
>> magically appeared the next day. Someone at the USPS had also marked out
>> the tracking barcode on the label.
> HOW BAD is the relationship between the guys/gals on the floor at USPS
> and management/congress ?
> If people is sabotaging like this.

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