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Posted: 2/6/2006 10:35:45 AM EDT
is that not the most useless thing ever? I had a package shipped four days ago and it still hasnt gotten updated past the


The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper or shipping partner on February 02, 2006 to expect your package for mailing. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.



message.

seriously, how hard is it to update? UPS, FEDEX, and DHL have no problems doing it.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:36:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:37:24 AM EDT
is it delivery confirmation?

That only confirms acceptance and delivery.

Tracking is only available domestically on express (overnight) delivery.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:38:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 10:39:07 AM EDT by cruze5]
I shipped a rifle on tuesday of last week using usps. it didn't update tlll the next morning, when it was delivered

it got there faster than it was suppost to, so i can't complain. as long as it wasn't damaged

edit
I shipped it delivery confirmation and insurance, i guess thats why
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:39:29 AM EDT
you get what you pay for:

$4.05 USPS Priority w/ delivery confirm ( sucks but cheap )

$15 or so Fed-Ex ( tracking system rules )
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:40:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
is it delivery confirmation?

That only confirms acceptance and delivery.

Tracking is only available domestically on express (overnight) delivery.



interesting, I try to avoid USPS like the plague. though I could have sworn that I had updated trackign on packages before.
this is priority mail btw.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:55:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 10:55:51 AM EDT by QuantumPion]

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
is that not the most useless thing ever? I had a package shipped four days ago and it still hasnt gotten updated past the


The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper or shipping partner on February 02, 2006 to expect your package for mailing. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.



message.

seriously, how hard is it to update? UPS, FEDEX, and DHL have no problems doing it.



wow what a coincidence, I'm having the same problem. It says my package was authorized & recieved since last wednesday but no updates since.


is it delivery confirmation?

That only confirms acceptance and delivery.

Tracking is only available domestically on express (overnight) delivery.



oh nm
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:55:34 AM EDT
I agree, it does seem fruitless. But for you and I and alot of other people who sell things online, and want to ship cheap/fast, confirmation is the only way to ensure that it was delivered. I would never send anything USPS that I sold online without the deliv. confirm..
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:56:40 AM EDT
perhaps I should clarify, I'm receiving the package
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:59:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
perhaps I should clarify, I'm receiving the package



Then it's not going to tell you that you received the package until after you have it.

The only thing delivery confirmation might offer the recipient is knowing it was delivered when they were not around (at work, delivered at an apartment complex, etc)

It's basically something for the sender to have so they can avoid delivery disputes.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 11:00:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
is that not the most useless thing ever? I had a package shipped four days ago and it still hasnt gotten updated past the


The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper or shipping partner on February 02, 2006 to expect your package for mailing. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.



message.

seriously, how hard is it to update? UPS, FEDEX, and DHL have no problems doing it.



I wouldnt say that. Every time I have ordered something from DHL I get the package before it even says "left the sort facility". I am glad that they are fast and all, but I never think of their tracking as even remotely accurate.
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