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December 7, 2009

Slow-ass USPS

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Hugsie @ 11:12 pm

I ordered the game “Brutal Legend” on Black Friday from Best Buy, which didn’t have local pickup for some stupid reason.. not like my local Best Buy doesn’t already have a zillion copies of a game that’s already been out for two months.

They used USPS “MailExpress” which must be a US postal’s way of showing irony. According to their tracking page (which doesn’t even give an ETA on delivery), my game came from Kentucky and got to California, in SIX HOURS? However the tracking page didn’t even start WORKING until the 3rd; nearly a WEEK after I initially made the order (at 4am BTW)

Now it didn’t go directly to the town where I live; it went to a town which is like an hour WEST from me. So that means it technically overshot my town. Those Northwest Airline pilots must have got their new jobs at USPS.  Anyway, so it apparently took them three days to ship a video game from a town an hour drives away to where I live. I could have WALKED there in less time. Yes sure this past weekend some how got in the way of it getting here any quicker than a snails pace, but then again it came cross country in six hours.

So now it’s sitting at my local City’s main post office, but should I really expect it tommarow (Tuesday?). I mean considering how inconsistent their tracking is, and how fast packages can go on long distances, and so slow for shorter distances. By my calculations from where my home is and the main post office is (lets say a 10 minute drive) I can expect my game to arrive by next month. Oh wait that’s next YEAR isn’t it?

I mean honestly people. The US Postal service is a fucking JOKE. They keep jacking the price up for stamps, been threatening for YEARS about killing off Saturday delivery services, yet companies like FedEx, and UPS just totally out perform them on so many levels, mainly CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.

And yet are we to believe that the US Postal service is a privately owned business? Yet it shows every sign of being a poorly managed, losing money, employees on the verge of a nervous break down, JUST LIKE a government bureaucracy.

Sure Best Buy may have given me free shipping, but other places also offer free shipping that use FedEx, or UPS and give far better service than US postal would ever DREAM of.

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2 Comments »

  1. i agree i cant stand those slow ass idiots im not going to order from anyone who does not ship through ups from now on

    Comment by mark — December 16, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

  2. I fucking hate usps……..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by birdtweezy — May 5, 2010 @ 3:18 am


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