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post #149 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2017, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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My frustration is boiling over today. Let me vent for a moment...

We live out in the country, mail isn't delivered to the house (we quickly learned that the local reprobates would steal everything in our mailbox) we get it at a PO Box. Usually this isn't a problem, however, it can be an issue when we get things from overseas. You see, if UPS or FedEx deliver the package, it comes to the street address, if it gets delivered by United States Postal Services, they drive by the house (if addressed to the street address) and then send it back to sender...it has to have the PO Box #. Usually, because we know the regular employees, the street addressed items get grabbed and they get it to the PO.

Not this time of year, the seasonal temps just send stuff back.

So it was with some trepidation that I noticed that a special item (waiting on for 6+months), sent from the UK by Parcelforce, was being handled by the USPS...Now I gave the sender an address to use if the stuff was sent by a parcel service, the street address, and an alternate if the parcel was going to be delivered by the USPS, the PO Box. Which one did he use??? I couldn't find the actual address from either source, so I watched and I watched...it was sent out for delivery from my local PO...maybe it was going to MAKE IT!!! OH NO!!!!!

ALERT, your package had an incorrect address (I know the mailman drove right in front of the house, I see it all the time) and will be delivered to an alternative address.

WHAT alternative address, **** it, tell me where to go chase my parcel, that I've been waiting on for 6 months, that has cost me $$$$$ and the guy isn't going to make anymore!

So I figure that they must be taking it to our local post office, I sprint out of work and drive the hour back home, only to arrive 6 minutes too late. They're closed.

Sigh

Today, I get up, thinking "well they must hold it for a day before sending off, wouldn't that be logical if they "delivered to an alternative location." I hit the front lobby at 8:25, waiting for the 8:30 opening. Bummer, they've already stuck it in a truck and it's off to the distribution center, heading back to the UK. I talk to the Postmaster, no help...didn't even mention that I could go on-line and ask for a redelivery (NICE, not!!) which I figured out when I got into work and started chasing the parcel electronically. I've requested that it be redelivered on the 18th, and held at the post office.

So now, the anticipation, again, starts...ARGGGGGHHHHH

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You're kidding, another one?! 1984 GTV6 Maratona
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You didn't...oh yes I did. '73 Berlina graduate course in rust repair. No thread yet, don't want to piss off the GTV

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