I had an order shipped to my address. I have to sign for it. If I'm not at home when it arrives, the mail carrier leaves a pink slip in my mailbox letting me know it is at the P.O.
Well, the shipment came to my P.O. but I never got even a pink slip. I contacted the place that sent it, they tracked it to my P.O. and said it was there. I took the tracking # to my P.O. and there it was. I let them know I was not notified that the shipment had arrived.
I ordered from the same company, they sent the shipment, and again it never came. I went to P.O. and asked about it. The person at the window checked, came back and said no package was there for me. I contacted the company that sent it again, and they have now informed me that the shipment was returned to them. Once again, I was not given a pink slip. This time it was returned. This is costing me hundreds of dollars.
Yesterday I went to the P.O. and asked to speak to the postmaster and explained about the first shipment and also about the carrier failing to deliver any mail to my apartment bldg. last Sat or that day (Mon.) I also explained that I am expecting another shipment. (This was before I discovered it now must be resent. I just found that out this morning.) The postmaster said she would speak to the carrier about it.
My question is, if I don't get any satisfaction and the mail carrier still doesn't deliver mail, what can I do? Is there someone I can contact about this?
Thank you in advance.
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Married 14 yrs. Now Separated & in NC
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Not sure what else you can do, but the next time you order, get the tracking # right away from them and keep an eye on it yourself (you can enter the tracking # in USPS.com and it will give you status). That way at least you won't have to pay for duplicate shipping etc.
We have had problems with this carrier for quite a while now. Days will go by with no one in the building getting any mail. A few people have gone to the P.O. and complained, but nothing has been done about it. That's why I spoke to the postmaster.
Thanks for your suggestion, Lucky. I'll do that.
I have the worlds worst mail carrier. She litteraly is too lazy to close our mailbox at least 2 times a week, I get surrounding neighbors mail, and they ours on a weekly basis, and she is so lazy that she has rubberbanded packages on top of the mailbox, instead of getting her lazy butt out of the truck, and walking it to my door.
The kicker is during the week our mail comes at 3, but on Saturdays when she gets to be done as soon as she does her route, our mail is there by 9am.
All I can say is I feel your pain, try not to use the USPS for delivery of important things.
[This message edited by lieshurt at 9:07 AM, June 11th (Tuesday)]
If someone keeps stabbing you in the back, then quit handing them the knife.
tushnurse, that is horrible! It just seems like there could be someone we could report this to and get some satisfaction.
The only down side to that is you need to make sure to tell the vendor that you don't want to get on their mailing list for the 'shipping' address, otherwise you'll start getting double catelogs...one to the 'billing' address and on to the 'shipping' address.
My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.
If the carrier was stealing your stuff the complaints are what they use to track patterns since they know who has what routes on a daily basis.
I went to the post office to complain and was told our route was 'Bob's' route; Bob had a second job as a traveling soccer referee and was more often than not refereeing rather than mail carrying, so we always had a substitute mail carrier who had to finish his/her route before doing ours.
When I said this was unacceptable, the postmaster said, "You don't like Bob?"
Bob finally moved on to another route and we started to get our mail on time, but by then I had switched us to online registrations, so it was pretty much moot.
Me: FBS (no longer betrayed nor a spouse)-62
D-day: 2007 (two years before finding SI)
S: 6/2010; D: 3/2011
I ended up taking off work to go to the local PO (because their window service hours are 9 am - 11 am; 2 p.m - 5 pm ) to ask why. The Postmaster handed me a bundle of our mail and then said "Well, it's because your mailbox isn't 42" from the ground. The carrier will not deliver mail if they have to reach down."
Yep. They just flat out stopped delivering it and didn't tell. Klassy. With the normal settling of a new homesite, the box had shifted.
We cemented the damn thing into the ground and never had another problem.
"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." - Albert Schweitzer
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Their service is horrible.
I second the suggestion of having your packages delivered to your office. If that is not possible, getting a PO box works too. That's what I did. If I got a larger package, I would get a "key" with a number to a bigger mail box in my PO box. That's where my package would be.
When I lived in the city we had a very LAZY mailman. If he didn't see me out in the yard or it didn't fit in the mailbox, I didn't get it.
Now we live in a rural area and my post man leaves the slip with his cell phone number and a note saying, "Sorry I missed you. I know you will want this. If you get back before I finish my route, I can swing back by or meet you somewhere. Mr. Greatest Mailman."
[This message edited by sadtoo at 11:48 AM, June 11th (Tuesday)]
I noticed you said you live in an apt complex. It is a possibility this happened when a sub is on. Many times the office is so short handed, they have to call other offices to borrow their carriers. If the box doesnt have a full address It gets returned when the ooffice/carrier exaughsted their efforts or if the client has no mailbox which means we do not deliver to the client
The peach slip could have gotten stuck in a magazine or in the bottom of the mailbox. they are supposed to send out second notice befors returning an item attempted but you were not home.
I would recommend following up with the pm as to what was fhe carriers response
If you have continuing problems after this, write a letter to the pm.
You can also file complaints via usps.com or 1800 ask usps. The pm has to follow up on the complaint and document it for district.
First tho, contact the pm regarding the carriers response
Also, you can go to usps.com to track an item that has tracking, insurance, certified, registered or expresss numbers.
[This message edited by sullymeishadomi at 6:03 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)]