P.O.ed at the P.O.

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Re: P.O.ed at the P.O.

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This year the USPS has delivered several crushed boxes, lost 1 fly rod, never to be located, it's sad to see how far they have fallen in a few short years. And of course they now charge a whole lot of money to accomplish this.

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Re: P.O.ed at the P.O.

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The OP is probably still waiting for a settlement.

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Re: P.O.ed at the P.O.

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Recently had USPS decide, at the destination, that the address didn't exist and they wouldn't deliver. Wouldn't let the recipient pick it up at the post office, insisted on returning to me on the other side of the country. Turns out the address was correct, but they wanted to try and charge me to send it again! Almost a month later the rod was delivered to its intended address like it should have been the first time.

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Re: P.O.ed at the P.O.

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Shipped over a dozen rods lately, USPS Priority in the triangle tubes with no problems at all and all arrived in three days! Nobody gets it perfect every time.
Still the best way to go for me.

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Re: P.O.ed at the P.O.

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As always, I'm very happy with USPS which in recent months has successfully sent me, in four separate packages, two unique, one-of-a-kind Paul Young rods, a very rare Paul Young rod model, and Paul Young's personal Hardy St. George reel. Pack well and at minimum require a signature. For the nearest thing to absolute certainty, use USPS Registered Insured.
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Re: P.O.ed at the P.O.

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Steelie, Quash, get with the program! This is one of those "complain about the USPS" threads which are so popular here. This one started in 2007 and is still going, unlike some of the folks who posted in it. No positive comments allowed! I think there's a forum rule about it somewhere.

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Re: P.O.ed at the P.O.

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Short Tip wrote:
11/30/22 20:13
This one started in 2007 and is still going, unlike some of the folks who posted in it.
This thread is on its fourth US president.

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Re: P.O.ed at the P.O.

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Pterrano wrote:
11/30/22 16:31
Recently had USPS decide, at the destination, that the address didn't exist and they wouldn't deliver. Wouldn't let the recipient pick it up at the post office, insisted on returning to me on the other side of the country. Turns out the address was correct, but they wanted to try and charge me to send it again! Almost a month later the rod was delivered to its intended address like it should have been the first time.
This is almost criminal behaviour....

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Re: P.O.ed at the P.O.

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So far USPS, in combination with our postal service, has delivered perfectly.
Covid resulted in much longer international delivery time and recently (post-Covid?) the delivery times have become even longer seems.

Only one problem in the 25 years of (getting) shipping rods & reels so far:
I shipped a graphite rod (NOS Sage 490-4 LL) to the late Gary Siemer, to his PO Box and it was lost. I had a bad feeling to ship to a PO Box when I was arranging the shipping. I'll never ship to a PO Box again obviously...

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Re: P.O.ed at the P.O.

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I'm glad the tube/rod stayed in the box, but not a happy sight

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