Originally Posted by catsndogs4us
I'm excitedly awaiting my order from My Pet Chicken too. My order shipped on Monday. I have been checking tracking but nothing has changed since yesterday afternoon in Cleveland, OH. Does anyone know if this is typical? I was hoping I'd be able to watch their progress. I chose Express shipping and the tracking says arrival by Wednesday at 3:00. Really hoping that my chicks are making their way to us even if the tracking doesn't show it!
The USPS just does not update tracking....and then when they do they'll tell you they've arrived at destination even if they haven't. That's happened to me twice. The first time it was a shock, because even when our local postmistress checked the tracking she said, "That's pretty dumb - says they are here but they aren't." So she called Casper PO, which is our sorting office. They were still there in the loading area, a 6-7 hour drive on top of the 3 days they'd already been traveling, in the middle of the night, and the temperature we 17 BELOW zero! Yeah. Chicks arrived a full day late, and a full day after PO tracking said they'd been delivered.
Same thing second year, but this time I ordered for delivery later in the year (warmer) and knew they'd be here on Thursday instead of on Wednesday. Our tax dollars at work.
Edited by Blooie - 5/3/16 at 3:15pm
I think what frosts my cookies the most is that places like MPC are required to send them Express Mail. We do not even HAVE Express Mail in Cowley, where I live. The entire town has to go to the Post Office to pick up our mail - no house to house mail delivery - and Express Shipping always takes 4 days. When we first moved here I needed to get my car title (left behind for some dumb reason) so my sister sent it "overnight. When I went to the PO the next day, the Postmaster then, Jack (since retired) informed me never to waste the money sending or ordering something to be sent Overnight, because it isn't available here. Yep, the USPS gets my money for Express Shipping, and if you read the fine print that delivery is NOT guaranteed, so they don't even have to compensate for losses.