bad news for shipping eggs :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I just talked to my mother who just got back from the PO. Bad news for anyone that ships hatching eggs. They are going to not send trucks out until they are full. They told her due to the rising costs of fuel etc, that trucks aren't going out as frequently so packages will be sitting at the PO longer, longer transit, etc. I don't know about priority and what they are doing about that, will have to find out. Anyone have any info on this?

    Krista
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Well if that is true for every state then I am not ordering eggs for a long time.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    And they still want to call it "Priority mail"?
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    If im paying for priority I EXPECT them to get them to me within the 2-3 day transit time. Im sure the postal service has more than enough money for gas, they keep hiking up their prices for shipping. [​IMG]

    this is the first time ive heard about this.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I guess it is supposed to be countrywide, not sure when it is supposed to start. Will have to research this [​IMG]
     
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Bluh.[​IMG] They keep hiking the prices up I am surprised they dont have the $ for gas. More greed I guess.[​IMG]
     
  7. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh boy. This sounds AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't want this to be true.[​IMG]
     
  8. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    hmmm, i didn't hear anythign about it. Wonder if it's on their website...

    www.usps.com

    It doesn't make much sense though...because their trucks that come door to door delivering mail daily will still be coming anyway. They won't make a whole route wait because they don't have a heaped and heavy truck...would they?? So stands to reason that the packages will still be trucked to and fro as usual...right??
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2008
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Guess we all need to use UPS or FedEx instead...
     
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    They told her that the trucks won't leave with the packages until there is enough to fill the truck, not to deliver to the houses, but to go to the depot. You have to remember this is from an employee, nothing official. I am going to call my Post Master tomorrow and ask. This employee may also have misinformation [​IMG] I was just wondering if anyone else had heard anything. I know we have some postal employees here, maybe they know?

    Krista
     

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