Did USPS change the policy on Shipping? Mild rant ;)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by nivtup, May 4, 2009.

  1. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    They don't seem to know, so I thought maybe someone here might [​IMG]

    Shipped eggs on Saturday, like we have done many times.

    This time we got them back, as "there are no flights for hatching eggs until 5/4"

    Talked with 3 very nice postal employees, who tried to tell me everything they knew, however they were unable to answer the question "Can I still ship eggs on Saturday, or has there been a regulation change?"

    So far, 3 phone calls, a face to face, and no answer................

    So, let's review,

    We can ship on Monday thru Wednesday and have a reasonable shot at eggs being delivered in a timely manner.

    Thurs out

    Friday out


    Usually Saturday equals a Monday delivery, now, who knows??????

    I have been told I need to speak with "Mailing Requirements" who does not answer the phone.

    Maybe I need to write them???

    So, Raven1, your eggs did ship, and will ship again Wednesday. [​IMG]

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  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington

    No one was able to tell me how to get a credit on the postage.

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  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    I ship eggs on saturday all the time cause my ebay ends late on friday so i ship em saturday...
  4. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

    May 5, 2007
    central maine
    some must have been mixed up that day. it just doesn't sound right. I did have some eggs lost in the mail for 10 days and they said no refunds on late priority shipments- just my luck.
  5. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Ugh. That stinks. [​IMG] I have always had good luck (knock on wood!) shipping on Saturday. They almost always get there Monday.

    Sorry, that sounds so frustrating.
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I found out the other day that Priority is NOT guaranteed, therefore if it takes more than the standard 2-3 days to get there, too bad.
    I sent a MO Priority for eggs to someone. It took 5 business days to arrive.
    The person, sent the eggs to me on good faith, on the same day I sent the MO. I got the eggs in 2 days.
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Just an "out there" question. Why do you tell them what is in the box??? Just let them think it's something else.
  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Quote:I agree - I write "fragile" on the box but don't tell them it's eggs. When I have, the boxes arrive all beat up with broken eggs. When I just write "fragile", the eggs and the box arrive intact and within 2-3 days. I only send M-W though. I received eggs a couple months ago. They were marked "live animals" and they actually delivered them on a Sunday morning. I was shocked but wouldn't do that myself.
  9. Raven1

    Raven1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2008
    Carthage, TN
    Thanks Don I would have been worried. Who knows what their problems is its always something [​IMG]
  10. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington

    As far as telling them goes............

    We like to be up front with everyone, even the Post Office.

    Actually, they have been very good to us and our shipping from our PO, asked very nicely that we ship in the plastic flat mail carton so that they will be hand processed from here to there, wherever there is.

    We have had reports of the shipment making the trek cross country, still in the plastic carton, and other reports where they have parted ways somewhere along the way.

    We have had some really good reports on hatchability, some good, some so so, and only two poor reports after shipping many dozens. So, we will stick to it until it doesn't work.

    The frustration factor on a complete lack of information is really up there though, how could so many people know so little?

    I did learn several times today that first class postage is going up! Cool info if it was the answer to my quesiton. [​IMG] But since it had nothing to do with what I wanted to find out, I thought it a bit odd, kind of like........

    Would you like soup or salad with that?

    I'll take the standard oil change, thank you.

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