GRRR Looks like the post office is starting there antics again!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jenlynn4, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Not looking good for this year AGAIN! I ordered my first set of eggs (had to fill my 2 new incubators with something since my girls are not laying yet) and The person shipped them out VERY fast and sent me the tracking info. I tracked and checked several time a day. The info always said the same thing...shipper has electronicly notified the package will be shipped...never anything else. I emailed the shipper and she stated they went out right away. So I was getting really worried and thought for shure they would be here this morning so I called my post office. Thank God they are here, but the NEVER updated the tracking info at all. Whats the point of paying for tracking if they dont even scan the packages!!!!! I think its just pure lazyness that they couldnt take the few seconds it takes to scan the # into the computer. At least the eggs are here....Now to see what kind of shape they are in when I pick them up in an hour! (biteing nails) [​IMG]

    Edited to add update: Just got eggs and candled them, There were 2 cracked, 5 others with broken air cells, and 7 that look good. So thats 50% right off the bat that will not be viable. Not looking to good for my hatch results. LOL We will see how many are fertile and growing in 5 days. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2011
  2. dwdoc

    dwdoc Songster

    Dec 13, 2010
    Seffner, Florida
    The EXACT thing happened to me with my recent egg shipment. No tracking updates and SUDDENLY they are at my door.... Two of the 12 shipped were cracked.
  3. Hi! That is a nail-biter! I hate to hear packages aren't being scanned at all lately.
    I hope your eggs arrive intact.
    Good luck!
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've demanded three refunds in a row when the Charlotte P.O., the destination office, did not scan something when it came in, and I got my money back. I paid for Del Conf (didn't do it online) so I was entitled to a refund when they didn't provide the service. It was like pulling teeth, but I was determined. To take money for a service you don't really intend to provide is fraud.
  5. tay_boe

    tay_boe Songster

    Aug 27, 2010
    I completely agree! I have a few packages on the way and neither have been updated! Ugh surely they could do better! Gee I hope no one on here works at the PO!
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Technically, Del conf is just that, confirmation of delivery. The first scan and the last scan are the critical ones. The in-between ones may or may not happen.
  7. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    well at least The package did get here....I am not sure as to what condition its going to be in since the post office doesnt open till 8:30. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the eggs will be in good shape. Thanks all for posting! I see I am not alone in my frustration! [​IMG]
  8. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Think it's scary with eggs, try it with LIVES.
    I've called them and gotten the response, "We have no record of their movement since they were scanned in at their point of origin".
    That'll keep you up at night-especially when you get that response on the day they were supposed to arrive at your local PO.
    I was sweatin' bullets.
  9. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    OH heck! That would be awful! I would be freaking out!
  10. I used to work for the PO, if you want to see your trans. from start to finish, go with registered mail. It is scanned every single step of the way. It cost more but it might be worth the peace of mind. [​IMG]

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