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Old 11-16-2015, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I live in the 27615 area. We get mail anywhere from around noon to around 8, depending on who the carrier is for that particular day and which route he or she decides to take. I'll see the mail carrier delivering mail on the other side of the street, sometimes as much as 3 hours before I get it delivered on my side. As much as I hate getting mail late at night, I think I would settle for a more consistent time. Whenever that might be. It would save me multiple trips to the mail box to check. Unfortunately, I'm afraid that i's only going to get worse.
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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In 27615 also. Late mail arrivals do not bother me since I do not check the mail until late anyway. The missed delivery days is what concerns me, especially when I am waiting to receive a big refund check..... We had 2 missed days last week and 1 missed day the week before.......
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:54 AM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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Yup. Cheap charlie shippers let USPS deliver since USPS visits all customers every day.

Fedex calls this smartpost.
My heart sinks a bit when I see something I've ordered (usually from Amazon Prime) is marked as being delivered by Smartpost. In theory the whole "private carrier to USPS for local delivery" seems like a good idea but it always ends up that once the package has been handed over to USPS it takes an extra week to arrive.
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Old 11-16-2015, 12:16 PM
 
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My heart sinks a bit when I see something I've ordered (usually from Amazon Prime) is marked as being delivered by Smartpost. In theory the whole "private carrier to USPS for local delivery" seems like a good idea but it always ends up that once the package has been handed over to USPS it takes an extra week to arrive.
Exactly. It's almost comical to track your package's progress and know that it made its way 3000 miles in 1 or 2 days, and then takes another 4 or 5 days to go the last 15 miles - once it gets into the hands of USPS. I say almost comical - if it weren't so painful and inconvenient.
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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I cringe when I see something has been shipped to me via DHL. It ships to Raleigh, then is handed over to the USPS and usually takes 5-14 more days to arrive at that point, if ever. Amazon has recently had to refund us for two purchases that the USPS lost after supposedly taking delivery from DHL.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:51 AM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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I cringe when I see something has been shipped to me via DHL. It ships to Raleigh, then is handed over to the USPS and usually takes 5-14 more days to arrive at that point, if ever. Amazon has recently had to refund us for two purchases that the USPS lost after supposedly taking delivery from DHL.
Ooooh, DHL. I haven't had something delivered by them in a long time, probably at least 5 years. I remember a few years before that when they came on the scene here and I first noticed them making some headway in the market. Everyone I knew that shipped things or had deliveries on a regular basis tried them out due to slightly lower pricing or faster shipping time promises, but quickly switched back to USPS, UPS or FedEx because DHL just kept screwing things up. I actually thought they were defunct until I saw people on the Amazon forums still complaining about them...
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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Ooooh, DHL. I haven't had something delivered by them in a long time, probably at least 5 years. I remember a few years before that when they came on the scene here and I first noticed them making some headway in the market. Everyone I knew that shipped things or had deliveries on a regular basis tried them out due to slightly lower pricing or faster shipping time promises, but quickly switched back to USPS, UPS or FedEx because DHL just kept screwing things up. I actually thought they were defunct until I saw people on the Amazon forums still complaining about them...
DHL is now international only.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:14 PM
 
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Another example of what we've been dealing with lately. Expecting a delivery. Tracking info from USPS says it was delivered today at 10:54am. Nope. No sign of it. This is the 3rd package that has disappeared on us recently. I was home, there was no delivery, no one snatched it off my porch, it was not in the box with my regular mail which doesn't run until after 3pm, etc. I wonder how long sites like Amazon and others will keep issuing refunds before they go back to using FedEx and UPS? Either out carriers are stealing them, or they are stockpiling them somewhere because they don't want to deliver them like happened in Raleigh several years back, when they found storage units full of undelivered mail!
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:45 PM
 
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I am in 27615 and gradually over the last few months until now the mail service has gotten ridiculous. This past two weeks is just something that cannot continue! There have been several days of no mail. Missing important mail. Other peoples mail. I am glad to hear that it is not just me, however who am I supposed to call? I am spending half my day tracking down lost mail. Seriously who can I call?
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I guess we call the post master at the North Ridge Post office. Frankly, not sure if she (I think it's a she) will be able or willing to do anything about it.
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