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married with children married with children
Has any one else had problems with the post office not delivering their packages?

I was home all day today. In the garage with the door open, and the front door was also open. You can see my house from the street. It is not down some long driveway or other private road. I went out to get the mail, and I had a note from the mailman, stating he had missed us and we need to go to the post office to pick up our package. Today it is not that big of a deal, because I am not waiting for anything. But I am still alittle upset that I have to drive to the post office to pick up a package that could have been dropped off at our house, like they say they tried to do. This has been the second time in a row they have done this. I hope this is not their way of cutting cost.
07/16/2011
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ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
This has only happened to me when it is a big package. Probably cuz the post lady has a small car.

Might be worth it to ask them.
07/16/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by married with children
Has any one else had problems with the post office not delivering their packages?

I was home all day today. In the garage with the door open, and the front door was also open. You can see my house from the street. It is not down some long ... More
This used to happen to me when I had a mailbox that was too small for packages (and no porch). It was annoying, because I'd make all the arrangements to work from home to receive the package, and then never get a knock...

When I'd notice via the tracking site that my package was going to be delivered that day, I started putting a post-it note on the mailbox saying "Hi USPS, I'm home, please knock!"---and then they started knocking every time, whether I remembered to put a note out or not.

I think it's less likely USPS policy, and just more that on a given mail route, most carriers expect most people to be at home, so they just don't bother knocking. Kind of a bummer, but it's their 40hr/week job, I'm sure they get sick of knocking for no answer all the time.

Just let your carrier know you're waiting and they'll actually probably be glad to be able to deliver things for you.
07/16/2011
JessCee JessCee
That would get on my nerves. Even if the mailman knocks and I don't hear it, they just leave it on the floor outside of my door... Which actually kind of bothers me for other obvious reasons, luckily I have neighbors I can trust.
07/16/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
We have that happen all the time to us. Frankly, I've stopped getting things shipped via USPS unless I am shipping it to my office. The funny thing is, we are pretty friendly with our mailman, but we still have issues.
07/16/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
The first time I got something delivered, the UPS guy whent to the wrong door. Now if I'm not home, he just leaves it at my door. Luckily I live in the back so no one notices or goes there.
07/16/2011
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by married with children
Has any one else had problems with the post office not delivering their packages?

I was home all day today. In the garage with the door open, and the front door was also open. You can see my house from the street. It is not down some long ... More
It's probably a lazy mailman who didn't bother to lift your package out from his vehicle and walk a few extra steps. I'd file a complaint about the incidence, maybe you're not the only victim!
07/16/2011
married with children married with children
that is just it, I think it is either a dvd or 2 paperback books. Those are the only things we are expecting in the mail at this time.
07/16/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
My post office has lost about 5 packages in the last 2 years (since they have been under new management). Part of the problem is that they instated this bizarre program whereby we have a different mailman every day, so people don't have the chance to learn the route as well (we used to have the same mailman every day, for years). Other packages have been sent to other post offices, or lost at the post office itself. Now I have to always get tracking or send by UPS!
07/16/2011
potstickers potstickers
Whenever I am home I have to put a note to knock or most of the time they will simply leave the box and not make a peep.
07/16/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
my mail guy is great about bringing packages to the door & leaving a note in the mailbox if they miss me. i know when to expect him when i order something. but it sounds to me like your guy isn't even trying to deliver your stuff, he's just leaving a note in the mailbox.
07/17/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by married with children
Has any one else had problems with the post office not delivering their packages?

I was home all day today. In the garage with the door open, and the front door was also open. You can see my house from the street. It is not down some long ... More
Huh, how strange. I was expecting delivery on Wednesday and didn't even receive a note saying that it was being held at the post office or if I had an option for redelivery. I had to find out through the tracking number several hours after the post office closed.

Screw that, I said! I picked the option to have the item redelivered. I thought maybe the box was too big or something like that. NOPE! It's the smallest box uses to ship and it's Post Office approved!

I know it's been brutally hot out here lately so that may be a factor, but still...no excuse.
07/17/2011
toxie m toxie m
They usually leave my packages between my screen & front door. They ring the bell but don't even stick around long enough for me to come answer it, they just leave it and run. Works for me, never had an issue.
07/17/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I've luckily never had that problem, and I'm forever grateful for it. Packages do get left on my porch, but they did at my last house too and I've never had a problem with them disappearing either. The fact that I do always get my packages makes up for (in my mind) the wildly differing delivery times. I might not always get them before I leave for my night job, but they're always waiting for me when I get home.
07/18/2011
babyrock babyrock
I have had several problems with FedEx outsourcing their delivery to 3rd parties and having parcels "delivered at front door" but is always never to be found. UPS doesn't seem to have that problem because all the UPS guys drive around UPS trucks so I know their really UPS guys.
07/20/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
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Originally posted by babyrock
I have had several problems with FedEx outsourcing their delivery to 3rd parties and having parcels "delivered at front door" but is always never to be found. UPS doesn't seem to have that problem because all the UPS guys drive around ... More
We used to call FedEx Ground, "Everything that we won't do for your b&#^h express..... .com" when I was in college.
07/20/2011
slynch slynch
No problems here/
07/21/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
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Originally posted by married with children
Has any one else had problems with the post office not delivering their packages?

I was home all day today. In the garage with the door open, and the front door was also open. You can see my house from the street. It is not down some long ... More
Whenever possible we have stuff delivered by UPS or FedEx. We have the same driver for both and they know where to leave stuff. Unless the shipper has specified signature required (some do) we know where our packages will be when we get home.
07/21/2011
married with children married with children
I have never had a problem with ups or fedex. But some times they are not a option for shipping.
07/25/2011
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
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Originally posted by married with children
Has any one else had problems with the post office not delivering their packages?

I was home all day today. In the garage with the door open, and the front door was also open. You can see my house from the street. It is not down some long ... More
Before imoved i live din the city where my mail man would steal my mail open packages and crap so i filed a complaint i get alot because of other ventures id o so i am very vigilant now i just opened a po box ebcause i couldnt trust a carrier after that
07/25/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I do a lot of ordering, but I don't think I've ever had a problem with the postal service. Sure, I've had problems with the packages, but that's not the Royal Mail's fault.
07/25/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
My mail person is freaking rude, BUT no, I've never had a problem with missed packages (thank God!)
07/25/2011
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