USPS Map Test


Old 04-24-17, 10:10 PM
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USPS Map Test

I ordered an item on line. It was shipped from Arizona. I am in Texas east of Arizona so what direction did it go? West to Los Angeles.

My package was in Los Angeles so did it get shipped to Texas from there? No, it was shipped past my state to Mempis Tennessee.
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Old 04-24-17, 11:27 PM
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Ray, it doesn't matter whether it's USPS, FEDEX, or UPS. You can't figure it out. I've seen stuff originate in L.A. (4 hrs away), go up to Sacramento (I'm thinking ok, LV next). Nope, back down to Bakersfield. Yep, then goes to LV, then leaves there to Phoenix (passing right through my town), before coming up from Phoenix (after going 2 or 3 places there) to our local office for delivery. Most of the long trips were UPS or FEDEX. The only time USPS actually handled it was in L.A. and locally.

I've found it happens more often on free or very low cost shipping items. If it goes USPS 1st class, it's normally 3 days or less, depending on when it was put in the system.
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USPS closed our local sorting station several years ago, so now if you want to mail a letter/bill across town it first must be shipped a little over a 100 miles west to Knoxville before it can return and come back to town
Old 04-25-17, 03:36 AM
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It's like the old adage, Atlanta is like Purgatory. EVERYTHING goes through Atlanta. When you die, you go to Atlanta first.
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That's the joke about flying Delta - LA to San Francisco and you have to change planes in Atlanta....

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