Eaten by the USPS

TugarTugar Senior MemberPosts: 1,730 Senior Member
The Ruger SR-22 Spring retaining clip at the bottom of magazine. Ruger was kind enough to send me another. Get a ripped envelope from the Post office a few minutes ago in a plastic bag. "Sorry, our machines ate it."   No part. GRRRRRR. 

Anyone else had this problem?
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,445 Senior Member
    Yes, for a LONG stretch of time, every package I was getting from the USPS was screwed up in some way.  The funniest was a holster that came in with the whole box covered in a maroon, sticky substance, and sealed in a plastic bag.  A hand written note said "sorry about the BBQ sauce"

    I have a collection of photos on my old phone of smashed boxes, packages with tire tracks across them, shredded letters delivered in ziplock baggies, and tracking info showing that a package (it was my AK pistol receiver) was delayed because the train was blown off the tracks by a tornado.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 27,815 Senior Member
    I lost a really nice set of custom Ruger grips to the USPS.  The bag was ripped up and the scumbag replaced the grips with a freaking marijuana grinder!!!  Then (s)he put it in one of those bags but it was EASY to spot an inside job.  Called the post office and they said they would not even try to figure out what happed.  Got my money refunded by the seller who got his insurance claim, but lost out on the unique grips.  I'm even pretty sure of who did it (local delivery lady who used to give me the jeebies every time I saw her).  I was told later that there were enough complaints and she was "re-assigned" to another community...
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 2,282 Senior Member
    edited April 27 #4
    I've been having worse for a few years now. If I could type better I'd sling out a diatribe that would blow your mind. 
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,519 Senior Member
    I had a garage door opener sent to replace my 20+ yr old one that is a PITA to get to work.

    I got an empty bubble envelope with a hole taped up in the back and sticker saying received unsealed.

    I emailed the company and notified PayPal and they sent me another which got here just fine.

    That is about the only USPS missing thing I have ever had. I have had very heavy boxes of bullets spill out before inside a box. And a couple boxes with crushed sides/corners.

    Once UPS delivered some Mini-Mags and one of the plastic boxes was cracked and the cardboard display was crushed...........but the ammo was OK.

    Got great mail ladies here and same for the regular UPS guy.
      
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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,204 Senior Member
    I had a mail lady that would put mail in your box that did not belong to you, got to meet neighbors that way. We would deliver the mail to the right addresses. Just recently found out that an important document was sent to me in 2005 that I never received and cost me 1180 dollars to have redone. She was finally arrested and sent to jail when they found out she had kept thousands of pieces of mail. She hated me so sure she was throwing mine away.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,920 Senior Member
    The last package I got from USPS that was folded, spindled, and mutilated was a box supposedly containing 1,000 clear glass 3/4" marbles packaged 100 per bag in VERY HEAVY plastic bags. I received ONE bag of 100 marbles and 9 empty bags because the box had been squashed and torn. Somewhere there are 900 glass marbles being trip and fall hazards. I took a pic of the box and the chewed up bags and sent to seller. I got my 900 marbles later that week, TRIPLE BOXED AND EACH BAG DOUBLE BAGGED! :smiley: I made sure to E-mail them a thank you, and for their going to the trouble of doing that extra packaging.











    As to what the marbles are/were for? I made a slightly large double drum ball mill to squish stuff that is chunky and not very hard into a fine powder. WHAT I'm squishing into a fine powder (two materials that are not to be mixed after grinding; they are for two separate things) is 'secret squirrel' sensitive info. It 'might' show up at the Shoot.  :)
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 2,282 Senior Member
    edited April 28 #8
    The post office has been losing their marbles for many years.

    Don't ask me how I know.
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    edited April 28 #9
    How about the 12" long think box that says "DO NOT FOLD", so they fold it into a taco and jam it into your PO Box. Just happened last week.
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  • ArmoredmanArmoredman Member Posts: 321 Member
    My post office from Hell has lost and destroyed MANY things. Unfortunately, being in a small town, they are the only game for quite a ways. :( Contract office - they care not, not at minimum wage.
  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 360 Member
    I guess I a. lucky,as the post office is excellent and I have never had any items lost or damaged .
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,162 Senior Member
    While I have had packages and envelopes damaged, it has always been brought to my attention and resolved. I know my postal folks by name and I recognize them with a small gift at Christmas, a little goes a long way folks. 
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,843 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    While I have had packages and envelopes damaged, it has always been brought to my attention and resolved. I know my postal folks by name and I recognize them with a small gift at Christmas, a little goes a long way folks. 
    Some are good folks. We had an excellent postman at our old house. He got cookies and snacks on a regular basis. The kids always looked forward to him bringing the mail to the porch. 
    Then on the flip side, I told one prick in another neighborhood I was mowing in last week that if he comes that close to hitting me with his truck again,  I'll beat his ass. 
    I'll be watching for him this week, and I'll get video of his driving like an idiot.  
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,843 Senior Member
    I had one box of bullets broke open, which was my
    fault for following the rules about (at the time) not adding tape to the package. That won't happen again. 
    Otherwise, I've had FAR more issues with FedEx than I have ANY other shipper. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,162 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    While I have had packages and envelopes damaged, it has always been brought to my attention and resolved. I know my postal folks by name and I recognize them with a small gift at Christmas, a little goes a long way folks. 
    Some are good folks. We had an excellent postman at our old house. He got cookies and snacks on a regular basis. The kids always looked forward to him bringing the mail to the porch. 
    Then on the flip side, I told one prick in another neighborhood I was mowing in last week that if he comes that close to hitting me with his truck again,  I'll beat his ass. 
    I'll be watching for him this week, and I'll get video of his driving like an idiot.  

    Assume folks are on psycho active drugs and they are off them when you are annoyed with them, but yeah, video for sure, should have called his boss on the spot at the time too. 
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,034 Senior Member
    edited April 28 #16
    I keep hoping they'll lose my stuff, but those bills keep showing up with boring regularity...😭
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    George Carlin
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,158 Senior Member
    I have had almost every problem imaginable over the last 35 years at this location. However, they have done reasonably well, recently...except I have zero mail sometimes, followed by overflowing mail the next. I assume that is due to unscheduled days off, but I'm not complaining.

    The one in past times, that pissed meoff the most, was the mail box door getting sprung and the flag bent up. Every box, as far as I could see down the highway, would have the door hanging down because of it being twisted out of shape by the postman lady. I have straightened mine so many times that it is about to break at the creases.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,843 Senior Member
    bisley said:
    I have had almost every problem imaginable over the last 35 years at this location. However, they have done reasonably well, recently...except I have zero mail sometimes, followed by overflowing mail the next. I assume that is due to unscheduled days off, but I'm not complaining.

    The one in past times, that pissed meoff the most, was the mail box door getting sprung and the flag bent up. Every box, as far as I could see down the highway, would have the door hanging down because of it being twisted out of shape by the postman lady. I have straightened mine so many times that it is about to break at the creases.
    You may not break someone of jacking up your mailbox , but by smearing a small amount of dog squeeze or catfish bait on the handle would be quite satisfying. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 27,815 Senior Member
    Actually outside of the aforementioned issue since we moved here the delivery services have been superb from ALL carriers.  The UPS guy is awesome and we’ve had some pretty heavy stuff delivered.  The new mail lady actually brings my mail to my door if we have anything bigger than the mailbox.  The FedEx guy is great too.  No real complains now that I think about it.

    As a community we are pretty good Christmas tippers so these guys smile a a lot.
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,843 Senior Member
    When fedex screws up, it isn't local. It typically doesn't make it from the seller to even my
    state. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,920 Senior Member
    I recently had a package shipped by Fex Ex from a company in Moultrie, GA go from Moultrie to Valdosta, to Atlanta, to Macon, to Atlanta, to Valdosta to Knoxville, TN, to Memphis, TN, back to Macon, then Atlanta, then Chattanooga, then Knoxville, and finally to me. Only took 2 1/2 weeks to get here. Good thing the stuff I ordered was packaged with TWO cardboard boxes, one inside the other and with lots of padding. Looked like they played a soccer tournament with it before delivery. It was pillow block bearings for a project I'm doing. Glad it wasn't a box of rotten dynamite! :smiley:
    I may be a Deplorable, but at least I'm not a Liberal!!!



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