My daughter is still waiting on a package that was sent via USPS on 12/14 from NY to MD. The USPS tracking has not updated in weeks. It made it to NJ on 12/18, them showed up in Des Moines, IA (!!) on 12/19. The next and last update on 12/23 just says “in transit to next facility.”
Despite the fact that 3 weeks have gone by since then, the Etsy seller is refusing to refund her money because it is still showing as “in transit” even tho that was 3 weeks ago!!
BTW, had I known she was buying herself stuff (she is 15), I would have for sure told her to wait until AFTER Christmas when things settled down at the post office. This wasn’t a gift, just decor she was buying for her bedroom.
I did just mail a deposit check for a lease for my college son from MD to CT. I decided to send it via priority mail, not b/c I needed it there quickly but because at least I would have tracking. The postal clerk said, “I know this is 2-day priority but it probably won’t get there before Friday.” I mailed it yesterday ((Tues). I told her I was not in a rush but that I did not trust first class mail to get it there at all. She kind of chuckled and said, “Yeah, that’s unfortunately probably true.”