<p>I ordered something online (i've done this before) and had it sent to my school address. Well, USPS decided to try and deliver at 7am this morning. The thing is that the school mail area doesn't open till 8. So now its marked as a fialed delivery... (it was sent through confermation).</p>

<p>I have never once had this problem when going through USPS. Will they try again today? I would have normally assumed that they would just bring it in with the mail delivery (like they normally do).</p>

<p>I've already sent USPS an email regarding the problem.</p>

<p>This is such a pain....</p>

<p>AAArrrggghhh!!! I'm sitting here waiting on a signature to see that a VERY VERY VERY important (and time sensitive) package I sent USPS to Chicago is received. Supposed to be there yesterday, I'm sure there are snow delays (even though neither we nor Chicago is having a snow situation, I'm sure everything is backed up). But it's already a day late and they can't even tell me where it is! It was last at a sorting center, then....???</p>

<p>Like you - I felt they might have arrived at the business after it closed and just took it back. But...why no word YET!? We HAVE no weather here. From big city TO big city. Tracking record. Where the heck IS this thing (this is like, lose my job/close my business type scary thing. I'm physically ill right now).</p>


<p>Well, i know mine is in my city however.... i do wonder if i'll still get it today.... grrr...</p>

<p>Its stupid. Why can't they just put it to be delivered at the same time the mail is? <em>sigh</em></p>

<p>My mom seems to think (i spoke with her) that they might still deliver it today or it will be there tommorow.</p>


<p>Is there any way you can get ahold of the usps post master (is that the right term) and see if they got it?</p>

<p>My Dd paid for USPS guaranteed overnight for a last minute scholarship app (awaiting letter of rec) and it was NOT delivered on time! Luckily she saved her receipt and the organisation accepted it, but sheesh!!</p>

<p>You get what you pay for with delivery companies.</p>

<p>I've found UPS to be far superior overall but USPS is quite a bit cheaper. Amazon uses USPS quite a bit these days which helps to keep their prices down.</p>

<p>Ahhh yes, I've found UPS to be FAR superior to USPS--pkg./letter arrives, on time, and is trackable the entire trip. I've had USPS arrive before they even managed to track it into their system--which is better than all the times they've lost it!</p>

<p>At my school, USPS would come early in the morning (6-7 am), before the package pickup part of the post office opened, so they could sort and have packages ready. The staff would sign for stuff if needed. Did it say "out for delivery" before it said "failed delivery?"</p>

<p>I have stuff delivered to the office as there's always someone around to sign for stuff during business hours. UPS knows that we aren't open on weekends so they don't attempt delivery. USPS, of course, delivers on Saturdays so they come around and nobody is here so they report a failed attempt.</p>

<p>I've also had USPS stuff with a status of delivered that never showed up. It turns out that it was delivered - to the wrong company. I eventually got the package several days later after placing several calls to USPS.</p>

<p>Yes, and i just rechecked and it was put Undeliverable at address or something like that. Will they try again?</p>

<p>They will probably try again, but they are supposed to leave a note saying that you can pick up your package at your city's main post office, I believe it's a light brown postcard-sized piece of paper. USPS should know when your school's mail area is open and deliver then. My school solves this problem by having its own USPS Post Office. We do have to pay for a PO Box, but the mail comes around 8AM and we have 2-3 clerks working until 4PM M-F.</p>

<p>Sorry for not being clearer this is what it says:</p>

<p>Undeliverable as Addressed, February 11, 2010, 7:04 am, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80901
Processed through Sort Facility, February 10, 2010, 9:52 pm, DENVER, CO 80217
Processed through Sort Facility, February 09, 2010, 8:13 pm, MELVILLE, NY 11747
Electronic Shipping Info Received, February 09, 2010 </p>

<p>I checked their FAQ and:</p>

<p>If expected First Class Mail or Priority Mail has not arrived within 5 postal business days from its date of mailing, you can: </p>

<p>Call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) where a customer service representative will document your concern, OR </p>

<p>Visit the Postal Inspection Service websiteand complete a mail loss report.</p>

<p>Will they still deliver it or do i have to contact them? I've never had this problem before and i know i've had stuff shipped through them and it went through :(</p>

<p><em>update</em> i just tried to call them. Got one of those machine things.... <em>sigh</em> they're completely useless. I thought they would have someplace where you could ask questions, but no........</p>

<p>From my experience, the 1-800 number is not useful. Apparently it's operated by contractors that read everything off the USPS website (if I have questions about the website, them quoting the website does not help). It hasn't been 5 days yet, give it some time.</p>

<p>I know.</p>

<p>But i just called my local post office and they said it was sent to another that doesn't deal with the mail for my school <em>sigh</em> He went to check and see if they had it there today, but didn't. So its possible that it might be delivered today <em>crosses fingers</em></p>

<p>I use FedEx for tracked items almost exclusively. We receive deliveries from USPS, UPS & FedEx on a weekly basis. Never had a problem with FedEx. UPS guy seems to take pleasure in delivering things when he knows we won't be there. Like one minute before closing time when we might close up 5 mn. early. Like 2 hours after closing time of every office in our building. We have complained a couple of times, and it just made it worse. USPS is hit or miss. I wouldn't trust it for something that absolutely had to be there.</p>