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raddevus1-Oct-18 2:03
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I ordered a FireStick on amazon late in the day on friday.
It said it would be delivered Sunday.
Sunday I checked on the delivery and it said it as "out for delivery".
Was busy and didn't check again for a while.
The status said, "the package was left on your porch near your door".

I looked and it wasn't there.

I'd been outside (in the front) all day.
There was no reason for the post person to walk to the door. We have large mailboxes on our street that are accessible by mail truck.
We are way at the end of a court / dead-end so we had no traffic.

So, I guessed the Sunday delivery person left it at the wrong house.
I looked around, drove down our road and tried to check other people's porches.
Nothing.

The Failure of The WEB AGAIN!!!
(Note: I'm talking about individual web sites having crappy interfaces and functionality -- but it is because it is on purpose, because the sites don't want to provide functionality)

So I decided to report it.
I just wanted to let the us postal service know that, "hey, they delivered it to the wrong house, please do something".
The automated phone message goes on for about 15 minutes about the North Carolina flooding and why you may not have received a package and then after that it tells you " we are not open right now".
Mad | :mad:

I go online to report it. Takes about 15 minutes on the us postal service web site to find out a way to report a missing package.
I put in the tracking number and it says,"The package did not have insurance on it so you cannot report this package." Mad | :mad: Mad | :mad: Mad | :mad: Mad | :mad:

What?!?

I cannot even tell you that you delivered it to the wrong address?!? I wish the US postal service would go out of business. This never would've happened with UPS or Fedex.

I reported it to Amazon but they didn't really understand either. They just said, "If you don't get it by October 1 then we'll send you another." I don't understand this at all.

I used to think (in my youthful naivete) that the postal service had gravitas and packages and letters sent through it were something very important. Now the attitude is, "well, you are lucky if you received it. If you didn't then well, it happens. Sorry about your luck." Hmmm | :|

EDIT - CLOSING THE LOOP
I got home today after work and the package was in my mailbox.
It seems to just be the way the process works. Hmmm | :|
They mark the pkg as delivered, of course, even though it hasn't been delivered yet, it will be delivered in the future. Dead | X|

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