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I sent a small package "First Class" insured for $200 from US post office in Shelton, CT, March 7th, to my wife who lives near Manila, Philippines.
I was expecting it to take about 2 weeks for delivery, since that is how long it took last time, and that is what they told me at PO. You expect a package to get held up in customs for a week or so after it arrives in a foreign country, and USPS has no control over that,
Today I decided to look up tracking info to see what I can tell about the progress. USPS Tracking says my package was in New York City YESTERDAY, March 16th!! I can drive to NYC in 90 minutes, and I could have carried the package there on foot in the 10 days it has taken to travel just 60 miles! The USPS sent the package first to Massachusetts which is in the wrong direction and then to New York City, but that only took 2 days. My package has been in NYC for an entire week waiting to leave the country. (ISC IS where International packages leave from) My package STILL has not left the USA and it is the evening of the 17th.. if not by tomorrow (Friday) then I HOPE they will send it next week!
The package contains a birthday gift that needs to arrive by Mar 30, and it contains important documents that are holding up important personal business. This really burns me up!
I'm very displeased with the USPS, but it is the USPS, so what can anyone do? I thought to complain, but knowing the USPS, they would probably put the package in a dark dusty room somewhere and let it sit for a couple months while they do an "investigation" and then return it to me smashed because I complained instead of delivering it where it needs to go. (I hope they are not reading this because that will probably happen if they can figure out who I am)
Here is the tracking data copied from USPS website
March 16, 2016 , 9:45 pm
Processed Through Facility
ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)
Origin Post is Preparing Shipment
March 9, 2016 , 2:54 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
JAMAICA, NY 11430
March 8, 2016 , 4:47 am
Departed USPS Facility
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01152
March 7, 2016 , 7:51 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01152
March 7, 2016 , 11:40 am
SHELTON, CT 06484
03-09-2016 06:12 PM
I have an item that i need by the end of April that arrived there 3 days ago, i am quite scared if its gonna get to me in that time frame given its reputation
03-08-2016 11:38 PM
I sent a birthday card- from Germany-to a friend of mine on the 11th of Feb 2016. The status has been "processed through facility ISC NY" since the 15th of Feb. !!!
Having read thyough your comments, I am actually wondering if this means my card has been lost. I am not sure if anyone is able to help me with this but I thought its worth a try. Thank!
03-07-2016 09:26 PM
About how long after it cleared ISC in New York did it take to get delivered? I just sent something to Tehran and I'm assuming I won't receive further updates.
The last update I have is:
March 6, 2016 , 11:00 pm
New York, UNITED STATES
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02-12-2016 05:08 PM - last edited on 03-31-2016 10:44 PM by lester_li
As I just said in an earlier post, the USPS has no control over border control and customs. You are spot on in that its just plain wrong that customs gets to ramble through packages at free will and things get lost with little to no paper trail. I can't tell you how many packages with all delivery services I've had trouble with. If you order a $25 pair of sunglasses online from the UK, the US customs office will probably charge you an arbitrary $75 or $100 FDA inspection fee. Its time to relax rules and let packages flow.
02-12-2016 04:59 PM
I can assure you privatization has nothing to do with international borders and customs. If you spend $50 to ship a package with FedEx or UPS internationally, you experience the same delays and lack of information. What we need is less border security. Remember, every time you have a politician at the federal level say they want to 'secure the border' and 'seal the border' or you have a politician that doesn't believe in free trade (e.g. they want more taxes, tariffs, and customs red tape for packages and goods and services) you get customs officers rambling through your items through the mail. This has *nothing* to do with the USPS. Americans have been voting for and electing people lately who are against free trade, for border security, and for more red tape. This is what you get. USPS, UPS, or FedEx - or any shipping company - cannot do jack **bleep** about the Department of Homeland Security, customs officers, and border control. If you want easier international trade, then elect politicians that support free trade and less border security. I for one am tired of listening to moron politicians ramble on and on about more border security. WE NEED LESS red tape at the border, not more. I don't approve of customs officers rambling through my packages I order online and holding things up.