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May 6, 2021 - 3:09:21 PM
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donc

Canada

6566 posts since 2/9/2010

With some good advice on another BHO thread I decided to invest in some John Pearse Hi-Rider picks which are not available within a thousand miles of here. I contacted the Banjo Ben General Store in Exeter, Mo.. on Friday April 23rd. They sent them by U.S. mail on the following Monday. It took 5 days and 3 stops to get them as far as Chicago. [552 miles]. From there it's another 2200 miles to Vancouver B.C. I concluded that they were using Jed Clampett's 1912 Stutz truck with a top speed of 25mph. 6 days after that they arrived in Canada but the wrong end. They are now sitting in a customs office in Mississauga, Ontario [near Toronto]. I expect them to be boarding a dogsled very soon. With a Covid-19 recovery our outside jams will start again after the July 1st weekend. Just in time I hope.

May 6, 2021 - 3:45:16 PM
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Owen

Canada

8612 posts since 6/5/2011

Now ya tell me!!   I have 3 [4th. one got bent in an attempt to make it fit a kid's finger] that have had little use.  If it looks like yours might not get there before you've forgotten you even ordered them, just let me know..... I'll fire them off* to you.

* = probably by snail mail.

May 6, 2021 - 4:17:10 PM
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rcc56

USA

3521 posts since 2/20/2016

Y'all in Canada may not be aware that the United States Postal Service has been experiencing problems for quite a while now.
At least some of the reason for this has to do with a subject that we don't discuss here.

May 6, 2021 - 4:22:50 PM
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Banjo Lefty

Canada

2210 posts since 6/19/2014

They ran out of snails?

May 6, 2021 - 4:28:09 PM
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donc

Canada

6566 posts since 2/9/2010

I think the U.S. mail decided to model their system after our's.. Imitation is the highest form of flattery so I'm told. Thank You .

May 7, 2021 - 12:19:07 AM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

24693 posts since 6/25/2005

SThere was a political decision to slow down the U. S. Mail. We see the results daily.

May 7, 2021 - 4:49:33 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

25927 posts since 8/3/2003

I haven't seen any slow down in my mail or any lost letters, packages, etc. Maybe it's just a regional thing?

May 7, 2021 - 8:37:50 AM
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donc

Canada

6566 posts since 2/9/2010

Update.. according to the Canada Post tracker my package is now scheduled to arrive here on May 13th. [ 6 days from now] An old trucker I once knew would drive with a partner to Toronto, pick up another trailer, and be back here in 6 days. I now assume they must have doubled the length of the Trans Canada Highway.

May 7, 2021 - 5:31:17 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

15060 posts since 9/27/2007

I've had good luck with Canada post within Canada. I got a parcel from the far U.S. east coast to the far Canadian west coast & I don't remember how long it took but it wasn't unreasonable.

I posted about taking Terry's stand mixer in to get fixed about 2 months ago. It took that long for the guy to get a worm gear delivered! All the online shopping is putting a real strain on shipping.

We've been hearing that they are overloading container ships so high they're keeling over sending all kinds of good stuff to the bottom. 1000 containers so far this year! We all heard about the problem in the Suez.  

May 7, 2021 - 7:40:42 PM

rcc56

USA

3521 posts since 2/20/2016

Timely mail service is a crapshoot in east Tennessee.
And a few months back, a Priority Mail envelope with a USPS printed label took over 2 weeks to get here from Maine.

May 16, 2021 - 6:16:30 AM

Owen

Canada

8612 posts since 6/5/2011

Don, just be glad you're not in West Kelowna: https://globalnews.ca/news/7864565/west-kelowna-mailboxes-dog-poo/   

So.... did your picks arrive?   ..... and meet with your approval?

Edited by - Owen on 05/16/2021 06:26:56

May 16, 2021 - 8:44:19 AM

banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

11053 posts since 2/22/2007

  Maybe they are too busy searching your social media.  Oh, you didn't know the Post Office did all that?        Yahoo News

May 18, 2021 - 4:12:19 AM

Buddur

USA

2968 posts since 10/23/2004

Remember...the shipper need time to have the gorillas throw your package around.

At EVERY transfer station.

May 18, 2021 - 7:02:13 AM

Owen

Canada

8612 posts since 6/5/2011

I know what you mean Tom, but I'm more familiar with these "transfer stations":   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transfer_station_(waste_management)   cheeky

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