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I just checked it today...it went BACK to Memphis on March 3rd and left Memphis AGAIN. This makes it the SEVENTH trip between Saint Louis and Memphis since Feb 2nd. Sheesh. Just crazy.
 

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I just checked it today...it went BACK to Memphis on March 3rd and left Memphis AGAIN. This makes it the SEVENTH trip between Saint Louis and Memphis since Feb 2nd. Sheesh. Just crazy.
We all know that delivery times are not guaranteed. That said, since this situation is so particularly egregious, you might try talking to a live person, stating the you understand that there's no guaranteed delivery but that this is different, and make sure you explain the back-and-forth as well as the overall time. They can look up the tracking information for themselves and see how stupid this situation is. Start at your local post office, and if that gets you nowhere, call the office of the Postmaster General at (800) 275-8777. And maybe that'll get a result.
 

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I got a call on the 2nd from the post office that it is headed to before final delivery. She of course hasn't seen it yet as it keeps getting turned around in St Louis for some reason. She sees that it is stuck in a loop and is sending an email to get the package pulled from said loop, whatever that means. Apparently it didn't work as it seems it has now went back to Memphis.

It hasn't even arrived at her post office so WHY is she calling me? Yesterday I got a survey about the issue/inquiry, asking if I was satisfied with how the issue was resolved. Geez.

Similar situation some time back I ordered a revolver, 2 day priority. It sat at the origin post office in Colorado for 2 weeks. Initiated an inquiry and it was delivered 2 days later. Then my local post office calls apologizing...it wasn't even his fault. Seems like I've posted this before...lol
 

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I ordered some electronic parts from Dallas (Garland). They went immediatly to the west coast of Florida. Dallas-to-OKC is ~200 miles, straight down the interstate. Do these people own a map?
 

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🤪 Well, no wonder it hasn't made it to Indiana!

Sorry! Obviously, I didn't look at the list long enough to get shawn_rocket's state right.

How a bout this, since there's nothing but time- @shawn_rocket, do you have a flight planned yet?
I have not yet done a sim to decide what I'm going to fly in it. I will be doing that this weekend sometime. I won't be trying for any altitude records, but want to send it with some zip!!
 

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The obvious solution is to organize a commando raid on the St Louis postal facility. Then once you have it back... put it in the mail to the next stop.
Murphy's Law dictates that when the team goes to St. Louis the package will be in Memphis or on the road in between.

I ordered some electronic parts from Dallas (Garland). They went immediatly to the west coast of Florida. Dallas-to-OKC is ~200 miles, straight down the interstate. Do these people own a map?
It's a hub and spoke system, just like the airlines. Like changing planes in Chicago when flying from Boston to Western South Carolina (which I've done). As long as the package got to you in reasonable time, there's no point in questioning (or even examining) the route.
 

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It's a hub and spoke system, just like the airlines. Like changing planes in Chicago when flying from Boston to Western South Carolina (which I've done). As long as the package got to you in reasonable time, there's no point in questioning (or even examining) the route.
That's just it. Dallas (Coppell) IS a hub. No other package ordered from the same place has done this. I ordered on Feb. 20, shipped on 22nd. Pkg still "In Transit, Arriving Late".
 
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