- Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:13 am
It's pretty unpredictable right now. With the USPS crying to Congress that they need 25 billion taxpayer dollars to stay in operation, there are some slowdowns to try to emphasize how much they feel they need the money.
However, in my experience, direction of travel impacts shipping time as well. East to West seems to go faster, as does North to South.
I've recently sent packages to California from Tennessee, both estimated five days in transit. One took four days, and the other went from Tennessee to San Francisco in two days!
On the other side of that coin, I've been sent packages from CA and WA this year that took longer. The CA took six days, the WA took nine because it showed departing and arriving Seattle half a dozen times in four days. Finally, after I called them to find out WTH, it left Seattle the next day.
Then again, a SASE going to GA, sent in July, was just returned to me as undeliverable. Undeliverable because it got damaged in their system, ripped in half, the part with the stamp lost (of course) and the address obliterated.
Unpredictable. Send your package, make sure you click yes when you're asked if it's perishable, and don't hesitate to file a claim if it takes too long and the gemmae die in transit.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.