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OfflineTwirling
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Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless?
    #4612005 - 09/02/05 01:08 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I've ordered a fair amount over the internet, and have found that most tracking numbers are useless. I usually get messages like:

"The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper or shipping partner on *insert date here* to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later."

Yet there is no real indication of where the package is, or when it will be delivered! What the hell!


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: Twirling]
    #4612008 - 09/02/05 01:09 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

UPS and FedEx and DHL tracking numbers are all really helpful, usually the location of the package is updated multiple times in a day. I shipped something to California and watched it move across the country state by state. :shrug:


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4612044 - 09/02/05 01:22 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Perhaps it's a USPS thing, which is what I get the majority of my packages shipped by.


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: Twirling]
    #4612049 - 09/02/05 01:23 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I don't like shipping things by USPS, them being part of the government and all. I prefer independent operators.


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4612071 - 09/02/05 01:28 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

What are you shipping  :cop:


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: Boom]
    #4612075 - 09/02/05 01:29 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Dildos, nipple clamps, and semen samples, I be impregnatin' bitches all across the US of A.


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4612081 - 09/02/05 01:30 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

:yesnod: Your seed travels like a tumbleweed across this continent


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: Twirling]
    #4612092 - 09/02/05 01:32 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

the us postal service one is bullshit. UPS is pretty good.

All the times on the us postal service one ill get that ""The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper or shipping partner on *insert date here* to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later."

even after its been delieverd.


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: Boom]
    #4612093 - 09/02/05 01:32 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

USPS has tracking numbers???


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: Boom]
    #4612096 - 09/02/05 01:32 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I'm watching your avatar's movie.


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: TYL3R]
    #4612104 - 09/02/05 01:33 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

There are two kinds of people, people that hate that movie, and people that think it's hilarious. It has this weird funniness to it..


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: Twirling]
    #4612106 - 09/02/05 01:34 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

you just gotta wait.. ive used traking #'s from usps many times... and it does tell you when/where your package is accepted. and when it arrives in your location.. and when it has been sent out for delivery..  but they dont update the tracking info til the middle of the night, so chill out til then :bongload:


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: Twirling]
    #4612111 - 09/02/05 01:35 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

ack after reading this i went to check my ups shipping status

Your package is in the UPS system and has a rescheduled delivery date of Sep 9, 2005.

BOOOO

its taken ups a lil longer then usual.... my 144 nitrous chargers doesnt come till next friday now. Thats a 8 day shipping time from cali to ohio....*yawn*


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: Twirling]
    #4612319 - 09/02/05 02:18 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

The USPS tracking system just sucks. Fedex and UPS are good at updating their system quickly. I can usually get a package at mydoo from the UPS man and by the time I walk to my computer and look at the tracking, it is already updated as arrived. So, that's pretty damned quick.

Anyway, if you want a better tracking system, start requesting that the sender use UPS or FedEx.


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? *DELETED* [Re: baraka]
    #4612348 - 09/02/05 02:28 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: poke smot!]
    #4612359 - 09/02/05 02:30 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Dont you need a license or something ?


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: Twirling]
    #4613892 - 09/02/05 10:07 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah so my FedEx package says that it's been "On FedEx vehicle for delivery" since around 4 this morning, and it's now past 10 at night and still no sign of the package. I think FedEx stops delivering after 8 or 9 anyways.

Bah I find UPS to have the better of the tracking systems I think...


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: killme]
    #4614054 - 09/02/05 10:48 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

USPS numbers are NOT tracking numbers, they are Delivery Confirmation numbers. Delivery Confirmation is used to verify that a package has been delivered to the recipient, not to track the packages shipping status; this is primarily for the benefit of the shipping party.


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Re: Anyone else find that most tracking numbers are useless? [Re: darkfly]
    #4614161 - 09/02/05 11:15 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Well, when you go to www.usps.com there is a link to click on that says "Track and Confirm." That's where you enter your number. That makes it sound like a tracking number to me.


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