I recently ordered some Gold Eagles. The company sent them USPS. The package tracking showed that it was making good progress, until it left a distribution center that is about 50 miles from my house on October 27 at 6:06 am. That is the last time it was tracked. The status now reads “In Transit, Arriving Late. Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility.”

I emailed the company that sold it. They are saying to wait a few more days, and if it still doesn’t arrive, they will file a lost package claim. It’s a reputable company that I have done business with before. It’s still maddening.

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John Wayne · November 2, 2021 at 9:27 am

It’s not lost. It’s stolen by a USPS leech.

Karl Ushanka · November 2, 2021 at 9:44 am

I’ve had that same experience with USPS and precious metals orders. I now pay the extra $10 for UPS now. With that much at stake, even if it is insured, I stick with the private sector.


    Divemedic · November 2, 2021 at 10:08 am

    UPS is no better. They require that you pay hundreds of dollars to overnight firearms because their employees steal so many guns.

Weetabix · November 2, 2021 at 10:46 am

My first silver order, the USPS said it was signed for and delivered. But somehow, the GPS tracking data was lost. I filed with the company and got it replaced, but in subsequent orders, I paid for better delivery and insurance.

Ygolonac · November 2, 2021 at 11:07 am

UPS and FedEx drivers have outright lied about “no access to address/business closed” for deliveries, and FedEx followed up by delivering a “signature required” package to the wrong address. (They brought it here, because they weren’t thieves, and were looking for *thier* package that the same driver had misdelivered somewhere else.) This all within the past 60 days or so.

USPS and UPS have misrouted packages clear across the country and back. (USPS was from Oregon to Buffalo and Rochester, NY, before returning to eastern Washington. UPS was Ohio to Portland/Seattle, supposedly to my city in eastern WA, back to NY, NJ, TN and finally to me here. *That* was a “2nd Day Air Guaranteed” delivery that took over 9 days.) USPS was February, UPS was less than a month ago.

At the same time as the above, USPS managed to deliver stuff from the East Coast to me via first-class mail in two or three days. And disappeared a package from Illinois for ten days before it magically appeared here. *That* one was actually insured. Oh, and the Long Journey USPS one in the prior paragraph? I actually contacted USPS for that – and no response until 10 days after sending, when tracking finally showed it in Buffalo. Which is when they emailed me and “updated” me to the same info I already had. That ended up being 15 days or so, for something coming from 400 miles away.

Bonus USPS: here at work, we had a lot of branch locations closed for Covid, and did change-of-addresses to our main location which was still open. No problem. Reopened those location, cancelled the CoAs. No problem.

Except for two locations, CoAs cancelled, but USPS didn’t actually *cancel* them. Contact to get this done. Week and a half later, postie calls (despite email being listed contact method), claims it’ll be done. Weeks later, still not done. Contact again. Nearly two weeks later, another phone call, from someone who sure as hell sounds stoned, and doesn’t understand “stop forwarding those location”, and wants to forward all 20 branches worth of mail to one address. Luckily, either he sobered up or someone took the ticket so he could go smoke up some more, because that’s been fixed.

Still not fixed: misdeliveries – we keep getting mail for a nearby homeless shelter, nearby apartments, businesses anywhere from 3/4ths of a mile to three miles away from *any* of our addresses, and the Department of Corrections a half mile away, where the suite number is the same as our main address *street* number.

I fully expect someday to get subpoenaed to answer the question if why medical and legal documents were late/never arrived, and I am fucking well putting all the (well-deserved) blame on the Post Awful. (I’m down to writing long notes on the misdelivered mail telling the recipient to contact USPS and scream a lot.)

Oh look, the mail just came in… I need alcohol badly.

cryptical · November 2, 2021 at 2:57 pm

I had this happen with a silver order from APMEX shipped USPS a while ago, I had to wait two or three weeks before I could make a lost package claim with the vendor. Lo and behold, my package was found in a broken down truck within hours once I made the claim.

EN2 SS · November 2, 2021 at 4:15 pm

UPS lost an ammo shipment, paid for insurance, filed with UPS, never found shipment. Contacted shipper and asked for replacement, shipped with FedEx, received ammo in for days. If possible, I always ask for Fedex.

anonymous coward · November 2, 2021 at 7:11 pm

There be lots of sticky fingers in Ocala.

Big Country · November 3, 2021 at 10:02 am

So far this year, the tally of “Lost in Shipment”
1) A Brick (1000) of Small Rifle Primers
2) 2 x 5 Pound Jugs of CFE223 Powder
3) Various and Sundry ‘gear-style-stuff’
BIG Problem is the Return Addy Label
Dead Giveaway a LOT of the time
I -only- do UPS now if I can (the guy who’s my regular delivery guy is an awesome dude… he figured out my side hustle by all the pieces-parts that I have delivered… I know bad OPSEC but otherwise how do I get my fiddlybits? Good news is I’m advising him on his first AR build so at least he’s nominally on ‘my side’ so to speak.)

WDS · November 3, 2021 at 10:44 am

That’s odd, they certainly didn’t lose any “mail in” ballots in 2020.
No wonder they quickly got an exemption from the clot shot mandate.

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