Thursday, November 1, 2007
USPS Tracking Officially *SUCKS*
Can anyone explain just why the US Postal Service even bothered to come up with a tracking system for customers? My copy of OS X Leopard was being sent via USPS (Amazon super saver free shipping). Amazon reported the USPS delivery estimate as November 3-November 12. It arrived today, November 1, but that’s not the problem.
The thing that completely stinks is that both Amazon’s hook into the USPS tracking system—as well as USPS.gov itself—are still listing only the October 30 notation that the “Carrier [was] notified to pick up package.”
In other words, not only did the tracking system completely fail to provide any vague hints as to its progress, it doesn’t even yet know that the package has already been delivered!
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