I made an order from HRO on Saturday and they sent the item out Monday. The tracking number states that the order made it to my hub in Huntsville this morning and I have a friend who always holds the package there and I pick it up after work. However, this time he tells me he can't hold it because UPS has contracted the USPS to handle some packages and mine was one of them. Now here is the good part. UPS does not deliver the packages to the local USPS until afternoon and even though the tracking number says "out for delivery" it won't be until tomorrow according to the lady at the local USPS, because their drivers are already on their routes by the time UPS delivers the packages. She said this causes a problem with customers because the tracking number says out for delivery and they are in fact not. I think this stinks. Anyone else see this?
I see this often. In some cases even with the same company, it's inconsistent: UPS to USPS, or UPS straight to my door. I really don't know (or believe) what it will be until it gets to me or doesn't, basically. Aside from the inner-child that "wants his toy now", the concept really doesn't bother me, especially if the USPS can make a little cash. It's the questionable competency of a few at my local
USPS that bothers me the most about getting anything from USPS (from much experience, unfortunately).