Postage during the pandemic

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  1. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Master Guru

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    What's the situation regarding delivery of parcels in your country since the pandemic began? Are you receiving the parcels at all? Late or on time? The local delivery company blames the reduced flights and the huge accumulation of postage. They also say that the tracking details provided by the Chinese couriers when they show that the parcel arrived in the country are fake. I trust neither. :p :D
     
  2. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Seems okay here in Scotland - not had any issues...yet
     
  3. haste

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    Local deliveries seem mostly OK. International packages have delays. It takes 2x longer to deliver packages within EU.
     
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  4. Hit and miss in my state ( USA ) - USPS has found itself target of political conflict that won't be over until the next Presidential election. If it's time-sensitive or work-related I'll pay the priority overnight service for UPS/FedEx.
     
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  5. GamerBoyManuel16

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    In Germany near Hamburg it was a bit late in april, depending from where the package came it too 1-2 extra days compared to before covid
    but since mid may it's back to normal without any delays till now
     
  6. Brasky

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    i haven't noticed anything pandemic related, there is a small delay now with some of the california wildfires. Everything has been shipped and arrived on time.
     
  7. Amaze

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    A little bit perhaps, but nothing major. My country pretty much killed private imports in April anyway by adding sales tax and import toll to all packages. Previously we could import stuff without any extra cost as long as it was below 35 euro, which meant massive amounts of Chinese goods.
    This has nothing to do with Covid though.
     
  8. Clouseau

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    Bills have no problem arriving on time. Have had a couple of issues with USPS. Still have a parcel that has been in the tracking system for literally two months. Package says it is available at the post office. Problem is that post office is over 200 miles away. Cannot tell you how many times it cycled through Portland. No issues what so ever with UPS or Fedex.
     
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    I've had no issues getting packages shipped through UPS. FedEx, I'm used to delivering packages late without a pandemic, so no change there. USPS has always been an issue for me because the people at my post office are incompetent...
     
  10. MaCk0y

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    Thanks for the responses. So nothing major. Would like more responses from within EU and international delivery from other EU countries and China. Here, many people have problems with delivery including myself. Several packages have not arrived and their replacements neither. I won't be surprised if they are delivered next year. :D Or not at all.

    Even DHL has failed me recently. The only courier who was successful was

    [​IMG]

    :D But it seems they are not very popular with retailers. I only know of Sportsdirect who uses them.
     

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    wavetrex Maha Guru

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    Occasional slow delivery in the Netherlands, but otherwise everything arrived.

    Actually, some stuff arrived even faster than before 2020... (probably due to more people hired?)
     
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    Business as usual here in Sweden.
    Yes.
    On time.
     
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  13. Oh to live in Sweden...
     
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    ^_^
     
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    Delivery are OK in Italy, except the period of the total lock-down, postage and delivery services are OK. It took like 3 day and a half to deliver an RMA from north-east of Italy to California (Corsair) with UPS. Bills never came late XD
     

  16. MaCk0y

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    I received a package sent on 11 June. Four months later. Maybe will receive older ones now. :p
     
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    For me first class are taking two days and second class are taking three or four days.
     
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    I've had a lot of delayed packages, especially from FedEx. In fact I was expecting a new Xbox controller from Amazon and Fedex this week but it was classified as lost or undeliverable just yesterday. I had a beautiful and heated chat with a supervisor.
     
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    Still seems ok, i got the Quest 2 on launch day from Argos and the delivery guy just dropped it at the door and moved back so i could open the door to pick it up, plus nothng to sign, so no actual contact which will help keep the risk low for these people doing their job.............plus i wipe down the letter box every morning for the wee postman coming just to be on the safe side.
     
  20. HellSpawn2097

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    Belgium here, seems to be fine, maybe one day per parcel extra.
    Wich is totally fine by me, I can understand the delay.
    It's on other fronts that my country isn't performing well.
     

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