The Russian Postal Service and the Meteorite

The Russian Postal Service and the Meteorite

Post by Victor Mant » Sun, 17 Feb 2013 07:18:09



One of the most popular jokes was that the meteorite was supposed to fall on
Dec. 21 last year -- when many believed the Mayan calendar predicted the end
of the world -- but was delivered late by Russia's notoriously inefficient
postal service.

Read more:
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/02/15/injuries-reported-after-met...

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The Russian Postal Service and the Meteorite

Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 01:18:14


Quote:
>One of the most popular jokes was that the meteorite was supposed to fall on
>Dec. 21 last year -- when many believed the Mayan calendar predicted the end
>of the world -- but was delivered late by Russia's notoriously inefficient
>postal service.

It was held up in Customs ...

 
 
 

The Russian Postal Service and the Meteorite

Post by Bill Sharp » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:41:04




Quote:
>>One of the most popular jokes was that the meteorite was supposed to
>>fall on Dec. 21 last year -- when many believed the Mayan calendar
>>predicted the end of the world -- but was delivered late by Russia's
>>notoriously inefficient postal service.
> It was held up in Customs ...

I mailed a CD from our Math Study Unit to a member in Russia last October.
He had not received it as of early February. This is the only CD out of
about 40 mailed out worldwide that did not get through. Apparently this is
not an isolated problem with Russian mailings as the member asked us to
send the CD to a friend in the US who would be able to get it to him.

Bill

 
 
 

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Post by Victor Mant » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:32:09



Quote:

>>>One of the most popular jokes was that the meteorite was supposed to
>>>fall on Dec. 21 last year -- when many believed the Mayan calendar
>>>predicted the end of the world -- but was delivered late by Russia's
>>>notoriously inefficient postal service.

> I mailed a CD from our Math Study Unit to a member in Russia last October.
> He had not received it as of early February. This is the only CD out of
> about 40 mailed out worldwide that did not get through. Apparently this is
> not an isolated problem with Russian mailings as the member asked us to
> send the CD to a friend in the US who would be able to get it to him.

> Bill

The solution to send something safely and fast to Russia, that I tested and
that perfectly worked, was by FedEx. It was expensive though.

BTW, it was the same carrier that I used to send important documents from
NYC to Chicago. The common denominator is not difficult to find (no, it was
neither the meteorite nor the end of the world :) .

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Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:51:23


Quote:
>The solution to send something safely and fast to Russia, that I tested and
>that perfectly worked, was by FedEx. It was expensive though.
>BTW, it was the same carrier that I used to send important documents from
>NYC to Chicago. The common denominator is not difficult to find (no, it was
>neither the meteorite nor the end of the world :) .

Fedup Hex works IF you live in a city!
IF you live in the rural, clean, friendly US, then they dump it off to
some slob who may, or may not, bring it down a week later in the back
of his pickup.
 
 
 

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Post by Victor Mant » Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:36:18




Quote:
>>The solution to send something safely and fast to Russia, that I tested
>>and
>>that perfectly worked, was by FedEx. It was expensive though.
>>BTW, it was the same carrier that I used to send important documents from
>>NYC to Chicago. The common denominator is not difficult to find (no, it
>>was
>>neither the meteorite nor the end of the world :) .
> Fedup Hex works IF you live in a city!

That's the point, it works.

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Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:34:10


Quote:
>> Fedup Hex works IF you live in a city!

>That's the point, it works.

NO! The -=point=- is that FedUp ONLY works if you live in a city!
UPS has the same overseas services and -=works=- eveywhere!
 
 
 

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Post by Victor Mant » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:41:14




Quote:
>>> Fedup Hex works IF you live in a city!

>>That's the point, it works.

> NO! The -=point=- is that FedUp ONLY works if you live in a city!
> UPS has the same overseas services and -=works=- eveywhere!

It's the same point, because UPS works too.

More exactly, there is a reason why so many are paying more for the services
of private couriers. FedEx was just an example, because it has worked for me
in the same country in which the national postal service hasn't for Bill (as
posted by him in this thread).

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Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:43:04


Quote:
>> NO! The -=point=- is that FedUp ONLY works if you live in a city!
>> UPS has the same overseas services and -=works=- eveywhere!
>It's the same point, because UPS works too.

Yeah, much, much better. They actually use THEIR bonded employees to
deliver to ALL addresees!

As said, Fedup Hex ONLY uses their system in the big shitties. In the
rura areas it's dumped into someone's pickup and comes [or not!] a
week later.

So paying MORE for less ... ???
Guess you think that's good!

 
 
 

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Post by Victor Mant » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:12:38




Quote:
>>> NO! The -=point=- is that FedUp ONLY works if you live in a city!
>>> UPS has the same overseas services and -=works=- eveywhere!

>>It's the same point, because UPS works too.
> Yeah, much, much better. They actually use THEIR bonded employees to
> deliver to ALL addresees!

> As said, Fedup Hex ONLY uses their system in the big shitties. In the
> rura areas it's dumped into someone's pickup and comes [or not!] a
> week later.

> So paying MORE for less ... ???
> Guess you think that's good!

Even if not this one was my subject, let us see what think others, who most
probably know more:

"Given that overall cart abandonment rates rose to 75 percent in the first
six months of 2011, according to SeeWhy, the conversion and remarketing
firm, retailers need to do everything they can to lower shipping costs.

...

Which Carrier Is Best?

Each carrier has a lot to offer. For example, USPS Priority Mail is an
excellent choice for fast, low-cost shipping, and USPS is the only carrier
that does not charge extra for Saturday delivery or that can service post
office boxes.

UPS had the largest ground fleet with an estimated 101,900 trucks (or
"package cars," as the company calls them).

FedEx was the leader in prices, and the most green, with 329 hybrid
vehicles, 19 electric vehicles, and 406 alternative fuel vehicles.

So, which is best? The bottom line is that it depends on what you ship,
where you ship it and what packing-materials needs you have, if any. It
depends on your customer service needs, and your sensitivity to
environmental issues. The best solution for your ecommerce business may not
be the best for mine. It depends."

http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/3156-Comparing-UPS-FedEx-a...

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Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:27:45


Quote:
>USPS is the only carrier
>that does not charge extra for Saturday delivery or that can service post
>office boxes.

Saturday delivery is going away.
UPS does deliver to PO boxes in mail centres. Contrast that with NO
delivery by the PO and weekly delivery by Fedup Hex to my home! UPS
delivers daily!

Quote:
>FedEx was the leader in prices, and the most green, with 329 hybrid
>vehicles, 19 electric vehicles, and 406 alternative fuel vehicles.

Stats can be twisted ... IF you run your 'regular' big van, nearly
empty, over a long route and -=also=- run another truck over the same
route [contract 'carrier'], then you aren't 'green' but a fuel waster!

Quote:
>So, which is best? The bottom line is that it depends on what you ship,
>where you ship it and what packing-materials needs you have, if any. It

Any time I've compared Fedup Hex with UPS, they wer 12-15% higher
-and- UPS will pick up at my door! This saves me 2 gallons of gas to
take my package to the Fedup Hex 'drop box' in a pharmacy two towns
away. Again limited stats are alwaysmisleading.

Quote:
>depends on your customer service needs, and your sensitivity to
>environmental issues. The best solution for your ecommerce business may not
>be the best for mine. It depends."

NO, getting the package here, in a reasonable time, in good condition
is the concern.

BTW with all the laugh about elecric cars and such, they have all
forgotten that electricity, for the most part is a polluting
generation process! Just because the actual vehicle doesn't emit
pollutants, one needs to realize those were emmitted when the
electricity was -=generated=-. Further there's the bigger problem of
the lead and other high contaminents when the cars are repaired or
junked! None of the Greenies bother to address this MAJOR problem!

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Sharp » Tue, 26 Feb 2013 06:55:57


See my inline comments:



Quote:
>>USPS is the only carrier
>>that does not charge extra for Saturday delivery or that can service
>>post office boxes.
> Saturday delivery is going away.

Aren't you paying attention, Rien? USPS will continue delivering
packages on Saturdays.

Quote:
>>FedEx was the leader in prices, and the most green, with 329 hybrid

>>So, which is best? The bottom line is that it depends on what you
>>ship, where you ship it and what packing-materials needs you have, if
>>any. It
> Any time I've compared Fedup Hex with UPS, they wer 12-15% higher
> -and- UPS will pick up at my door! This saves me 2 gallons of gas to
> take my package to the Fedup Hex 'drop box' in a pharmacy two towns
> away. Again limited stats are alwaysmisleading.

>>depends on your customer service needs, and your sensitivity to
>>environmental issues. The best solution for your ecommerce business
>>may not be the best for mine. It depends."

Victor is right. Best solution for each individual may differ. I live in
the city. UPS store is right next to my Post Office branch. I have no
problems with FedEx or UPS deliveries. I am suffering a fourth month of
late mail deliveries -- after dark most days. And I have had only the
one undeliverable mail item, the one CD sent to Russia. Overseas mail is
much, much cheaper than UPS or FedEx service.

Quote:
> NO, getting the package here, in a reasonable time, in good condition
> is the concern.

> BTW with all the laugh about elecric cars and such, they have all
> forgotten that electricity, for the most part is a polluting
> generation process! Just because the actual vehicle doesn't emit
> pollutants, one needs to realize those were emmitted when the
> electricity was -=generated=-. Further there's the bigger problem of
> the lead and other high contaminents when the cars are repaired or
> junked! None of the Greenies bother to address this MAJOR problem!

I'll agree with this comment. Electric vehicles are also very expensive
and have limited driving range.

Bill

 
 
 

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Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 01:28:40


Quote:
>Aren't you paying attention, Rien? USPS will continue delivering
>packages on Saturdays.

Not according to the message my local Post*** received. But then
perhaps city vs rural is handled differenty with them too?

"WASHINGTON The United States Postal Service announced plans today
to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5,
2013 that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail
delivery Monday through Friday. The Postal Service expects to generate
cost savings of approximately $2 billion annually, once the plan is
fully implemented."

Now ... since these recent 'decisions' also include chopping the hours
or rural PO's, the PM will NOT be at the PO on Saturday, as First
Class mail will not be delivered!

So .... NO DELIVERY ON SATURDAY for the rural US.

Also on the 'block' is 'compressing' the rural PO's hours to 10 AM to
3 PM, Monday to Friday.

Quote:
>Victor is right. Best solution for each individual may differ. I live in
>the city. UPS store is right next to my Post Office branch. I have no
>problems with FedEx or UPS deliveries.

Nor did I living in a smoggy city. However as I keep posting - Fedup
Hex does NOT deliver 'ground services' in the rural areas! They toss
it to a sub-contractor, no liability, claim in the tracking it's
'delivered' and wash their hands. It -=may=- arrive a week and more
later!

OH yes, we're also now into the 'extended delivery zone' with a
SURCHARGE! Simply a case of a company not wanting to really serve,
just skim the cream.

Last package I was forced to get that way was left in the rain up at
the barn's equipment door. So I tell -=all=- merchants, if they want
my order, they use UPS or USPS.