Re: Inkcessories & the printhead
- From: TJ <TJ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 09:00:23 -0500
"Taliesyn" <taliesyn4@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:13kc92o8mmgjk30@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTJ wrote:
True indeed, but for small things shipped within the US, it's tough to beat the USPS rates, and they're usually quite reliable. I received notice a few days ago that UPS is raising their rates yet again - and that fuel "surcharge" they tack onto almost everything isn't any fun, either. Yes, the USPS just raised their rates, too - but for many things they are still the less expensive alternative, and entirely adequate.In my experience the USPS tracking system is a joke. It's only updated once a day, in the evening, for one thing. That means most of the information you might see would be as much as 24 hours old. Sometimes they don't seem to update it at all. There have been several times when a package sent to me via Priority mail was received before the USPS tracking site even acknowledged it was in the system. I have no problem with their delivery most of the time, but they could learn a lot about tracking from UPS and Fedex.I ordered a CD from Japan once and the online tracking was amazing.
They'd tell where my package was at every stage of the way, from Japan,
to the plane, to the west coast of Canada, to the local courier depot in
my area.... And my favorite, when I turned on the computer the next
morning it said something to the effect that it was on its way to my
door. And it was! Amazing, but I can't recall which company that was
Other times, yes, I have received packages that were delivered before
being acknowledged as being in their system. So I never know whether
to think their tracking system is so slow or their delivery is too
Since the USPS is a not-for-profit company and is now a quasi-government organization the need for sharp performance is not there. They should be looking over their shoulder as they do have competition from UPS and other delivery firms, all of which work more efficiently. Fortunately for retired people like me, Medicare works much better than the USPS, and my social security check is deposited to my account every month like clockwork!
As with anything, the service you choose depends on what you're shipping, and where it's going. Kinda like aftermarket ink. Whether you use it or not depends on what you're printing and what you're going to do with it.
But I still say the USPS has a thing or two to learn about tracking systems.
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