USPS Parcel Post is Slow
By John Dewey
Beware of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) regular parcel post. A customer
shipped me a Steinway action frame that took 19 days to come 140 miles.
He shipped it regular parcel post with the U.S. Postal Service.
I discovered that even though it was insured for $2500.00 the Post
Office will not even start to look for it until 21 days after it has
been shipped. I am not sure but think if you ship "Priority Mail" the
service may be better. My experience is UPS will start to look the day
after it was scheduled for delivery.
(Message sent Mon 10 Nov 2008, 02:04:35 GMT, from time zone GMT-0600.)