New York -- poker chip hell?

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Those USPS horror stories you've read for the past year may be continuing. I have two ebay chip purchases shipped in one package which appear to be trapped in USPS poker chip hell, headed from Texas to Florida via New York City, trapped in a USPS ping pong game between Flushing and Bethpage, while ebay thinks they were delivered on Feb. 24. "Out for delivery" twice in NY, "Mis-shipped" twice.

Here's today's ebay/USPS tracking report. No, I did not accidentally paste it more than once:

Your item was delivered.

Shipped
Step 1 - Completed - Shipped Mon, Feb 15Mon, Feb 15
In transit
Step 2 - Completed - In transit
Out for delivery
Step 3 - Completed - Out for delivery
Delivered
Step 4 - Completed - Delivered Wed, Feb 24Wed, Feb 24

Tracking details
USPS tracking #9505506588411046686586

Feb 27, 2021
8:09am
FORWARDED
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 24, 2021
9:44am
FORWARDED
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 26, 2021
7:33am
FORWARDED
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 28, 2021
1:43am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 28, 2021
1:22am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 28, 2021
1:21am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 27, 2021
11:03pm
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 27, 2021
10:59pm
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 27, 2021
8:09am
MIS-SHIPPED
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 27, 2021
6:10am
OUT FOR DELIVERY
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 27, 2021
4:28am
ARRIVAL AT UNIT
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 27, 2021
3:14am
ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 27, 2021
2:52am
DEPART USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 27, 2021
2:43am
DEPART USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 26, 2021
8:59pm
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 26, 2021
7:33am
MIS-SHIPPED
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 26, 2021
6:10am
OUT FOR DELIVERY
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 26, 2021
4:38am
ARRIVAL AT UNIT
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 26, 2021
4:08am
ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 26, 2021
3:22am
ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 26, 2021
3:20am
ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 26, 2021
3:01am
DEPART USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 26, 2021
3:00am
DEPART USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 25, 2021
7:58pm
ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 25, 2021
7:48pm
ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 25, 2021
6:30pm
DEPART USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 25, 2021
6:24pm
DEPART USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 25, 2021
6:22pm
DEPART USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 25, 2021
11:00am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 25, 2021
7:39am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 25, 2021
7:38am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 25, 2021
2:05am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 25, 2021
2:04am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 25, 2021
2:03am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 24, 2021
9:11pm
DEPART USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 24, 2021
7:48pm
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 24, 2021
9:43am
MIS-SHIPPED
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 24, 2021
8:51am
ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11355

Feb 24, 2021
8:09am
DEPART USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 24, 2021
5:02am
ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 24, 2021
4:53am
ARRIVE USPS FACILITY
FLUSHING, NY 11351

Feb 24, 2021
3:54am
DEPART USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 24, 2021
3:42am
DEPART USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 24, 2021
1:41am
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Feb 22, 2021
7:22pm
PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY
NORTH HOUSTON, TX 77315

Feb 22, 2021
12:26pm
USPS IN POSSESSION OF ITEM
HUMBLE, TX 77338

Feb 15, 2021
5:18pm
USPS IN POSSESSION OF ITEM
HUMBLE, TX 77338

Feb 22, 2021
10:52am
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I had the same thing happen to me in Boston. It ping ponged between two towns for almost 3 weeks. I eventually had to call both locations and have the manager of one of the locations hold the package at his desk for me to pick up in person. I couldn't get a straight answer about why it would get forwarded back and forth more than once.
 

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Looks like they used a duplicate tracking number and it's got the system f*cked up. I would be done with that. And just file a lost/missing package claim and create a case
 

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Looks like they used a duplicate tracking number and it's got the system f*cked up. I would be done with that. And just file a lost/missing package claim and create a case
I could see it being a bit complicated at the ebay end, since the seller shipped two auction lots together in one package, but the single tracking number shouldn't have caused USPS problems...
 

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I could see it being a bit complicated at the ebay end, since the seller shipped two auction lots together in one package, but the single tracking number shouldn't have caused USPS problems...
I think @FordPickup92 means that the tracking number, while valid, was used previously on a different package. But the number might still be in the system, and it’s causing the USPS major problems.

Definitely file an inquiry on the package. It usually helps.
 

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I think @FordPickup92 means that the tracking number, while valid, was used previously on a different package. But the number might still be in the system, and it’s causing the USPS major problems.

Definitely file an inquiry on the package. It usually helps.
Correct that is what I mean.

At this point either an inquiry or lost package claim is needed. If you need any assistance with what to do Larry let me know I can give you some instructions
 

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I might have something to do with that......I was wondering why I got chips today :LOL: :laugh:
 

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I’m on Long Island, and all my packages go through at least 1 of those facilities...but NEVER seen anything like that.
Opening an inquiry is best, imo.
 

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My record was 6 weeks. Ordered something from NY and the package just sat in
  • MIDDLETOWN, NY 10940
for 5 of those weeks. I'm not upset, I understand they are shorthanded but that's a record for me.

So yeah, NY is USPS shipping purgatory.
 

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And the Jersey City, NJ hub is horrible too. Most stuff headed out West goes through there...but parks for at least a week before moving on.
 

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Well, since the OP on Feb. 27, the package has shuttled back and forth a few miles, and the USPS finally realizes there's a problem. Maybe it will finally be headed to FL, or maybe it will go back to @Av8tion. What are the odds?

March 3, 2021, 8:44 pm
Processing Exception
METRO NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER
The Postal Service has identified a problem with the processing of this item at 8:44 pm on March 3, 2021 in METRO NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER. The local facility has been alerted and is taking steps to correct the problem.

March 3, 2021, 8:34 pm
Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility
METRO NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER

March 3, 2021, 1:49 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
METRO NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER

March 2, 2021, 10:58 pm
Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility
QUEENS NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER

March 2, 2021, 10:27 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
QUEENS NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER

March 2, 2021, 8:49 am
Forwarded
FLUSHING, NY

March 2, 2021, 8:42 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
FLUSHING, NY 11355

March 2, 2021, 8:29 am
Out for Delivery
FLUSHING, NY 11355

March 2, 2021, 8:18 am
Arrived at Post Office
FLUSHING, NY 11355

March 2, 2021, 7:33 am
Departed USPS Regional Facility
QUEENS NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER

March 2, 2021, 2:04 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
QUEENS NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER

March 1, 2021, 9:48 am
Forwarded
FLUSHING, NY

March 1, 2021, 9:45 am
Departed USPS Facility
FLUSHING, NY 11355

March 1, 2021, 3:13 am
Arrived at USPS Facility
FLUSHING, NY 11355

March 1, 2021, 2:57 am
Departed USPS Regional Facility
QUEENS NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER

February 28, 2021, 11:57 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
QUEENS NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER

February 28, 2021, 10:54 pm
Departed USPS Regional Facility
METRO NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER

February 28, 2021, 1:21 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
METRO NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER

February 27, 2021, 11:03 pm
Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility
QUEENS NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER

February 27, 2021, 10:59 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
QUEENS NY DISTRIBUTION CENTER
 

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Perpetual USPS mood...

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Well, the SFRB arrived yesterday, one month from Houston to Sarasota. It was intact, though it bore a shipping label with a hand-written return address in red ink. Maybe that detail somehow complicated scanning and transit, or maybe that part was recreated by the USPS -- who knows.
 
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