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People, I have completely stopped sending/posting things at the moment, so @protek and @ComSoft6128  I haven't sent your parcels yet. @robcfg : I've opened a case with Hermes regarding your stuff.


To put things in perspective, I have 8 parcels in transit at the moment (incoming and outgoing), sent with DHL, UPS GLS and Hermes. 6 of these have gone missing and I've had to open cases to find them. Hopefully they all turn up, but obviously something is very wrong with the postal system at the moment. Either things are arriving weeks late or are being lost completely. Because of this, I've decided it's better that people have to wait than to feed the system with more things for them to lose. I hope all involved understand. I could understand if we were deep into the christmas delivery season, but we're not. These companies seem to have just "optimised" themselves into a state of non-functionality and we are paying the price. As soon as I get the feeling that things have stabilised I will start sending things again.

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« Last Edit: 22:17, 12 November 19 by Bryce »

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I saw in the news that they are in deep trouble indeed. Some distributions center in Köln had to deal with organized clans of workes who stealed thousands of euros in stuff.
I had myself a parcel stoped for 3 weeks until i opened a case with DHL.

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@Bryce


Yes same problem here In Australia, some items take over 2 1/2 months to get here. ?


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In Sweden we have to deal with PostNord, which is less than ideal...


They don´t deliver packages, they lose invoices and other important stuff. My wife and I have started calling them "LostNord".


For a country where a lot of important stuff is still sent via snail mail, it's a dreadful situation.


@Bryce , Don't worry if it takes long, I'm in no hurry at all. Sorry for the trouble, and a big thank you for your kind help!

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I love your nickname "LostNord" ha ha

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In Sweden we have to deal with PostNord, which is less than ideal...

They don´t deliver packages, they lose invoices and other important stuff. My wife and I have started calling them "LostNord".

Same here in Denmark. I'll remember that one... "LostNord".   :)

I didn't know things were that bad. I better check people received my packages. I recently sent 3.

So I guess it's now we should mail each other USB sticks with viruses (the recipient obviously knowing and not using them in case they reach their destination). Then hope they're stolen.  :)
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Is it maybe the build up toward christmas?
With Hermes I used to swear by them but recently I stopped using them and only send by Royal Mail now and always make sure I have enough insurance. Used to think it wasn't worth it.

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It's a bit early for the christmas rush. I've done some research and it seems that DHLs tracking system has toppled. Even third party trackers (I use Parcelsapp.com) are taking over 10 minutes to retrieve DHL data where they would normally only need seconds. Let's see if anything ever arrives. I'm definitely not going to send anything more until things start arriving.

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@Bryce


Yes same problem here In Australia, some items take over 2 1/2 months to get here. ?


Ray


And I was hoping to send off some stuff overseas!  :(
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For those who can read German, here's the reason why DHL parcels aren't arriving (in Germany):

https://www.welt.de/print/welt_kompakt/debatte/article199531080/Aufstand-bei-der-Post.html
This also explains why I haven't even been getting normal post either since a few days. It doesn't explain why the other couriers aren't delivering though.

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Re: Something is very wrong with the postal system at the moment.
« Reply #10 on: 09:57, 14 November 19 »
Sooo... This morning one of the parcels turned up. It was in transit for over 6 weeks. It was sent from a city less than 200km away  :picard:
I could have walked there, picked it up and walked back quicker than that.

Bryce.

Edit: Things seem to be moving. Two of the parcels that have sat in the same place for weeks are suddenly on the move again. Unfortunately the parcel for @robcfg isn't one of them.
« Last Edit: 10:51, 14 November 19 by Bryce »

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Re: Something is very wrong with the postal system at the moment.
« Reply #11 on: 13:48, 14 November 19 »
No kidding, at 40Km a day you could walk over there, have a luxurious vacation and get back and still have all the time in the world to twiddle your tumbs and have the exact same conversation.

Meanwhile today I received a parcel from Ireland and one from poland, both ordered last Friday :D

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Re: Something is very wrong with the postal system at the moment.
« Reply #12 on: 14:06, 14 November 19 »
No kidding, at 40Km a day you could walk over there, have a luxurious vacation and get back and still have all the time in the world to twiddle your tumbs and have the exact same conversation.

Meanwhile today I received a parcel from Ireland and one from poland, both ordered last Friday :D

Now you're just boasting.

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Re: Something is very wrong with the postal system at the moment.
« Reply #13 on: 14:09, 14 November 19 »
Oh yes, the local postal system is totally awesome and this was totally the norm.

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Re: Something is very wrong with the postal system at the moment.
« Reply #14 on: 20:58, 14 November 19 »

And I was hoping to send off some stuff overseas!  :(
Use bottle mail, it's faster :)