Postal backlog- holiday 2020 edition

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  1. Roger

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    Yeah, I believe the different Mandarake stores offer different DHL rates, which perhaps makes some sort of sense because those packages will need to travel over land a certain distance before they get to an airport. Mine was from CoooooCooooo, which is in Tokyo.
     
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    Yessir! Sahra is the one. Will look to an alternative.

    @toothaction I know... I know...
     
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    It seems like to me any packages on the East Coast & South have massive delays. I’m in PA and anything from the West gets here when expected. My stuff on the East Coast hasn’t updated in days/weeks...must be stuck in an overflow area.
     
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    I’m feeling the same. I’m in PA and I’ve had stuff mailed from California reach me in 3 days (but one priority package took about 10 days) but I’m still waiting for packages from Ohio and New York that were mailed in the first week of December.
     
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    Good news. Switching my order from Sahra to another Mandarake cut my shipping costs by more than half. Thank you @hellopike and @Roger for pointing that out. Happy camper
     
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    Excellent! The speed is still excellent, too. Ordered on Monday night and my package was here on Thursday afternoon. I feel very spoiled.
     
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    Yeah, I have been shocked how fast the DHL packages show up. Definitely helps scratch the itch for new stuff on the shelf.
     
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    I read on a local report that a postal worker speaking anonymously from the Philadelphia distribution center expects at least another 6-8 weeks before the backlog is clear. I’m still waiting on two items mailed at the beginning to December, and an item sent to me last week priority has been officially been marked as “arriving late”.
    Maybe by Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s day they’ll arrive? ;)
     
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    I've read a lot about other people's mail getting screwed but haven't experienced it myself. Wonder what the root of the problem is--the postal network set up so some nodes are way overburdened?
     

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