Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oakland, California
Just asked the mailman. He doesn't speak english that well so I sort of understood him but not completely, but I think I got what he's saying.
Example of what I think I understood:
For example you ship priority, for the sake of all examples, lets say the full time from shipment to delivery is 3 days. From what he said, I understand this.
Lets say there's a holiday on Tuesday and you ship early Monday, if the package catches at least the last shipment of the day, it'll go to your destination even during holidays. However, if you miss the last schedule shipment time of Monday and it hits the day of the holiday (Tuesday), it'll remain there and the packages will all just stay there waiting to be shipped when the holiday is over. So if it misses the shipment, the holiday won't count and the day you gave it to the post office.
Monday (hits one of the last scheduled shipping of that day) then it'll ship through the holiday and arrive on Maybe Wednesday or Thursday.
If it misses it, you add an extra day or so. So just ship it early and not on a long holiday, in which no packages will be delivered even if they did arrive at their destination. That's why many times after a holiday if you buy multiple items, you end up getting a bunch of them at once.