I ordered an item from a retailer, and according to FEDEX Tracking, the item was placed on the truck at 9am 8/18/12 for delivery. The truck was at the Brandywine, MD Fedex Terminal and was destined for my location in Waldorf, MD (less than 7 miles away). The item was scheduled for delivery by close of business 8/18/12.
I remained at my home then entire day until 6pm. I left to attend a scheduled commitment at 6pm and returned home at 10pm. Although I expected to see a door tag indicating that there was an attempt to deliver the package, THERE WAS NOTHING! My door is equipped with a doorbell with an intercom which is connected to a security system. At no time during the evening (8/18)and early morning hours of 8/19 did anyone activate the doorbell, intercom or security system. Yet, at 9am 8/19 a Fedex Door Tag mysteriously appeared on my door.
I then called Fedex about the situation, and was told that an attempt was made to deliver the
package at 11:30pm 8/18/12. In essence, the item was on the delivery truck for 14 1/2 hours to be delivered to me in Waldorf MD from Brandywine MD (less than 7 miles). This is the 3rd time that I have had this experience with FEDEX. As it stands now, I will have to wait until Wednesday 8/22/12 to pick up my package from the Fedex facility in Waldorf. Reason: Fedex is closed on Mondays, item must be transported to the Waldorf facility on Tuesday 8/21 from Brandywine by close of business.
If Fedex and UPS are the only options to our antiquated postal system, this country is in deep trouble. I placed a formal complaint about my situation to Fedex, but I don't expect any response. They probably return telephone calls like they deliver packages.