A girl I work with, who is anglo-American tells me that the USPS is one of the worst in the developed world. Truth or hyperbole? I have had 2 attempts to get a small parcel of ALICE spare parts sent to me here in the UK from 2 different suppliers in the US. One in NY state and another in NC. The first package was lost before it left the US. That was 7 weeks ago now and the sender has refunded me. The second one hasn't moved (according to the tracking ref) for 8 days now. Is this normal? Am I wasting my time and should employ a private courier at vast expense for $13 dollars worth of ALICE parts? Rgds - Walt PS: I know that there has been a Veterans Day holiday last monday, but this is poor service, by anyones standards.