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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • If the statistic is accurate, it will almost never be your package that is lost.

    Tolerance of some problems in complicated systems is only reasonable. These are humans and there is a cost to perfection. Would you rather pay ten times as much and for them to lose only 1 package in 100,000? Would you perhaps prefer to pay 100 times as much and them to lose 1 package in a 1,000,000?

    The actual cost and tolerance for error is determined in the market. People will pay for the service level they can tolerate. Perhaps you believe that people pay for perfect service or some other fairy tale.

    I believe that if your package is delayed, they will make some compensation to the sender, although that doesn't help you much if you are the receiver.

    • Would you rather pay ten times as much and for them to lose only 1 package in 100,000?
      Heh, a gourmet parcel service...I can see it now... :)
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