The only USPS sort center within 100 miles of Houston is experiencing huge problems with processing mail this month. USPS stupidly closed all 8 smaller sort centers in the 100 mile radius and now all of that mail is going to the new huge North Houston sort center. They did this on November 3rd. I have been having problems since then and since November 28th it has only gotten worse. It is taking first class mail a minimum of 5 days just to clear this sort center and get the mail out to the rest of the United States. I have called every department of USPS and complained until I am about to have a nervous breakdown. I asked why on earth did they do this in November right before the holiday onslaught and they said it was supposed to be done last January. It is ridiculous! Please allow a minimum of 7-10 days in some cases to get your packages delivered The ebay estimates are WRONG. I get all packages at the post office or in the mail carrier's hands within 24 hours and then it is up to the postal service. Thank you for your patience. Since there are only 8 days until Christmas please do NOT choose the free first class postage because the package will probably not get there in time. If you need it by Christmas you need to choose the priority upgrade!! Even the postal service says that priority needs to go out by the 20th, but I don't trust what they say anymore. Thank you for your patience and kindness with this frustrating situation!