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Subject: 1st Class to Alaska - Takes Long or Not?
Date Posted: 9/6/2009 5:35 PM ET
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I mailed my first pb to Alaska some time back  - had never mailed there before so I'm wondering if on average it takes a bit longer to get there. I'm in New England.

Gail

Date Posted: 9/6/2009 5:59 PM ET
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FC should make it in 5 days (maybe 7).  Depends on where it is in Alaska as well.  I lived in Eagle River (Anchorage area) and I probably got FC in 5 days.  Media took much longer.  Priority seemed to take 3-5 days.  It is funny though when I shipped it seemed that I could ship out faster than I would receive.  Weird

 
Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 9/6/2009 6:12 PM ET
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I mailed something to Alaska and Media Mail and First Class both were going to take a minimum of 12 days.  For eight cents more I sent it priority mail.  Even though it was books - it was a good sized package.

My fav clerk checked it out he was shocked that it would take 12 days and I'm in MIchigan.  My friend that lives in Alaska said that books seem to get to her on the last day or might even go lost and show up a couple of days later.



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Date Posted: 9/6/2009 6:29 PM ET
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5 to 7 days would seem adequate for First Class.  In Washington State I would have received your book in 3 days (4 tops), and we're frequently the transfer hub for Alaska.   Now Media Mail to our non-lower 48 fellow states is an entirely different matter.

Date Posted: 9/7/2009 1:26 PM ET
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Thank you for all the feedback. I guess I'll have to wait it out - the 10th is the delivery-by date so I can only hope they just forgot to make it received (I don't want to think that it may have gone lost).

Gail