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Subject: ? about books lost in mail
Date Posted: 6/5/2011 2:07 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2008
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Two Questions:

I've had 2 books go lost in the mail this week (coming to me). I have gotten several others in the past few weeks. Should I check with my post office, or is this just some very weird bad luck?

Second quesiton, these were both wish list books, do I go back to first in line?

Date Posted: 6/5/2011 2:37 PM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2007
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Yes, you will go back on the front of the WL line.  Have you been in contact with the senders?  You might want to suggest that they file a lost mail form with the USPS.  I've only had one book go lost (that I had mailed, never had one lost coming to me), and when I filed the form, the book showed up a few days later.  If you look in the help center, there is a link to the form online.

Date Posted: 6/5/2011 2:52 PM ET
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Are any of the books coming from Hawaii?  They take quite a bit longer to reach the mainland.


Date Posted: 6/5/2011 3:08 PM ET
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Do you live in Hawaii or Alaska?  If so then lost books should be common for you .

If not then yes that's a high number. I've only had 3 lost from PBS in 4 years.

Date Posted: 6/5/2011 7:08 PM ET
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I live in California. Thanks for the tip on the lost book form, I'll suggest it!