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Subject: We're always commenting on how long it takes....
Date Posted: 7/16/2016 5:11 PM ET
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to receive a book from certain places - VI, PR, HI, AK, APOs, etc.

I really have to give kudos to the USPS on a CD I received today. It was a WL item offered on July 11, 2016 from Ketchikan, AK - I received it today  - July 16, 2016 - in Topeka, KS.  5 DAYS!!!!!! The planes must have been sitting on the runways waiting for my package!!! LOL.  Pat

Date Posted: 7/16/2016 6:05 PM ET
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Not too long ago, I sent a media mail package from California to Florida. I sent it on a Monday, and it was delivered on Wednesday! Madness! :O

Date Posted: 7/16/2016 6:59 PM ET
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PR and AK are pretty fast for me usually..as fast I get from other states.

Date Posted: 7/16/2016 10:06 PM ET
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Last year, I received a thick, heavy book sent by media mail from Puerto Rico in 3 days.

Date Posted: 7/17/2016 8:25 AM ET
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It just depends on if it gets on a plane or gets on a truck.

Date Posted: 7/17/2016 9:43 AM ET
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I send a lot of stuff PR..ranging in cards, media mail, packages...I also get a lot. The slowest time is Christmas mail. The longest media mail I personally had was 10 days.

I did once have a card that for some inexplicable reason take over a month to arrive...just one of those things.

Date Posted: 7/20/2016 4:39 PM ET
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I still can't my books going to CA there very fast, but today we received a box of 3 heavy Tom Clancy HCs that were mailed from CA on Friday.....really quick to go thousands of miles in less than a week!

Date Posted: 7/21/2016 9:52 AM ET
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My only issue with CA is if books go to the Bell Gardens P.O. Books can get stuck there for awhile. My theory i sthat the post office folks read the books first, then send them on! LOL 

Date Posted: 7/21/2016 11:11 AM ET
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I've had incredibly quick shipping lately, books flying across country in 1 day or 2 and that's with media mail. Amazing.

Date Posted: 7/21/2016 7:30 PM ET
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Funny, Michele, I have one 'stuck' there now!

Date Posted: 7/21/2016 8:01 PM ET
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In my experience, books traveling within the contiguous US can take anywhere from 2 days to 10 days, not related to distance in any way. It just seems that some books make the right connections and some don't. A PBS friend of mine and I ran a little experiment: we both mailed books to each other on the same day -- Texas/Michigan -- I got her book in two days, the one I sent her took six...go figure! But overall, I agree that Media Mail is much faster than it was when I joined 9 years ago.

Date Posted: 7/21/2016 11:06 PM ET
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I'm telling you Jeanne. .some postal worker is teading it first :-)