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Topic: Does it always take this long?

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Subject: Does it always take this long?
Date Posted: 3/14/2008 1:32 PM ET
Member Since: 11/21/2007
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I just received a book that was mailed on Jan25 and declared "lost" on Feb 20. Apparently the book had been inspected. Does it always take this long to inspect a single book? Why should it take so long?

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 4:28 PM ET
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Oh my!... I think they thought part of the inspection was to actually READ the book to the last page.  That does seem extreme... but I haven't yet received anything that was inspected.... sometimes repackaged due to falling apart packaging, but never inspected.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 7:01 PM ET
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"Apparently the book had been inspected"

How do you know this book has been inspected?  Just curious.   I thought you didn't find that out until the book was delivered.   It does sometimes show that it's been scanned but that has nothing to do with an inspection. 

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 7:07 PM ET
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It should not take that long even with it being inspected. Sounds like it got shipped to the wrong area and then made its way to you.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 10:40 PM ET
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The book was inside a plastic bag with a sticker saying it had been inspected by the USPS.