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Subject: will this book
Date Posted: 7/23/2011 9:59 AM ET
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Will this book be marked lost in mail if they don't pick it up??

  Label/Receipt Number: 4208 0113 9102 9690 1038 6462 8308 34
Expected Delivery Date: July 11, 2011
Class: Package Services
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation
Status: Notice Left

We attempted to deliver your item at 11:34 am on July 09, 2011 in ENGLEWOOD, CO 80113 and a notice was left. You may arrange redelivery by visiting www.usps.com/redelivery or calling 800-ASK-USPS, or may pick up the item at the Post Office indicated on the notice. If this item is unclaimed after 15 days then it will be returned to the sender. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.
  Detailed Results:
Bullet Notice Left, July 09, 2011, 11:34 am, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80113
Bullet Out for Delivery, July 09, 2011, 9:53 am, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110
Bullet Sorting Complete, July 09, 2011, 9:43 am, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110
Bullet Arrival at Unit, July 09, 2011, 7:43 am, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110
Bullet Processed through Sort Facility, July 08, 2011, 11:06 am, DENVER, CO 80217
Bullet Acceptance, July 05, 2011, 8:39 am, CATONSVILLE, MD 21228
Bullet Electronic Shipping Info Received, July 02, 2011


Last Edited on: 7/23/11 10:00 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/23/2011 12:27 PM ET
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Bertie - as you sent it with PBS DC, you'll still get to keep your credit regardless.  If you sent it Media Mail, I don't believe it will be returned to you unless you pay for the return postage.  Pat

Date Posted: 7/23/2011 12:48 PM ET
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  I know I will get my credit, I was just wondering if it would get marked lost in mail.  And I don't care if I get the book back or not.

Date Posted: 7/23/2011 12:49 PM ET
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If it isn't marked received by the requestor, then yes it will go lost in the mail.

Date Posted: 7/23/2011 5:40 PM ET
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And it will be returned to you with the cost of regular shipping. Hope it wasn't a big book.

Date Posted: 7/23/2011 5:42 PM ET
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It was a small book, but why would they send it back to me?? I don't want it LOL

Date Posted: 7/23/2011 10:26 PM ET
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I sent a book Media Mail once which went unclaimed by the recipient. The post office returned it to me, with no postage due. It was declared "lost" by PBS when it timed out without being marked received. I re-posted it and sent it successfully to somebody else. I ended up with 2 credits (although I was also out the cost to send it twice, so it all evened out).

Last Edited on: 7/23/11 10:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/24/2011 4:23 AM ET
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I think they'll give her more than one pick-up notice, although I could be wrong.  And there's a help doc with good info called

A book I sent was returned to me!



Date Posted: 7/24/2011 10:24 AM ET
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I wonder if the recipient is on vacation and his or her mail is on hold at the post office.

Date Posted: 7/24/2011 10:37 AM ET
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Her shelf is not on vacation hold, so it's hard to say

Date Posted: 7/24/2011 5:23 PM ET
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You dont have to accept it if they return it to you with postage due on it.

Date Posted: 7/25/2011 1:49 AM ET
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Technically, the cost of Media Mail does not include return postage.  Therefore, they should be returned postage due.  Obviously, this does not always happen. 

If the book is returned Bertie, and you don't want it...you can refuse it (and the additional postage).

The requester should receive two 'pick up' notices from her post office before an item is returned.