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Subject: This is completely bizarre
Date Posted: 3/1/2009 6:17 PM ET
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This is obviously a computer error, but I thought I would share.  A book was mailed to me from Arlington, VA on 2/27.  All well and good.  Now, however, the book is shown as having the barcode scanned in Bethpage, NY.  On 1/1/2002. 

Yes.  This book has done the impossible and travelled back in time.

Date Posted: 3/1/2009 6:19 PM ET
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LOL Thanks for sharing the giggle! The magic of USPS!

Date Posted: 3/2/2009 12:22 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/2/2009 2:04 PM ET
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That's funny! Maybe time travel explains lost books as well. They have traveled to another decade.

Date Posted: 3/2/2009 2:53 PM ET
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Haha! That is the funniest thing I have ever heard! I think its brilliant that books can travel back in time! Too bad that doesnt make them get to us any faster... ^_^

Date Posted: 3/2/2009 3:04 PM ET
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Thats awesome! I wanna travel back in time!

Date Posted: 3/2/2009 4:06 PM ET
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Yep - that could explain my PO's losing books - they sent them back to colonial times!


Date Posted: 3/2/2009 8:45 PM ET
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I had a book arrive before it was shipped.  Had to double checked that postmark date when marking it received.

Date Posted: 3/2/2009 8:54 PM ET
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I have one that is about to go lost. It probably has gone back to a time before it was published. No wonder it isnt here yet.

Date Posted: 3/2/2009 10:51 PM ET
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The books move forward in time too. It's just sitting in the PO 3 months from now, waiting for you to catch up.

Date Posted: 3/3/2009 1:43 AM ET
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Date Posted: 3/4/2009 1:32 PM ET
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I think it must be something to do with Bethpage, NY.  I have 2 books coming from there that say they were mailed on 1/1/2002.  They were mailed more than 7 years before I ordered them.  WOW!  I wonder what's being mailed now that I will request in another 7 years.

Date Posted: 3/4/2009 4:32 PM ET
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Let's do the time warp again!


Date Posted: 3/4/2009 4:53 PM ET
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We used to go on school trips to Old Bethpage when I was growing up.  Maybe there is some kind of crack in the time/space continuum in Bethpage, NY.