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Lisa N. (LDN) - ,
Subject: DC says delivered but person has not received book
Date Posted: 2/28/2008 11:17 AM ET
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I mailed a book using PayPal postage which comes automatically with DC.  When I check the tracking number it says "delivered 2/25 in Austin, TX."  But, the person hasn't actually got the book yet.

I'm assuming that "delivered" means received at the post office in Austin.  Now how long should it take to actually get delivered to the person?

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 12:05 PM ET
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it all depends on that post office.  it could be a day or it could be a week. 

Lisa N. (LDN) - ,
Date Posted: 2/28/2008 12:20 PM ET
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An opportunity for me to practice patience.  :-)


Date Posted: 2/28/2008 5:02 PM ET
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"delivered" means received at the post office in Austin.

Actually, 'delivered' means delivered. 'Arrival at unit' would be the scan you'd see if they scan it when it arrives, but that doesn't always happen.

Last Edited on: 2/28/08 5:02 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/2/2008 5:05 PM ET
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I've had a similar situation but I was on the receivers end, Lisa. The sender has a confirmation but the book has not been delivered to me. I'm chalking it up to one of those things and I'll never see the book. Sender still insists I got the book because she has a confirm, no matter what I say. Oh well. I'm not going to lie period, but certainly not about a book arriving... Obviously some error occured somewhere. I sent her a credit so she'd leave me alone. I wish people who used DC would use PBS DC and not 3rd party DC.

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 6:06 PM ET
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That's suppposed to mean the book was delivered to the address on the book.  I would ask the person to go to their PO and ask them about the book.  Give them the DC number to take with them so their PO can look it up.  It was delivered, somewhere.  The sooner you get the receiver's PO looking for the book or asking the carrier about it, the better.

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 5:59 PM ET
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Delivery confirmation doesn't seem to be worth the paper it's printed on.  If every post office would scan it only when it has reached its final destination, that would be great, but they don't.  It can apparently be scanned as received ANYWHERE along the entire route by any of the post office personnel or mail carriers along the entire route.  Why that is, I have NO idea, but it seems that whenever the mood strikes, someone might just scan it as received, but it might actually still be states away from its final destination.

Last Edited on: 3/11/08 6:00 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/11/2008 6:27 PM ET
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I had a book with DC shown as delivered, and it was -- somewhere down the street.  A VERY nice man from that apartment complex walked it down here and gave it to me.

Never underestimate how bad postal carriers can be.

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 9:50 PM ET
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I've got this going on right now. The USPS DC page says delivered, the PBS DC says "notice left" (and I did get a notice)...but I guess since I get "too many" packages I'm not worth delivering all my mail to.

You can guess who's calling the local post office in the morning, since that package was supposedly delivered 6 days ago!!

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 8:05 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 5/17/10 9:38 PM ET - Total times edited: 1