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Subject: DC notation--what does this mean??
Date Posted: 12/16/2010 11:14 AM ET
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  • 12/7/2010 10:00 PM - Electronic Shipping Info Received - COLLEGE STA,TX
  • 12/10/2010 6:39 AM - Enroute - GAITHERSBURG,MD
  • 12/10/2010 9:11 AM - Arrival at Unit - BETHESDA,MD
  • 12/10/2010 10:45 AM - Unknown-PC - BETHESDA,MD
  • 12/10/2010 10:55 AM - Unknown-OF - BETHESDA,MD

I sent this swap book first class mail with delivery confirmation.  As you can see, it still has not arrived.  To anyone with any post office knowledge, what do the last 2 entries mean??  Is the book still sitting somewhere in the Bethesda postal system, or has it really gone astray.?  I know this is a busy time of year at the PO, but for a first class parcel, this seems to be taking too long.

Thanks in advance for your replies.



Date Posted: 12/16/2010 2:56 PM ET
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PC = Processing Complete, the mail is all distribute to the carriers and the PO Box section clerks.

OF = Out For delivery, the mail is all boxed in the P O Box section and the carriers have left the office to deliver on their routes.

The next scan, on the same day, should have been either Attempted/Notified or Delivered, so something is missing. 

It's either been delivered without being scanned, or taken back to the post office without an Attempted scan.

Date Posted: 12/16/2010 4:57 PM ET
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Thanks, Diane.  I'll ask the recipient if it has been delivered to her.

Date Posted: 12/17/2010 12:56 AM ET
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I wouldn't ask the recipient yet. They'll mark it received when they get it/get a chance...

Date Posted: 12/17/2010 10:32 AM ET
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Just a post script on this book.  On the USPS website, it showed it was delivered on December 10th, however, the person I sent it to just received it yesterday, Dec. 16th surprise!!  Go figure!!   The main thing is that it was delivered. 

Date Posted: 12/17/2010 12:56 PM ET
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Sometimes when people get things with DC, they forget to mark the books recieved. Also, the receiver may have been out of town or it may have been delivered to a neighbor -- you never know!

Glad they marked it received!

Date Posted: 12/17/2010 1:00 PM ET
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I think the mystery is actually solved.  The recipient just e-mailed me and she thinks it was just what you suggested Jennifer--delivered to the neighbor's house.  She said she has been getting mail that is not hers, so it could be a new carrier or sub.  These postal employees should KNOW that our little packages are very important!!  smiley  So, as the saying goes  "all's well that ends well!"