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Topic: DC# shows "no record of this item"

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Subject: DC# shows "no record of this item"
Date Posted: 7/16/2008 1:20 PM ET
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What does it mean when a postally purchased (at a post office) delivery confirmation number shows "no record of this item"? I have 3 DC#s that were provided to me by an online seller that are coming up this way. Does it mean the DC#s are invalid, or does it just mean that the seller probably picks up a bunch of them ahead of time but that they don't get put into the system until the package is actually shipped?

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 8:26 PM ET
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How long ago was it shipped? It should show as accepted at "city, state zip". I am not sure how often it updates. If they put stamps or a private meter postage, it could show just as it does until it is scanned somewhere.

PM the numbers and I can check on them tomorrow.

Connie C. (Cade) - ,
Date Posted: 7/16/2008 8:46 PM ET
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There could be alot of reasons why it doesn't show up. First, was the scan accepted into the postal system? If they applied the DC label, applied postage and just threw it into the mail, somewhere, someone has to scan it accepted to get it into the system. If it isn't ever scanned into the system, the only scan it will eventually show is the delivery scan. As you may know, DC isn't for tracking, it is proof of delivery. The only scans for DC, usually, is accepted and delivered.

Second, when was it mailed? If they told you it was mailed that day, you might have to wait until evening for the scan to show in the system. In some offices the computers only download once a day. If it was accepted with a handheld scanner, again, it might not be downloaded until the end of the day.

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 11:59 AM ET
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I agree with the above - all it means is that your package hasn't yet been delivered.  It strongly implies that the dc number wasn't generated using an online postage vendor, or paid for at a post office counter.

 

 

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 1:47 PM ET
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The packages were "supposedly" shipped on 7/12. Still no sign of having been scanned. And my post master says she doesn't think the numbers look valid. They aren't the postal 0306 OR the standard online 9202. I'm starting to wonder if the seller accidentally typed in the insurance ticket numbers instead when she sent them to me. But she's not responding to my emails so I can't verify. That's the main reason I'm worried about it.

Also, I'm told they were priority flat rate packages so I can't imagine putting stamps on them OR dumping them in a blue bin!



Last Edited on: 7/17/08 1:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/17/2008 9:14 PM ET
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Many DC also start 910 then your ZIP. Businesses sometimes use an "H".  

Your postmaster should be able to check an insured number from the internal USPS computer.

How many digits do you have?