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Subject: Delivery confirmation updates slow? More odd information...
Date Posted: 1/26/2010 8:33 AM ET
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Has anyone else noticed the DCU seem to been very slow these days?  I had three books mailed with DCU on Jan 19.  One from VA, one from AZ, and one from a suburb aboutr 40 miles from my home in Chicago.  In all three cases, the only  information available is the message that  "1/19/2010 10:00 AM - Electronic Shipping Info Received".    Any clue as to why things have slowed down?




i just received the AZ book.  I checked the "Details"  and it still shows only  "1/19/2010 10:00 AM - Electronic Shipping Info Received". Obviously, this book was not scanned anywhere enroute nor was it scanned upon delivery to Chicago.  Seems a shame that the sender  paid for delivery confirmation and never received it.  






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Date Posted: 1/26/2010 11:51 AM ET
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sometimes remmeber that a  DC number is NOT a tracking number and sometimes

and is only suppose to be scanned upon delivery (and even sometimes  even that doesnt happen!)

Date Posted: 1/26/2010 9:54 PM ET
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With the closing of a lot of sorting facilities towards the end of last year scans will become later and less frequent with more books never going through one. All of those enroute scans came from the machines in those sorting centers.

Date Posted: 1/26/2010 11:31 PM ET
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The book you received at 11:00 should show up delivered once the carrier gets back to the delivery facility and cradles the scanner so the data can be uploaded.  This will be at the end of his/her work day and assumes he/she did scan it.

As others have pointed out, it's delivery confirmation and is intended for that purpose only.  If it happens through sorting equipment that have scanners attached you will get an in-route scan but this isn't something the PO is going to pay people to do by hand.  The only service with tracking is Express. 

Date Posted: 1/29/2010 11:15 PM ET
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I had an issue recently similiar to this.

Try taking the DC number and tracking it at www.usps.com

If it shows additional scans at the USPS site but not on PBS, then you may have the same issue that I had with some packages. My packages had an en-route scan but it had never shown up on PBS. About 10 days after the en-route scan I contacted PBS and they told me that the USPS was having trouble uploading the scans in some cases, and that it was being worked on. This was fairly recently for me ... within the last 2 months, I think.

I only cared about it because the package was taking a really long time to be delivered and I hadn't received my credits yet ... and it was a 4 book package.

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 1:43 PM ET
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I posted several books at the eginning of Jan and it's only in the past few days that anything has shown up on the scans.

I have noticed this trend since early December and thought it was due to the extra mail during the holidays. 

Date Posted: 1/31/2010 12:25 AM ET
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I've run into this twice recently/  Nothing but the electric info at first.  Then the requester marking it received on PBS.  And that/s all that's ever posted.  Probably makes the requester nervous - I know it makes me nervous.


Date Posted: 2/1/2010 4:29 PM ET
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sometimes its delivered but their carrier never scanns

that happen to me (althought it wasnt a book but a backpack sent for repair

the carrier never scanned in delivery

Date Posted: 2/6/2010 7:39 PM ET
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Sometimes that message means that the person shipping the package hasn't really taken it to the post office.  All tht message means is that the PO has received information that postage was printed.  The last time I saw that message, it was there for almost three weeks.  Finally two days after I PM'ed the person sending the book, it magically was scanned at her local post office.  Either the book sat there for three weeks without being scanned, or the person didn't actually put it in the mail it until after I PM'ed them reminding them about the book.