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Subject: Delivery confirmed, but not yet received
Date Posted: 1/4/2008 6:50 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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I requested some books and according to the little map the books are here, but have not been delivered.  It has been at least 5 days.  Is anyone else experiencing this after the holidays? 

I know all of our other mail is slow, we got 1st class mail today for the first time all week.  How long should I wait before contacting the post office? We have a small understaffed post office, could it be that a person is on vacation and no media mail is getting sent out?

It is not past the lost date yet, but I don't want the sender to think I'm scamming her. It was a 3 for 1 deal and I really want those books.

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 7:04 PM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2006
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Paula, that map is just for entertainment purposes and doesn't correspond to where the books might be. We've had reports of that little mail truck spending time  in the ocean on both coasts.

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 7:23 PM ET
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Great  instead of wandering gnome, we have the wandering mail truck! 

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 10:29 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2006
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Click on the details button on the enroute to me tab. It will tell you the last time the book was scanned.

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 9:57 PM ET
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Thanks, Alison, I didn't know that info was there.  The last time it was scanned was the day it was mailed 12/17. GRR.

Date Posted: 1/9/2008 11:53 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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Paula - most books are not scanned again until they get delivered.     In fact a lot never get scanned except at delivery.    The post office is under NO obligation to scan it before then.