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Subject: a first for me
Date Posted: 4/23/2017 2:27 PM ET
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requested a book this afternoon and the member who has it is in Alaska. Be interesting to see how long it takes to go through the mail.

Date Posted: 4/23/2017 4:45 PM ET
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I've gotten several books from Alaska as well as sent several and surprisingly it doesn't take long at all - think normal is 2 weeks or less. In fact, I just sent one to North Pole, AK on April 6 and it was marked received on April 18.

The surprising one is books going to and from Hawaii as they all go via ship so they take a longer time.  Pat

Date Posted: 4/23/2017 7:45 PM ET
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Let us know how long it takes.  I've sent  to and received from Alaska, but that was before media mail started moving so much faster.

Date Posted: 4/24/2017 9:54 AM ET
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If it's anything like what happened to me recently, they should get it fast. I mailed a nine pound box of books on a Saturday to my BIL in NH and he got on Monday. We couldn't believe it got there so fast.

Date Posted: 4/24/2017 3:45 PM ET
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It used to take about a month a few years ago but with media mail traveling faster these days, my last few to/from Alaska have taken 10-14 days, a vast improvement!

Date Posted: 4/24/2017 4:27 PM ET
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I just got one today that was mailed from Massachusetts on April 13. (about a 6 hour drive from here.)
Date Posted: 4/25/2017 8:26 AM ET
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On one occasion I received a media mailed book from Alaska in 5 days. On the other hand, sometimes it's taken a week to receive a book mailed within Iowa.

Last Edited on: 4/25/17 8:26 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/26/2017 10:58 AM ET
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well. request was on the 23rd. hasn't been mailed yet.

I contacted the person who had the book this morning to ask if they sent the book yet. They can't remember if they sent it 2 or 3 days ago. They forgot to mark the book sent. In the system it says it was sent today.

Last Edited on: 4/27/17 3:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/11/2017 8:37 AM ET
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no book yet. I think it has been about 16 days so far.