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Subject: Guess we can start a thread for most traveled book
Date Posted: 9/22/2014 3:30 PM ET
Member Since: 8/31/2008
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This book was to go about 400 miles to Hot Springs, it actually traveled over 3000 miles.  Wonder what is happening at USPS.  Heard they are swamped with Amazon shipments.   Makes no sense.   I had another recent book sit in Dallas for 11 days until it moved.


Out for Delivery

Sep-22-14, 08:30 AM, HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR 71909

Sorting Complete

Sep-22-14, 08:20 AM, HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR 71909

Arrived at Post Office

Sep-22-14, 06:07 AM, HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR 71909

Departed USPS Facility

Sep-21-14, 07:56 AM, MEMPHIS, TN 38136

Arrived at USPS Facility

Sep-21-14, 07:41 AM, MEMPHIS, TN 38136

Departed USPS Facility

Sep-19-14, 23:47 PM, DES MOINES, IA 50395

Arrived at USPS Facility

Sep-19-14, 13:05 PM, DES MOINES, IA 50395

Departed USPS Facility

Sep-18-14, 20:26 PM, SAINT PAUL, MN 55121

Arrived at USPS Facility

Sep-18-14, 10:22 AM, SAINT PAUL, MN 55121

Departed USPS Facility

Sep-16-14, 23:29 PM, DENVER, CO 80217

Arrived at USPS Facility

Sep-16-14, 11:47 AM, DENVER, CO 80217

Departed USPS Facility

Sep-15-14, 01:52 AM, DALLAS, TX 75398

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

Sep-14-14, 19:45 PM, DALLAS, TX 75398

Picked Up

Sep-13-14, 17:57 PM, AUSTIN, TX

Last Edited on: 9/22/14 3:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 5
Date Posted: 9/29/2014 9:04 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2010
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I am about 80 miles west of HOt Spring Village, AR.

If my mail gets hung up, it's usually in Memphis.  That is a HUGE processing center. 

Your book certainly looks to have take a rather circuitious route!  


Seems like it should have gone from Dallas to Little Rock then to Hot Springs. 

Date Posted: 10/11/2014 3:14 PM ET
Member Since: 3/31/2009
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I currently have a box of 15 books doing a long road trip.  I put the books in the mail on September 16th.  I got tracking on the box, thank goodness.  Thus far, the box has gone from Bastrop, TX to Dallas, then from Dallas to Memphis and back to Dallas 5 times.  I think Dallas is about 450 miles from Memphis, so the books have traveled at least 4000 miles, and haven't made it to the requestor.  The box was addressed to go to Opelousas, LA.  Apparently two numbers got transposed on the zip code.  The requester and I are corresponding about how to get the box to her.  She talked to her post office, and I talked to mine.  The supervisors at both post offices contacted someone (mine was someone in Dallas) trying to get this fixed.  No help from either the Dallas or Memphis Post Offices.  All the postal employees at my post office are bumfuzzled that no one has figured out that this is happening.  The requester has started a case on this, calling the 800 number about it, and has a case number on it, with no action that she knows about as yet.  The requester told me about the delivery interrupt, and told me that I would have to pay for that, wherein I get the mailed item back before it is delivered.  I decided that the box was never going to be delivered and was going to stay on the Dallas to Memphis merry-go-round till the box disintegrated, and the books would end up on some postal employee's desk forever, while they tried to figure out where the books should go.   I went to the post office Friday, and asked for delivery interrupt on the box.  The supervisor, who called it package interrupt, came out and gave me paperwork to fill out.  He said he was going to fill out his portion of the paperwork and send copies to both Dallas and Memphis, to try to get the box back to me.  He did not charge me for package interrupt because the situation is unique.  So, the box is in Dallas today.  The books will probably time out as lost in the mail next week.  The question is will the box ever make it out of Never-Never Land to Opelousas, or will the road trip run on and on.

The books time out as lost in the mail today (Sunday).

She got the box of books!  Hallelujah!  It took almost a month, and more trips between Dallas and Memphis than is believable, but the books made it to Opelousas.  I am very happy, and so is she.

Last Edited on: 10/15/14 3:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 2