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Subject: Holy air mail, Batman!
Date Posted: 9/10/2009 6:44 PM ET
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I sent a book first class to HI using PBS postage/DC and dropped it in the blue box in front of my work on Tuesday morning. Looks like it's already in Hawaii!! Lookit this....

  • 9/8/2009 12:00 AM - Electronic Shipping Info Received - ST LOUIS PARK,MN
  • 9/9/2009 4:07 AM - Enroute - MINNEAPOLIS,MN
  • 9/9/2009 10:23 PM - Enroute - HONOLULU,HI



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Date Posted: 9/10/2009 6:52 PM ET
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I had one from another site get to France in 2 days.

Date Posted: 9/10/2009 8:47 PM ET
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wow - it didn't go over by row boat? 

Date Posted: 9/10/2009 9:18 PM ET
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Sometimes it's surprising how quickly airmail moves. Sometimes I order things from Japan and it only takes a few days. :D

Date Posted: 9/10/2009 10:06 PM ET
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That's quick, even for First Class!

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 7:02 AM ET
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Wow!  That is great!

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 12:08 PM ET
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Wow - that was quick.

I live in Honolulu and recently got  books from FL in 2 days with Media Mail.

Also sent books Media mail that took 2 days - think the envelopes must've gotten put into the 'Priority Mail' cart accidently. 

USPS never fails to surprise :)

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 12:42 PM ET
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When my sister was stationed in hawaii, we found that most things I mailed her (from NJ) go tthere really quickly.  I think it's because just about everything is flown over there...not like here, where things often go by truck.

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 4:43 PM ET
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Wow...media mail got there that fast, huh? I didn't put First Class on it specially or anything, it was just a light mass mkt paperback that ended up going cheaper first class...I was just surprised it went so fast.

Of course I have another book that I sent the same day, at the same time, in the same blue box, that is just going a few states over, and it hasn't even been scanned yet. USPS is getting weirder by the day, it seems!