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Subject: I know this has been
Date Posted: 12/6/2011 12:15 PM ET
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Ask a thousand times, but I missed all thousand answers LOL.  If a book goes lost in the mail, I know I get my credit back. What I can't remember is does the sender also get their credit back? 

Date Posted: 12/6/2011 12:19 PM ET
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Unless the sender used PBS DC and the package was scanned, or the sender used PBS printable postage, the sender gets no credit until the receiver marks the book received. So if it goes lost without PBS DC or printable postage, the sender is out the credit and the book.

Date Posted: 12/6/2011 2:26 PM ET
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The box is coming for Hawaii so I will wait a while longer to see if it gets here.  I really wanted those dang books



Date Posted: 12/6/2011 3:16 PM ET
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Those might be coming by boat. Media mail from over water can really take a long time.
Date Posted: 12/6/2011 3:19 PM ET
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It once took a book two months to get to me from Hawaii...you might be waiting awhile!

Date Posted: 12/6/2011 3:55 PM ET
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Recently I sent one to Hawaii. PBS marked it lost. The next day the requester received the book. I've sent another one to Hawaii, and it has until next week before it's officially declared lost. Another one I sent the first part of November to an APO was declared lost today. However, in all 3 cases, I used PBS DC, so other than the books taking a while to reach their destination, I'm not out anything, and I have confidence they will eventually get to where they are going. Pat
Date Posted: 12/6/2011 4:32 PM ET
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The couple of times I've dealt with media mail to Hawaii, the packages arrived after they went lost in the system. Once they've travaled to the coast of California, they take a nice long vacation cruise.

Date Posted: 12/6/2011 6:16 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2008
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Media mail can take a long time to places like Hawaii and Alaska.  I mailed a book from NC to the Virgin Islands and it was marked received the day before it would have been declared lost.  Every book I've mailed to APO addresses have been lost and never marked received.  So rule of thumb, use at least PBS DC for these types of shipments.

Date Posted: 12/8/2011 2:02 PM ET
Member Since: 4/24/2008
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It is going to get a lot worse if the USPS cuts out  weekend mailing.  They already stated that next year First Class is going to take an extra day.  What are we to expect with Media Mail?   Instead of the average 10 days it is going to be at least two weeks.  I hope if that happens that PBS will adjust thing to reflect the changes in the postal system.