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Subject: The little mail truck is disappointing me!
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 5:28 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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I've been waiting for a book.  The sender uses delivery confirmation so I am able to track the little mail truck on it's journey on the map here at PBS.  On Saturday, the book reached it's destination (here).  Yay!

But no book was delivered.  I expected the book to be delivered yesterday.  Nada.  Today, the little mail truck is back in Southern California and I don't have a book. :(

What's up with that??

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 5:36 PM ET
Member Since: 11/2/2007
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Don't trust the truck. Except for the actual messages (waypoints, delivery statuses) the little truck is a guess. It makes the guess that the package will travel about 150 miles a day (maybe, I don't really know).

In reality, media mail sits in one place for a long time, then makes most of the trip in one day.

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 6:16 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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I ordered one for my DGS and it was sent with DC, and it's been stuck in the town 45 miles from DGS for 3 days.  LOL.    Pat

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 6:21 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Yup, only look at the scans. The truck is for amusement (or frustration) only.

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 6:58 PM ET
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Hmph.  The trucks have never let me down before. **stomps foot**  I don't like it.  No, sir, not one bit! **scowls**

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 7:07 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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In my experience, that dratted little truck carries a shipment of lies.

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 7:07 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2009
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I had the drunk truck thing happen to me before too.   It hadn't left the station when the sender noted it did so, its estimate was off.   Frustrating little tool. :)

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 7:36 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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Heheheheh...you said tool. Heheheh.

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 8:43 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2009
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My mail truck has been sitting at my post office for 3 days!!The books are not here yet.I am tempted to go down there and ask for my books.LOL

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 10:22 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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I have had several books be scanned in at my PO, and it took over a week for the book to come to me.  I'm waiting for one right now!  First book of a series to which I have all the others!!  Very frustrating.

Ruth

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 10:38 AM ET
Member Since: 4/24/2009
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But if you click on it -- it beeps!  (Loudly I might add.  Found that out the hard way at work when I, bored, tried to prod the little sucker on it's way.  ...I also found out my computer speakers were turned up too loud.) 

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 11:34 AM ET
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Hey!  It does beep!  How stinkin' cute is that?? :D