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Subject: Lost book had DC
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 6:25 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2006
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They just informed me that a book I requested is now considered lost in the mail.  The sender used A delivery confirmation and I have the number since it shows up on my transaction records.  The package was delivered to a PO on the way from her to me.  Can I track it still?  I really want this book.


Date Posted: 6/30/2009 6:40 PM ET
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Just noticed that this book had a  USPS delivery conformation number not PBS and when I went to track it, it came up as the DC had been requested but never scanned in for  delivery.  Oh POOH!  The book was said to have been mailed by the sender on 6/2/09 with the DC request on 6/1/09.  Have sent a PM to sender.  Any help from anyone here????



Date Posted: 7/1/2009 12:18 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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There's not much you can do.  It could have been mailed and just not scanned yet.  Media mail can sit for awhile before it gets sent out and then the DC only had to be scanned on delivery. 

You got your credit back. I would wait a week or two before reordering at the book could show up.  I just had books take over a month to go from OH to MD to get to me. The DC on these was scanned though and they sent them to WA state for some reason. 

Subject: patience
Date Posted: 7/4/2009 11:06 AM ET
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Some people mark it mailed and go to the USPS at their convience. I've just kept an eye on the confirmation # and had a book take a month to get to me - being stuck in CO USPS center before coming to AZ.

Date Posted: 7/9/2009 2:34 AM ET
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I've just recently started having problems with the DC.  I mailed out several books on 7/1/09, and here it is a week later and three of the books haven't even been scanned in for the first time.   Two others are still making their way across the country, and one has been delivered already.  Makes no sense to me at all.  It makes it look like I never mailed them.

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 12:17 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
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Kim - I have the same problem except I dropped one package in the blue box on June 26 and it still hasn't been scanned! I'm a tad bit worried about it cuz my PO is usually pretty good but what it looks like now is that I printed out the PBS postage and DC and then never mailed the book!!! Frustrating!!

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