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Subject: Lost Book Received -- And a question!!
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 4:59 PM ET
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Well, it happened, as I knew it would. I had a book that was sent to me from an APO in Korea and went lost as of Feb. 3 or 5. (Don't remember at this point) Anyway, it finally arrived today, so I marked it received. Of course, in the meantime, the WL'd book came up again, and as I was first on the list, I accepted, in case the LOST one never arrived. (And I didn't want to decline or let it time out and end up at the end of the WL) so soon I'll have a second copy. (NP, I can just repost it since a bunch of people want it -- it's a popular series mystery.) But I knew this would happen. As I said to the sender, the funny thing is, it took less time to get from Korea to Jersey City than it did to get from Jersey City to suburban Philly, according to the DC information that USPS provided. Isn't that weird??

Now, for my question: When I was filling out the "Received" questionnaire with postage, wrapping and postmark information, I may have accidentally clicked on the wrong date for when it was postmarked. (I was having a lot of trouble navigating my calendar.) Is that a big deal that I need to report to PBS, or is it just kind of incidental?  I don't want to cause problems for anyone.



Last Edited on: 2/12/09 6:18 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 5:10 PM ET
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I wouldn't worry about clicking the wrong date, it happens to all of us sooner or later. TPTB know that books coming from Hawaii, Alaska or APO addresses can take a while to arrive, usually after the "Lost by" date, or at least that has always been my experience.

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 6:22 PM ET
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This is not a big deal at all. Don't give it a second thought. Glad you got your book, twice.

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 6:50 PM ET
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The long delay in New Jersey was probably to clear customs.

 

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 8:19 PM ET
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Thanks, and duh! (hitting myself in a V-8 moment kind of thing -- lol) It didn't even dawn on me that there were customs even though there was a customs sticker on the back of the package.  Now it makes sense!

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 9:23 PM ET
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It's okay Carolyn, not everyone remembers that part of APO/FPO/DPO mailing.  :)

I do because I send a lot of things to troops overseas.