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Subject: Lost in Mail -- Arrived Safe and Sound
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 9:35 PM ET
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SEVEN MONTHS late.  It was postmarked with metered postage, on the date the sender had marked it mailed.  It was only going about 600 miles (not cross-country), and normally books taking that trip have taken about 4 days.

Just wanted to post a happy story about a "lost" book turning up, safe and sound!

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 9:38 PM ET
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I had one like that.  It arrived 6 months late.  The packaging was a little scuffed up, but the book was in good condition.  Weird, isn't it?

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 10:37 PM ET
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Wow!  So there's still hope for a lost book of mine from August!

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 11:34 PM ET
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I had the exact same thing happen...7 months late, metered postage that said it was mailed the day the sender marked it mailed, the wrapper was perfect...I guess the book just decided to take a vacation before settling down on my shelf! LOL

So yes...there is always hope. :)

Cheryl

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 11:36 PM ET
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wow, makes me wonder if the ones I had lost will ever be found.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 12:21 AM ET
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I had a boxer book show up at my house a year after wards...but I think this one just got mailed, as it came 1st class!

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 10:44 PM ET
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I got one today that was mailed exactly a month ago. it took a long time to go from Ct to NC!

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 9:12 AM ET
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I haven't been so lucky with my lost books, but in July I got a Christmas card that my SIL mailed in Dec. from Florida to me in Georgia.  It had been to Manila, Philippines.  Sigh.  The Post Office works in mysterious ways...

 

Lisa P.

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Date Posted: 10/19/2007 10:54 AM ET
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  Well, then maybe there is hope for a book I mailed to Vermont back in March! It was a WL book too.  Funny, but any books I send to New England from NC seem to take forever to get t here!

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 6:17 PM ET
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I had a book take well over a month to travel all of 30 miles. ;) Both the sender and myself agreed that if we ever trade again, we will just hand-deliver!!