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Subject: Lots of lost books lately?
Date Posted: 1/12/2009 1:16 PM ET
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I've never had a problem with a book being lost before, and have had several since the holidays.  I had one book that I sent that got lost, and 3-4 that I ordered that have apparently been lost in the mail - all this over the past couple of months or so.  Is something going on with the postal service?  Is anybody else noticing this?

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 1:26 PM ET
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I know that the holidays sometimes make it take longer since media mail is sent as space is available.

I personally haven't noticed any difference and some of my books were to their destination in 2 days

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 2:16 PM ET
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Media mail can go a little wonky over the holidays and just starts to even if self up about now.  I've had some books move very quickly, but others have taken their sweet time.  I also had books that I dropped in the blue box last Wednesday just get scanned at the local post office today!

Date Posted: 1/12/2009 2:48 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/12/2009 3:12 PM ET
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Yeah, give it an extra week or two around the holidays.  If it arrives late, it can be marked received from the transactions archive.

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 9:15 AM ET
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Well, I've never had a book go missing but I sent four brand new, HB cookbooks out on December 22nd and so far, only two of them have arrived. :-( The rest of the 14 books that I mailed in the two weeks at Christmas arrived so I guess I'm lucky. I'm really bummed that two such nice books may have been swallowed up in the system. Oh. I'm still waiting on a book that was mailed from less than 600 miles away on December 16th. That one will time out any minute now. :-(
Date Posted: 1/13/2009 9:19 AM ET
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Alas, a book on my WL was declared lost today.  I really wanted that one.

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 9:24 AM ET
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I had 4 books go lost about 2 weeks ago, but they've all slowly arrived as of yesterday. Hopefully yours will too!

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 10:18 AM ET
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I'm curious, Leann, did the dates coinside with the dates they were suppose to be mailed?

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 10:41 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/13/2009 5:15 PM ET
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Thanks for all of your replies - it's reassuring.  I was starting to get a complex.

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 5:32 PM ET
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I've had several go lost lately too - it's been really weird as I usually get them, but late for whatever reason.  This time - there have been three books that haven't made it to me and two had DC on them!

Subject: Lost books
Date Posted: 1/13/2009 5:53 PM ET
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I have also had some books lost.  One big box that was taped very securely had a rip somehow and a few books were missing out of it.  Had a bunch of books that I had ordered from one person, they ended up never coming.  I PM'd and told them but no response.  I checked and that account is now invalid.  I ordered a couple of others that also never came.  I didn't claim lost in the mail just in case they showed up.  With it being the holidays and all.  But I put insurance on a couple of boxes.  Well, I  don't think that it is worth it because unless you can prove the value of the books then you don't get reinbursed.

I would say the PO is the problem.  Especially during the holidays.  they have tons of mail and I can tell alot of my packages have been handled very rough. 

Just my opinion



Date Posted: 1/16/2009 10:47 PM ET
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I have had a few get lost in route to me and a few that I mailed as well.