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Subject: mail from an APO/FPO
Date Posted: 4/20/2011 3:03 PM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2007
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I know mail to an APO/FPO can take longer tthan regular domestic mail. However, I'm wondering if it is the same for mail coming from an APO/FPO. I've just been offered a book in this situation, and wondering when I can expect it.


Date Posted: 4/21/2011 1:27 AM ET
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Yes -- if it's coming from overseas, it can take longer.  If it goes lost, wait a bit, and when it arrives, you can mark it received from your transactions archive.

Date Posted: 4/22/2011 8:43 AM ET
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Yep it can take a bit.  But then again I've been surprised how quickly it can arrive other times.  I think it all depends on how quickly they can get it on a plane back to the states.  I've had books  go "lost" but then as soon as they arrive just mark it received. 

Date Posted: 4/24/2011 8:47 PM ET
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i got one recenlty it got here okay  using  media mail-the funny thing was i was really sending to my great nephew who lives in israel

and i think it came from the apo in germary  so now it had to come all the way to california

only to be sent back arcoss the atlantic.. :smiley

yes i know pbs doesnt send books international thats why i had it sent me first


mistie -
Date Posted: 4/25/2011 7:23 PM ET
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Just to update - the sender was kinda nd upgraded to first class, the package was mailed on April 20th, and arrived today. And, just as a bonus, the book looks new :-)

Date Posted: 5/10/2011 11:31 PM ET
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FYI-- media mail from APO/FPO/DPO can take around 3 weeks from Europe though I've had stuff mailed first class make it to New York in 2 days.  So first it depends which mail class they use, but the military carrier puts media mail in a special category and they have to accumulate a certain amount before they send it all together to the US-- that varies by amount of mail business, time of year, etc.  The 4 years I lived at an APO (Europe) recently, mail from me to US always made it before lost date, but books coming to me from US often arrived 2-7 days after going lost.  Don't worry though, the transaction stays available to mark received when it finally does show up.