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Subject: Media Mail speeding up???
Date Posted: 3/9/2010 10:02 PM ET
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Anyone notice that media mail is moving faster lately?  I thought it was just a fluke but this week  3 of 4 books I mailed arrived in 5 or less days!

Date Posted: 3/9/2010 10:07 PM ET
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usually quicker in Spring and Summer-because of the weather and no major mailing Holidays like Christmas.  Rain doesn't slow the mail up but the snow and ice of winter sure does. Oct-Jan is usually slow because of all the Holiday mail and then winter weather added. 

mistie -
Date Posted: 3/9/2010 10:11 PM ET
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I've noticed the media mail I send seems to arrive in 4-5 days, yet, books on their way to me take 2-3 weeks to arrive LOL

I have noticed it seems to be moving more quickly the past month or so.

Shelly -
Date Posted: 3/9/2010 10:45 PM ET
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It seems that books coming to me from across the country get here in about a week. But the one from the state next door has had 3 weeks to get here and I'm still waiting. I wished they would have used DC on it. I would bet that it took the scenic route!

Date Posted: 3/9/2010 10:54 PM ET
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Most of my media mail is getting where it needs to go in about 5-7 days.  Has been that way for quite a while.  Pat

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 10:52 AM ET
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Even during the winter and snowstorms this year my books came within 7-10 days.

I sent one (actually 3 in a deal) almost two weeks ago and it still isn't there. Kind of makes me a little nervous since everything else does seem to be moving faster (I got a book in 2 days a couple weeks ago around the time I shipped these). So wherever these books are going to it must still be moving a little slow. Assuming any of the other millions of things that could have happened haven't.

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 7:35 AM ET
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I mailed 10 books on Saturday.  All but 1 of the books that were mailed Media Mail have been received, but the 3 First Class books have not.  Usually it takes a couple days for MM to get from Atlanta to Memphis, then another few days to get to the next hub near the recipient, but not this time. Very strange.

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 8:03 AM ET
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I was amazed yesterday  (3/10) when I received a book from Puerto Rico that was mailed on 3/6! That's only four days and I live in Michigan. It was sent media mail,too.

Date Posted: 3/13/2010 11:14 PM ET
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Kind of makes me a little nervous since everything else does seem to be moving faster

Makes me nervous too when that happens, especially since I never use delivery confirmation. Once I mailed 3 books on the same day.  2 arrived within 5 days, the last took almost 3 weeks - and I've mailed books to that state before that arrived within a week.  I was so thankful when it finally got marked received.

Date Posted: 3/14/2010 12:33 AM ET
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I never use DC either. Luckily the books were marked received on Friday. Exactly 2 weeks after I sent them. It was a good reminder to be patient. Not that I will be in the future, but I can try. :P