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Subject: Missent - what is this?
Date Posted: 4/9/2009 3:24 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2009
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Can anyone tell me what this means?  Is it lost?

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  • 4/6/2009 10:00 AM - Electronic Shipping Info Received - xxxxx
  • 4/6/2009 11:55 PM - Enroute - xxxxx
  • 4/8/2009 5:23 AM - Enroute - xxxxx
  • 4/9/2009 5:51 AM - Arrival at Unit - xxxxx
  • 4/9/2009 11:54 AM - Missent - xxxxx
Date Posted: 4/9/2009 6:37 PM ET
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Looks like it was delivered, or an attempt was made at the wrong PO. Arrival at Unit usually refers to the local PO in the recipient's zip code. Looks like it was scanned as arrival at the recipient's local PO then they realized that it was the wrong PO.

Date Posted: 4/9/2009 8:02 PM ET
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The post office that scanned it missent should be sending it along to the correct post office.

Date Posted: 4/10/2009 7:29 AM ET
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Thanks!  Hopefully it will make it to its destination soon then.  I was just worried that meant it was lost.

Date Posted: 4/11/2009 6:46 PM ET
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That's happened to me in the past. It will work it's way to you eventually. I was a little surprised the first time I saw that message too!

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 2:22 PM ET
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Yes "Missent" does mean the Post Office sent it to the wrong delivery unit. That same day it left again for the right one.
This sometimes happens in a larger city that has several delivery stations. You will probably get it in a day or two.

FYI : Misshipped, if you see it, usually means a bad zip that has been corrected and the book rerouted to its real destination.