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Subject: New USPS record delivery of Media Mail
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 6:02 PM ET
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New USPS record delivery of Media Mail..........I cannot even believe it!  to West Virginia, not even a neighboring state to New Mexico.....

Mailed From: NM
Mailed To: WV

Request Date: 10/20/2010 3:13 AM ET
Date Accepted: 10/20/2010 10:32 AM ET
Wrapper Printing(s):

  • 10/20/2010 10:32 AM ET

Date Mailed: 10/20/2010 10:33 AM ET       **************
Date Received: 10/21/2010 2:28 PM ET    **************
USPS DC#: 420261049102969010386189311913

Delivery Confirmation Events

  1. 10/20/2010 10:40 AM ET - Electronic Shipping Info Received - SAN CRISTOBAL, NM
  2. 10/20/2010 10:40 AM ET - Enroute - SAN CRISTOBAL, NM
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 6:24 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 10/21/10 6:30 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 6:57 PM ET
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Wow. Im impressed!

Date Posted: 10/22/2010 8:51 AM ET
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That is impressive - meanwhile I am tracking a DC # from CT to MD which left CT on 10/12 and has an estimated delivery date of 10/18.  Still have not seen it or any more notations in the tracking on this package.  BTW not a book via Media Mail but a package (of golf clubs) via parcel post.  Geez I can drive to CT from here in 6 hours and its been 10 days.

Date Posted: 10/22/2010 9:13 AM ET
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Yeah... Something wonky is going on with media mail! I have 3 books that were shipped out to me during the first few days of October, 2 with DC on them, and nada! The ones with DC don't even have a single scan on either one... Just that "electronic shipping info received". All 3 are coming from different members, (one is from a game swap too), and I've gotten everything else that was sent out to me from the second week of October until now (unless it was just mailed, of course!) I think I'm going to have to make a trip down to the P.O. to complain (not that they'll really do anything but look at me and shrug...). So frustrating! Anyone else having problems lately?
Date Posted: 10/22/2010 9:27 AM ET
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I've noticed that books with little distance to travel seem to take the longest.  I always assumed it's because since it's not going that far, they let it sit aside longer.  Whereas ones that have to go cross country they squeeze in more quickly.  Plus the further they have to go the more likely you might get lucky and have it get on a plain.

Last Edited on: 10/22/10 9:28 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/22/2010 11:39 AM ET
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One of my box-o-books packages took about a month to reach the desiginated member via USPS Media Mail.

Holly B. - ,
Date Posted: 10/22/2010 12:55 PM ET
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Originally posted on Dear ... (a complaint thread)


What's with you guys?  This is the 2nd time a book shipment has gone "walk-about" in less than a month.  This time it is 14 days from one city in Washington State to another city in the same state (less than 200 miles away ) and it still has to come to Idaho to actually be delivered.  I've been waiting 16 days now and it's still not here!!!!   URG!!!    (I know this because, thank you PBS member, it has delivery confirmation on it!) 

The time before this the book was coming from New Jersey to Idaho but it disappeared off the delivery confirmation radar for 12 days between one city in New Jersey and another city in New York state.  You USPS guys and gals do realized that these states are adjacent to each other don't you? 

I know for some people the state of Idaho is unknown territory but I promise you it is part of the northern continental U.S.   Are you somehow reading "South America" as the address while trying order to delivery these books?

If the books didn't come in their original PBS wrappers I'd swear you guys were breaking them open and reading them (very slowly) before putting them back in the mail.

Thanks guys, I feel much better now.  Still book-less but better.

Date Posted: 10/25/2010 10:34 PM ET
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I recently had a book I mailed for a game delivered one YEAR after I mailed it.  Shocked the heck out of me and the recipient when it showed up, perfectly packaged and undamaged.  Where the heck was it hiding all that time???

Date Posted: 10/26/2010 10:19 AM ET
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Sarah, it probably ended up in some dark corner of  canvas mail bag or hamper that was put away and gone un noticed. I could have fallen out of something and  slid underneath some shelving or equipment. Hard to say. I know that once i was delivering a bunch of packages and one slid off the backseat and wound up underneath my front seat. I didn't realize it until a week later when i went to vacuum out my car.  I felt horrible about it because it was someone's wedding video they were waiting for,now i am more careful and check the car over good at the end of the day.

Another thing, East coast mailings take longer coming and going for some reason. I have noticed that alot and i'm not sure why?

Date Posted: 10/26/2010 8:03 PM ET
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I'm upper midwest and the book was going to California.  Last scan was in Bell, CA which is pretty near where the recipient lives.  We just figured it got misdelivered and the DC not scanned.  Must have been hiding in some dark corner.