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Subject: Is the PBS Market always so slow?
Date Posted: 1/25/2011 4:05 PM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2009
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Date of Purchase: 1/19/2011 7:05 PM    
Date Mailed: 1/25/2011 12:00 AM

I realize that a weekend fell in the middle of this, but the order was placed Wednesday evening and did not ship until today. I know that the timestamp above says midnight... I'm pretty sure it went out today and not yesterday. The tracking number is not even registering on FedEx or USPS yet. 


I'm also confused because I use a PO Box exclusively (USPS does not deliver to my house) and it let me use a PO Box as the address. Is this really shipping via FedEx? Is it going to make it to my PO Box?

Date Posted: 1/25/2011 8:19 PM ET
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It's been pretty slow in my experience.

it's not fully Fed-Ex delivery, Fed-Ex will deliver it to your post office, and the post office will deliver it to you (or in your case, pop it in your PO Box)

Date Posted: 1/25/2011 11:11 PM ET
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That was just 3 business days as your order was placed on Wednesday night after 5PM, it most likely wasn't processed or started until Thursday.  The 12AM for today could go either way.  It could have shipped yesterday and all shipments are uploaded at midnight, or the next days mailings are uploaded so it went out today.  These are bargain priced books often coming from a large warehouse so it's not like ordering from someone on PBS with only 10 or so books on their bookshelf.

Date Posted: 1/25/2011 11:12 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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The only time I've ordered from the PBS market was just before Christmas, and I still got my books in about a week even with a holiday in there. I'm not even sure how they were shipped originally but they came through my regular mailman.


Date Posted: 1/26/2011 10:14 AM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2008
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I was wondering the same thing as the OP. I ordered three books on 1-14 and they were not shipped until yesterday. It is good to know that this isn't the normal wait for shipping. But if I order from them again I will be sure to give myself plenty of leeway before I 'need' the book when I order.LOL

Date Posted: 1/26/2011 10:50 AM ET
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Same here- ordered a book on 1/15, and it didn't ship until 1/24.  Kinda funny, since they don't allow us that long to ship books that are ordered from US from other members.

Date Posted: 1/26/2011 10:54 AM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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Your PBS Market Super Seller book(s) will be shipped 7-10 days after your purchase. You will receive an e-mail when your order ships.  Books are mailed via USPS Media Mail and typically take 4 to 14 business days to arrive.

I copied and pasted the above from the receipt that was emailed to me after I placed a recent order.

I have found that orders ship sooner than the 7-10 days indicated.

Date Posted: 1/26/2011 1:31 PM ET
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Yeah it's not a big deal, I guess I was just expecting a little faster processing time for something I was paying cash for.