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Subject: PPS - new app - awesome
Date Posted: 4/5/2010 8:49 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2010
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I just saw a yellow circle with a red check mark next to one of the books being mailed to me.  I clicked on it and it took me to a page with the map of the USA .  The map  had a green dot from where the book left California and a line to Florida with a mail truck 1/3 of the way here.  Is this a new feature only for those using PPS postage because it was on only one of the books I am to receive ?  This feature will no doubt be both fun and reassuring to newbies and those who are anxiously awaiting the books they've ordered.

Date Posted: 4/5/2010 9:10 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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the yellow dot with green check mark is there when people use PBS Delivery Confirmation but, you can't rely on that little guy in the truck...it is only an estimate, he drives out in the ocean, goes backwards, and many other odd things.



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Date Posted: 4/5/2010 12:50 PM ET
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But it -is- a fun feature, and fun to watch the little truck's progress.  Also, if you click your mouse on him, he beeps his horn!



Last Edited on: 4/5/10 12:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/5/2010 12:58 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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The Little Truck is best used for entertainment purposes.  Better information is available under the 'details' button.

Date Posted: 4/5/2010 4:39 PM ET
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Am I missing something? I've only seen the yellow circle with the green checkmark. What does the yellow circle with the red checkmark mean? Is one for postage and the other for just DC?

Date Posted: 4/5/2010 5:30 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2010
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Sorry, my error, I checked back and yes Sherry it is a yellow circle w/ green check mark.  Can a person go color blind with advancing years? LOL

Thanks to all responders - you all have a great sense of humor.  I enjoy this forum equally as much as I do receiving books.  It's like Comedy Central -your wit and humor have provided me with numerous belly laughs.  Best medicine there is for whatever ails you.

Date Posted: 4/6/2010 9:16 PM ET
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Isn't that the truth, Mary! These forums and this site in general has literally been a life line for me especially during the past couple years while living with the possiblity of cancer reoccuring lingering in my mind. It's one of the biggest things that got me thru the first year, and something that continues to keep my spirits and my atttitudes in check with reality and real life. I just totally love it, and don't know what I would do without it in my life. PBS Rocks! (Oh, and that's the name of PBS's group on Facebook, in case you are on there :)  Just be sure to let people know you are from PBS when you ask to befriend them thru the group. It helps when we remember mostly nicknames over here, and get over there, and use our real names hahahaha If you are on there, be sure to send me a friend request!