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Subject: Question not related to PBS
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 11:50 AM ET
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ok, i ordered some cds from ebay. the seller used paypal to ship with DC. every time i check on its status it says

Your item was processed and left our FEDERAL WAY, WA 98003 facility on February 20, 2008. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later. 

why is it taking so long to move out of that place? its already been there a week. should i contact the seller and ask him to check on it?

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 1:03 PM ET
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It's possible that it just hasn't been scanned anywhere else.  I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 1:31 PM ET
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im hoping thats just the case. id be pretty peeved to find out that it had really been sitting there for a week

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 3:55 PM ET
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I've had this happen more times than I can count!  It's probably just not been scanned along the way.

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 4:30 PM ET
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I had one of my PBS postage books picked up on a Saturday. It was scanned at my local post office not the following Monday, but the Monday after that! (Yes, 9 days later!) So it looked like I hadn't mailed it for a full week after I marked it mailed.

I was so annoyed, especially since I'd wrapped the book and raced it out there before my pickup time. :P

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 4:47 PM ET
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should i contact the seller and ask him to check on it?

Unfortunately there really isn't anyting the sender can do about it, except for track it as you did.  I'm sure it's just a case of not being scanned again.

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 6:22 PM ET
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Delivery confirmation means just that to the post office. It should be scanned when it is delivered. They are experimenting with additional scans along the way but it is not very consistant at this time. Rumor has it that they are thinking about having a scan for all packages like some of the other package delivery companies do.  patti

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:54 PM ET
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I really hate that 'rumor' guy! It wouldn't be a problem if I only had packages to deliver like they do!!! Geez.....

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 6:35 PM ET
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i got it the other day, so it must have not been scanned at all along the way

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 6:39 PM ET
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Yay!  I love happy endings!