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Subject: Taking the scenic route
Date Posted: 9/20/2011 12:44 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Checking on a recent book order.  It left the warehouse with UPS or Fed/Ex, one of those transferred to USPS mid route so I've been following out of curiosity.  Locally, the transfer is quick and I have packages the next day.  Apparently not everyone receives the same efficient service:

Date Time Location Event Details
September 20, 2011 07:38:00 AM Chillicothe OH US Departure Scan
September 20, 2011 07:38:00 AM Chillicothe OH US In transit to pickup location
September 20, 2011 06:47:00 AM Chillicothe OH US Arrival Scan
September 20, 2011 04:44:00 AM Chillicothe OH US Departure Scan
September 20, 2011 04:44:00 AM Chillicothe OH US In transit to pickup location
September 20, 2011 04:40:00 AM Chillicothe OH US Arrival Scan
September 20, 2011 12:27:19 AM Grove City OH US Departure Scan
September 20, 2011 12:27:00 AM Grove City OH US In transit to pickup location
September 19, 2011 06:13:00 PM Grove City OH US Arrival Scan
September 19, 2011 02:59:48 PM Fedex Smartpost Grove City OH US Departure Scan
September 19, 2011 02:59:00 PM Fedex Smartpost Grove City OH US In transit to pickup location
September 16, 2011 04:08:00 PM Fedex Smartpost Grove City OH US Arrival Scan
September 15, 2011 11:47:00 PM US Shipment has left seller facility and is in transit

 



Last Edited on: 9/20/11 12:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/20/2011 9:35 PM ET
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So I guess the question is to FedEx and original shipper as to not being able to deliver your parcel to you?  Not sure of what the delivery standards might be for packages not initiated with USPS - although it looks like Chillocothe has it in a loop. 

Date Posted: 9/21/2011 1:25 AM ET
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Not coming to me, I ordered the package mailed to someone else.  I'm sure it will be delivered, but it's taking longer than I anticipated when I saw the FedEx Smartpost scan. 

The transition to USPS in my area appear to run much smoother...they transfer at FedEx Smartpost Kent and are delivered with my regular mail the next day.

Date Posted: 11/9/2011 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2008
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I mailed a book to another member back on Oct 29th and this is what I see when I check to see if she got it yet::

 

USPS DC#: 9449010200817004755981


  • 10/29/2011 12:51 PM - Acceptance - GRIFFIN,GA
  • 10/29/2011 10:24 PM - Electronic Shipping Info Received - GRIFFIN,GA
  • 10/30/2011 12:24 PM - Enroute - MEMPHIS,TN
  • 11/2/2011 4:09 AM - Enroute - FEDERAL WAY,WA
  • 11/8/2011 11:06 AM - Enroute - MEMPHIS,TN

The address is in Washington state so why in the h*ll is it back in TN???

 

I guess I will go down to my PO and see if they can look into this...

Linda

Date Posted: 11/10/2011 7:15 PM ET
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Memphis zip codes start with 381--  Federal Way Wa zip codes start 981-- If there is a smear on the zip, it is very possible the sorting machines are reading the 9 as a 3

Date Posted: 11/13/2011 6:29 PM ET
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I always put packing tape over the addresses before I mail that way they don't get smeared.  I see now that it is BACK in Washington..  So we will see...

 

Linda W.

Date Posted: 11/13/2011 8:46 PM ET
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Sounds like it might have been a sorting error (it happens), that has been corrected and is now back on track.