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Subject: Weird book tracking data
Date Posted: 12/3/2008 4:14 PM ET
Member Since: 5/2/2008
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Okay, so maybe this belongs in the USPS forum, but here goes:

I am recieving a book from Alaska, and it was shipped 11/12. I followed the tracking data, and for over a week, it has the little postal truck over the dot that represents my address but it has no waypoint information. And PBS is emailing me asking if it's here. I'm not upset or anything, just curious as to how it seems to be here, but not here. And I don't want to bug the member because it's not like it's their fault at all.

Plus, tracking data from AK is weird cause the map they use has AK hanging out with Hawaii. I wonder what track it really took?

Date Posted: 12/3/2008 5:04 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 5/20/10 3:03 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/3/2008 5:29 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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What Cindy said.  I think the little truck driver takes a lot of martini lunches, because he's always driving into the surf.  Heck, he thought he could drive here from Hawaii too :-)

Books coming from AK and HI can, obviously, take a bit longer to arrive.  The PBS emails are just a gentle reminder in case it did arrive and you forgot to mark it mailed, etc.  If the book gets marked lost, you can PM the sender and politely ask about the status.  It is a busy time of year for mail, though, and I would expect things coming from AK to be a bit tardy.  Perhaps they should save them up and have Santa bring them, since they're so close :-)


Date Posted: 12/3/2008 6:47 PM ET
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I shipped a book to Hawaii that took 6 weeks.  It went lost (per PBS) but eventually got to Hawaii and I got my credit.  Requestor said they send media mail to Hawaii via ship.  It may get to her eventually.  Pat

Date Posted: 12/3/2008 6:48 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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