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Subject: Weird delivery route
Date Posted: 10/2/2014 11:41 AM ET
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Does this sound right to you?

 

I dropped a book off (I used tracking) in Lenexa, KS. It always routes though Des Moines, IA. So far so good, but then it goes to Bell Gardens, CA. Here's the issue...the book is supposed to end up in Henrico, VA. I checked other books I sent out, none are going to CA. What do I do now? It sounds to me like the book is going to be lost or something. Thank you!

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 12:04 PM ET
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Eh. Sometimes books wind up in the wrong truck. Just wait and see (particularly as there is pretty much nothing you can do about it).

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 1:01 PM ET
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A postal clerk once told me that the scanners can misread the bar codes and send books in the wrong direction.

Bell CA is known as a black hole for stuff so hopefully it won't get hung up there.
 

Scott (scalta) - ,
Date Posted: 10/2/2014 1:20 PM ET
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MIchele L--It sounds to me like the book is going to be lost or something. Thank you!

Just because a package gets misdirected does not mean it will go lost or never reappear.  The probable outcome is that the package will get sent along to the correct area within a few days.  Remember, a book has 4 weeks to reach the requestor before it is declared lost by the system.

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 1:48 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/2/2014 2:10 PM ET
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Great...and this was for a child's school assignment! I hope it gets there!
Date Posted: 10/2/2014 2:54 PM ET
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I just checked tracking on a book I sent to CA - it says:

  • 9/26/2014 10:03 AM - Electronic Shipping Info Received - ENGLEWOOD,NJ
  • 9/26/2014 10:08 PM - Enroute - TETERBORO,NJ
  • 9/28/2014 6:15 PM - Enroute - ANAHEIM,CA
  • 9/29/2014 6:32 AM - Arrival at Unit - HUNTINGTON BEACH,CA
  • 9/29/2014 10:21 AM - Sorting / Processing Complete - HUNTINGTON BEACH,CA
  • 9/29/2014 10:31 AM - Out for Delivery - HUNTINGTON BEACH,CA
  • 9/29/2014 3:55 PM - Delivered - HUNTINGTON BEACH,CA
  • 9/29/2014 11:03 PM - Enroute - TETERBORO,NJ

So, I have no clue what's going on.  Go figure...LOL

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 4:01 PM ET
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I think usps is having fun with our books!!
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Date Posted: 10/3/2014 3:41 AM ET
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Michele L --Great...and this was for a child's school assignment! I hope it gets there!

One should never order a book which is needed by a specific deadline, especially if it is a short deadline.  Once the order is placed, it could cycle through a couple of bookshelves, at 5 days per bookshelf, before the order is accepted.  Then the sender has the option of having up to 7 days to get the book in the mail.  Once in the mail, then there is another 4-week time allotted for the book to arrive.  So, if the book cycles through  3 bookshelves before being accepted, the book could conceivably take 50 days to reach you from the original order date.

In my experience, most books that I order will arrive within 10 days.  But, I never assume that I will receive any particular book in that amount of time.

Date Posted: 10/3/2014 11:08 AM ET
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I just read reviews about Bell Gardens post office..ohhh boyyyy..It looks like there's alot of problems with things there. I hope the book gets to her!!!
Date Posted: 10/3/2014 1:23 PM ET
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Product & Tracking Information

Postal Product:

  • Package Services

Features:

  • USPS Tracking

 

 

It might get to VA after all!

 

 

DATE & TIME
STATUS OF ITEM
LOCATION

October 3, 2014 , 12:55 pm

Arrived at USPS Facility

 

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD 20790 

 

Your item arrived at our USPS facility in CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD 20790 on October 3, 2014 at 12:55 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.

October 1, 2014 , 3:34 am

Departed USPS Facility

BELL GARDENS, CA 90201 

September 29, 2014 , 9:33 pm

Arrived at USPS Facility

BELL GARDENS, CA 90201 

September 28, 2014 , 1:24 am

Departed USPS Facility

DES MOINES, IA 50395 

September 27, 2014 , 8:18 am

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

DES MOINES, IA 50395 

September 26, 2014 , 10:15 am

Acceptance

LENEXA, KS 66215