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Subject: What is it with Bell, CA?
Date Posted: 9/27/2010 1:21 PM ET
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I sent out a book and it sat at the Bell, Ca processing center for awhile. I've heard of other people having the same problems with books being processed here. I wonder if the employees are opening up the packages and reading the books, then sending them on to the destination.

9/12/2010 6:00 PM - Electronic Shipping Info Received - CORTARO,AZ

9/15/2010 10:54 PM - Enroute - BELL,CA

9/27/2010 8:23 AM - Enroute - JERSEY CITY,NJ

9/27/2010 11:40 AM - Enroute - JERSEY CITY,NJ
Date Posted: 9/27/2010 1:29 PM ET
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It's probably a hub. 

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 1:35 PM ET
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It is a processing center with a very large volume of mail going through it. Media Mail will sit if there is "no room" in the trucks so the more other mail, the less likely it will go plus they probably have a pretty high volume of Media Mail too so that will make the problem even worse.

It is also very possible that it wasn't at Belle that long, just didn't get any other scans along the way. It went from one side of the states to the other in that time. Usually when I have stuff sitting in Belle, there are repeated scans EnRoute there so I would almost suspect that it did move on and just didn't get scanned.

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 5:11 PM ET
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It is an infamous black hole for books, LOL!  Hope yours gets out soon.

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 6:39 PM ET
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It sounds like Federal Way Washington.  I've had a couple of books get caught there.

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 6:43 PM ET
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I have had lots of books move through Bell, CA. It's gotta be a major hub.

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 7:09 PM ET
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That's the same Bell that's been in the news for their overpaid city officials.  You could peek under the prison garb here to see if they've been making off with your books, as well as with their residents' tax money. 

Last Edited on: 9/27/10 7:32 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/27/2010 7:21 PM ET
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My local pit of no return is Capitol Heights, MD. Curse you Capitol Heights.... devil

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Date Posted: 9/28/2010 11:16 AM ET
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I'm in CA, so many of my books get lost in the "black hole" that is Bell postal distribution center.

Date Posted: 9/29/2010 9:51 AM ET
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Well, this book has been having a scenic trip of the US. It has now left NJ and is traveling to MN.