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Topic: When a book you ordered shows en route from: AP, what does that mean?

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Subject: When a book you ordered shows en route from: AP, what does that mean?
Date Posted: 12/24/2011 1:47 AM ET
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En Route From: AP

Is that from an APO?  Or???

Date Posted: 12/24/2011 2:02 AM ET
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Yes, its an APO

Date Posted: 12/24/2011 2:08 AM ET
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Yes, the book is coming from a Military Postal Service agency located in the Pacific - Korea, Japan, Philippines etc.

Date Posted: 1/3/2012 2:18 AM ET
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Thanks a lot for the responses.  I'd never seen that before.  It's about to go lost in the system, and I was wondering what was taking so long.  It also seems strange to me that I've had numerous PMs back and forth with the sender, yet they never mentioned it.  Hopefully it will eventually arrive.

Date Posted: 1/3/2012 9:20 PM ET
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It's not unusual for books coming from overseas APOs to be marked lost by the system, and then to arrive a week or two later.  When it arrives, you'll mark it received from your Transactions Archive.

I love the fact that our overseas military and diplomatic members can swap books, even if it takes a bit longer smiley

Date Posted: 1/4/2012 1:42 AM ET
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Yes, I was aware of that.  I've only mailed to APOs before, and of course the requestor schooled me in all things APO.  That's why I was surprised that this person just never even mentioned that they were out of the country or that it might take longer than usual in any of our PM's.  It really doesn't matter to me.  I just find it interesting is all.  It did go lost yesterday, and they PM'd me to say that they had received them back without explanation.  They are in S Korea, and they said they've previously received things back marked "rejected by customs," but this time nothing.  Odd, huh?