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Subject: Just for fun - How many miles was your longest/shortest book transaction?
Date Posted: 9/21/2007 1:46 AM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2007
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My longest was a book my husband wanted that came from Puerto Rico 3352 miles (I actually received a book from Germany that was cancelled and then sent anyway but it isn't in my transaction archive so I can't count it I guess).

My shortest was a book I received from 10 miles away. I told the member we could have met for coffee and saved her postage!


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Date Posted: 9/21/2007 2:41 AM ET
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I had one from the same zip code as me, and she has the same first name as me!

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Date Posted: 9/21/2007 7:23 AM ET
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My longest was 4438 miles from Saipan, MP and the shortest was 52 miles.

Cool question!


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Date Posted: 9/21/2007 8:16 AM ET
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Hey Michelle, that's quite a coincidence.

Theresa, I have to admit I didn't know where Saipan, MP was and googled it. What a history that island has! That is a place I would like to visit.



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PaulaS avatar
Date Posted: 9/21/2007 8:18 AM ET
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My longest trip was 1996, the shorest 124. 

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Date Posted: 9/21/2007 11:54 AM ET
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Longest was 2,650 miles  Shortest was 5 miles

Seems like I mail the most to states on the East Coast.  There are only 4 states I haven't mailed to yet and 7 states I haven't recieved from.


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Date Posted: 9/21/2007 12:15 PM ET
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My longest was 2360 miles and my shortest wa 33 miles.  :)

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Date Posted: 9/22/2007 3:05 PM ET
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I've mailed out 139 and rec'd 120 (I use a lot of credits at SwapACD).

My shortest has been 78 miles and my longest, 4192 - from Hawaii.


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Date Posted: 9/22/2007 5:00 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2006
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shortest 27 miles

longest it says, 2454, but I did sent a book from me in CT to Hawaii and it seems that should be longer. Hmmm.

The shortest delivery time was 27 hours, which I thought was amazing, for media mail, too. Hooray!


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Date Posted: 9/23/2007 2:33 AM ET
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I love this thread!!

I've only been a member for 3 months, and live in the center of the country, so mine won't be any record...but, longest is 1745 and shortest is 113.

I also only have 21 states to send to!

I seem to do a lot of business with GA... Maybe PBS is really popular down there?

Most of my transactions have been to & from East of where I live in SW OK..

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Date Posted: 9/23/2007 10:41 PM ET
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I just checked.  I had forgotten my longest was 4,522 miles.  I had sent two books to Peurto Rico.  My shortest was 12 miles.  I just dropped it off at her door, since my friend lives on the same street!!  How fun to be able to check and keep track.  I love that map.  Carrie 

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Date Posted: 9/23/2007 11:33 PM ET
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In the month that I have belonged to PBS, I have mailed 41 books and received 21 ( this does not include the 16 I have currently mailed and the 19 that are on their way to me)  out of those the closest was 265 miles (apparently no one lives here in Nebraska :-) and the farthest was 2443 miles.