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Subject: virtual map
Date Posted: 7/22/2007 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2007
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Is this map an accurate tract a package takes? I'm waiting for a book I requested which is coming from NJ to CT. According to the map it is now in NC. I would love to know how the postal system works.  Too bad it couldn't get a stamp on it from all the places it's has been like a passport.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 7/22/2007 3:51 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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No, the map is just a fun approximation. The dots on the map are places the book has actually been scanned by the P.O. but otherwise it's not accurate.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 4:01 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2005
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Sometimes the mail truck does deep sea exploration before bringing the books to your box. The only reason I check the map is to hear the truck beep its little horn. Click on it with your speakers on.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 4:28 PM ET
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I just find it funny that the book is taking a detour in NC. Too bad my aunt coundn't snag it, read it, then send it back up to CT. Seems odd way to get from NJ to CT, lol.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 5:33 PM ET
Member Since: 12/29/2005
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While the truck is just an estimate,I did have one that travelled almost to me, then back to another state and then back toward me. Don't know what the PO did, but it was scanned and really had travelled all over. I also know that books I send within state actually go out to Dallas, TX  and then back into OK instead of straight up the road.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 6:16 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2006
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The dots are accurate; the truck-lines are fictional.