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Posted 06/27/2020   6:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Torin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I purchased an item on eBay from a seller in the midwest and I live in the western united states. When I check tracking, the item arrived and departed a USPS facility in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Why did it go to Puerto Rico, completely in the opposite direction of where the package is supposed to be ultimately delivered to?
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Posted 06/27/2020   7:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Blame it on COVID. Everything else is.
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Posted 06/27/2020   7:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably a simple typographic error. Start the zip code with a "0" instead of an 8 or 9 and it will head east instead of west.
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Posted 06/28/2020   05:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Freibergs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
USPS has some serious problems with Covid going on. I sent a package to Staten Island, NY. It took 3 weeks from Milwaukee to Detroit(?) and when it finally reached Brooklyn it took a week to make it to Staten Island. I sent a package from Milwaukee to Des Moines, IA and it went by way of Pennsylvania.
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Posted 06/28/2020   08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps the masks that the sorting machines are wearing are interfering with the sensors/readers.
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Posted 06/28/2020   09:24 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Happened to me a few years ago. I was sending a package from Florida up north and a couple of days later the tracking showed it in Puerto Rico.
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Posted 06/28/2020   9:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Back in May I purchased two lots on eBay from a seller in New York. They shipped separately. One arrived in a couple days.

The second was last scanned in New Jersey on May 13th. As of today there is still no sign of it.

I understand staffing issues and the need to delay some packages, but six weeks for a priority mail box seems excessive.

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Posted 06/28/2020   9:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I suspect this type of thing happened in the past too, but now we can trace the tracking history minute by minute through the processing hubs - just like humans changing planes at Atlanta or O'Hare or DFW, hubs do make sense. 20 years ago we knew approximately when a package was shipped and when it arrived and had no idea of any circuitous journey. I'm not sure posting the increased scanning makes the service any better.
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Posted 06/29/2020   12:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm awaiting a package right now. Traveling from Missouri to Florida, last spotted in California 5 days ago.

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Posted 06/29/2020   8:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rich60 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
20 days and counting for a 1st class letter to go from outside Wash.,DC to Ozone Park NY.
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Posted 06/30/2020   02:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A few years ago, I had a package coming in from Japan and tracked its arrival in San Francisco. I expected it to go from there to the East Bay, where I live, but for some reason it got routed to the Los Angeles area. Then back to S.F. Then back to L.A. Then (finally!) back to the Bay Area for delivery.
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Posted 07/01/2020   3:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Torin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My package arrived on Monday. What's impressive is that it came from Puerto Rico to the western United States in one day.
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Posted 07/01/2020   5:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Was the zip code right?
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Posted 07/01/2020   5:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Torin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
bobby131313: Yes, zip code was correct.
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