KLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2455 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2304 times:
so about two months back my great uncle said that he sent me a letter with updates and he got the letter returned to him and resent it, I never received it. I have an online friend and I sent her a package of oreo cookies about 2 months ago and she never received it nor have i received her package with British snacks she claims she sent August 26th. *I have no reason to think she is lieing but i have yet to hear from her since that email. I assume she is busy at work and isnt into computers/ email as much as I am *
Is there anyway to track the mail or find out where it is, what the hold up is or if all three pieces are lost somewheres?
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2286 times:
Funny...I've experienced some severe delays in getting regular airmail across the Atlantic. A couple of months ago, I purchased an item on Ebay from England, and the guy sent it right away (he even faxed me a copy of the receipt). I took 7 weeks to get here. Not heavy, not large, fit in a small envelope.
Then when the missus and I were in England a few weeks ago, we sent postcards on our second day there (09/15) to recipients in California and Tennessee. They still haven't arrived.
Kmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2225 times:
The British snacks have probably been held up and/or confiscated by the FDA at some entry point. I sent my daughter some hot cross buns last Easter, and by the time the FDA decided I wasn't trying to blow up the country with them they were like hockey pucks...hard and inedible.
On top of that, the FDA won't even speak to you. I tried.
'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
Checkraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2216 times:
I've twice received parcels via regular mail from the UK recently with no delays whatsoever. As a matter of fact, one made it in just three business days - less time than it takes to get mail to/from California!
No food, however. Not that I'd want any English food anyhow...
Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
I've had stuff both commercially and personal stuff that has always made it within a week or so of mailing. I can only think of one thing that didn't make it from an Ebay purchase, but the seller immediately sent out a replacement which did make it.