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Old 2008-06-26, 09:32   #1
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Default The Weird Wacky world of package shipping

Everyone has a story or two of misdirected packages or some other kind of shipping hell. Tell us your stories
  • It once took me a week to receive a next day package that went to several wrong states.
  • I was briefly a used-book reseller on Amazon and may be able to recall a story or two to pitch into this thread if it shows signs of life.
I'm prompted to start this thread because I have a success story (I think) involving monitoring the tracking info of a package that I am expecting. Later today I will know if I succeeded and will respond in this thread:

My Orders Order date: May 28, 2008
1 of : Obama '08 Ash Embroidered Hooded Sweatshirt - Large $35.00 Shipped

I've been waiting for this for a while and check the tracking data occasionally. I live in Redondo Beach, California and on Monday I learned that my package had been delivered to an office in Berkeley, California.

Code:
Message from Ross xxxxx:
This package was just delivered to the wrong address in the current hour.
Please get it back. THE DELIVERY ADDRESS IS REDONDO BCH, CA. NOT BERKELEY!

Tracking Detail
Your package has been delivered.
Tracking Number: 	1Z 394 99W 03 7072 914 1
Type:	Package	 
Status:	Delivered	 
Delivered On:	06/23/2008 11:13 A.M.	 
Signed By:	MILLER	 
Location:	OFFICE	 
Delivered To:	BERKELEY,CA,US,	 
Shipped/Billed On:	06/20/2008	 
Reference Number(s):	265540/BJM, C	 
Service:	GROUND	 
Weight:	1.60 Lbs	 

Package Progress
Location	Date	Local Time	 	Description
SAN PABLO,
CA, US
	06/23/2008	 11:13 A.M.	 	DELIVERY
	06/23/2008	 5:33 A.M.	 	OUT FOR DELIVERY
MAUMEE,
OH, US
	06/23/2008	 7:29 A.M.	 	DEPARTURE SCAN
MAUMEE,
OH, US
	06/21/2008	 2:12 A.M.	 	ARRIVAL SCAN
COLUMBUS,
OH, US
	06/20/2008	 11:49 P.M.	 	DEPARTURE SCAN
	06/20/2008	 10:19 P.M.	 	ARRIVAL SCAN
PIQUA,
OH, US
	06/20/2008	 8:30 P.M.	 	DEPARTURE SCAN
	06/20/2008	 5:44 P.M.	 	ORIGIN SCAN
US
	06/20/2008	 5:33 P.M.	 	BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

Tracking results provided by UPS: 06/23/2008 3:01 P.M. ET
Coincidentally, I looked up the tracking within only minutes after the delivery had been logged-in at Berkeley. As you can see, it still shows that as the final destination but I think I got it all sorted. I spent about an hour looking for a way to send them an email directly correlated with this shipment because I wanted the driver to go back and get the package. I was stymied a bit because they want to get messages after a package has been late a day or more.

Basically to get the message from me directly correlated with the shipment, I went into a Quantum View business service portion of UPS. I don't have an account there but was able to send an email about my package. I received this email in reply:
Code:
Important Delivery Information

Scheduled Delivery:	   	26-June-2008

Shipment Detail

Ship To:

REDONDO BEACH
CA
US

UPS Service:	   	GROUND
Weight:	  	1.6 LBS.
 
Tracking Number:	  	1Z39499W0370729141
Quantum View Request Number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
So today, I learn if I straightened it all out before someone walked home with my jacket

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