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Old 09-21-2011, 09:46 AM   #1
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How long should Media mail take? UPDATE in post #14

I bought a book FFS off of a lady on another site. I paid her August 20. She said that she would have it out in the mail no later then the 22 of August. She does live on the East coast and I though that things might of got slowed down by that hurricane that went up the coast. I just really thought that it should have been here by now.
She has been rather hard to get a hold of lately. I really do not not want to open a paypal dispute if I am just not being patient enough, but i don't want to run out of time either.

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Old 09-21-2011, 09:49 AM   #2
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Re: How long should Media mail take?

I know for me to get media mail at my APO address it can take on average between 6-8 months so I would figure on 2-3 months stateside. It is literally like one of the slowest ways to ship something.
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it is the slowest mail ever! especially coming from the other side of the country.
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Re: How long should Media mail take?

From my understanding it should take no longer than it would to ship parcel post. It's just a different rate I think. I've shipped out books before, and I think it's a little cheaper than parcel because they knows it's a book. At least that's how it seems. You should definitely have it by now. From what I remember, it should take around a week to get to its destination. I think you can look on USPS's website to compare services. I have done that before to double check with things...I think it is under send mail or something (called compare services). I would file if I were you...due to the fact she isn't getting back to you.
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Re: How long should Media mail take?

Check the USPS Postage Price Calculator - it will calculate the cost & the estimated delivery date
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Re: How long should Media mail take?

It can take 2-3 weeks sometimes
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:39 PM   #7
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Re: How long should Media mail take?

I live in the Virgin Islands (still counts as domestic) and media mail can take over 5 months! I would guess that is partly because of my location, but I've heard it can take a couple months even in the continental US.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:04 PM   #8
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The communication issue would bother me. Slow or not, open a PP claim before your 45 days are up. If it comes (and you have it IN YOUR HANDS), you can close it with no recourse to the seller. And if it doesn't come, you're covered. If she's ducking you, I would be concerned about more than just time.

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Media mail takes forever! If she's not responding to you, though, I'd open a dispute.
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Re: How long should Media mail take?

Wow, that is a long time. However, I know I mailed something to Hawaii once and media mail took 6 weeks. I was so ticked. I had to refund the person because they told me that their class was over by the time the book got there (highly doubt that one, but whatever). Anyway, it can take forever, but she should also be in contact with you.
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