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Old November 17 2009, 12:49 AM   #1
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Anyone else having problems with their Amazon movie order? (U.S.)

I got an e-mail saying the movie had been shipped over the weekend. At the Amazon site, they gave me a USPS shipping number to track the movie on its way here.

At the USPS website, they say they have no record of a package in transit with that shipping number.

Never ran into this before with Amazon.

Anyone else?
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Old November 17 2009, 02:09 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone else having problems with their Amazon movie order? (U.S.)

They probably use the UPS "Mail Innovations" system that is becoming very popular, where Amazon gives the package to UPS, who takes it to your city, where they hand it over to the USPS to actually deliver it. So USPS won't have any record of it until they take possession of the package.

....that, or they've just created the shipping information and won't actually ship it until tomorrow
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Old November 17 2009, 02:13 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone else having problems with their Amazon movie order? (U.S.)

As mentioned, it supposedly shipped Sunday, which is in itself strange.

The Postal Service works on Sundays?
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Old November 17 2009, 03:23 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone else having problems with their Amazon movie order? (U.S.)

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They probably use the UPS "Mail Innovations" system that is becoming very popular, where Amazon gives the package to UPS, who takes it to your city, where they hand it over to the USPS to actually deliver it. So USPS won't have any record of it until they take possession of the package.
Close--they use FedEx's version thereof. (And then FedEx sits on the package in your local depot for 2-3 days before bothering to give it to your local USPS office.)

If you paste the tracking number into FedEx's site, it should show up.
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Old November 17 2009, 04:12 AM   #5
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...If you paste the tracking number into FedEx's site, it should show up.
I tried it.

It worked.

Those MORONS. They plainly said it was a USPS tracking number.

No wonder the Postal Service didn't have any record of the package.
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Old November 17 2009, 05:04 AM   #6
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Technically speaking, it is a USPS tracking number; it's their format (versus the FedEx or UPS tracking number formats), and will be entered into the USPS system when the package leaves your local FedEx depot.

Yes, it's moronic. But I can just imagine their customers' heads exploding if they tried to explain that to everybody--far easier to tell them to use Amazon's website to track the package (which combines the two data sources automatically) instead of the shippers'.
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