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Old 07-25-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
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Lost Package Help
I ordered some yarn for a project. When I checked USPS online it says that my package was delivered. But I did not find the package in the mailbox nor at my door. What do I do ? Has anyone been in this situation before? I already started my project and without that remaining yarn I will not be able to finish my top. The wierd thing is nobody has ever lost any packages left at their doorstep before. Advice anybody??
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:06 PM   #2
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My first step would be to call the post office. The carrier could have dropped it at a different door. You could also check with your neighbors to see if they got a package by mistake. :thinking:
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:08 PM   #3
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Did you have a tracking number or something? I would contact USPS and ask about it. You may have to contact the company that sent it as well. They would know when it was sent and how.

I've had some odd things happen a couple times, too.
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:11 PM   #4
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Hi Ingrid,
Yeah I just assumed that people would return stuff if it wasnt theirs. I guess I will have to do the rounds :( I have been calling the post office for the past 2 days trying to get a hold of the carrier. I missed the mailman both times hope to catch him on the phone this evening. They did confirm though that the package is not at the post office:( I was so excited about getting that yarn and have been checking the mailbox like crazy, I am prayign that nobody stole it :(
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Maybe you could leave a note in the mailbox if he hasn't come yet today? Then he can at least point you in the right direction. If he did deliver it to you, then you can start the process of reporting stolen mail and hopefully get reimbursed.
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Thank you ladies,
I did call the yarn store too, and I am waiting for them to call back. I have done that all except asking the neighbors. I didnt know that I would be this desperate about yarn )
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Thanks Ingrid,
I am going to take your advice and leave a note. Wow you are so wise!!
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I can commiserate! I ordered some Shine from KnitPicks on 6/27/06, and I still haven't received it yet. (Note: the blame goes primarily to the USPS.) The first order got "lost" by the USPS because they initiated the forwarding of our mail 2 weeks before the online requested date. The said package had "no clue" as to where it should go since it wasn't sure if it should go to my old address or the new one. Thanks USPS for your screwup! The tracking info on KnitPicks says that the order is still at my former local post office. Before moving, I personally visited this post office and it WASN'T THERE (or so the attendant says - yarn snatcher!...just kidding :rollseyes: ). The tracking info still says that it was never delivered. KnitPicks re-sent the order, but the customer service lady didn't change my mailing address until after submitting the order. Therefore, the 2nd order got billed to my new address, but sent to my old address. Even though I had been successfully receiving forwarded mail when this 2nd order went out, it got "lost" too and at the same place. Yesterday, I called KnitPicks to see if they had any new information on my re-sent order. The lady I talked to issued a 3rd order and it should be mailed out today to my new address. Thank goodness because I'm waiting on this yarn to do the lacy baby shrug knitalong here at the KH Forum!

So, my yarn got lost while in transit intead of at my front door. But, I can relate to how you feel! I'll bet that someone at my old local post office is enjoying 2 orders of KnitPicks yarn as we speak... (again, just kidding... :rollseyes: )

P.S. I've never had any other issues with the USPS, and I realize that this is just one single event in the grand scheme of things. So, if you're an employee of USPS, please don't get offended at the frustration I've expressed in my own personal experience with mail forwarding. Maybe it's just a fluke, and I'm lucky enough to be part of it.
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I am positive that my mail was not stolen, it must have been misdelivered to a mailbox that no one uses. I just dont think its fair for the sender to pay extra for something that they already sent out. I wish they would knock on our doors and get us to sign for all packages like what UPS does.
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