Help support TMP

"USPS media rate question" Topic

6 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Auction Discussion Plus Board

124 hits since 25 Mar 2017
©1994-2017 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Black Cavalier25 Mar 2017 7:22 a.m. PST

I recently bought a set of rules from someone in North Carolina. I'm in california. Since it was free shipping, I'm guessing they sent it media mail rate.

Well, the postal plane must have really overshot the landing strip since the package tracking now says it's in Guam.


Has anyone else seen something like this happen? I've confirmed with the seller that they did correctly send it to California.

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2017 9:33 a.m. PST

Sure. Last year I had a package take a side trip to Turkey on its way to California from Colorado. They tracked it there and tracked it back.

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Mar 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

I had a package going to Moscow that decided to take a vacation to Aruba.

I have also had other things go astray, but not quite that bad.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member25 Mar 2017 2:45 p.m. PST

I am assuming you believe your package is traveling west to California from NC. It could have been routed via the opposite direction.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2017 10:10 a.m. PST

I once bought a game and the pieces were all miscue. It happens. I sent a scan off to the publisher and they put replacements in the mail. I watched them cross the country until they got to LA, then the tracking page said "train wreck" (or something like that). No updates for a week. Eventually I got the tiles…

Tyler32614 Sep 2017 6:36 p.m. PST

I live in Massachusetts and I shipped a package to my son in Wyoming. It ended up in SF the routed back to Denver and on to Wyoming. Also had a package I sent to Belgium end up in Belarus. They sent it on to Belgium and all was well. $h!t happens.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.