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komokwa
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Posts: 6,088
Registered: ‎03-26-2003

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to brazosbendelectric

The post master told me they use the term  Available for Pickup when you have a PO BOX 

 

Then it shoulf have never said ...out for delivery.......if it never left the post office.

 

Go back to the PO and demand the post master find the box........

other wise he's no MASTER of anything...



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brazosbendelectric
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-09-2012

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to hidy-hoo

I am dealing with this now.

An item I purchased was shipped, a notice was never left, I checked the tracking and it said

out for delivery, then Available for Pickup, I went to the PO and they said they can't find the package.

The post master told me they use the term  Available for Pickup when you have a PO BOX and the package is too large to fit in the box, so they leave a slip that states Available for Pickup in your PO Box.

 

I filed a case and it was ruled in the sellers favor,

They said the seller provided tracking info that  the item was delivered.

I never recived the item or a refund---Ebay buyer protection let me down.Pay Pay was to be paid on delivery.

I called several times and was told that was their policy.

I have made a complaint to the BBB.

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urdi27
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Posts: 36
Registered: ‎03-28-2011

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to hidy-hoo

Thank you hidy.

 

Now I've learned something new, about whom to contact, thanks!

 

Glad I asked, these boards have been very helpful for a newbie. 

 

If the tracking doesn't move on Monday, I'll start from the PO you suggested and do a full time Sherlock operation :smileyhappy: 

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hidy-hoo
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Posts: 6,579
Registered: ‎05-18-2013

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to urdi27

Hi urdi - I would call the post office that shipped your widget.  It is the sending post office's responsibility to update the tracking with information from the receiving post office.  13 days does seem like a long time - could be all kinds of explanations - but if you haven't heard from the buyer about not receiving the package I wouldn't worry too much.  

 

As for the buyer leaving you a "jelly donut", if you shipped the widget within your stated timeframe, you should be fine.





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urdi27
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Posts: 36
Registered: ‎03-28-2011

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to sineaterdoodah

I am having similar issue.

Tracking shows "Out for Delivery" September 9, 09:57 AM, then "Available for Pickup" since September 9, 10:17 AM.

It has been waiting for 13 days now, in CA. Have sent 3 emails to Buyer, no response. 

Starting to worry about the item's condition - wax melts left for 13 days at the PO in CA... not the best odds I am afraid.

Not sure if calling the Buyer and interrupting his privacy/vacations is a god idea either.

 

I am new to selling on eBay and don't know how to handle a situation like this.

Pretty much afraid the Buyer will be disppointed when/if finally receiving something that used to be scented tarts... just hoping that in any case I will be contacted before receiving a "jelly donut". 

 

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sineaterdoodah
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Posts: 5,995
Registered: ‎07-22-2011

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to janewt-1

lol! i was raised in middleboro,mass,kansas mom,massachusetts dad,and most of the maternal family in wisconsin.

needless to say i havea rather strange mixed accent,lol!!

hidy,i've been there,LOVED the place!! i bought my then boyfriend a gigantic chalk owl,i mean this thing was FUGLY!!! he LOVED it,and we got married 6 months later. he still has that owl,after moving at least 10 times in 30 years.:smileyhappy:

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janewt-1
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Registered: ‎12-01-2006

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to hidy-hoo

hidy-hoo wrote:

Buyer was on an antique buying trip in Brimfield, Ma and gone for a week.  

 

And, BTW, if you ever get a chance to go to the Brimfield Antiques show - you should - it is absolutely amazing - acres and acres of people selling antiques or every kind and description!


Brimfield, MA - that's one of them places nawth of the Mason Dixon line ain't it?  Them folks scare me - they even talk funny.



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hidy-hoo
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Posts: 6,579
Registered: ‎05-18-2013

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to sineaterdoodah

Buyer was on an antique buying trip in Brimfield, Ma and gone for a week.  The post office was holding her mail.

 

When I sent the message to her asking about the "available for pick up" notice, she replied that she was annoyed that she hadn't received an email from eBay that the widget had shipped - which is another glitch that happened on the same day and same listing as the "your buyer hasn't paid" message - eBay was having a really bad day.

 

She finally got back to me today and told me about the hold.  And, BTW, if you ever get a chance to go to the Brimfield Antiques show - you should - it is absolutely amazing - acres and acres of people selling antiques or every kind and description!





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sineaterdoodah
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Posts: 5,995
Registered: ‎07-22-2011

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to hidy-hoo

let me know it turns out,would you please?

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hidy-hoo
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Posts: 6,579
Registered: ‎05-18-2013

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to sineaterdoodah

USPS status is still showing available for pickup - Contacted buyer through eBay messaging - She has no idea why it hasn't been delivered and to make matters worse, she has not received any emails from eBay that the package had shipped.  I am a wreck over this - it is a very, very old piece of china - I shipped Priority, double boxed and insured, but the thought of it floating around for several days is putting me in a very BAD MOODmad emoticon.gif

 

We will both contact out post offices on Monday for an explanation





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sineaterdoodah
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Posts: 5,995
Registered: ‎07-22-2011

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to hidy-hoo

hidy,i went through that just about a month ago.

my buyer lives in a high crime area,and he has it set up( dang,i should have ASKED how!) that his P.O. will hold his packages for 48 hours so he can go get them upon viewing the tracking,or choose to have them delivered to his apartment building.

i contacted him,he reassured me,and thanked me for making contact.

maybe you could contact YOUR buyer too,just to be safe? :smileyhappy:

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scga912
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Posts: 1,541
Registered: ‎09-12-2010

Re: Available for Pickup?

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in reply to hidy-hoo

Did you by some odd chance send it "Hold for Pickup?"  That is a USPS option.

 

I doubt you did. =)

 

There is another thought that comes to mind.  The buyer could have their mail held if they travel.    I've had holds put on my mail while I was on vacation because I was expecting a shipment that I knew wouldn't fit through the slot.  I didn't check the tracking though to see what it said.

 

Also there are times when the post office won't leave a package if the neighborhood is known for theft, but I only know of "Notice Left."   Maybe it was postal error instead of Notice Left?  The time is screwy though for that.

 

When I've had some strange tracking things going on, I have requested email updates from USPS (there's a link on the tracking information page). 

 

Or - call USPS and find out??

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hidy-hoo
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Posts: 6,579
Registered: ‎05-18-2013

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to hondamedic

Thanks, honda - that website did get me a little more information, but this is still weird - usually will have something saying "out for delivery".  This is what it is showing now:



 YOUR LABEL NUMBERSERVICESTATUS OF YOUR ITEMDATE & TIMELOCATIONFEATURES

 

9405509699938772672142

Priority Mail 3-Day

Available for Pickup

September 5, 2013, 8:57 am

POLAND, NY 13431 

Scheduled Delivery Day:
September 6, 2013 

$50 insurance included

USPS Tracking / Delivery Confirmation

   

Arrival at Post Office

September 5, 2013, 8:56 am

POLAND, NY 13431 

 
   

Processed through USPS Sort Facility

September 3, 2013, 7:44 pm

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA 95799 

 

 





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hondamedic
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Posts: 7,002
Registered: ‎06-05-2005

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to martoutlet

martoutlet wrote:

 

enter the number on the USPS website.

 


 

USPS website you should use.> https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction!input.action

 

 

BBL: Blocked Bidder List... BIN: Buy It Now... BO: Best Offer... BR: Bid Retraction... DC: Delivery Confirmation

DSR: Detailed Seller Rating FB: Feedback FRB: Flat Rate Box FVF: Final Value Fee IPR: Immediate Payment Required

NARU: Not A Registered User OP: Original Poster OT: Off Topic PM: Priority Mail.... PS: Power Seller....

SNAD: Significantly Not As Described...... TRS: Top Rated Seller...... UIA: Unpaid Item Assistant..... UID: Unpaid Item Dispute
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martoutlet
Community Member
Posts: 1,023
Registered: ‎05-04-2010

Re: Available for Pickup?

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in reply to bluemountainretailers

i never look at the ebay status.

enter the number on the USPS website.

it may be too big for mailbox and notice left.

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bluemountainretailers
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Posts: 1,150
Registered: ‎04-03-2013

Re: Available for Pickup?

in reply to hidy-hoo

Was it signature required?

 

If so, they tried to deliver and they weren't home, so they left a slip.

 

Otherwise, it's probably a glitch . . .



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hidy-hoo
Community Member
Posts: 6,579
Registered: ‎05-18-2013

Available for Pickup?

I shipped a package on Tuesday to New York - I just checked the tracking and it shows "Available for Pickup" - I've never seen this before and am not sure exactly what it means - anyone?

Carrier:

USPS

Status:

ACCEPTEDIN TRANSITDELIVERED

Available for Pickup

Sep-05-13, 08:57 AM, POLAND, NY 13431

Arrival at Post Office

Sep-05-13, 08:56 AM, POLAND, NY 13431

Processed through USPS Sort Facility

Sep-03-13, 19:44 PM, WEST SACRAMENTO, CA 95799

 





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