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Re: Just got my shipping notice!
odds are that your package isn't actually just sitting there on a shelf, its most likely buried deep inside a trailer with about 1,000 other packages. For example, say you order something from a website and the total shipment is 3 boxes. So when that package arrives at a facility and say you live in a somewhat large town, they will load multiple trailers with packages to that city at the same time, because its not really physically possible to process the amount of packages we do this time of year going in to a single trailer, so its gets split out into different trailers. Then, for whatever reason one of your packages diverted into a separate trailer as the other two. So then one of those trailers becomes full before the other and its on its way to the next destination, while your other box is still inside a half full trailer at the old facility. This happens with a lot of shipments, so when your other boxes arrive it will get unloaded like normal, but now get loaded again in a specific trailer with lots of other boxes in the same situation to wait until your other box arrives, which they then will all be unloaded again whenever the other trailer arrives to be loaded onto a deliver van together. They do this for multiple reasons mainly to keep shipments together so a driver doesn't have to waste gas going to the same stop 2 days in a row for no reason, or in this case the package isn't due for delivery just yet.
Originally Posted by zepfloyd
lol, make sense? You can go ask, but odds are you wont be able to pick it up just yet. If you give them a legit reason/story they just might do it for you, but its got to be good, because it takes a good amount of time and man power just to find that single box, not to mention the unnecessary rehandling and potential damaging of literally about 1,000 other customers packages, just for your new cell phone.