Says it's been delivered when it hasn't?

Virgingasms Virgingasms
I'm a notorious worrywart so this might be nothing! I ordered a package using the free UPS Smartpost option. The site says it was delivered, but now says "Received by the local post office". It also gave a tracking number for the USPS, which also says it was delivered.

Has anyone experienced something like this?
11/19/2012
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Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
A couple things could have happened.

With my post office, there are times that an item says it's been delivered, but they delivered it to the wrong house. I had a rather substantial Joann's order that was actually delivered to a vacant house and when the new owner finally moved in, she brought the package over. Then I've had some lace trim I ordered off eBay that just... disappeared. Tracking never listed it as going any farther than the seller's post office.

Recently, a package for my mom claimed it was delivered, but hadn't been, so we went to every neighbour that usually gets our mail or we get their mail, but nobody had seen it. We called the post office and the mailman claimed he delivered it to our house. Come Monday, he called back to say he found it and delivered it that day. Somehow, it got scanned to be sent out, but never actually made it onto the truck.

I'd try seeing if any neighbours got it by mistake, or even just calling your post office and asking if they've seen it.
11/19/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by Virgingasms
I'm a notorious worrywart so this might be nothing! I ordered a package using the free UPS Smartpost option. The site says it was delivered, but now says "Received by the local post office". It also gave a tracking number for the USPS, ... More
Sometimes they update it before delivering but if it's USPS, look around your place.
11/19/2012
jr2012 jr2012
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Originally posted by Virgingasms
I'm a notorious worrywart so this might be nothing! I ordered a package using the free UPS Smartpost option. The site says it was delivered, but now says "Received by the local post office". It also gave a tracking number for the USPS, ... More
I think received by local post office means it's literally at your post office at the moment..usually when I see that I will receive it the next morning.
11/19/2012
Virgingasms Virgingasms
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Originally posted by jr2012
I think received by local post office means it's literally at your post office at the moment..usually when I see that I will receive it the next morning.
That has happened before, but I've never had it say the package was at the post office, delivered, then back at the post office.

Sometimes a woman on the street behind us gets our mail, I'm going to ask her tomorrow and call if she doesn't and it isn't delivered.
11/20/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by Virgingasms
I'm a notorious worrywart so this might be nothing! I ordered a package using the free UPS Smartpost option. The site says it was delivered, but now says "Received by the local post office". It also gave a tracking number for the USPS, ... More
Yes, actually. I truly feel it's my post office though. For instance the last time it said it'd been delivered and my post office had been saying I had nothing arrive for 2 days, my partner went to a particular lady there and asked her to "check again." Oh well whattaya know? She comes out with a damn handful of boxes (3)! And once I KNEW my package had to have already arrived because it was 7 days! So he asked them to check twice, they showed nothing. This was after 2PM, so I went to an appt. and then I went in the post office my dang self and whattaya know? They have a package! WTF? My post office is lazy though, not sure if that is the case in your situation. That reminds me, today I had a package of small things like toothpaste, deo delivered to my house -- came in a larger box than would fit in my mailbox, so the mailman freaking rubber-banded it to the hook on the mail box! It nearly blew off when I pulled in the drive way. Ugh!

It's highly likely that your package is not lost, but your postal service or the carrier just didn't "make it" to you with it. I think they do this a lot. I know they will often carry it around and take it to you days later, but this isn't true with all of them. One of our UPS guys is really good about getting me my packages and then you have the others who will not.

I'd give it a day or two, talk to your post office. Seriously. It can make a huge diff. just talking to them. I've had to go through quite some heck with my post office people, so sometimes you just need to talk to them (politely) and get em' in gear! It'd be pretty rare for EF to just not send it but have it listed as delivered from the carrier. Then again, I've had EF packages that arrive in 3 days and then I've had to wait for 9 days sometimes. Usually it's less than 5 days though.
11/20/2012
Virgingasms Virgingasms
It came today. Another confusing thing happened, I also ordered a couple things from the classifieds and tracking shows that it went out for delivery today, but only my Eden package arrived. Huh, I guess the USPS is just weird like that.
11/20/2012
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