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Title: Canadian Postal Strike Delay - Anyone Still Waiting?
Post by: Snapdragon on January 29, 2019, 07:14:10 AM
My question is in the topic! I did a swap on November 24th with a friend in Canada, and while my partner received her package a couple of weeks later, I'm still waiting for a sign or a sniff of mine on January 28, two months later. I know there was a huge strike during this time period, so I figure that explains the delay; but does anyone know anything about how long packages might sit in limbo? When should my friend or I start to worry it's been lost?

This post is also partly to jinx myself; any time I've posted publicly about waiting for mail, it inevitably shows up the next day! ;) Cross your fingers for me!
Title: Re: Canadian Postal Strike Delay - Anyone Still Waiting?
Post by: NightGliderSA on January 29, 2019, 08:48:59 AM
Fingers duly crossed!

Post Merge: January 29, 2019, 08:52:34 AM

If it makes you feel any better: I have been waiting for a package that was posted in America on 27 August. I have just gone online to see that it arrived at my post office yesterday. So: five months of waiting...
Title: Re: Canadian Postal Strike Delay - Anyone Still Waiting?
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on January 29, 2019, 02:58:47 PM
Ugh I am still waiting on books from third-party Amazon sellers...
Title: Re: Canadian Postal Strike Delay - Anyone Still Waiting?
Post by: Taffeta on January 29, 2019, 08:06:23 PM
I just got my christmas card from my American former flatmate today.

She lives in Arlington, VA.

And I did have a pony come to the UK from the US via Dubai and Bangladesh at one point as well.

Also from VA.

And that's dealing with 2 postal system that weren't on strike over the holidays.

So basically, I think anything is possible. Keep fingers crossed :D
Title: Re: Canadian Postal Strike Delay - Anyone Still Waiting?
Post by: Snapdragon on January 31, 2019, 07:56:28 AM
Wow, that's a long wait Taffeta!! :O I'm glad your items showed up at last!

No sign of the package yet, but thank you all for your comfort! I feel less frantic now, less like she might have fallen off of a barge into the ocean somewhere! ;)
Title: Re: Canadian Postal Strike Delay - Anyone Still Waiting?
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on January 31, 2019, 03:03:30 PM
Canada Post shipped some things BACK to the USPS when the backlog got too crazy for them...  so it might be in transit limbo.  that's where my books are...
Title: Re: Canadian Postal Strike Delay - Anyone Still Waiting?
Post by: Snapdragon on February 01, 2019, 08:37:50 AM
OMG, what a mess! Well, at least my pony will have something nice to read, if they're stuck together in shipping limbo? ;) I hope your package arrives for you soon!
Title: Re: Canadian Postal Strike Delay - Anyone Still Waiting?
Post by: Ringlets on February 01, 2019, 12:50:56 PM
Oh noes!! waiting for items shipped during the holiday season is bad enough without adding postal strikes into it  :(  :yikes:
 It's stressful but delays like that aren't too unusual, so I think your pony will arrive eventually Snapdragon. I'd have thought maybe 6-8 weeks but with what LBS said, you might be looking at up to 12 weeks or maybe even a bit more if the pony was sent back to the US first.  I had a pony take about 3 months once. I'm hoping your pony arrives soon *hugs* :hug: