A little nervous...

Janye

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I won an auction on eBay right before the Canada Post strike. While looking at shipping options with my seller, I decided I wanted the regular USPS + tracking as UPS would not deliver to my remote little isolated neck of the woods. I also said I would pay more because I was sure the $14 I was quoted did not include this and I wanted tracking to watch for movement, even if it got stuck at the border for a month.

The seller told me not to worry about it and that it did include tracking.

The next day, the seller marked as shipped and sent me this message:

"This is to confirm that I sent your item by First Class International Mail Registered Delivery today.

There is no tracking available through the USPS but the Registered No is RExxxxxxxxxxxUS."

I know there is tracking, I know it costs more (totally unsure of what exactly because sellers have charged me different which I guess depends on where they live) and I was willing to pay more.

Now that it is gone out RM, what is stopping it from being singed at some random location by a "friend" or something. I hate to be suspicious, this person has good feedback but all pretty much as a buyer. I am really nervous, but should I be ? Has anyone here gotten something RM instead of tracking ? :sad:

Help ? :sad:
 
Oct 4, 2008
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Registered delivery is VERY secure ... it has to be noted who handled the package at each step of the way. I've used it for mailing documents - it may be a little slower because of all the internal tracking ... but it will be worth it in the long run.
 

Janye

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Thank you for your reply. Is there any reason why this would be chosen over tracking ? Is it a cheaper option ? How does RM work ? I don't have a physical address, just a PO box and that is what it was sent to.
 
Oct 4, 2008
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I don't know why this was chosen. Maybe your seller asked the USPS employee what would be best, considering the Canadian postal strike and this method was suggested?

I think the tracking is only viewable by the post office ... but it is being tracked.
 
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