UPDATE: Rocky Point man should get missing package very soon
 

ROCKY POINT, NC (WWAY) -- An email from the Greensboro U.S. Post office says a package that's been missing for a month should arrive on one Pender County man's doorstep very soon.

In early July, Wes Linton mailed away for a wireless USB adaptor from a company in Ohio. More than 25 days later, Linton is still waiting.

"I have no idea if or when it will ever get here," he said.

Tracking records show the package with the wireless device has been to Durham, Greensboro, Lake Junaluska, Asheville, Fayetteville and Raleigh. Almost everywhere except where it should be.

"It's more like a 'Where's Waldo,' because I kind of laugh every time I check on to see where it's at today.," Linton said.

Linton says when the package was shipped, there was a problem with the ZIP code. That is why it has yet to be delivered.

"There was an extra number in the ZIP code, so somewhere arbitrarily one number was taken out," Linton said.

The package was taken out of service in Lake Junaluska, because it could not be delivered. The postmaster in Rocky Point called that office to request it be postmarked again with the correct information about ten days ago.

"Well, supposedly they did that, but it hasn't gotten here yet," Linton said.

Until it does arrive, Linton has to use wires to connect to the Internet.

"It hasn't been a big inconvenience, but it's not here," he said.

Tracking records the package was in Charlotte Monday.

Carl Walton, a communications coordinator with the Greensboro District, U.S. Postal Service sent this statement:

"The package in question was reported missing and eventually identified as having the incorrect city and Zip Code, as no such address existed in the city it was addressed to, far on the other side of the state past Asheville. It was in our Return to Sender system when we were initially notified by the customer that it was not delivered when he expected it, and it took us some time to retrieve it from that system in Charlotte.

Our protocol calls for the package to be re-entered into the system and sent to the processing facility in Fayetteville, for further processing and dispatch to Rocky Point for delivery. We apologize for the inconvenience, and expect to locate the package within 24-48 hours and deliver directly to the customer."

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A postal service is apparently a right granted by our constitution Article 1 Section 8, Clause 7 granted Congress the right to initiate the postal service which they did - good or bad.
Take away the right to a post office and you might as well take away the 2nd amendment too........

I'll use the USPS as little as possible..........they are from time to time VERY bad at what they do but for the most part the mail does go through - but I'm not the trusting sort.......

Vog

It is because someone is to lazy to do a little extra. I mail a Christmas card this year and I made a mistake in the zip code, but the address and city was correct. The Post Office it went to was in the next town and instead of doing a little extra they returned it.

Union is the main factor of people only wanting to do what little they have to.

I know just how he feels, poor soul. I waited for days for my Red Rider Decoder Pin to arrive in the mail years ago, and I bugged my Mom every day until it came, after the Superman show was over of course. Then (of course)...it was all dented up when it did come...left in the mailbox by a laughing Mailman walking off into the sunset!!!!!
Then...On top of that...that night...my dog ate my HOMEWORK!!!!!! "Lawd Have Mercy, What'll Happen Next?"...is what I said. My Dad was a pilot back then...and cancelled his flight (that evening) because of this fiasco!
Back then, the New York Times/Chicago Tribune/L.A. Times did a story on this...anyone remember?
^&^(*$#$#(&&)**_++)*&^$#% !!!

Have had the same thing happen twice. My packages ended up in a loop in Greensboro. You could follow the tracking where the package was going in and out and back in the Greensboro office day after day. The real problem is the USPS has no way of reporting this and getting help. I was told by the Wilmington office in both cases that they had no way of contacting Greensboro. First time our Congressman's office helped. The 2nd time I managed to get help by calling the Greensboro office and the person that answered made a call to the sorting depot where they had worked and I had my package 2 days later. I was also told the Wilmington office could have made the same call. That was several years ago, hopefully things have changed for the better but it does not sound like it from the report.

People have been having issues with snail mail for at least as long as I have been on this planet. I don't see how this is news. I am by no means standing up for the post office. I have had my share of issues. When we lived at Oak Island, we stopped getting mail all of a sudden around the time we were to receive a sizable rebate check, by our standards. My husband went down to the Southport post office to see what the deal with our mail was. Our mail carrier claimed that she found a note on our box saying to stop delivering the mail. With every official form you need at the post office to change the delivery of your mail in anyway, they really expected us to believe the nonsense that a note left in the box would be sufficient for them to stop delivering our mail. I hope the post office employee who stole our money, put it to good use.

.........we are from the govmint and we are here to help.