I purchased something through Amazon on Tuesday: A set of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur machzors (prayer books), since I for sure will not feel comfortable going out to attend services due to Covid. I was missing the one for Rosh Hashana, though I have the one for Yom Kippur. While they can be expensive, this set’s priced had dipped to the point that this purchase made sense. Camelcamelcamel confirmed this.
Rosh Hanana starts in the evening of Friday, September 18.
I ordered the two-volume set on August 25. The seller indicated the item shipped yesterday. Shipping class: Media Mail. (My heart sank.) Place of origin: Brooklyn, NY. I’m in Los Angeles.
I’m tracking the package on the USPS website. So far I have the following information.
August 26, 2020 6:19 pm Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending BROOKLYN, NY 11256
Your shipment was received at 6:19 pm on August 26, 2020 in BROOKLYN, NY 11256. The acceptance of your package is pending.
That’s 6:19 EDT, so 3:19 PDT. Now it’s 5:15 PDT the next day. No update.
How does it happen that the item was scanned in but hasn’t been accepted?
Amazon’s estimate for delivery is between September 9 and September 16. This is going to be a fun ride.
Of course, the Postal Service has taken many sorting machines offline under the leadership of Louis DeJoy. During his days of testimony, DeJoy was asked over and over to reactivate the sorting machines. He refused each time with increasing annoyance.
This guy has got to go. I want my stuff.