Hokay. I ordered something online waaaaaay back in early September. I waited a month and got no word on it. So I've been fighting the company for a tracking number since the 10th of this month. Finally, on Tuesday (the 20th) they gave me a tracking number. However, I'm not familiar with the US postal system, and despite the USPS site's massive glossary, it doesn't help explain a couple of things. I'm more than a little suspicious that the company gave me some random tracking number just to shut me up. So, this is exactly what the tracking number's come up with:
Class: First-Class Mail International
Service(s): International Letter
Your item was accepted at 3:47 PM on October 20, 2009 in CANOGA PARK, CA 91304. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.
I understand that, in transit, items may not get updated for days on end - I've run into that before. But I'm a bit antsy about it; I don't think I can trust the company. To my knowledge, "International letter" means lettermail, not a package. I should be receiving a package - it's a 6" globe. And I'm a little confused about the status as well. I'd assume "accepted" means accepted by the post office, but I hope you understand my paranoia. Can anyone clear this up for me? If I am being given the runaround yet again, I need to know asap so I can contact PayPal and hopefully get a refund.