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I have a new car coming to review, this car is out production so they are rare to even find one for sale, all I will say right now is the car is an Exoto product. 

Right now the car is in the hands of the United States Post Office, it was shipped from Apollo Beach, Florida, it went to Ybor City which is in the Tampa area, then our fine postal service decided to send the package back to their Apollo Beach post office. 

Apollo Beach, Florida is about 120 miles north of me on the west coast of Florida. The post office says the package will be delivered on Friday July 23, 2021. Five days to deliver a package that is 120 miles and 2 hours north of me. 


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Lets follow the travels of this Diecast and see where it takes us so here is a location and timeline of its travels so far:

 

Just for background the seller is located in Apollo Beach, Florida which is 120 miles north of me in Cape Coral, Florida, this is on the west coast of Florida. The transaction with the seller was quick and smooth, the item was shipped quickly and the item now is in the possession of the United States Postal Service. The item was transferred to the post office on July 19, 2021 but not logged in until July 20, 2021 at 12:04 am. Time line below for this adventure. Side note, I have purchased from this seller before without any issues, the seller is a top notch seller. 

 

July 18, 2021 6:01 pm Tracking number provided

July 18, 2021 9:01 pm Shipping label created USPS awaits item

July 18, 2021 9:41 pm Pre-shipment info sent, USPS awaits item

July 20, 2021 12:04 am Origin acceptance Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 1:19 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, FL Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 2:40 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, Fl Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 6:48 am Arrival at unit Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 7:09 am Missent Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

 

No further tracking available. 

What will happen to this little Diecast, were will it end up, follow the travels and see where this adventure takes us. 

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Ah yes the USPS at work. As tax payers we have bailed them out to the tune of 65 billion in the last eighteen months and now they are running ads on television telling us how wonderful they are...on top of that, I understand that they are raising the cost of stamps by 2 cents in the near future.


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Sadly I have had issues with USPS, UPS, Fed Ex and Amazon, all have either lost packages, or delivered to the wrong address and the package are never seen again, I have yet to ever be reimbursed for the lost packages or miss delivered packages that never show up from any of the four listed delivery services. Sad. 


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I'd be contacting the postal inspection service.


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Have had this happen several times to me. FedEx is the worst !!. I always suspected that " lost" items are simply stolen by..... delivery people.  how can you deliver to the wrong address with GPS and not back trace ?


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@john3976 - Your credit card will reimburse you for packages not delivered.  Amazon always takes a photo of the delivered package.  If it doesn't show up at your home, they'll refund the money OR send a replacement.  

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Where is the diecast today?

 

Seems the package had been sent back to Ybor City, Florida again so it has now made the trip from Apollo Beach, Florida to Ybor City, Fl twice.

 

July 18, 2021 6:01 pm Tracking number provided

July 18, 2021 9:01 pm Shipping label created USPS awaits item

July 18, 2021 9:41 pm Pre-shipment info sent, USPS awaits item

July 20, 2021 12:04 am Origin acceptance Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 1:19 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, FL Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 2:40 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, Fl Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 6:48 am Arrival at unit Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 7:09 am Missent Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 22, 2021 12:30 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City Fl distribution center, 33605 

 

Will the package finally start the trip down south to Cape Coral or will it take yet another trip back to Apollo Beach, Florida? I am going to have to do a complete overhaul on this little car from all the miles it will have traveled. 

 

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Marty, Amazon does not always deliver with there own vans they also use UPS and USPS, I have had an Amazon order from the Amazon warehouse be delivered by USPS or UPS and they delivered to the wrong address, the problem is what address was it delivered two. 

No resolution was ever obtained on that package by either Amazon or the USPS, I have had the same problem with UPS where they delivered to the wrong address and I filed all the lost package forums and that is where everything came to a grinding halt, sure UPS acknowledged the package was lost/not delivered to me but that is where they stopped and I never was reimbursed for that package, the UPS package was a $70 dollar order so that one was a good piece of coin. The Amazon/USPS wrong address delivery was only $13 dollars and change so not a big loss money wise but still a loss, neither time was I reimbursed or the product replaced. It seems to be a crap shoot and both times the house won my money and I lost by never receiving the product I ordered. 


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On the road again, the little diecast is on the road again. Delivery is scheduled for today Friday July 23, 2021, will the diecast make it? Only the post office knows. Here is the early morning tracking information checked July 23, 2021 at 4:00 am. 

 

July 18, 2021 6:01 pm Tracking number provided

July 18, 2021 9:01 pm Shipping label created USPS awaits item

July 18, 2021 9:41 pm Pre-shipment info sent, USPS awaits item

July 20, 2021 12:04 am Origin acceptance Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 1:19 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, FL Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 2:40 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, Fl Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 6:48 am Arrival at unit Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 7:09 am Missent Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 22, 2021 12:30 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City Fl distribution center, 33605 

July 22, 2021 1:32 pm Processed through USPS facility Ybor City Fl distribution center, 33605

 

I think this package is in the twilight zone. I will update as I check the tracking today. 

 

 

 


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Update the little diecast has found its way down the Cape Coral, Florida so it just might make it today, the tires are worn, it is in need of a full fluid service and tune up so everything is ready to go to get it in tip top shape. 

 

July 18, 2021 6:01 pm Tracking number provided

July 18, 2021 9:01 pm Shipping label created USPS awaits item

July 18, 2021 9:41 pm Pre-shipment info sent, USPS awaits item

July 20, 2021 12:04 am Origin acceptance Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 1:19 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, FL Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 2:40 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, Fl Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 6:48 am Arrival at unit Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 7:09 am Missent Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 22, 2021 12:30 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City Fl distribution center, 33605 

July 22, 2021 1:32 pm Processed through USPS facility Ybor City Fl distribution center, 33605

July 23, 2021 5:21 am Arrival at unit Cape Coral, Fl 33990

 

This 5 day journey to travel 120 miles is getting closer to winding down. 

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Update, the diecast that has floated into the twilight zone traveling back and forth between Ybor City, Florida and Apollo Beach, Florida has finally made it to Cape Coral, Florida and shows as being out for delivery. This little diecast has made quite the journey and if it could talk would likely have quite the tail to tell of its little adventure to travel 120 miles. 

 

July 18, 2021 6:01 pm Tracking number provided

July 18, 2021 9:01 pm Shipping label created USPS awaits item

July 18, 2021 9:41 pm Pre-shipment info sent, USPS awaits item

July 20, 2021 12:04 am Origin acceptance Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 1:19 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, FL Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 2:40 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, Fl Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 6:48 am Arrival at unit Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 7:09 am Missent Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 22, 2021 12:30 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City Fl distribution center, 33605 

July 22, 2021 1:32 pm Processed through USPS facility Ybor City Fl distribution center, 33605

July 23, 2021 5:21 am Arrival at unit Cape Coral, Fl 33990

July 23, 2021 6:10 am Out for delivery Cape Coral, Fl 33914

 

Now we wait for the post office to show up which could be any time between 10:30 am and 6:00 pm, yes our postal delivery varies by that many hours from day to day. 


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Oh, the (similar) stories I could tell... 🙄 


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The journey is over, 5 days to travel 120 miles. 

 

July 18, 2021 6:01 pm Tracking number provided

July 18, 2021 9:01 pm Shipping label created USPS awaits item

July 18, 2021 9:41 pm Pre-shipment info sent, USPS awaits item

July 20, 2021 12:04 am Origin acceptance Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 1:19 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, FL Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 2:40 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City, Fl Distribution Center, 33605

July 20, 2021 6:48 am Arrival at unit Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 20, 2021 7:09 am Missent Apollo Beach, Fl 33572

July 22, 2021 12:30 am Processed through USPS facility Ybor City Fl distribution center, 33605 

July 22, 2021 1:32 pm Processed through USPS facility Ybor City Fl distribution center, 33605

July 23, 2021 5:21 am Arrival at unit Cape Coral, Fl 33990

July 23, 2021 6:10 am Out for delivery Cape Coral, Fl 33914

July 23, 2021 12?48 pm Delivered

 

Standby for some quick photos, I have a turn table coming scheduled to arrive Monday so I am going to try and do a short video of the car on the turn table when it arrives. 


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Oh NO !!!  Please don't wait for the turntable now... Lol...

We might not see your new car till August !!!


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