Usps tracking number is not updating
Finally, I should note that if an international seller really wanted to scam you, they would probably ship something like rocks..wait, I almost forgot this is a mineral site, we actually WANT rocks.I mean, they could ship you something of no value, and then by the time you receive it, a month has gone by or something.Once the parcel is accepted by USPS, there is a delay in the system--typically short but could be up to a day--wherein the tracking information is not updated.As the seller may not be in the US, what is also possible is that their local postal service has accepted the package, and if it is an international shipment, it will go through customs and be received by the USPS at some future time.
So I figured trading and finding my own specimens is the way to go, for me personally. Most likely, the package will be towards the end of June, judging by the last 4-5 packages I got from there. I'm in the UK Scott, so I don't know if that will make any difference to the time I have to wait.
It used to take less than a month, now its 2 months....
Or at least that is how I am interpreting since the time frame is much, much, MUCH longer than it was a few years ago.
It's not as likely that a seller would go through the trouble of creating a tracking number and not ship anything--because that's something you would notice sooner, and it's something that creates a trail of documentation that shows USPS never received the item.
I don't mean to make you more paranoid, but that is the risk we all take with online buying, why it is important to do your homework and thoroughly research a seller's reputation and reviews, and to remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So the USPS do deal with items from Pakistan for international postage then?