Carrier (Verizon) FedEx saying no record of tracking number found

xNYMetsx

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Just seeing if this is normal. FedEx says that they have no record of the tracking number Verizon provided me. If this is normal, how long, on average, does it take for it to sort itself out?

Anyone else experiencing this?
 

Tmilicia

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It can take up to 24 hrs. for a tracking number to hit the system. It's usually within 12, but I once had a package delivered to me before I was able to track it. I wouldn't worry about it just yet, check it tomorrow and I'll bet it shows up.
 

sjperformance

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Just seeing if this is normal. FedEx says that they have no record of the tracking number Verizon provided me. If this is normal, how long, on average, does it take for it to sort itself out?

Anyone else experiencing this?
Did you receive that tracking today? In other words phone was shipped today...then wait after midnight and then track it. Should be in their systems with a location scan and delivery date. No worries.
 

xNYMetsx

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Thanks! :D

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Did you receive that tracking today? In other words phone was shipped today...then wait after midnight and then track it. Should be in their systems with a location scan and delivery date. No worries.
Yeah, around noon (EST) today.
 

Missgoody2shooze

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A label was created for my package on march 27th, still no tracking. I called FedEx...they can tell me nothing other then shipping label created, have not received package. Seller says shipped monday the 27th. Shouldve showed up after 3 days, yet nothing! Ive had nothing but problems from this embecile of a company. Lost packages, broken and its hard to find rare and important packages on top of that. Ive decided from now on, i will be asking the seller of Fedex will be used. If so, no business with them unless its UPS.
 

Applejuiced

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A label was created for my package on march 27th, still no tracking. I called FedEx...they can tell me nothing other then shipping label created, have not received package. Seller says shipped monday the 27th. Shouldve showed up after 3 days, yet nothing! Ive had nothing but problems from this embecile of a company. Lost packages, broken and its hard to find rare and important packages on top of that. Ive decided from now on, i will be asking the seller of Fedex will be used. If so, no business with them unless its UPS.
Or maybe the seller hasn't shipped it out yet.
Anyone can print out a label and give you a non working tracking number.
 
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Just seeing if this is normal. FedEx says that they have no record of the tracking number Verizon provided me. If this is normal, how long, on average, does it take for it to sort itself out?

Anyone else experiencing this?
As someone who ships around the US as well as internationally every day, I can confirm it's pretty normal - especially if you're in a more rural or lower population area.

UPS, FedEx, and USPS all do this - they'll leave the tracking showing that they're waiting for the package, and then will usually update once it's ready to leave the acceptance point. This buys the shipping company time to make more of those "guaranteed" deliveries take the specified time. But what is ignored is the fabricated processing time of 24-72hrs.

This is why you'll often see tracking update later on, revealing scans that happened while they claimed to be waiting for the package.

So yes, it's normal. It's also annoying, and borders on false advertising from the shipping companies.
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Or maybe the seller hasn't shipped it out yet.
Anyone can print out a label and give you a non working tracking number.
Why is the knee jerk reaction to blame a seller? Sure, there are some sketchy people out there. But in general, any method of buying online leaves the customer with piles of resources should the transaction go south. The vast, overwhelming majority of online sellers simply want their product moved, and have no benefit from holding a shipment.

It's all well and good to throw an accusation, because it'll be the first thing a shipping company does if you call in. But go ahead and watch the tracking. When they finally move it from where it was dropped off? You'll see that they had it longer than claimed almost every time.
 

Mlrollin91

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Why is the knee jerk reaction to blame a seller? Sure, there are some sketchy people out there. But in general, any method of buying online leaves the customer with piles of resources should the transaction go south. The vast, overwhelming majority of online sellers simply want their product moved, and have no benefit from holding a shipment.

It's all well and good to throw an accusation, because it'll be the first thing a shipping company does if you call in. But go ahead and watch the tracking. When they finally move it from where it was dropped off? You'll see that they had it longer than claimed almost every time.
Because if the tracking number only shows that the label has been created and FedEx/UPS/USPS has not received the package yet. That is entirely on the seller. I don't know how its not on the seller.

I had this happen with Apple two weeks ago. I order two items that shipped separately. They printed the labels and one package got held for 36 hours before FedEx finally got it, while the other was went out within a couple hours. The package probably got misplaced so it didn't go out with FedEx when they came to pick it up the first one. Therefore, that is on the seller.
 
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Applejuiced

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Why is the knee jerk reaction to blame a seller? Sure, there are some sketchy people out there. But in general, any method of buying online leaves the customer with piles of resources should the transaction go south. The vast, overwhelming majority of online sellers simply want their product moved, and have no benefit from holding a shipment.

It's all well and good to throw an accusation, because it'll be the first thing a shipping company does if you call in. But go ahead and watch the tracking. When they finally move it from where it was dropped off? You'll see that they had it longer than claimed almost every time.
Not as much of a knee Jerk as your reactiong to blame the shipping company. Just stating that is also another possibility.
Your guess that its the shipping company holding it there for nothing is just as good as my guess that maybe the seller didn't ship it yet and could be either situation or both;)
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Not only did the person dig with a very old thread, but disputes over shipping happen all the time.

What are we supposed to do about it? And how is this even iphone related other than very peripherally?

Go vent to Fedex.
Well said, go to FedexRumors.com :D
 
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BasicGreatGuy

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I came in here expecting to read some miraculous story of an iPhone 5S lost in shipping recently delivered. Why are so many people resurrecting seriously old threads (lately)?
If you will take note, the vast majority of thread resurrections are from new forum members, who fail to note the date of the post / thread they are responding to.
 
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