ROCKY POINT, NC (WWAY) — It’s a nightmare to think about: Your package lost in the mail indefinitely. But for a Pender County man, it has been his reality since the end of July.
About a month ago Wes Linton mailed away for a wireless USB adaptor from a company in Ohio. More than 25 days later, Linton is still waiting.
“I have no idea if or when it will ever get here,” he said.
Tracking records show the package with the wireless device has been to Durham, Greensboro, Lake Junaluska, Asheville, Fayetteville and Raleigh. Almost everywhere except where it should be.
“It’s more like a ‘Where’s Waldo,’ because I kind of laugh every time I check on to see where it’s at today.,” Linton said.
Linton says when the package was shipped, there was a problem with the ZIP code. That is why it has yet to be delivered.
“There was an extra number in the ZIP code, so somewhere arbitrarily one number was taken out,” Linton said.
The package was taken out of service in Lake Junaluska, because it could not be delivered. The postmaster in Rocky Point called that office to request it be postmarked again with the correct information about ten days ago.
“Well, supposedly they did that, but it hasn’t gotten here yet,” Linton said.
Until it does arrive, Linton has to use wires to connect to the Internet.
“It hasn’t been a big inconvenience, but it’s not here,” he said.
According to tracking records the package was in Charlotte yesterday.
We contacted the US Postal Service to find out what is taking so long and why the problem has not been straightened out. We are still waiting for an official response.