Okay, I thought I'd share my experience. I saw this thread earlier today and thought it sucked but didn't have anything valuable to contribute aside from my own opinion of how much USPS' tracking system sucks.
Originally Posted by wujiminmin
So, to drag this out and tell a story - on October 31st I found myself a giant Black Widow in my garage. Our garage is insulated and our hot water lines run under the concrete in several areas in there - so even though it was below freezing outside - our garage stays about 70 all winter long. Evidently this combined with some great dark areas = a nice place for a Black Widow to live.
Obviously, that is not ok being that I have two kids and elderly parents that visit often. In fact, I found this Widow nesting where my kits toys are - webbing actually running inside of a scooter handle!
Freaking out a bit, I ordered some poison off of Amazon.com called Demon WP. Sounded mean enough and had accolades all over the net.
So.. I ordered this on the 31st. It shipped the next day. The grand part? According to USPS tracking this was delivered on the 7th. Guess what, though? I actually got it TODAY.
I wouldn't have even noticed but I was about to send a nasty gripe since I paid a good bit extra to have it shipped express.
So, alas, it would appear this isn't terribly uncommon. I wish you well getting your phone. I might suggest, something this valuable I would leave a note for my mailman in my box asking them to check for the package - and print off the USPS page that shows it's already delivered. He may have it in his truck and it just fell out of it's sorting bag.