Well, the US Post Office has struck again. I purchased a Smith Corona Silent Super from a person in Colorado. After 11 days it has not arrived. USPS tracking system now says the item is "Dead Mail / Sent to Mail Recovery Center". USPS online info says that the Mail Recovery Center is in Atlanta.
I almost did not buy the item because the shipping method listed only US Postal Service. Guess I should have listened to my instincts. Now a perfectly good typewriter is lost in the great unknown of the postal system. The seller is more then cooperative but I am concerned about the typewriter.
I think I will now insist that any item I buy make use UPS or FedEx before I make the purchase.
More to come...................