Delivery Tracking Fail


I don’t know exactly whether this is an Amazon or a DHL Fail, but I’m pretty sure it’s one or the other and I found it too confusing and strange to just let it go.

Just in case you don’t notice it right away… this is a parcel tracking status for an order that was dispatched today – as you can see at the top of the page. However, it comes with a complete tracking history for something that was sent and delivered in December 2007 to Augsburg (which is so not close to where I live). I can only imagine that either something went wrong with Amazon’s mapping for order tracking, or DHL uses duplicate tracking IDs. There surely are other possibilities, but these were the first ideas that sprang to mind.

It’s not really a huge fail, but it made me wonder what exactly went wrong here. That might be the developer speaking and thinking, but I mean… it is kind of strange. (Please agree, because I already feel stupid for making such a huge deal out of this.)