Having ordered an item from a supplier on the 7th December I was told it would be next working day delivery (10/12/2007?)
I received an email telling me it had been despatched via Royal Mail and I could track it using a tracking number.
Well, so far I have not received this item so I thought I would use the tracking service.
I logged in to the link the company supplied and entered my 13 digit tracking number.
"Recorded Signed For™ items are only tracked after the item has been delivered. Depending on whether the item was sent first or second class, this may be a few days after posting. Please try again later."
If it had been delivered I wouldn't want to be tracking it.
Here's a quote from an Amazon email received a couple of weeks ago when I was chasing an overdue parcel (which eventually turned up a week past the estimated delivery date)....and I am not knocking Amazon - they are usually brilliant.
"After contacting the carrier we were informed that your parcel have passed to Royal Mail for delivery. We're happy to provide tracking information for our customers when possible, but Royal Mail deliveries do not have tracking numbers."