Toronto man says Canada Post just delivered the package he ordered 8 years ago


A man from Toronto says Canada Post recently delivered a package he ordered online almost eight years ago.

After a Canada Post delivery man rang the doorbell on May 6, Elliot Berinstein said he found a package from online retailer sitting at his door.

Berinstein said he was initially confused because he hadn’t ordered anything from the ecommerce site for years. When he opened it, however, it all started to make sense.

“I opened it and inside was a 2012 invoice and it was a Brylcream tube that I ordered in 2012,” he told during a telephone interview. Tuesday.

“I started laughing because I thought it was funny enough that it happened eight years later.”

At the time of his first order, Berinstein said that he lives in Ottawa and that the hair cream never arrived at his address. He said he contacted and they agreed to ship the product back to his home in Toronto because he thought it might be easier.

“He didn’t come back and I think ‘OK, it’s not worth the headache’ so I just forgot, ‘he said.

Berinstein said he did not follow up with Canada Post to see if the national postal operator received the item for delivery or if there was a tracking number.

He said that he was experimenting with different hair products at the time and that the cream was only $ 5, so he didn’t care.

In an email to on Tuesday, a Canada Post spokesperson said he would investigate further about the delivery.

“This is certainly a unique situation and we can only speculate at this point on what happened,” said the email. also contacted to inquire about Berinstein’s order, but had no response at the time of publication.

While Berinstein found humor in late delivery and even shared a photo from the 2012 bill on Reddit, he said the hair cream itself no longer seemed to be usable.

“When I opened it, it was bright yellow, and when I googled it, I’ve never used it before, it looked like it was supposed to be white, so I didn’t try it,” he explained.

Berinstein said he was unhappy that the hair cream appeared to be past its peak because he was late for a haircut following the COVID-19 pandemic and that he could use a new styling cream.


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