canadiankorean wrote: ↑+1
Even if it looks like a tracking number, you need to pay for it to see information.
Xpresspost has it. The cheapest shipping does not.
And canadapost will not update you with info until it is delivered.
They'll tell you if it was delivered or not.
It happened to me.
I sold on eBay. The buyer ripped me off by disputing the charge
and saying he never got it.
This is correct and answers all the questions in this forum. CanadaPost is not UPS, and doesn't have point-to-point updates for every location it is moved to. Majority of their services have Delivery Confirmation, which confirms (via tracking number) that the delivery has been made the day the package gets delivered. The tracking number doesn't do anything else.
CanadaPost's cheapest shipping method is their Light/Small Package USA/International service which does -not- have delivery confirmation (not availabe for in-country deliveries so that's a good thing). Do not use this service unless it's to someone you know because you can easily get scammed for selling stuff using this delivery method. Besides, it's only very slightly cheaper so don't do it.
Anyway, some deliveries take a while because of customs. As long as you have a tracking number for some delivery confirmation, you are safe from getting scammed because it will eventually update before dispute start deadlines (30 days from expected delivery date). Moral of the story, don't cheap out on $1-2 . If your buyer wants more information, tell them they should have paid for a more expensive delivery service.