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Someone finally got their package delivered by Canada Post 8 years after they ordered it

Eight years is a long time to wait for hair cream, but a Toronto man finally received his shipment from Canada Post after nearly a decade.

"So I received a package from well.ca last week and was very confused since I did not order anything from them," user Leafs4Life posted on Reddit under a picture of the invoice.

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"Upon opening the package I realized it was a tube of Brylcream I ordered in 2012. The contents of the tube is yellow and I'm pretty sure it is supposed to be white."

"My theory it was sitting at Canada post and they finally decided to deliver it after 8 years."

The man, whose real name is Elliot Berinstein, told CTVNews.ca he was confused by the package he didn't remember ordering.

"I opened it and inside was an invoice from 2012 and it was a tube of Brylcream I ordered in 2012," he said.

He said he had initially sent it to his Ottawa residence, but after it didn't arrive, he contacted well.ca to have them ship it to his Toronto address.

After the package of $5 hair cream didn't show up a second time, Berinstein said he gave up. 

Canada Post called the incident "a unique situation" and is investigating the matter.

Lead photo by

Elliot Berinstein


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