Man finally receives package ordered eight years ago

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A Canadian man was confused after a parcel delivered to his door was a hair product he had ordered eight years ago.

Elliot Berinstein had a package delivered to him on May 6 through Canada Post from, an online retailer.

Mr Berinstein told he was confused when he received the parcel, as he had not ordered anything from in years.

Inside he found the invoice, which was dated 2012, and a tube of Brylcream he had ordered that same year.

“I started laughing because I thought it was pretty funny that it came eight years later,” Mr Berinstein told

In 2012, Mr Berinstein was living in Ottawa and he explained the Brylcream he initially ordered never arrived.

Elliot Berinstein received a parcel, an item he ordered eight years ago. Source: Reddit
An invoice showed when the man ordered the product. Source: Reddit

He got in contact with and the product was shipped again to his home in Toronto, with Mr Berinstein assuming that would be easier.

When the second shipment failed to show up, Mr Berinstein didn’t bother reaching out to a third time, telling back in 2012 he decided it wasn’t worth the headache. also reported he did not follow-up with the national post service.

“My theory [is] it was sitting at Canada Post and they finally decided to deliver it after 8 years,” Mr Berinstein said on Reddit, where he shared a photo of the invoice.

A Canada Post spokesperson could not say how the parcel took eight years to arrive, and described the ordeal as a “unique situation”, telling there would be an investigation.

Mr Berinstein also said on Reddit the contents of the Brylcream tube were yellow and he was certain it was meant to be white.

While someone on Reddit suggested Mr Bernstein should get a refund, with eight years interest, he insisted he would settle for an explanation, and further comments made by Mr Bernstein on the platform insinuated he found the gaffe rather funny.

Canada Post is investigating as to why the parcel took almost eight years to arrive. Source: Getty Images
Canada Post is investigating why the parcel took almost eight years to arrive. Source: Getty Images

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