In this day and age of technology, who goes out of town for two whole weeks and doesn't have any access to email whatsoever? Where was she vacationing... on a remote island or in the jungle with no signals? I suppose that's possible, but if I knew I was going out of town for two weeks and wouldn't have access to email at ALL, nowhere, at no hotels or libraries or on anybody else's phone or laptop or tablet or other device, I would set my email to "vacation" status so that people know why I'm not responding for that long of a time. We're talking two WEEKS here, not two DAYS. Especially if I was was in the process of conducting online business.
Besides... even if I was on a remote island or in the jungle with no signals for two weeks, I most likely would've had access to email once I got to an airport or hotel in between there and civilization.
No, there's some other reason y'all haven't received your packages.
Well, in all fairness, there are plenty of places. She didn't say vacation, she said camping, right? So it is plausible... My DH and DS just went camping for a week (Oregon) - no signals whatsoever. And, generally, one wouldn't take a camping trip with a laptop, it would take away from the camping experience.
So, it happens. I'd say before jumping on the bandwagon, everyone will know in the next few days. Being reserved and waiting to see often prevents us from looking silly so file the claim (just in case) and then hold on and wait. I've been scammed once (NOT here) but the large majority have worked out. (And, in the one scenario I was taken advantage of, after several months, I was reimbursed by the seller's choice. It was very reassuring.)
And I'll add that while it was an absolute bummer to lose all of our feedback when the new Classifieds section was added, and I was very frustrated by it, over time it will be built up again and be dependable again.