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How do I find out where to get general delivery mail?

I've got a friend in Waterloo, ON, Canada that doesn't have a safe way to pick up packages. I'd like to send her something. I've used General Delivery (Poste restante) when in a rural area, but have no idea how to do it when in a city. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Nov 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Creepy mysterious packages sent to my house- help!

A few weeks ago, a package was sent to my apartment from someone I didn't know in Chicago ( I live in California) They had my full name and address and I had never heard of their name. The package contained one cheap hairbrush with the tag still on. I assumed it was a mistake and forgot about it. There was no note. [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Sep 28, 2013 - 9 answers

It shouldn't be this hard when Toronto is barely 100 miles from Buffalo, OK?

I want to change the world. Or at least make it easier/faster/cheaper to send my niece and nephew, currently living less than 500 miles from where I live, a flipping Christmas package. Who should I bother to help get this done? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Dec 19, 2012 - 21 answers

What can I mail in a care package to friends that are going to Burning Man?

I want to send a care package to my friends at Burning Man, what should I include? [more inside]
posted by brinkzilla on Aug 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Can minocycline be ruined by heat during shipping?

Can minocycline be ruined by heat during shipping? [more inside]
posted by Koray on Jul 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Mysterious package?

Why would a university (with which I have no connection) send me a parcel requiring a signature? [more inside]
posted by methroach on Mar 18, 2011 - 16 answers

Need to get a package to Poughkeepsie by Monday!

Deadline for overnighting a package? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Dec 28, 2010 - 14 answers

Envelope help

Quick question about the USPS: Can I ship a flat-rate Priority Mail envelope by printing postage for it online and then dropping it in a blue USPS mailbox? Or do I need to take it to a post office?
posted by mekily on Aug 5, 2010 - 13 answers

Shipping artwork 101

Things I should've been able to figure out by myself but can't Filter: How do I register and submit my artwork to a Canadian art show while living in the US? Help me figure out how to write and mail a check, mail my artwork, and pay whatever duty charge there might be. [more inside]
posted by wet-raspberry on Jun 21, 2010 - 1 answer

Where's my Polish package?

A package from Poland is coming my way - now how do I track it? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Next on Apr 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Surprise! It's a.....

What are some interesting, US-specific things I can mail to a friend abroad? [more inside]
posted by troika on Mar 5, 2009 - 25 answers

Parcel from France

Package shipped from France, really should have been sent by Chronopost, instead was shipped surface mail. How long will it take to arrive in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by gimonca on Aug 12, 2008 - 3 answers

See the tear standin' in my eye

The USPS lost the contents of a media-rate package. Many books within. What are the odds I'll get any of it back? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jun 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Mail to a hotel?

Can I mail myself stuff to a hotel ahead of time? [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Jan 3, 2008 - 18 answers

Lost In Translation (and in the Postal System)

Are there any Czech speakers out there who can help me track down the recipients of this Christmas present? [more inside]
posted by polyester.lumberjack on Dec 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Can I influence how Amazon ships to me?

There seems to be no pattern at all re. whether Amazon ships to me via UPS or USPS. Since USPS is much, much more convenient for me, is there any way to influence this in the future? [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Oct 6, 2007 - 11 answers

Where has my parcel gone?!

I’m trying to track a parcel posted in the US with the USPS to my work address in Nottingham, England. I have a tracking number, but all the information I can get is this: [more inside]
posted by timpollard on Mar 28, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me ship a package same day from SF to Texas

What companies can ship a box same day from SF to Texas without having an account with the shipping company? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Oct 7, 2006 - 12 answers

How do I ship some small things for the USA to Ecuador?

I need the send something to Ecuador from the U.S of A. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Sep 16, 2006 - 7 answers

how do i ship a heavy 5" binder without a box?

I have a 5" binder full of papers, it weighs about 10-12 pounds. I need to ship it via USPS (so no FedEx, DHL, UPS). [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Apr 7, 2006 - 17 answers

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