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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

 

U.S to Switzerland mailing times

U.S. to Switzerland by regular first class mail: in your experience, has that ever taken longer than 12 business days? (Item in question would be a flat 9x12" envelope, papers only, zero customs value, from east coast U.S.)
posted by kalapierson on Jul 30, 2013 - 6 answers

How fast is China Post EMS express mail service from Shanghai to London?

What's the fastest and second fastest available service (how long does it take and how much does it cost) for Chinese postal service's EMS express mail service for mailing an ordinary document (2 pages) from Shanghai to London? Thank you very much for any help - I was having trouble finding this online (trying to compare it with DHL/FedEx/UPS ) Thanks!
posted by Bwithh on Jun 20, 2013 - 2 answers

Do you know a good mail forwarding service from the UK - Canada?

Does anyone know a reliable, cost-effective mail forwarding service so I can get my ebay stuff and hot chocolate delivered without pissing my friends/family off? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Jun 14, 2013 - 1 answer

International postage stamps from a domestic source

I have a bunch of postcards I'm mailing out from within the US to people in the US, UK and Switzerland. I can put domestic stamps on the cards sent from within the US to our US address, so that the recipients can just drop it in a mailbox. Does the USPS or another entity within the US sell stamps that I can put on the postcards sent from the UK and Switzerland, such that the recipients don't need to buy their own stamps?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Postcard to Japan

I want to send a postcard from France to this restaurant in Japan where my friend is a cook. There appears to be an address on the front page of the website, but I'll be damned if I can make out what it says, much less recreate it on a postcard in a way that the French post can parse. I'm sure I could ask him myself, but I would prefer to surprise him. Can anyone help me with this?
posted by Evstar on Mar 11, 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

Addressing: the question

Looking at the Universal Postal Union pages on the matter, addresses on envelopes are usually right-justified and appear below the stamp. Why is this the case. Also, are the UK and Ireland the only exceptions?
posted by Talkie Toaster on Aug 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Take my money already.

I need to mail approximately $1,000 worth of euros from WA to NY. We received it from our bank through FedEx, but FedEx refused to accept the shipment when I tried to send it and said that the bank must have had third party insurance. What is the best way to get the money to the opposite coast within the next couple of weeks?
posted by halogen on Jun 28, 2012 - 14 answers

How do I add a personal touch to a letter when I have terrible handwriting?

I want to send a letter with a personal touch but I have horrific handwriting. [more inside]
posted by neilb449 on Mar 19, 2012 - 31 answers

Meet me slopeside in three weeks.

What is the best way to get two snowboards (and associated gear) from Seattle, Washington to Aspen, Colorado if we don't know where we will be staying while there? Flying with the snowboards would be hugely inconvenient, since travel plans include two continents and several cities with extended stopovers before we eventually meet up in Aspen for NYE.
posted by halogen on Dec 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Russia Post - they deliver?

Can I rely on Russian post or any courier service to deliver a small gift to just outside of Moscow? [more inside]
posted by outlier on Aug 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Whaddaya mean there's no international book rate?

What is the cheapest reliable way to mail a book (about 10" x 12" x 1") from the continental USA to the UK? [more inside]
posted by endless_forms on Aug 29, 2011 - 5 answers

Stolen in Transit

How to ship items to Kenya from Canada? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Jul 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Where's my mail?

Canada Post: Since the back to work legislation, Canada Post seems to be rationing my mail. What I mean is, since they resumed mail delivery, my house has not gotten more than two letters a day. My neighbors have said similar things about their mail deliveries, no one is getting more than the lightest trickle of mail. I'm waiting on a number of items that I know have been in their system for a month... What's going on? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Jul 6, 2011 - 13 answers

Someone stole items from our mailbox!

Someone apparently opened a package in my mailbox and stole the mp4 player I had ordered from e-bay. There was no indication on the mailing envelope what the contents were: The person must have felt the package and guessed what it contained. They left the ripped open package on our porch, along with some other mail, and two Netflix envelopes, ripped open also, for a person further up the street. What do we do about this?
posted by ragtimepiano on Jun 30, 2011 - 12 answers

How to avoid customs fees on return of my own computer

Do I have to pay customs duties to have a computer I left behind in Ireland shipped to California? [more inside]
posted by AndNeverWell on May 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Cheapest way to mail and track documents going from US to Russia?

I need to mail some important documents from the US to Russia via a method that is trackable. The cheapest price I can find is $28.95 via USPS. Does anyone know of a less expensive method that includes tracking information? These are just paper documents, not a package. Thanks!
posted by emily37 on Jan 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Papa Noel for American peeps.

How can I most easily and inexpensively send small holiday gifts from France to the US? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Nov 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Mailing a parcel to Colombia

What are the best options for mailing a parcel from the US to Colombia? [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Oct 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Online postage forwarding services in UK?

I am looking for a service which can receive my postal mail and forward it internationally. I have seen some companies [eg 1,2,3] advertised which offer to scan envelopes and then forward/shred/open and scan contents according to instructions issued from a website. Has anybody had any experience with services of this sort? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Oct 4, 2010 - 6 answers

I think the post office may have lost my mail, what can I do?

I think the post office may have lost my mail, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by wooh on Sep 24, 2010 - 13 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

Stick some stamps on top of my head/I'm gonna mail myself to you

I am a lazy butt and hate going out of my way to mail things. USPS ClickNShip works perfectly for my needs, but now that I'm doing BookMooch I want to use a cheaper postage method, like media mail. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on May 25, 2010 - 7 answers

US Mailbox, please!

The best/cheapest US mailbox parcel forwarding service with consolidation? Does anyone have any tips... [more inside]
posted by dance on Mar 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Australia Post Alternatives?

Small business looking for Alternative to Australia Post for international shipping. Does one exist? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Sep 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me track this package from Iran!

Help me track this package from Iran! I have a tracking number but no idea who the carrier is. [more inside]
posted by estherbester on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 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

Dead Letter Office

What happens when I tell catalogue people I am dead? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jun 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me mail my stuff securely!

I need to mail a passport and possibly other important, hard-to-replace legal documents from one Canadian address to another. Deadline is within the coming week. What is the most secure way to do this? If you have personal experience with this, please describe how long it took, cost, risks, etc. [more inside]
posted by catburger on Apr 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Need a cheap way to send a single pencil to someone.

What is the cheapest way to mail a single pencil to someone? I'm talking US domestic to US domestic address. An ideal solution wouldn't require a trip to the post office (although the first one I send probably would be through a desk clerk to make sure it's ok). I want something I could stick in my mail box as the need arises. Looking for suggestions for packaging material as well as postage. [more inside]
posted by inthe80s on Feb 12, 2008 - 22 answers

Sending homemade food from Canada to Japan and New Zealand

Can I send homemade sealed raspberry jam from Canada to Japan and New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by remi on Dec 20, 2007 - 7 answers

Hows does my package get delivered in China?

I sent a package to Beijing today. I addressed it in English, and I assume that somewhere along the line the address gets translated into Chinese script so that the delivery person on the ground knows where to take it. Does anyone know how this process works?
posted by Cobbler on Jun 20, 2007 - 10 answers

I need more mail in my life.

How can I, a college student, get more mail? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 24, 2007 - 41 answers

From Thailand with love

How long should I expect postcards and small packages sent from Bangkok to New York and Los Angeles to spend in transit?
posted by chickletworks on Dec 18, 2006 - 5 answers

shipping from UK to Canada

What's the cheapest (but safe) way to ship several heavy boxes from the UK to Canada? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Nov 21, 2006 - 7 answers

I want to mail three boxes of from Philadelphia to Spain. What's the cheapest option?

I want to mail three boxes of from Philadelphia to Spain. What's the cheapest option? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Sep 1, 2006 - 7 answers

Why is my parcel, mailed to me from Ontario, currently in Vancouver, while I'm in Montreal?

Why would Canada Post want to ship a package (from Amazon.ca) bound for Montreal and originating in Mississauga, Ontario (about 350 miles from Montreal) via Richmond, British Columbia (about 3000 miles from Montreal)? [more inside]
posted by Ricky_gr10 on May 31, 2006 - 16 answers

Not my mail!

Someone is forwarding his mail (and his organization's mail) to me. [more inside]
posted by oaf on Nov 21, 2005 - 12 answers

whither bulk mail on osx

A good friend of mine uses the application BULK MAILER+ to maintain an address list for an academic organization. He uses various flags in the notes field to sort addresses by membership year, indicate specific officers of the organization, whether or not they organize sessions at each year's annual meeting, etc. However, now he's on OSX and we're wondering if the only option is to run the app in Classic (Satori Software seems to have no intention of creating an OSX version) - or is there something else he should be using?
posted by luriete on Aug 16, 2005 - 5 answers

the mail of the species

Is there a site that tells you how much it costs to mail (US Postal Service) various items? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jul 31, 2005 - 14 answers

alternative to stamps.com

Is there any online postage-printing site that doesn't require a monthly fee? I mail books periodically and I'm at least 15 miles from the post office. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Apr 18, 2005 - 9 answers

what does "by return" mean on a form?

We have a paper form that says it needs to be returned "by return". What does this mean? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Oct 21, 2004 - 4 answers

Post Office Problems

The Post Office has screwed up my mail forwarding, and every person with whom I speak gives me a different story. How do I reach a competent person who will take ownership of the problem? (Chicago, IL)
posted by trharlan on Sep 28, 2004 - 3 answers

Does anyone know of a USA-based alternative to moonpig.co.uk?

Does anyone know of a USA-based alternative to this website
posted by ascullion on Jun 1, 2004 - 2 answers

US Post Office Speed

In the U.S., is Priority Mail really faster than First Class?
posted by Nikolai on Feb 17, 2004 - 10 answers

What is a good, guaranteed way to send and receive money if you don't have a bank account?

What is a good, guaranteed way to send and receive money if you don't have a bank account? [more]
posted by IshmaelGraves on Jan 17, 2004 - 19 answers

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