Some months ago, I lost my iPod in Moscow whilst out there doing festival biz (I'm a Brit by residence). Incredibly, someone found it, the Apple security held, and I got an email from someone telling me they'd be happy to meet up and give it back. As the air fare is higher than the device cost, I thought going postal would be the best option, but I've drawn a blank - most of the delivery companies either want me to pay cash on the Russian side, or expect me to have a corporate account. [more inside]
It's a greeting card in a regular envelope, medium stock I think. How many forever stamps must I slap on this thing so it get to oz, or must I take it to the post office? The online calculators are confusing me. [more inside]
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?
What are the maximum dimensions (in each direction) of a box that will fit in a standard USPS blue drop box of the sort that you find on a city street corner? [more inside]
What is the general history of the US postal "business reply mail" ? When did it begin? [more inside]
Can I put a penny stamp on my already-printed metered letters? [more inside]
How can I prove I mailed a cheque, even if the recipient doesn't cash the cheque? [more inside]
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]
If I send a postcard from China to the United States, I pay 4.5 RMB. Who gets the money? [more inside]
Can I put two Forever stamps on one envelope? [more inside]
Is there an alternative to Pitney Bowes? My office uses Pitney Bowes for mailings and I CAN'T STAND THEM. They have the worst customer service, a horribly rigid billing service and the most aggressive fees and finance charge racket of any vendor I've ever worked with in my life. Nobody I talk to knows of any resonable alternatives. Is there something out there that will save me from the misery of working with those SOBs?
With the end of USPS international surface mail, what alternatives remain for posting bulky, low-cost items that don't qualify for the M-bag?
Will the USPS reject an envelope weighing 1.1 ounces with 1 first class stamp? [more inside]
How is the authenticity of a postage stamp verified in the normal mail delivery process? [more inside]
I have an envelope that's about 10"x13". Inside, I have maybe 15 pages of college application materials. And I have $3.90 in stamps. How the hell do I know how much postage I need for this thing? Should I try to figure it out myself, or should I just take it to the post office and have them figure it out?
I sent a letter domestically in the mail (USPS) one cent short on postage. Will it get there?
I need a scan or photo of a Swedish airmail envelope (not an aerogram), as in, from Sweden to elsewhere. Ideally from around 2002 but I'll take what I can get. [more inside]
How much would it cost to send a postcard to every household in the United States? [more inside]
Looking for interesting yet professional ways to package a hardback book which will be sent through the mail. [more inside]