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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

 

I just got charged for some other jerk to send mail.

This morning I collected mail from my PO Box, and was told there was another item with postage due. I paid the $1.50 and then was given three copies of form 3547, 'address forwarding service' for mail I never sent. How can I get this refunded and stop whoever sent it 'in my name'? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Oct 23, 2012 - 8 answers

What is this weird little card?

What is this weird little card that I got in the mail? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on May 11, 2012 - 4 answers

In which a Media Mail package gets some sort of barcode upgrade; but what kind?

Postal Service Filter: What's up with extra barcode stickers next to postage on two Media Mail packages I sent today? [more inside]
posted by midatlanticwanderer on Sep 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Where should I put the Do Not Bend labels?

I'm about to send out about 100 envelopes (6 inches high by 9 inches wide) that I don't want bent. I'm going to have "Do Not Bend" labels printed, and plan to request that the envelopes be hand-stamped at the (U.S.) post office (and/or ask whether I can hand-stamp them myself at that location). The question: Where is the best place on this size of envelope to put a "Do Not Bend" label?
posted by limeonaire on Feb 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Zip, indeed.

Since we all have nine-digit zip codes now, why is it still neccesary to include the city and state in a postal address? [more inside]
posted by dinger on Jul 3, 2009 - 25 answers

How do the eff do we make them stop?

Why am I getting snail mail and phone calls for two people who never lived in my apartment, but who share my last name? [more inside]
posted by lbo on Aug 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Post Office snake oil saleswoman?

Have you ever tried to send a piece of mail at the post office certified or signed? Yesterday I tried and the lady went into all this strange ins and outs to justify why I should pay $5 for priority mail envelop instead of the $2.50 (or so) I could pay to just track it (if I skipped the mailed receipt option). This included telling me I'd have to pay for the envelope (which is fine), but insinuating it would be expensive and deflecting how much an envelope would actually be (finally admitting it's only 10 cents). [more inside]
posted by cha4 on Aug 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Can un-stamped stamps be reused?

Can you reuse postage stamps if the Post Office doesn't stamp them? [more inside]
posted by nursegracer on Jul 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Calling all postage meter experts.

A postage meter was moved from a branch office in California to an office in Vermont. The machine has yet to be updated. Specifically, it still prints "sent from 90210" instead of "sent from 05602." Will the post office in Vermont return the metered mail because of this zip code discrepancy?
posted by who squared on Jun 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Faster delivery if mailed by earlier collection time?

US Postal Service collection times: those blue boxes at the post office or street corners often list 2 or 3 different collection times. Does my mail really get to its destination faster by my getting it in the box by 12pm as opposed to 5pm?
posted by state fxn on Dec 29, 2005 - 18 answers

Stop the circulars

Isn't there any way to permanently block delivery of unaddressed junk (USPS) mail? The post office insists on cramming increasingly thick stacks of "Occupant", "Resident", etc mail into the box every day and it's become ridiculous. [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Nov 21, 2005 - 15 answers

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