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Do I have any chance of getting my money back?

On Oct 28th a friend mailed a package addressed to DirectTV at my local PO. He stood in line for 20 min and then handed the package over. The package was my equipment I was mailing back after canceling service. [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Dec 17, 2013 - 24 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

Type font for numbering on old post office boxes

I'm looking for a type font that was used for the numbering on early-to-mid twentieth century post office boxes. The font is brass or gold in color, with slight shadowing or some other contrivance that gives it some dimensionality or relief or shadowing. It's sort of the same font that you see from the 1950's on lawyer's office windows or doors in cities, although that's a fleeting impression I have. [more inside]
posted by eaglehound on Feb 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Help ID uniforms in an old drawing

Help me identify uniforms worn in an antique pencil watercolor. And maybe a guess as to where it was recorded. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Dec 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Is My Letter Lost?

I mailed a letter from DC eight days ago. As of today, the letter still hasn't arrived in Phoenix. Is it lost? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Apr 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Confusing flat rate envelope

How to I address a USPS Priority Mail envelope? [more inside]
posted by bjrubble on Dec 20, 2011 - 16 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

Small business needs to keep postal mailbox costs low

I need to receive business shipments. How can I keep my postal mailbox costs low? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Nov 3, 2010 - 8 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

I wanna rock down to inappropriate name avenue.

How does one go about changing the name of the street their house is on? (United States) [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Sep 3, 2010 - 8 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

Change my address

$1 fee to change my address with the post office? Ridiculous! Right? [more inside]
posted by echo target on Apr 5, 2010 - 23 answers

Return Address?

Am I legally required to include a return address when using a first class stamp with the US Postal Service?
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Mar 4, 2008 - 16 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

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

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

How can I prove that someone owns a PO box?

How can I prove that someone owns a PO box? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Dec 30, 2004 - 26 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

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