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Why is there media mail?

Media mail doesn't seem to make economic sense, and I'm curious why it exists... [more inside]
posted by paultopia on Mar 5, 2010 - 23 answers

Can I get a discount on postage for mailing 300 postcards to 1 address?

Can I get a discount on postage for mailing 300 postcards to 1 address? [more inside]
posted by boots on Jan 11, 2010 - 7 answers

scared shipless

i need to ship a bunch of family photos across the country, but i'd be devastated if they got lost by UPS or the post office. what can i do to help ensure that my priceless memories reach their destination?
posted by phoeniciansailor on Jan 2, 2010 - 12 answers

When you gooo, will you send back a letter from America?

What are some cool things I can get in exchange for a self addressed stamp envelope and maybe a small fee? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Dec 31, 2009 - 16 answers

Poor little banjo on the doorstep

How do I receive a USPS Parcel Post package that is (probably) getting delivered to my (closed) office this week? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Dec 28, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I get my package that's been "Inbound Into Customs" in NY for 12+ days?

My perfectly boring package from Sweden has been listed as "Inbound Into Customs" since September 4. How can I find out what the problem is? Can I get it cleared somehow? [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Sep 15, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I get package sent to wrong address?

I purchased an item on eBay which was sent out via USPS Media Mail 2-3 days ago. I just realized that I gave out an incorrect shipping address and that the address I supplied doesn't even exist. Is there anything I can do now to get my package or do I have to wait for it to be returned to the sender? [more inside]
posted by Awkward Philip on Jun 4, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I be in two places at once when my mail isn't anywhere at all?

USPS mail forwarding: Can I have permanent and temporary change of address requests at the same time? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on May 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Can I put 2 Forever stamps on one envelope?

Can I put two Forever stamps on one envelope? [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Feb 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Ship it or leave it

Can I ship some camping gear ahead of my travels and pick it up from the post office or UPS Store when I arrive? [more inside]
posted by indyz on Jan 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Buying a Rottweiler and seeking my revenge

My postman or somebody in the mail chain between him and Netflix shipping centers has cracked or destroyed several DVDs en route to me. I know he destroyed one by shutting my mailbox door over the midpoint of the disc, but with the others I'm not sure where it happened. How do I address this so that I don't become liable for the damage or lose my account? And how do I maximize my credibility? [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Nov 22, 2008 - 12 answers

How long will my package be at the post office?

How long does the United States Post Office hold a package for a missed delivery? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Nov 19, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I avoid doing Halloween as a ghost?

Just moved- how can I intercept something sent via overnight mail to my old address without waiting for USPS to forward it to my new address? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Oct 29, 2008 - 7 answers

No mail you say?

About 3-4 times a month, no mail is delivered to my building of 5 apartments (7 tenants) is this unusual? [more inside]
posted by NormandyJack on Jul 9, 2008 - 22 answers

Money is tight but I'll do the $16 if I have to

Priority Mail or Express Mail? This Saturday I'll mail a flat envelope from NYC to a P.O. box in Bethesda, MD (20824); I want it to arrive by this Tuesday. Do I need to spring for Express Mail? Anecdotes welcome.
posted by lorimer on Jun 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Is there a way to get Endicia (for Mac) to validate APO/FPO addresses?

Is there a way to get Endicia (for Mac) to validate APO/FPO addresses? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jun 26, 2008 - 2 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

Why does the post office sell 42 cent stamps? Why do people buy them?

Why does the post office sell 42 cent stamps? Why do people buy them? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jun 2, 2008 - 72 answers

Take My Stuff - Please!

Which is the best shipping service to use for moving? USPS, Fedex, or UPS? I would like them to come to my house. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on May 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Post office change of address card concerns

If I'm concerned about basic privacy, should I use the US Post Office change of address form? Has anyone had any negative experiences with it? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Apr 24, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I stop a fraudulent mail redirection from the U.S. to the UK?

How do I stop a fraudulent mail redirection from the U.S. to the UK? [more inside]
posted by satellitebadger on Mar 14, 2008 - 2 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

Missing package, lying mailman.

My mail carrier is lying to me about a delivery. [more inside]
posted by IronLizard on Feb 6, 2008 - 23 answers

How can I get a letter there fast?

I sometimes want something I send to reach the recipient as quickly as possible, but I don't care to pay for priority service. How can I find out what the quickest local US mail dropoff would be? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Feb 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Validity of a postmark?

Question about the validity of a "postmark" from the US Postal Service. [more inside]
posted by luser on Jan 31, 2008 - 9 answers

Address in one postal district, PO Box in another?

Can I get a PO Box without proof of an address that's *in that post office's district*? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Jan 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Has anyone else had this problem with USPS's Click-N-Ship?

I got an F in Click-N-Ship. Did I fail Christmas with my botched attempt to mail my packages? [more inside]
posted by likesuchasand on Dec 20, 2007 - 4 answers

Gotta mail books fast.

I need to mail books fast. [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Dec 18, 2007 - 6 answers

USPS shipping options?

USPS will ship an inflated ball without it being packaged (sendaball.com), it just sticks the postage information right on the ball.. My question is, what other items can be shipped this way, without being packaged in a box? I want to send something nifty to my niece this Christmas season!
posted by princeofpersiaxz on Dec 15, 2007 - 23 answers

Getting Scammed?

eBay filter: I'm looking to buy a Macbook Pro @ about $2000. The seller will only accept USPS money orders, and that makes me a bit nervous... [more inside]
posted by jpcody on Nov 16, 2007 - 30 answers

I want my snail mail!

How can I get the USPS to consistently deliver my mail to my home? I have been randomly missing important letters for at least two years. I've contacted numerous people at the USPS, but it's done no good. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2007 - 12 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

Vintage Stamps for Face Value

Where can I buy vintage, valid US postage stamps for face value or near face value? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Sep 25, 2007 - 7 answers

Small-town girl doing some big-city mailing

NYC SnailMail DumbFilter: If I put a normal outgoing letter in my apartment's mailbox, is that acceptable? Or do I need to find a blue mailbox?
posted by lauranesson on Sep 22, 2007 - 16 answers

postcard help?

Can I augment pre-paid postcards? [more inside]
posted by SBMike on Aug 29, 2007 - 15 answers

Wait, this isn't mine!

I accidentally opened a piece of mail that was addressed to the former owner of my house. Due to the nature of the mail I feel I should make sure it gets to either the addressee or the sender (a person, not a company I can easily call up). But how should I do that when I've obviously opened it? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Jul 15, 2007 - 19 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

Buying stamps online

Where can I buy first class postage online? I need to be able to choose a custom rate (say, $1.57). [more inside]
posted by indyz on Jun 21, 2007 - 14 answers

How can I print a USPS media rate shipping label?

How can I print a USPS media rate shipping label? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Where is my package?

Where oh where have all of my wifes clothes gone? A postal Mystery in 3 parts. [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall on May 31, 2007 - 7 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

Does the headline have any purpose?

The USPS charges for shipments based on package size and weight and in the case of media mail- the contents. Once your package clears the counter, is it safe to say it won't be checked for compliance of these things beyond that point? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Mar 27, 2007 - 19 answers

Will the USPS reject a letter weighing 1.1 ounces with 1 first class stamp?

Will the USPS reject an envelope weighing 1.1 ounces with 1 first class stamp? [more inside]
posted by duncantuna on Feb 20, 2007 - 12 answers

as bad as spam, maybe worse.

We're having a seriously annoying (snail)mail issue. Help! [more inside]
posted by fidgets on Jan 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Oh just give my package to anyone. No sweat.

Fedex gave my package to my random neighbor without asking me. WTF?! Isn't this a violation of privacy, some kind of breach of contract, and a financial risk to me? [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz on Nov 13, 2006 - 28 answers

How to be a mail carrier?

How would someone go about getting a job as a mail carrier? [more inside]
posted by magodesky on Nov 12, 2006 - 15 answers

International delivery attempts

I'm in the UK. I've been expecting a package from the states via USPS. They will not be able to get into my building. How/where can I pick it up? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Oct 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Envelope blues

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?
posted by punishinglemur on Oct 1, 2006 - 12 answers

Missing eBay package

My boss purchased a rather pricey item on eBay and we have not received it. She did not request signature confirmation or shipping insurance. She did receive a USPS tracking number and, according to that number, it's already been delivered... 'cept, you know, it hasn't been. Are we SOL?
posted by brundlefly on Aug 29, 2006 - 17 answers

You've Got Mail.... for now.

Help me fight The Man: My mail carrier is leaving me notes telling me that he is going to stop delivering mail to me unless I start locking my mailbox every day. Can he? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Jul 18, 2006 - 33 answers

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