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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

How flexible are the USPS's postcard size guidelines?

How flexible are the Postal Service's postcard size guidelines? [more inside]
posted by sandor on Jun 30, 2006 - 11 answers

Can I send Zoloft through the USPS without ending up locked up in a dark, damp hole for the next 25 years?

I've got a several month's supply of Zoloft sitting around that I no longer use. I'd like to send it to a friend in another city, as she's got no insurance and the damn stuff's expensive. We both have valid scripts. Am I asking for trouble? [more inside]
posted by item on Jun 7, 2006 - 19 answers

Should I stop purchasing Delivery Confirmation?

Bah! My online store made a sale on April 24th for around $40, and shipped out the order USPS Priority Mail. Delivery confirmation (no insurance, no signature involved) indicates it was delivered on April 26th. Today, I get an e-mail from the customer asking where it was. A correspondence later, the situations seems that she never received it. [more inside]
posted by arrhn on May 8, 2006 - 13 answers

When will our neighborhood get door-to-door USPS mail delivery?

Why do some neighborhoods get USPS mail delivered to their door (or at least to their property) and other neighborhoods get USPS mail delivered to mailboxes on the street near the recipients' property but not on it? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Apr 14, 2006 - 13 answers

how do i ship a heavy 5" binder without a box?

I have a 5" binder full of papers, it weighs about 10-12 pounds. I need to ship it via USPS (so no FedEx, DHL, UPS). [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Apr 7, 2006 - 17 answers

How do I mail ice cream?

How do I mail ice cream from one of the 48 continental states to another? I'm unclear on either the logistics, best packaging/cooling technique, or any regulations. [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Apr 1, 2006 - 9 answers

How much would it cost to send a postcard to every household in the United States?

How much would it cost to send a postcard to every household in the United States? [more inside]
posted by yeoz on Mar 2, 2006 - 13 answers

USPS Sunday pickup times

What happens to a piece of mail after it is deposited in a USPS mailbox that lists a Sunday pickup time? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Feb 5, 2006 - 7 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

Did this mail item get lost?

Is my ebay item lost in the mail? [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Dec 22, 2005 - 14 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

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

Why would the post office ask your name when sending packages overseas?

U.S.PostOfficeFilter: I was sending a mix CD overseas. My handwriting's a bit sloppy, and the postal worker wanted me to spell my last name. He also wanted to make sure he was pronouncing it correctly, which struck me as odd and potentially superfluous. Why would he care? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Nov 18, 2005 - 21 answers

How is payment for international mail handled?

When I send mail internationally (say, from the US to Italy) who pays for it? I pay the USPS but at some point the mail presumably gets handed off to the Italians who have not been paid by me to deliver the mail. Does the USPS pay Italy for their end of the delivery? Is there some sort of reciprocal treaty?
posted by bryanboyer on Nov 18, 2005 - 4 answers

What do you do when your postal mail carrier sucks?

What do you do when your postal mail carrier sucks? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Oct 14, 2005 - 19 answers

HA! HA! Your third class mail stinks!

How do I tell the USPS to stop delivering the mail of the old tenant of my apartment? [more inside]
posted by symphonik on Jul 20, 2005 - 17 answers

What's the most you can cost someone who sent you a prepaid business reply mail envelope?

What's the most you can cost someone who sent you a prepaid business reply mail envelope? I just got one of these, fishing for a tax-deductible donation to a 501(c)(3) group, one I would pay money to see stomped to death. I want to hear from people who've done this and suffered no repercussions, as well as any former or current USPS employees who might know where that fine line is. I'm also open to anything that keeps me on the mailing list, but still costs them more in postage than it's worth.
posted by trondant on Feb 22, 2005 - 15 answers

Sorting Snail Mail

SnailMailFilterFilter: Are there any failsafe rules to separate USPS junk mail from real mail (or vice versa) without opening it? I know I needn't worry about an ink SoBig virus, but I just hate being suckered into opening an important-looking envelope only to find another Visa/MC application. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by klarck on Dec 1, 2004 - 14 answers

Photo Stamps experiences?

Has anyone used Photo Stamps yet? [MI] [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Sep 3, 2004 - 4 answers

Lost Post Office Package

Lost package through the United States Postal Service: I sent a box to myself full of books from one end of the country to the other. One of those three boxes has gone missing, and I want it back. Do you have any ideas (other than to keep hoping it shows up...) to help me recover it? [MI] [more inside]
posted by fionab on Aug 30, 2004 - 8 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

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