A little suggestion when sending swap items

A little suggestion when sending swap items

Post by Vince Rhe » Tue, 19 May 1998 04:00:00



I mailed out my swap items Pop SwapTwo on Saturday.  Feeling really good
because it was my first swap!  Just a few minutes ago (Monday), the
postman returned with my box with a green neon sticker.  It read as
follows
Important Customer Information
We regret that your mail is being returned to you because of heightened
security measures.  All domestic mail, weighing 16 ounces or over, that
bears stamps and all international and military APO/FPO mail weighing 16
ounces or over, MUST be presented to a retail clerk at a post office.
Postage that is affixed to the returned mail may be used for re-mailing
the item.

I knew about the policy of not accepting mail in drop boxes that were
over one pound, but had never even thought about a problem if they
picked it up from my house.  I do not understand the logic of having
picked it up to begin with and then returning it.  Maybe if they had
left the note on Saturday and not have taken the package, my sense of
logic could understand that.  Oh well, just something that I had never,
ever thought could happen to my first swap.... But I will take it to the
post office first thing in the a.m. and hope it arrives on time.
Jeanne

 
 
 

A little suggestion when sending swap items

Post by Barcy » Wed, 20 May 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>, MUST be presented to a retail clerk at a post office.

I can understand the paranoia of the post office, especially in light of past
events...

How can you insure your package without presenting it to a post office clerk?
I feel my work is quite valuable, and should be protected and insured as such.
I would hope y'all felt the same way about your works.  
'Till Later . . .

 Barcy

 
 
 

A little suggestion when sending swap items

Post by LynnD » Wed, 20 May 1998 04:00:00


I've always stuffed my VCR-tape sized swap boxes in the drop box.  I
don't have a clue how much they weigh, but none have yet been
returned.  When did this stricter rule pass?  Or is it only enforced
in areas where they have reason to be cautious?

LynnDel



Quote:
>I mailed out my swap items Pop SwapTwo on Saturday.  Feeling really good
>because it was my first swap!  Just a few minutes ago (Monday), the
>postman returned with my box with a green neon sticker.  It read as
>follows
>Important Customer Information
>We regret that your mail is being returned to you because of heightened
>security measures.  All domestic mail, weighing 16 ounces or over, that
>bears stamps and all international and military APO/FPO mail weighing 16
>ounces or over, MUST be presented to a retail clerk at a post office.
>Postage that is affixed to the returned mail may be used for re-mailing
>the item.

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A little suggestion when sending swap items

Post by Vince Rhe » Wed, 20 May 1998 04:00:00


Hi LynnDel,
I don't know when this started.  I live practically next door to the KY.
state capital building.  Was told that it has been this way since last fall
with the priority mail boxes that are furnished by the USPS.  But I've
dropped those off before and had them picked up from home (another house) and
never had a problem.
Jeanne

Quote:

> I've always stuffed my VCR-tape sized swap boxes in the drop box.  I
> don't have a clue how much they weigh, but none have yet been
> returned.  When did this stricter rule pass?  Or is it only enforced
> in areas where they have reason to be cautious?

> LynnDel



> >I mailed out my swap items Pop SwapTwo on Saturday.  Feeling really good
> >because it was my first swap!  Just a few minutes ago (Monday), the
> >postman returned with my box with a green neon sticker.  It read as
> >follows
> >Important Customer Information
> >We regret that your mail is being returned to you because of heightened
> >security measures.  All domestic mail, weighing 16 ounces or over, that
> >bears stamps and all international and military APO/FPO mail weighing 16
> >ounces or over, MUST be presented to a retail clerk at a post office.
> >Postage that is affixed to the returned mail may be used for re-mailing
> >the item.

>                       <><><<>><><>
>      If at first you do succeed, try something harder.

> *"*-.,_,.-*"*  To e-mail me, remove the lie  *"*-.,_,.-*"*-

 
 
 

A little suggestion when sending swap items

Post by Lyn » Wed, 20 May 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I've always stuffed my VCR-tape sized swap boxes in the drop box.  I
> don't have a clue how much they weigh, but none have yet been
> returned.  When did this stricter rule pass?  Or is it only enforced
> in areas where they have reason to be cautious?

I ran into this myself recently. The stuff I make rarely weighs more
than 16 ounces so I just pack it up and take it into the post office
where I can use the public scale and put postage on it without having to
hassle with going to the window (I live in an area where you have to
stand in line forEVER waiting while the clerk and the customer ahead of
you chat for hours about how the weather has affected their flower
beds... :|). Now they've locked the package drop so that you HAVE to go
to the window, but I've sucessfully dropped my little boxes into the big
blue box down the street and had them go ok. It's quite annoying to say
the least. But I guess with all the bombings over the past few years,
they have to make a few rules.

Lyn

 
 
 

A little suggestion when sending swap items

Post by scott & iren » Wed, 20 May 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
> (I live in an area where you have to
> stand in line forEVER waiting while the clerk and the customer ahead of
> you chat for hours about how the weather has affected their flower
> beds... :|).

Aren't small towns nice?  Really, I'm willing to sacrifice five minutes for
the idle pleasantries that are inherent in many small towns.  Smile and be
glad for social niceness and personal service.

And this is from someone who values her time *extremely* highly.
Irene

 
 
 

A little suggestion when sending swap items

Post by SHANEANG » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00


We ship from 5 to 10 boxes a week. It's usually part of my weekly trip to town
and I take them into the post office however, I was told of this rule by mail
carriers a while back. I think they turn the other cheek if they can. If I
don't go to town (it's 20 miles) then I leave my packages about a mile away
where the mail boxes are located along with a check for postage. I know it's
almost too good to be true and I hope it lasts a little longer but as I
understand it, my mail carrier is stretching the rules way out there for us. I
think I ought to leave her an angel someday soon.

Shane

 
 
 

A little suggestion when sending swap items

Post by Echo » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00


Shane i think you should too.
Lysle - newbee angel maker - Shields

http://fly.hiwaay.net/~lshields/