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Subject: Blue Box mailing
Date Posted: 10/4/2010 7:38 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2009
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I live in a small town and the local post office has inconvient hours for working people, so when the weight allows, I always print postage and drop it in a blue box.

The ones @ the post office say they are picked up, Mon-Fri @ 4pm and Sat. @ 11.  However, there is another box in town, (@ the bank) that doesn't say when it is picked up. Should I assume this isn't picked up daily? Sometimes it sounds awfully full! lol.

 I've seen some posts saying their local PO checks the date on the postage, I'd hate to get into a problem with the postage date versus the date when the postal workers actually handle the pkg...

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 7:43 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I have never seen a bluebox without pickup hours on it (sometimes on the inside of the drop door). I kind of thought it was required. Can you call that post office and ask? Did you check usps.com? If you search for collection boxes and then click on the More Info for that one it should give you the last collection time.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 7:50 PM ET
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The way the ones @ the post office look, there is a mail slot (no door), and on the box, under the slot, there is a white label with pick up hours stamped on it. The box @ the bank is the same, but the white label is blank ....

I know the same post office picks them up, so I guess I'll have to give them a call.

Date Posted: 10/5/2010 9:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2009
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We at the post office are supposed to check all the collection boxes quarterly and verify that the labels are in place and that the labels have the correct times on them.  You can either call your local post office about this or the toll free number, 1-800-ASK-USPS.

Date Posted: 10/6/2010 6:55 AM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2007
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so when the weight allows, I always print postage and drop it in a blue box.

I dont quite understand this line. If you print out the postage, the weight doesn't matter- as long as you are under 70 lbs.

the 13 oz rule is if it has stamps on it. the PO can track postage printed off the computer, so the 13 oz rule doesn't apply.



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