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Subject: Delivery Confirmation on the receiver's side...
Date Posted: 1/23/2008 12:24 PM ET
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After receiving many books quickly and easily through PBS, I finally, almost, received my first book with delivery confirmation.  How do I know? I received a little card in my mailbox which tells me I have to either go pick it up at the post office (a location not close by), or sign and put the card back in my mailbox, and it will be redelivered... which means at least two days.   Does this always happen with delivery confirmation? 


Date Posted: 1/23/2008 1:55 PM ET
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No that sounds more like they got it insured or something simialr. You wouldnt have to sign for DC.

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 2:16 PM ET
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Definitely not!  I have gotten plenty of things with delivery confirmation and never had to sign.  Are you sure it's a PBS book?  Maybe it's something else.

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 2:27 PM ET
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Maybe they used SIgnature Confirmation instead of Delivery Confirmation?

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 2:40 PM ET
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Yeah, that's not DC. Delivery Confirmation books come just like the ones without, they are just scanned to show they were delivered (that is why DC showing delivered does not necessarily mean the receiver actually got the book). The sender must have used additional services at the PO, or you are getting a package from somewhere else.

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 4:54 PM ET
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That means the package waiting for you at the Post Office is too big to fit in your mailbox.

The slip in your mailbox lets you know that the item will be held for you at your Post Office and it will be available for pickup after such-and-such date at such-and-such time.  Usually it's after 4pm on the day the slip appeared in your box --enough time for your carrier to finish his route and do whatever else needs to be done.

You have to sign in two places on that slip.

You have to sign the slip because you are requesting the carrier attempt delivery on the date you choose.  It's two days later because the carrier needs to pick it up from your box and go back to the station (the day after you get the slip) and attempt redelivery (the following day). 

I want to say the other signature is so the Post Office knows that it's cool with you to leave the package if there is no answer.  I think there is also a spot for you to indicate a location for the package to be left, say, in between the screen & back doors or your apartment building's foyer.

I get the slips whenever I have a sub or if it's something my regular carrier knows is out of the ordinary for me -- like the sewing machine he delivered two weeks ago -- and I'm not home.



Date Posted: 1/24/2008 6:18 AM ET
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Ange is mostly right on the signature for the form. You check off on the left side of the form that a, you authorize redelivery, b, when you'd like it redelivered and c, where to leave your item. Your signature will be under number 2 on the left. The delivery section on the right sign of the form is any other mail that requires a signature on delivery--not necessarily for your redelivered item.

You can also call the delivery office to request redelivery. That will eliminate one day's wait, but you should still leave the delivery notice in the mailbox that day.

Subject: You were right
Date Posted: 1/25/2008 7:36 PM ET
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So sorry for jumping the gun, I should have waited to post this issue until I actually received the package in question.  The box (of books) was indeed too big to fit into the mailbox.  However, the slip from the post office listed "delivery confirmation" as the reason for the slip... so that was very confusing.  It didn't say anything about package size. Really frustrating.  Anyway, I learned a lot about delivery confirmation from you all and now I can rest assured that this won't happen again, unless I order a really large sized book!


Date Posted: 2/5/2008 3:31 PM ET
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This must be something new with the New Year.   Books with delivery confirmation have always been just left at the door.  Now all the books I send or receive with Delivery Confirmation go back with the mailman.  I don't think I will use it unless requested by the receiver.  And I've seen people picking up their DC packages at another town's PO, so it isn't just a few PO's.