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Subject: If you handwrite your labels or use other printed postage...
Date Posted: 5/3/2010 5:10 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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....PLEASE be careful to get the name and address copied right! I almost missed out on getting a book because the sender used some other online postage and typed in a different last name than mine. I got a card with a 'check at post office' notice and a bunch of ??? on it. Huh?

I went and picked it up at the PO on lunch break today and wondered why the mailman hadn't just delivered it, and then noticed that my last name wasn't right. My regular mailman knows me and all the books and packages I get, so he'd probably have just delivered it, but this was apparently a sub. who didn't know me and didn't want to leave the package. (Which surprises me because we get mail for former occupants and other people all the time...but that's another story....)

Anyway, just a word of caution to double-check your labels before you send a book if you aren't using the PBS label!


Date Posted: 5/3/2010 6:40 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Good thought Cheryl!

I receive all my mail at work--and a couple of months ago, I got a book with the address label handwritten on it.  The address label had my name, the name of the company I work for and the city and state--but no street address.  I still don't know how the package made it to my work address!  Someone really on top of things at the PO I guess!

Date Posted: 5/3/2010 8:23 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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There are employees whose jub it is to clear up addressing problems.  Wrong name, no street, forward when comes to old address, etc..  I had a friend who did this job for the USPS a few years back.


Date Posted: 5/3/2010 9:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2008
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I don't have a printer at home and many internet sites are blocked at work so I have to hand-write the addresses and a few weeks ago I transposed 2 ZIP code numbers - the clerk caught it when the number wouldn't come up on his machine so he fixed it for me then and there - so, I'm with Cheryl on this subject.

It's so easy to make a boo-boo, no matter how many times I triple check the information. It's a good thing I didn't put stamps on the package and drop it in a blue box.