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Topic: Holiday Mailings

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Subject: Holiday Mailings
Date Posted: 12/2/2008 8:07 AM ET
Member Since: 5/22/2007
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I just wanted to mention that over the past weekend and as of yesterday a lot of the mail chutes are full in the post offices. On Sunday my husband and I drove around town, waiting to mail three boxes/envelopes of books and every PO we went to their mail cute was full and locked closed. Yesterday he was able to mail them for me but when he deposited the last one the chute locked closed on him right after he mailed.

Not sure how to remedy the problem, whether there's a better time to go to the PO to mail or not. We don't wait on the long lines this time of year so I stamp them here or at the kiosk and toss them in the chute. Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 11:57 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I find them the best within an hour or two after the last pickup time for them.  If the PO is open when I am there, I just use the APc and then put the book on the end of the counter and let them know it is stuck.

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 12:02 PM ET
Member Since: 5/22/2007
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Yep, that's the best thing to do but we frequently don't get there except for early morning or evening when hubby's not at work.