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Subject: Cannot mail on Sunday??
Date Posted: 4/3/2011 12:07 PM ET
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My post office is open 7 days a week but PBS won't let me date my printable postage for Sundays.  Can I print the wrapper for Monday but still mail it out at the post office on Sunday?

Any advice is appreciated.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 1:37 AM ET
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Yes.  The PO is unlikely to process mail on Sunday, and would be unlikely to comment regardless.  Stale postage is a different matter, and is sometimes returned by USPS.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 9:27 AM ET
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I did that a couple of weeks ago. I just changed the date on the PBS to Monday and went to the post office on Sunday. The package was delivered and I had no problems.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 12:26 PM ET
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Great, thank you :)

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 5:34 PM ET
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you can always date postage for monday and mail earlt thats accpectable plus few time i have  postage date for a date in the future

sometimes the packages arrives before the date


Date Posted: 4/15/2011 6:12 AM ET
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wow, i've never even heard of a PO being open on Sunday.  To go in and get your mail out of your PO box is one thing, but the PO was actually in business with people shipping and buying stamps and stuff?  Thats a trip..

Date Posted: 4/15/2011 6:05 PM ET
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some post offices are open on sunday -uusually its the oness in major city and near the airport

thats the case in los angeles, the airport post office is open 7 days a week -in fact it used be open 24 hours day

now i think 7 or8am to 11pm


Date Posted: 4/16/2011 5:40 PM ET
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There's a post office near me that is inside the mall. They are open Sundays until noon. They do all the regular counter transactions: Accepting letters/packages, printing postage, selling stamps, etc. All that mail will just sit there until Monday though. No actual pick-ups on Sunday.

Subject: Loma Linda, California Has Regular Carrier Service on Sunday!
Date Posted: 4/19/2011 12:48 AM ET
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I think Loma Linda is the only city in the country that has regular USPS mail delivery on Sunday instead of Saturday.  (Most of the residents of the city are Seventh Day Adventists).  I have to remember this when I do pet care and have to bring in mail while people are on vacation.

Date Posted: 4/22/2011 1:46 AM ET
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I live in San Francisco and am lucky enough to have two POs convenient to me that are open on Sundays.  One is inside the Macys dept store and the other is in a small neighborhood mall.  And both have APCs so that I don't have to wait in line for a retail clerk.  The one in Macys is great because I can go use the APC as late as 8:00 pm.