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Subject: Mailing to apartments
Date Posted: 2/4/2011 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 11/9/2009
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This may sound like a silly question. I will be moving to an apartment from a house soon and I am wondering if anyone here lives in an apartment building and receives books at theirs? I know that the mailboxes are smaller than a normal mailbox.  Has this caused any problems for those who live in an apartment?



Date Posted: 2/4/2011 11:26 AM ET
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Hi Christine, 

I have lived in two different apartments since I joined PBS (just moved a couple months ago). Most books that I ordered fit in the mailbox (even though they have both been small). For the ones that did not fit the postal worked just dropped it at the front desk and I received a package notice (at both places). For me it has worked seamlessly. smiley

Date Posted: 2/4/2011 11:47 AM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2009
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I live in an apartment and receive books (and other packages no problem.) If they do not fit in my small mailbox, we have larger "package" boxes at the bottom.. Like the PO boxes at the post office. The mailperson will leave the key to it in my mailbox..

If the package is REALLY big.. They'll leave me a pink slip telling me that my package is at my apartments office. Then I have to pick it up there.

Date Posted: 2/4/2011 12:23 PM ET
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I live in an apt. Building that doesn't have a front desk Or office. Most books fit in my little mailbox. If it doesn't or if theres more than 1 or 2, the mailman just leaves it at my door. He asked me one time what he should do with packages that don't fit and I told him he can leave them at the door or with my boyfriends parents, who also live in the building. I know some people request to have them left with the super.
Date Posted: 2/4/2011 2:02 PM ET
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  Lived in temp apt while our house was being built and had no problems------same as what Meghan O said above.

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Date Posted: 2/4/2011 2:19 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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I've received over 600 books at my apartment, mostly all without problems.  (An occasional delivery to a neighbor or to the apartment manager, but easily straightened out...)

Date Posted: 2/4/2011 2:58 PM ET
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I rarely get huge boxes of books (unless I'm credit rich and hit the jackpot in the WL threads, or have a box of review books on the way), but when I do, they have always fit in the larger package box in our community mail box area. My smaller mailbox can fit 3 or more book packages in it depending on the size of the books and envelopes, etc. 

At my old apartment we didn't have bigger package boxes, so they'd either ring my bell and give me the packages, or if they were lazy they would put a note in my box and send me to the front office to pick them up. My mailbox was 2 ft away from my front door, and it annoyed me when they would just get lazy and bring them to the front office instead. I like the way my mail happens here instead, even if I get it at 4pm now instead of noon.

Date Posted: 2/4/2011 6:57 PM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2009
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I lived at an apartment where we had to pick up any packages at the local post office. 

I recommend checking it out before you move and talking to other tenants about it. If you feel like your mail may not be totally secure, it might be worth it to get a PO Box at your post office.