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Subject: Mailing glitch?
Date Posted: 9/17/2014 4:28 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
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I printed, wrapped, and mailed a book to St. Louis, MO. on Sep. 1st. Two WEEKS later I get that same book back in my mailbox with no message, PO stamp, or otherwise indicating why it was returned. I used PBS postage with DC and mailed it from a blue box near my house which I always use. So, I took it up to the PO and blue boxed it from there. Today I get that SAME BOOK back. With a ripped open and wet wrapper only showing my return address. I was under the impression that media mail wasn't returned. So I contacted the requester AGAIN, reprinted the label, re-wrapped and re-mailed the book from inside the PO this time. Third times the charm, right?

I live in Lee's Summit, MO. I could have driven the book to her the same day! Apparently it doesn't want to leave my house!

ETA: The book was fine as I had originally used a Ziploc bag under the wrapper.



Last Edited on: 9/17/14 4:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/17/2014 8:29 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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The post office will return a book if the postage date is past. You can take it to the counter and get a date stamp for zero money to get them to accept it.