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Subject: question about PO Boxes and lost mail
Date Posted: 6/24/2009 8:48 PM ET
Member Since: 3/6/2009
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I was a few days late to pay my PO box rental fee and I was expecting a book. The DC scans said delivered but I never got it. The PO clerks didn't seem to know what happened and said the scans says delivered, go check your packages.  The book was recently sent back to the sender.

My box was on hold until May 6th but the book didn't start on its way back till the 20th. I've gotten all kinds of mail between the 6th and 20th. Why din't they send the book back earlier or why didn't they put it my box? Does anyone know what the procedure is for holding mail when people haven't paid their rental fee?

Thank you

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 7:24 AM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2007
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the rental fee is due on the last day of the month. on the first of the next month the box should be pinned (locked from the inside) and the mail held for 10 days. then if the box holder hasnt paid rent or changed addresses by the 10th of the month, all mail should get sent back as "box closed--no order"

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 8:47 AM ET
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It was marked "Not Deliverable as Addressed, Unable to Forward".

These are the DC scans:
•5/31/2009 4:00 PM - Electronic Shipping Info Received - PORTLAND,OR
•6/2/2009 8:36 AM - Enroute - FEDERAL WAY,WA
•6/4/2009 3:24 PM - Enroute - BELL,CA
•6/4/2009 3:31 PM - Enroute - BELL,CA
•6/5/2009 9:15 AM - Delivered - ALHAMBRA,CA
•6/5/2009 9:33 AM - Notice Left - ALHAMBRA,CA
•6/20/2009 12:37 PM - Other - ALHAMBRA,CA
•6/20/2009 10:52 PM - Enroute - BELL,CA
•6/22/2009 6:39 PM - Enroute - FEDERAL WAY,WA
•6/22/2009 10:00 PM - Enroute - FEDERAL WAY,WA