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Subject: Quick question, weird address
Date Posted: 3/20/2009 10:48 AM ET
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I was printing out labels today and one of the addreses looks strange. Obvioulsy I won't post the real address, but it looks something like this:

Suzy Goodswapper

C/O 1234 Knob Hill Road

1234 Knob Hill RD

Neverneverland, MT 54321

 

The part that gave me pause is where the Care Of line is a repeat of the line after it. I would PM the member, but I had intended to send this out today, and I am not sure that this will cause any problems in mailing. I have had a book sit in the dead letter office for eight months before finding it's way back to me though, so I am a bit wary.

What would you do? Send it anyway? Ask at the PO (this may not be very helpful because I do not go to a true PO)?

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 10:51 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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It will be fine.  The post office will deliver to the address above the zip code line.  Regardless, it's the same address so it will get to the right place.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 10:51 AM ET
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I wouldn't think this would be a problem. But if you're concerned, I'd just mark out the C/O line, since the address is not a person or business.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 10:54 AM ET
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I could be a duplex or a little apartement or something. But then I would think that they would put c/o and the name of the main houses occupent.  I might use DC on this one as a just incase.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 11:20 AM ET
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so peter pan lives in Montana eh?

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 11:38 AM ET
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I don't know if this is what happened, but I once had to help a student fill out a form (I worked as a tutor in a college), and she thought she had to use all four lines provided for her address. She did pretty much the same thing, but left out the C/O part.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 11:58 AM ET
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Thanks, I think I'm just going to cross it out. It's a new member, so I might send them a PM to let them know that the address looks funny. I just didn't want to ask them if it was correct and then have to wait for them to reply before I shipped. It should be right, they entered it twice after all. Thanks for the help.
Date Posted: 3/20/2009 12:11 PM ET
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I've had one like that fairly recently too, except the c/o on the second line was in c/o their same name instead of the same address! Weirdness. LOL

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 12:20 PM ET
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It may be that the person is having his/her mail delivered to an address that is not his/her own.  The C/O line assures the mailman that the package can be received by anyone at that address.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 1:04 PM ET
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It is also used if the book is going to your work address.  Which is great if your mailbox is exposed to weather.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 3:35 PM ET
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They might've used some type of "autofill" or form filling program when filling in their info on the site. I used one and it repeated my own name in the C/O line. I didn't catch it until requesting my first book!