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Subject: Recieved a book w/ a Premium Forwarding Service Label
Date Posted: 1/20/2011 3:22 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2006
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I got a book in the mail today that I requested from PBS with a Premium Forwarding Service Label on it, now from what I understand these are used by people who go to say, florida for the winter & have thier mail sent to them there from where they usually live.  The sender didn't put the return address on there & didn't include the package slip that you can print from PBS.  The mail lady wants me to get the information from the sender, but I am not sure how I should approach this in a pm....  Any ideas, or do I need to send a PM about this to PBS?

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/20/2011 7:08 PM ET
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Why does the mail carrier need to know where this package came from? Is she claiming that the postage was not paid for it?

I don't see how someone could send you something using Premium Forwarding Service. Someone who mails an item never even knows this service will be used. She just mails the package normally and USPS applies the forwarding service label and sends it on to you.

I wonder if there was a loose label in the mailstream that somehow got stuck on your package accidentally.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 8:45 PM ET
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I am also confused on the problem, the Premium Forwarding Service is for their mail they receive, it has nothing to do with something they mail out. What information does the mail person want and why? She's to deliver the mail, its none of her business where it came from. If the member didn't disclose their return address on the package, I doubt PBS will give it to you. You should be able to contact the member through PM button on the transaction for that book in PBS.

Date Posted: 1/21/2011 7:45 AM ET
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well, i don't have premium forwarding service.  so basically some one forwarded the book to me instead of paying for the postage.  she said she didn't know how they could have used the label unless they work at the post office.

eta: i am not sure i feel comfortable asking the person for thier information, as i figure it could have happened probably a number of ways.  i told her that i could get the city, state & first name, but I would have to email the person for the address & such, but i figure if they have done this, they probably won't respond.



Last Edited on: 1/21/11 7:53 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/21/2011 7:54 AM ET
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I wonder if there was a loose label in the mailstream that somehow got stuck on your package accidentally 

i don't think so, it was the only label on there & my name & address was clearly printed in block letters on it.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/21/2011 8:06 AM ET
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i don't think so, it was the only label on there & my name & address was clearly printed in block letters on it.

Ah, that makes more sense. I thought it was just a preprinted sticker. Maybe the sender is a PBS member who's an employee at the Post Office then. I don't think this is something you or I could do, even if we got our hands on the stickers. You can't just drop these in a blue box.