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Subject: Stamps on a 1-pound plus package
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 5:37 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2006
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Nevermind. . .found my answer--sorry for the post!

 

I have a book that weighs just over 1 pound. . .I understand that if I use stamps, it has to be presented at the post office.  However, can I give it to my mail carrier?  I was wondering if that counted since I was giving it directly to a postal employee.

 

Thanks,

Kelly



Last Edited on: 8/27/07 5:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 5:48 PM ET
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I think it depends on your mail carrier.  I don't think you can leave it for them to take, but if you see them and hand it to them, maybe.

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 10:07 PM ET
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What did you find out Kelly?

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 10:10 AM ET
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Leslie, that used to be true, but not any longer.

Now- over 13 oz,(with only stamps as postage)  MUST be taken into a retail counter and handed to a sales assoc. They are not supposed to be left on a counter. They are not supposed to be handed to a carrier, or left in your own mailbox.

If carriers are taking those packages still they are doing so against regulation imposed on the PO by the FAA, for security reasons. USPS will probably be pushing hard on all carriers and other employees to abide by this restriction, because the FAA has the ability to tell USPS that they can no longer use commercial airlines for any mail. If that happens USPS is pretty well scr***d because we then have to rely on the competition to transport any non-ground mail for us.