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Topic: What is the rule regarding redelivery of packages when you're left a slip?

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Subject: What is the rule regarding redelivery of packages when you're left a slip?
Date Posted: 11/16/2010 7:45 PM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2010
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I got a pink slip in the mail as sometimes I usually do so I scheduled a redelivery and requested the package be left at my door.   I haven't had any problems doing it this way for months now.  It's gotten to the point where he doesn't bother with the slip and has started leaving my packages at my door.  The mailman came today and left me another pink slip at my door for the exact same package.  Isn't he supposed to leave my package like I requested?  What the hell?



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Date Posted: 11/16/2010 7:48 PM ET
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Some special services require a hand to hand transfer, like if you get a certified mail, and the sender requests a return reciept. the return reciept requires your signature IN ADDITION to the signature on the peach slip.

Date Posted: 11/16/2010 7:51 PM ET
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Yes, but I know this is just one of many books I get in the mail so there's none of that.  

Date Posted: 11/16/2010 10:08 PM ET
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If it doesn't require a signature, and there is a safe place to leave it, then your carrier should be complying with your request.  His/her supervisor should be giving them the printout in the morning, and the carrier would then retrieve the parcel from the held mail area, and redeliver to you.

 

If it were me, I would put in the redelivery request again on the computer.  I believe there is a place for comments, and if so, put in there that this is the second time you have requested redelivery.  Put your phone number there too,and ask to be called if there are any questions or problems. 

 

Either the carrier made a mistake, or is being stubborn, or for whatever reason possibly it does require a signature.

Date Posted: 11/17/2010 12:06 AM ET
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Ok I went ahead and put in my third request.   I'm beginning to think I have a different person delivering my mail, because it's usually the same guy.  He also used to leave me pink slips, but eventually he got the message.

Date Posted: 11/17/2010 3:29 AM ET
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My thought also, if you're seeing a difference maybe it's a substitute or replacement?

Date Posted: 11/17/2010 5:48 PM ET
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Just got home today and found another pink slip.   My neighbor was actually home and told me the mailman was ringing my bell and banging on my door.   I honestly don't know what this is accomplishing.  Why won't he simply leave my package at my door?  I know for a fact this is a swap item and doesn't require a signature or for me to be home to collect it.   It's funny but years ago I had the same thing happen when someone else started delivering my packages.  I asked him then why he wasn't just leaving my packages and he told me I had to be at home and I needed to fill in the slip and leave it in my mailbox.  Everyone has their own rules.  They should stick to the ones the PO has issued.