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Just wanted to give people a heads up. The USPS starting to do really underhanded things.

I don't understand any mail service not knocking on the door, but I can let that pass.

I cannot let pass the fact that despite signature conformation (I really wish I had screen caped the tracking page) a package was left outside on my porch in the rain. The signature conformation sticker no where to be found.

When I went to check the tracking it no longer said signature conformation. I believe the shipper when she says it WAS on there, because I saw it online before the change.

I was lucking she wrapped the petticoat (for my wedding dress) in plastic or it would have been ruined.

I've also had them shove a signature conformation inside the mailbox once, and it got bent up...but that's a different story.

It may just be the USPS in my area, but I thought I'd give out a warning.

Wrap EVERYTHING you send in plastic, and keep an eye on the tracking to make sure it stays signature conformation if that is how it is sent.

I've cross posted this to the Fursuit community, however I figured other artist would want to know this as well.

Sorry if this doesn't belong here.
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Jan. 30th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
I encourage people to go out of their way to file complaints when they have issues with the post office. They won't change things if they don't know about the problem.
Jan. 30th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
Believe me I have in the past, and I probably will again. Seems they don't care.

Last time I got a response like this:

"Oh, okay. We'll do something about that."

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Jan. 30th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Done that before as well. In the past it got something done. Lately (since about '04 ish) I've only gotten a response to the effect that I should recontact the Post Master about the problem, or that it's the Post Master's option to deal with the employees the way he/she deems.

You can see my insurance problem below from '04 where they told me it was the Post Master's decision about the insurance. It was the first real problem I've had with them.

I think the fact they aren't getting an increase in government pay and scraping by with profits from sales that this is happening.
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
I agree. Too many people just complain but don't actually do it to the only people who can change anything. Hopefully with enough harassment they'll shape up one day.
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I tried to file a complaint when they didn't bother to do the signature confirmation I paid for. You know what they told me?

"Well you should have sent it registered."

My answer?

"No, I should have sent it FedEx."
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)

What was their explanation as to why the signature confirmation was ignored? Did they give you any reason why it's called 'signature confirmation' if they didn't receive a signature?
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Nope. That's all she said. So I figured alright, if you're going to be a snot about it I'm going to make your afternoon miserable.
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
The irony of this is that when I send registered they won't let me get but one option. Signature conformation, conformation, or insurance IF they allow me to buy it at all (I've been told I couldn't before).

I was told this about the info I sent to the UK visa office in Chicago (my fiancee lives in England and we are getting married there first-then renew here). I had to make sure it got there, and they wouldn't allow me to put insurance on my passport (the what?). So registered with signature confirmation it went.

Luckily the visa office contacted me when they got it. The tracking info never told me it was received for a week.

I've gotten tired of filing complaints.


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