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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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likeshine
Jan. 30th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)

i've been having issues with them as well.

for example, it took this piece of artwork:
http://pics.livejournal.com/likeshine/pic/001q136y/

almost 2 months to get back to me. i am surprised the commissioner wasn't more upset, he had every right to be.

and to get around the bending thing, i THOUGHT i was being clever and mailing only with flat photomailers. well, a few customers reported these big 9 by 12 to 11 by 14 stiff photomailers jammed into their mailboxes :p

so, i started writing "please do not bend" on everything i ship, add extra cardboard, AND GUESS WHAT IT STILL HAPPENS. man oh man.

i also recently overnighted something, to have it not leave the city at all. someone misplaced it :p and this was an order of artwork to be picked up at a convention, so i was doubly upset.
nambroth
Jan. 31st, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
DUDE! The not leaving the city thing... Okay so last year we sent our taxes specially prepared and registered, with extra services, so that we had PROOF the IRS got them since we had an issue before right? Trying our best to be safe and legit and squared away, all legal and good.
Well as you know taxes have a due date and we got a guaranteed delivery time.
THEY NEVER LEFT OUR POST OFFICE. It took us WEEKS of harassing people to find out where our taxes (which included my hefty payment) went. In the end it was a nightmare and I think maybe a postal worker lifted them? Identity theft? Taking my money? Who knows but it was a clusterfuck, if you'll mind my cursing.
meradragon
Jan. 31st, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
One time I overnight mailed a voting ballot and they mailed it three blocks to my house.

It took two days.

..... they actually immediately refunded me, though.

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