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#1 User is offline   nerfer34 

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 12:41 PM

OK when you send a package do you have to go to the post office? Or can you get like a tracking # online and slap it on the box and just leave it in your mail box? I don't live in a dorm in college or anything( I've heard of people going to the "mail section" of their college) . Thanks
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Posted 08 May 2006 - 01:03 PM

Being a user of ebay, I am pretty familar with shipping. You have basically 3 options. Fed-Ex, UPS, or USPS (Post Office). Your best bet is probably USPS. If you want to ship a package go to their website and click on print shipping label. Just follow step by step and it should be easy enough. Then just print and tape to package. You can schedule a pick-up or drop it off at any local Post Ofiice.

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 01:10 PM

I have mailed many an item in my day.

1) Pack the item up. Wrap it in bubble wrap and put it in as small a box as you can fit it in with news paper inside to also help protect it.

2) Wrap two strips of packing tape all the way around the box length-wise and width-wise ( make kind of a # out of it ).

3) Print out the adress you are mailing the item to and tape that to the middle-top of the box. Then print your address and tape that to the top left hand corner of the box.

4) Take the package to your post office and say " I need to mail this out". Theyll weigh and measure it and give you a few shipping options. I usually do the 2-3 or 3-5 day shipping. You pay and get a receipt.

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 04:42 PM

O okay, but I know how to ship to the post office but I was wondering if you could print out the shipping label and have the mail man pick it up?
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Posted 08 May 2006 - 04:53 PM

View Postnerfer34, on May 8 2006, 07:42 PM, said:

O okay, but I know how to ship to the post office but I was wondering if you could print out the shipping label and have the mail man pick it up?


Read my post genius. If you want a tracking number, you will also get this when you print it online.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 12:30 PM

I did genius and was still wondering if you still need to go to the post office or can you leave it by your mailbox.
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 03:23 PM

My post says that you can schedule a pick-up or drop it off at your local post office. So no you can't.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 04:40 PM

Offical USPS instructions

As a disgruntled Postal worker,I can tell you that if the package has non-stamp postage,is not marked expolsive/flamable/liquid/fragle,does not have ANY previous address info(if box has been reused),is marked with correct return address...we are allowed/supposed to accept the item.It's just up to the carrier if he thinks if the item seems safe....or if he thinks you're asshole,then you go wait in line for a 1/2 hour.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:13 PM

I thought the online thing through USPS was a pain to get set up so I just either walk at my college down to the post office or drive down there when I'm at home.

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