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ms411
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September 3, 2014 5:44 pm  

USPS conducting study "to improve mail delivery in the territories." You can find out more by googling IBM USPS ( I'm trying not to post links, so can only give suggestions).


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OldTart
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September 3, 2014 5:48 pm  

They do this every couple of years. Notices went into PO boxes several weeks ago asking for volunteers who receive mail and packages on a regular basis and go to the PO regularly to be involved in monitoring/documenting deliveries.


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ms411
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September 3, 2014 6:40 pm  

No wonder I never saw them! I don't check our P.O. Box and the person who does has a relative who works for P.O. so they probably don't put one in our box.

I found out about it on another website. I was excited to see the VI was being studied, though I have no mail complaints.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.


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speee1dy
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September 4, 2014 12:05 pm  

i must find it.

i sent a package back on august 1 and it just got to jacksonville yesterday.

actually, that really is my biggest complaint so i guess not worth it. i do order stuff frequently from many online sources and never really have an issue.


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Jamison
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September 4, 2014 12:37 pm  

My BDay card got sent to a restaurant I work at "express mail". We get a phone call that myself and another employee had a package at the PO. She goes in, no slip, shows her ID and they give it to her. I go in and they demand a slip, even though I only got a message on an answering machine. Finally, second (the first) slip comes, I go in the morning to get my birthday card from my Dad, they sent it bak to the states the day before. It came back and I got it only 3 weeks late.

My friend mails scissors here, to cut my friends hair, while on vacation. DSL holds them in customs. The day before she leaves, they call and say we can come pick them up. I say they were mailed to an address, send them there. I'm told if they do, they have to charge $50 a pair of scissors and there was three pairs. I ask what happens if I return to sender. I'm told that they have to do a ton of paper work, but there is no charge, so I say "she leaves in the morning, send them back and enjoy your paperwork". They were delivered to said restaurant in under an hour.

I mailed something here two years ago. A package. Just books and dirty underwear. It made it to Richmond PO. I got slips for 6 months, but it was never located when I went in. The tracking number said it made it, the continued slips to pick it up continued, but it was never found.


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Alana33
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September 4, 2014 5:59 pm  

Can't believe they called you for an express mail!
I've never had that happen tho I have rec'd an express mail 1 week after being posted.
I tell my family not to waste money sending express because it'll never get here when they say it will. Priority works okay.


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DixieChick
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September 4, 2014 6:05 pm  

Had our mail forwarded to states in April. No mail yet. They blame it on
Puerto Rici.


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ms411
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September 4, 2014 6:28 pm  

Seems like some of you need to participate in the study. I was told years ago not to rely on P.O. Boxes, so I don't!

Paying for services is the best way to limit stress when living here. DIY is just not worth the time and aggravation.


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speee1dy
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September 4, 2014 6:31 pm  

April, May, June, July and August-now going into September.

Dixie, that is crazy.


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OldTart
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September 4, 2014 7:10 pm  

I was told years ago not to rely on P.O. Boxes, so I don't!

Paying for services is the best way to limit stress when living here. DIY is just not worth the time and aggravation.

I pay for my PO box (USPS), it's considerably less expensive than a private mail service box, I've had the same box for 30 years and I can only recall one instance several years ago where the contents of a package were irreparably damaged in transit and it was a time-consuming pain to be reimbursed.


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ms411
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September 4, 2014 7:22 pm  

I pay so as not to stand in line, and so I can call to see if anything has been delivered.

My Netflix comes on schedule. Can check my box from outside. Plenty of very close parking most times.

Mail that fits in a box goes to my P.O. box, but somebody else checks that and brings it to me.

I have a system that works for me.


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Alana33
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September 4, 2014 7:35 pm  

Many years ago a cargo van was discovered in PR's Mail yard filled with mail for the VI.
It had been sitting untouched for a couple years. True story! Things do get held up in PR. That's not saying the STT service is perfect but it is what it is.


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OldTart
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September 4, 2014 7:53 pm  

I pay so as not to stand in line, and so I can call to see if anything has been delivered.

My Netflix comes on schedule. Can check my box from outside. Plenty of very close parking most times.

Mail that fits in a box goes to my P.O. box, but somebody else checks that and brings it to me.

I have a system that works for me.

But for me half the fun is standing in line as I get to see lots of friends and acquaintances! Any packages are tracked so I check online to see when the slip is waiting for me. Never a problem parking - easy in and out. Whatever works best is what works - but I do enjoy the social aspect!


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