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« on: July 14, 2012, 12:42 PM »

So Doug C. sent me a couple of nocks in the mail (he is still my hero, nuff said). It came in a regular envelope weighed under an ounce. It was sent with a regular stamp. The letter shows up looking like it had been through Vietnam twice (yes I am old). But the rant is...... The mail man HANDWRITES....postage due $1.50.... paid by mailman and a happy face. Wow now I am tipping my mailman? He can write postage due and an amount and I am supposed to pay it?Huh??
Kind of like going to a bar, sitting down and a waitress shows up and hands you a bar bill for $50.00. (Don't laugh it has happened to me). I am looking at her and asking "is this what you want me to drink?", "am I prepaying?" Guess my evil twin must have ran out on his tab (poor fellow needs money for plastic surgery).

Ok I feel vented now (not fully vented maybe just a half vent) Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 02:34 PM »

Personally, I would go to the USPS web site and calculate the cost yourself using the actual weight and size of the envelope, then you can take it from there. Remember the nocks have thickness to them that may have triggered the postage due. Or he's pulling a fast one on you.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 02:53 PM »

checked site it was within the single stamp rate. Postman pulling fast one
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012, 02:58 PM »

First class letters ship for 45.  If the envelope is over 1/4 inch thick or has an uneven surface it is considered non-machinable and would then be considered a "package". The postage for a 1 ounce package is $1.95. 
I'm thinking the postman was correct.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 04:32 PM »

Ok now I feel bad. Putting money for mailman in mailbox to make it right. I retract my previous rant and go stand in a corner.
moonie nocks are 1/4" so I am wrong then.
My apologies to any mail carrier in the room.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 04:59 PM »

Yeah the first class stamp only works if the envelope is completely flat and can go through the processing machines.......otherwise a first class package is up to 13 oz and is 1.95$........
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2012, 08:00 AM »

i dont like the usps , but its  the cheapest way to ship stuff , ray
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2012, 06:42 AM »

You can deduct the $1.50 from the cost of the nocks.  Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2012, 04:33 AM »

Naaa I will just ship Mickey in a smaller box Smiley

Thanks again for the Nocks Doug your still my hero.(nuff said)
You would think after being married I should know I can not win a rant.
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2012, 10:45 AM »

You mentioned that the post man wrote postage due, but you never mentioned if he attached and cancelled the extra stamps on this envelope. If he didn't that's a whole new ball game.
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2012, 10:51 AM »

no canceled stamps just handwritten by postman messages
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2012, 11:40 AM »

I guess the first question you want to ask yourself is whether a guy with a decent paying job is likely to risk losing his salary and benefits to shake you down for a $1.50?

Doesn't really pass the sniff test, does it?
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2012, 12:03 PM »

You mentioned that the post man wrote postage due, but you never mentioned if he attached and cancelled the extra stamps on this envelope. If he didn't that's a whole new ball game.
That is the choice of the post office that accepted this in the first place....they could have kicked it back to Doug to start with...

The delivering postman is just that....delivering..he has no say on it by the time it gets to him....and it is not like he is putting the $ in his pocket (at least i would guess that he is not)....

i grew up in farm country in NH and remember when you could leave change in the mailbox (or even tape the coins to the envelope) and a envelope with no stamp and be able to "buy" the stamp from the post man picking it up....i have not heard of that in a while though....
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2012, 12:29 PM »

Ok to finalize this rant
1. Doug is amazing and generous and my hero  Grin
2. I paid the $1.50 in the mailbox he works hard and it would be a small tip anyway
3. It felt wrong but in the end I have my nocks (thanks again Doug C.)
4. The postman can do what he pleases cause I tip more for a beer than that.
5. USPS is still the cheapest way to send anything

Thanks for all the msgs I am sure I will come up with some other stupid rant to set the forum ablaze Cool
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2012, 11:09 AM »

"....they could have kicked it back to Doug to start with..."

Yep, the postman did you a favor. I think you eventually realized that...many people don't.
As I understand it we have the best (not perfect) postal system in the world.
 We often have things much better than we realize...still not perfect...just better.
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