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Posted 01/22/2020   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Boulderite to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A 6x9 envelope weighing 8 ounces was returned to me with this customer notice (an error that was corrected when I went to the post office. It seems to indicate that envelopes weighing more than 10 ounces and more 1/2 inch thick with stamps need to be brought into the Post Office, replacing the 13 OZ rule. The post office I went to was not aware of the change. Does anybody have a postal bulletin or article about this?


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Posted 01/22/2020   11:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Any help?
https://about.usps.com/newsroom/nat...is-month.htm

How to mail a package
Consumers who opt to use postage stamps to mail packages, or other items, weighing more than 10 ounces and/or more than one-half inch thick must conduct their transactions at a Post Office retail counter. Consumers can also take advantage of Postal Service self-service kiosks to purchase postage labels and drop those packages into the package slots, not mail slots, at a Post Office. If a restricted package or mail piece is found in a collection box, mail chute or lobby mail slot after Oct. 1 it will be returned to the sender with a Customer Return Label attached explaining the restrictions and reason for return.
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Posted 01/23/2020   01:37 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think this was discussed on an earlier thread. I trust that this particular idea will remain confined to the US. Most of what I send out goes into the postbox, including "large letters" and items with a customs declaration (the declaration can be printed out from the Royal Mail website). Another group of items too large for the postbox is handed to the man on the non-PO till in the corner shop where the PO counter is now situated. The only time I queue for PO services is to send tracked/signed for items. I still don't understand the USPS's rationale.
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Posted 01/23/2020   12:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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... I still don't understand the USPS's rationale ...


13 oz, now 10 oz ...

I am gonna GUESS that what we are looking at is an evolving answer to the question:

How much TATP does it take to turn the sides of a collection box into shrapnel?

Or, you know, something similar.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey ("Headaches?" Seriously?)

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Posted 01/23/2020   12:21 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Solid waste-paper bins disappeared from London railway stations in the 1980s for that reason. Someone's going to have to adjust a lot of red pillar-boxes if we follow suit, given that the malefactor's small parcel doesn't actually have to be delivered ...
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Posted 01/23/2020   4:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This change came about in large part because of the mail bombs sent by Cesar Sayoc in 2018 to various politicians.
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