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Amazing service from USPS

Via Sluggo Needs a Nap, this letter from a reader of the Metropolitan Diary:

Dear Diary:

Ordering stamps online - what a concept! No lines. No dollar
bills jamming the self-service machine. No walks to and
from the post office in the rain or snow or gloom of night.

About 10 days after placing my first online order for a roll of
stamps and some postcards, I found in my mailbox a pink
slip notifying me that there was a package being held for me
at the post office. The sender: the United States Postal
Service's Stamp Fulfillment Center.

What? I now need to stand on line at the post office to claim
my order for stamps that I placed online so that I would not
have to stand on line at the post office?

The final indignity was that the postal clerk would not release
the package until I produced proof of my identity.

Phyllis Ilie

Comments

Deb Carlen

I've been buying stamps by mail for years and the package always comes within four days directly to my mailbox, at home or the office. I don't remember doing anything differently ... maybe I'm just commemorative-enhanced or something...

D Carlen

Deb Carlen

I've been buying stamps by mail for years and the package always comes within four days directly to my mailbox, at home or the office. I don't remember doing anything differently ... maybe I'm just commemorative-enhanced or something...

D Carlen

Old Whig

Where did I read something like that recently? Oh, yeah, at Russ Madden's site.
He was kvetching about a mangled package and the PO's lack of responsibility about it.

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