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|So who knows? I just do my thing and wait to get yelled at.|
Originally Posted by TiredX2
Well *there's* the real issue, it has nothing to do with brown paper, tape, any of that---- they just want to yell at you!
Originally Posted by splendid
I just wanted to come back to this thread and say, that if you decide to reuse this, some post offices (including mine) are now charging the receiver the difference of not shipping priority if you choose to ship it first class.
This has happened to alot of women in my eBay group where we have been selling for many years, so if you choose to use the tyveks for first class, don't be surprised if you a) get an email from someone saying they were charged the difference of shipping or 2) get a package returned to sender.
Yes, I know your (general) lets you do it, but during checks and balances some post offices are known to reject packages without the proper amount of shipping.
Just thought I would let you all know.
Originally Posted by guerrillamama
Huh. I turn them inside out and mail first class/parcel post all the time. I can't even guess how many times I've done that. Never had a problem. .
But then there is no consistency w USPS anyway. At my old p.o. they didn't like brown paper covering boxes. At my last p.o. they said if the box is not plain cardboard to begin with, you HAVE to cover it with brown paper. At my current p.o. they don't care either way. At my old p.o. they wouldn't take a flat rate envelope if it had any tape on it. At my last p.o. they didn't care. At my new p.o. if you didn't put tape on it, they put the tape on themselves. (I mean, they, themselves put the tape on the envelope... not that they adhere the tape to their own bodies. :LOL ) So who knows? I just do my thing and wait to get yelled at.
Originally Posted by MaggiesMom
I think the official USPS "rules" definitely are that you have to re-mail them priority, which I honestly think it ridiculous. I can TOTALLY understand if it had not already been used to mail something priority, but the USPS is actually going to advocate wastefulness just because they want it to be sent priority? I understand that since they pay for it, they wouldn't want the package to be used solely for a cheaper class mail as they would be losing money. But they expect most people to use it once, and then it gets tossed, no? So what harm comes from it being re-used instead of tossed or before it gets recycled? I wish more people were aware of this and would make a stink about it. It is wasteful and the USPS should be ashamed of themselves.
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