FINALLY - A Good Idea From The U.S. Post Office

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Everyone has read how our post office has been in a desperate fight for its life. Today I got a notice in my mail box about a new policy that should have happened 40 years ago. I have to go in the p.o. to get all the details BUT from what I can see in this notice a business (or perhaps an individual) will be able to use the street address of the post office rather than the P.O. Box number. I'll post the details I find out when I go there in the morning. I'm sure I'm going to be one of their first customers. I pay $42 a year for my business box but I still have various businesses that will not mail to my box. My bank, for instance, insists on mailing to my house. I don't mind if they HAVE my home address but I'd just as soon they not mail a debit card to an unlocked rural mail box. This is bound to put a crimp in UPS stores and other private mailbox companies. Best original idea these people have had since "If it fits, it ships". Stay tuned.

  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I wonder if, instead of PO Box 503, it will now be Suite 503?

    I agree though -- good idea.

    Just when you think you've got it all figured out, someone changes the rules.

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  • Profile picture of the author Spock1
    That's a great idea because you really get the shaft if you list a PO Box with a lot of companies and life situations.

    If it is of any help I can try to channel Benjamin Franklin for them.
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  • So, is it that they will just sort your mail pick it up...they save on the driving / gas?

    If you just used "suite #109" instead of PO Box #109, it always went to the PO Box some not do that?
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    Update! New address is 11507 MLK Blvd. #366, Mango, FL 33550. They tell me "suite" or anything else is not required. I've already spoken with Paypal, Bank and Insurance company. Nobody has voiced any objections. Oh joy! They also have made a couple of other changes. They now have my signature on file which allows them to receive and sign for packages from Fedex and UPS. Third item is a text message if I actually have mail in the box. My assistant stops every morning and checks mail on her way here. Its a few blocks out of the way. Now she can check her text messages before she leaves the house and avoid the stop if there is nothing.

    When you hear someone telling you what YOU can't do, they are usually talking about what THEY can't do.
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  • Through rain, and sleet, and even Mangoes....
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