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Old 02-23-2010, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by marmac View Post

Maybe you aren't cut out to be a seller on ebay.

A good,reputable, businessman doesn't LOSE his shipping reciept.
and opinions are like................... eh nevermind.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:09 AM
Location: Colorado
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It's interesting to read all the comments about how bad USPS is. I've lived in the US for 15 years and never really had a problem with my local post office, wherever it's been. I've had numerous problems with certain private carriers that we all use, but I've always found my local USPS employees to be courteous, helpful and even funny! Beats using the UK post office (where everyone is apparently surly, bad-tempered and rude) hands down.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:52 PM
Location: Too far from the beach, NJ
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It's official, they lose (mis-deliver) my mail, and I am held responsible. I opened a case, but they haven't done a thing about it, and though it is their fault, no one is held accountable. I will not be reimbursed, and no action will be taken against the mail carrier who made the mistake (I was told). What a system.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:54 PM
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I don't mind the lines where I am, but then, I don't go to a location where I know there'd be an hour-long wait. Some postal employees do tend to be down, but it isn't always like that.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:00 PM
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I buy and sell on ebay, and have never had a problem with having something delivered. However, I returned a defective item to a seller by mutual consent, and it was delivered, but not to him. He's still trying to find out what happened to it. Whenever I mail something other than something that needs a stamp, I use PayPal multi-order shipping. I have a postal scale and I weigh the item. Then I go into PayPal and create my shipping label. I get delivery confirmation for about $.19.

I took over the mailing list for an event that a friend puts on every year, so she doesn't have to stand in line at the post office. All requests for flyers come to me, and I request the person's mailing address and how many event flyers they want. I then put that amount into an envelope, weigh it, and create the PayPal shipping label. Then I just drop it off on the counter of any post office. No standing in line, no hassle. I print out receipts and she writes me a check to reimburse me.

I only go inside a post office and stand in line if I need to buy stamps.
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