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Old 01-07-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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I could never understand how some people equate refusal to have a mail box with being a rugged individual and a sign of manliness.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: In a happy place
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You can have a physical address without having a mailbox.

The company I work for has a physical address and outfits like UPS, FedEx, freight lines, etc. use that, but all mail goes to a PO box.

My mother, when she was living had the same situation. No door to door mail delivery in her small village, but she did have a physical street address.

Physical address and mailing address are NOT the same.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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You can have a physical address without having a mailbox.

The company I work for has a physical address and outfits like UPS, FedEx, freight lines, etc. use that, but all mail goes to a PO box.

My mother, when she was living had the same situation. No door to door mail delivery in her small village, but she did have a physical street address.

Physical address and mailing address are NOT the same.

I know that.

My post was in response to a poster who asked why some places need a physical address on file.

I , also, have no mail box ( my choice ) but rent a PO box because I am close to the post office.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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When I moved to a new state, I could not get a drivers license w/o a physical address.

(also, my insurance carrier for my house insurance requires they have a ....................................physical address on file
Harrier's question was why a police department would have a legitimate reason to have the address on file, not an insurance carrier or the DMV.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:16 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Harrier's question was why a police department would have a legitimate reason to have the address on file, not an insurance carrier or the DMV.
Whats the difference. Police, or courts, or DMV they are all connected by computer. Its stupid to think the police does not have a direct link with the DMV !
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:14 PM
 
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Not true - it is paid for by taxpayer dollars.
Incorrect.


Postal Reform Myths vs. Facts - Reforming the Postal Service - Tom Carper, U.S. Senator for Delaware.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You can have a physical address without having a mailbox.

The company I work for has a physical address and outfits like UPS, FedEx, freight lines, etc. use that, but all mail goes to a PO box.

My mother, when she was living had the same situation. No door to door mail delivery in her small village, but she did have a physical street address.

Physical address and mailing address are NOT the same.
That's all correct but you're all missing what the OP wanted. He didn't want any way to receive mail-not a box, not a PO Box, nothing. He wanted to avoid receiving jury notices, tax bills, tickets, etc.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:41 PM
 
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Everything I ever got that was really important was sent certified and a post office, fedex, or ups driver knocked on my door. How would anyone know that you were served just because a 1st class letter was sent? I have caring post office employees, but somewhere in the line is Cliff from Cheers. I get mail that isn't mine at times and things that I know where mailed to me I have never gotten. Granted, most of the mail is junk - but some of it has been money in the mail. I got a notice that I was involved in class action lawsuit and just for responding to it paid me several thousand dollars. Had I not gotten my mail I would have never known. They had no way of knowing my email address and they wouldn't have sent that certified.

I do not have the need to be that off grid...
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Are you trying to say that only people who don't pay taxes buy stamps?
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:22 AM
 
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Are you trying to say that only people who don't pay taxes buy stamps?
No, but s/he is saying that if you don't buy stamps (or other postal services) you are not subsidizing the postal system.
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