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skeen
03-14-2012, 10:56 AM
its because they are cheating customers ... its been a while since ive stepped onto one USPS branch to physically mail stuffs.
For unknown reasons paypal wont allow me last night to ship one package so i was forced to drop by and mail it physically.
then when i was on the counter i handed the lady some of my pre printed package made out of paypal shipping.
I do have a scale at home and it is as always acurate as i never had returned mails. The lady on the counter placed my
pre printed mails on her scale and rejected them saying they were over 2 oz. I dont believe that since i packaged
my stuff just last night and all weighed 1.75.

So now i have the assumption that USPS scales pad up a few ounces on packages. Since a lot of people are turning up with
paypal shipping they are loosing customers going to their stores eventually loosing out some $$$. Some would say
its just a few cents and get over with it . just imagine 5 cents-15 cents padded for 1000 customers thats $50-$150
revenue for a company.

just ranting here ... i know some here works for PO but if what i saw today is true then thats bad for USPS to cheat
on its customers

ensbergcollector
03-14-2012, 11:31 AM
i wouldn't doubt it. i mailed a few things last week and needed to mail one bill because i ran out of stamps. Somehow when the guy weighed it, he charged me .20 over what a stamp costs. <br />
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not to...

roaddogg02316
03-16-2012, 04:05 PM
I bet their scales get more wear and tear then a personal scale does at your home. So they could be wrong.
I have only had stuff sent back because the postmark. I printed it one day and didn't ship til a few days later. But I got that straightened out hopefully.

AThrash37DSnyder
03-16-2012, 04:11 PM
If the USPS is losing soooooo much money, then why every time I go in the PO, there are 3-5 people in front of me??

roaddogg02316
03-16-2012, 04:13 PM
If the USPS is losing soooooo much money, then why every time I go in the PO, there are 3-5 people in front of me??

There shouldn't be that many. I've gone in there and there will be many people ahead of me. I've walked out on occasion. One person working while others just sitting there at a desk doing nothing, probably supervisors. If it's that busy open the other counter.

skeen
03-16-2012, 04:14 PM
If the USPS is losing soooooo much money, then why every time I go in the PO, there are 3-5 people in front of me??

they are projecting 20-50 people at a time for them to be considered making money. Since you only see 3-5 people you can do the math

hawk2618
03-16-2012, 09:51 PM
This is going to pertain to letters.If you mail ANY letter that doesn't meet a specific standard.You will be charged .20 cents regardless if it is light enough for a .45 cent stamp.Also if you don't...

hawk2618
03-16-2012, 09:59 PM
I don't know a whole lot about the prices of overseas products being I'm only a carrier and only handle mail or parcels to residential areas on my route.However,If you have a question about anything like someone else did in here.I will gladly ask my supervisers or Post Master and get back to you.
If you need any assistance on prices of any kind...go to USPS.gov hope that helps.

theonedru
03-17-2012, 02:11 AM
The usps is losing money because you pay 45 cents for a stamp you get a receipt a foot long, now multiply that by the untold millions they print daily and your looking at tens of millions of waste

madduxfan31
03-17-2012, 11:45 PM
Where was the package going that paypal wouldnt let you ship? It tells me the post office is unavailable through paypal atleast once a week. I just logon and try again later.
If you think their scale is off, give them a nickel and ask what it weighs. Its 5 grams. I try to avoid the PO if possiable but have to go in on those international packages with custom forms.

Hilfiger1975
03-18-2012, 12:26 AM
the usps is losing money because you pay 45 cents for a stamp you get a receipt a foot long, now multiply that by the untold millions they print daily and your looking at tens of millions of waste
rofl...

Goose97
03-25-2012, 12:42 PM
I for one being from Canada was envious of the very cheap postage you all had. Also basing that now that our dollar is par with yours.

Now I'm not so envious....:rolleyes:

Looks like the USPS took a page out of the CPS on how to gouge on it's pricing, but took it one step farther!:mmph:

hawk2618
03-25-2012, 01:17 PM
Its amazing how everyone jumps on the Post office because of their prices,shipping policies,and rules when it is all in black & white on USPS.gov.I fully admit,the P.O.has their problems due to probably not having the right qualified personel because they are trying to save money anywhere they can.But I'm willing to bet more than 90% of the time,when there's a problem in shipping, its bc the shipper hasn't done their homework for the proper postage due to size and weight requirements.
Somehow I don't see this thread ever dying!!
Ok I'm done...my head hurts

roaddogg02316
03-25-2012, 01:23 PM
Its amazing how everyone jumps on the Post office because of their prices,shipping policies,and rules when it is all in black in white on USPS.gov.I fully admit,the P.O.has their problems due to probably not having the right qualified personel because they are trying to save money anywhere they can.But I'm willing to bet more than 90% of the time,when there's a problem in shipping, its bc the shipper hasn't done their homework for the proper postage due to size and weight requirements.
Somehow I don't see this thread ever dying!!
Ok I'm done...my head hurts

My only issue is how expensive it can be to different places. I wanted to send 2 lbs. worth of merchandise to Canada, was going to be $11 I think, and the flat rate option which I would figure would be a better alternative. No, $32.
I can't justify paying $32 to ship 2 pounds of stuff.
I thought the flat rate options were because it is a set sized box so they can make it fit with how they pack the trucks/planes or mode of transport. I understand weight is probably due to maximum load weight on the planes.
Well anyways that deal to Canada fell thru, was gonna be more of a pain to ship and the price, wasn't going to end up with much out of it.