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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-10-09 12:27 PM
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USPS/mail pickup question............
If you leave mail in your mailbox for the carrier to pick up, are they required to do so? Or is it just a courtesy? The reason I ask is that my carriers routinely pass by my residential box when I have no incoming mail, even when I obviously have outgoing mail stamped, addressed and ready to go.

Preemptively, I want to say that I realize I could take my mail to a mailbox or to the post office, but I just want to be clear on the policy, and not to complain about some inconvenience to me. I've checked the USPS site, but I was unable to find any relevant info (but my google-fu is notoriously bad).

Thanx
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-10-09 12:31 PM
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1. Most mailboxes have some kind of flag or something you can raise
to let them know that you have outgoing mail.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-10-09 12:32 PM
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2. If the flag is up, they're supposed to stop -- regulations
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-10-09 12:36 PM
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4. That'a the answer I was looking for..........
Thanks Lost.

:toast:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-10-09 12:40 PM
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5. I know this because I had a carroer who DIDN'T stop
I called and asked the Post Master, and they told me that.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-10-09 12:42 PM
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7. That sucks..........
Looks like thats the route I'll have to take.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-10-09 12:32 PM
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3. Call your post office and find out
I'd say it depends on the situation. If they need to travel 2 hours over mountains and valleys on a snowmobile to get to your mailbox, they may prefer you call and say you need something picked up ;)

I'm totally guessing btw.

:hi:
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-10-09 12:40 PM
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6. I live on a residential street..............
maybe one of these days I'll be able to get me a little hideaway in the hills, then the mailperson will be an annoyance. :evilgrin:

Hope things are well with you Inch.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-10-09 12:45 PM
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8. If the flag is up, they are supposed to stop.
If they aren't doing that, BY ALL MEANS complain! The postmaster needs to know about that!
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