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    Linda
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    I live in a rural area (but still in a neighborhood) with rural postal

    carriers that use their own vehicles for mail delivery. Have had very

    few problems, usually when a package comes that's too big for the

    mailbox my mailman will pull up in the driveway and honk for me to

    come out and get it. I just recently (about 2 months ago) starting

    signing up for the many daily freebies (thanks guys!!!) available on

    this site plus a few others. Really great way to try new products and

    get some great stuff for free! Here's the problem....



    I had a really large delivery yesterday, included 2 T-shirts, package

    of cookies, free video game, shampoo samples, several free coupons

    PLUS my usual mail. I have a plastic, average-sized mailbox, and

    instead of pulling up and honking, he crammed (and I do mean

    crammed!!) everything into that mailbox, smashing packages and

    breaking the mailbox!! The lid broke off and he even crammed it in the

    mailbox as well!! I was so mad I told my husband I was going to call

    the Post Office and report him, but he said if you do he will probably

    start throwing your mail away or something. I planned on getting a

    bigger mailbox, I will have to now for sure.



    My question is, has anyone had this happen and what did you do about

    it? I told my husband I would let it ride this time but next time I

    think I will report him, that just doesn't seem right. Whoever sends


    out that mail does pay the required postage which I'm sure pays his

    paycheck.



    Thanks for letting me vent!!

    Linda








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    lisa griffeth
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    My mail person did the same thing- damaged the box. Then she had the nerve to tell me that if I had a bigger box it wouldn't have happened and that I should pick up my mail at the PO myself if I were going to keep ordering so much stuff....(keep in mind, I have maybe one box every two weeks).

    I reported her to the Postmaster in our town. She was moved to a different route and given a warning. The replacement carrier was actually worse...she hit mymail box with her car, broke it andcame to the door askingto borrow a hammer so she could "fix" it...the wooden post was broken in two! How'sshe plan to fix that with a hammer??

    That was also reported. The Postmaster had her pay (out of her own money) for a new post and cement mix to reset the post. I bought a new mailbox myself (we needed one anyway).

    Right now, service is ok....they sometimes throw my boxes on the porch but I can live with that as long as it's not a box marked fragile....but should it get crappy again, I won't hesitate to complain.My view point is they work for me, and I help pay their salaries with my postage purchases....if they are that unhappy with their jobs, they should probably look for something else to do rather than take it out of their customers (and their customers mail)...

    JMHO
    Lisa G.






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    Ann Garner
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    The plastic mail boxes do get brittle with age, so it might not be

    completely the carrier's fault.



    A larger box is definitely a good idea. You might be able to talk to

    your mail carrier, tell him you have signed up for a lot of freebies

    and was wondering if there was anything you could do to make the

    heavy delivery days easier on him. I know I thanked my mail carrier

    for handling all the freebies I was getting, and she wanted to know

    how to sign up for them, herself. Her kids now check the WalMart.com

    site daily for freebies to request.



    Ann in Arkansas










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    Liss
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    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">
    >>The lid broke off and he even crammed it in the
    mailbox as well!! I was so mad I told my husband I was going to call
    the Post Office and report him<SPAN class="109390419-19082008"><<
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">Call the Post Office and ask to Speak to the PostMaster. I worked as the PMR in the Post office where we lived and this is NOT Permitted. If the Post Master is Not willing to help or you do not feel as though the issue was rectified, you can call his district supervisor. The PM MUST give you the number if you request it.
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">>>, but he said if you do he will probably
    start throwing your mail away or something. <SPAN class="109390419-19082008"><<
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">Thatwould be considered tampering with the Mail, which I do believe is a Felony charge and the post office takes these things VERY seriously.
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">>>My question is, has anyone had this happen and what did you do about
    it?<SPAN class="109390419-19082008"><<
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">If it were me, I would call the PM, I would demand aWritten Apology and replacement of my destroyed property.
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">
    <SPAN class="109390419-19082008">~liss



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    dash
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    <FONT face="RomanaTLig" color="#800000" size="5">I leave my mail persons a Christmas present each year and they all seem to do just super..dash
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  6. #6
    Linda
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    I want to thank everyone for your great feedback with my mail problem,

    at least now I know what my options are.



    I have decided to go ahead and replace the old mailbox with a new

    larger one, and give my mail carrier just one more chance as this is

    the first time this ever happened. It very well may not be the last.

    I've had the same carrier for a few years and I'm hoping he was just

    really having a bad day. If it happens again though, I will call the

    Postmaster in town and report him. It is his job to deliver my mail,

    what I get in my mail (or how much is in there) isn't of his concern,

    he just needs to do what he is paid to do. I've always been nice to

    him and he has been nice to me as well, I'm hoping that will continue.



    Again, thanks for your responses, this is a great group with some

    really great information!



    Linda



















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    > I leave my mail persons a Christmas present each year and they all

    seem to do just super..dash

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