The post office made me hand cancel my own std postcards…

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@soinlove79:  If I had to do that with our 75 invites I would have been pissed. If your post office actively lists this as a service they offer I would complain because it was that employees job, not yours.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Generally, the post office as a practice does not hand cancel anything anymore.  Allowing brides to do it is their way of complying with their policy but still accomodating the bride who wants the service.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@soinlove79:  well, at least you can’t be pissed at the employees for not hand cancelling to your standards? I’d be mad if I had them hand cancel everything, and it looked like an awful mess.

It would’ve been nice if they helped you, or offered to help you though. That’s really weird. I’ve never heard of a post office having customers do that to their own mail they want to send.

Post # 8
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259 posts
Helper bee

And the post office wonders why they are losing money.  What lousy customer service!

Post # 9
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922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@mrsalexander:  

@Soon2BeMrsS:  Hand canceling is using a hand stamp to mark each envelope, instead of letting them be run through the machine. If you invite is wrapped in something, or has jewels on it, it can mess up the machine or get stuck.

Just keeps your invites from getting damaged and keeps the envelope pretty. Its how they marked every envelope before machines

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It seems like you should be thanking them. They went against policy but you still got your invitations hand cancelled.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hmm… If you wanted them hand cancelled then I don’t blame them. From what I’ve heard, most places won’t even do that anymore 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

This is the norm now, if they even let you hand cancel.  I agree with @julies1949.  You should be thankful you had the option to hand cancel. 

Post # 14
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288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

The thought of hand cancelling never crossed my mind lol.  Straight to the mailbox with my STD’s and invites. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

They did you a favor, the majority of places don’t let you hand cancel anymore.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Would they not fit in the machine?

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