(Closed) We fought the USPS: and we won!

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hahaha!  I love that this worked out for you!  I have had situations like this in my life – Not Wedding Related but still – and there is nothing like that feeling of victory because you beat the system!

Post # 4
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

LOL!  Great story!

Post # 5
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

You’re my hero a little bit.  Winning a battle with USPS is unheard of.

Post # 6
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

i love it! I enjoy the sneakiness and resourcefulness and i’m glad it worked out.

Post # 7
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

LOL, i’m glad you won, regardless!

What a pain!

Post # 8
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t have pushed my luck and just sucked it up and added more stamps. Power to you!

Post # 9
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

There’s no rhyme or reason for some of the things the USPS does. I was surprised when we recieved an invitation returned that was for one of our groomsmen. I’d used printed labels, so I checked the file and saw it was correct. We’ve sent him packages and letters before for his bday and holidays, so it was weird. Called him up, double checked everything, no change in address.

He followed up with the USPS and found out that they thought he moved… apparently he’d let his mail pile up in his box for a few days and the USPS just assumed he’d moved. Seriously?

Post # 10
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

LOL, this post just made me chuckle, good for you  and I am glad it all worked out.

Post # 11
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We had a crazy time too!  I went up there with one of ours and got them to weigh and such to find out the postage amount.  Just like they tell you to do.

Well we got all of ours mailed out and I got one returned for lack of enough postage.  Now this one invitation was going to my parents neighbor.  I called my mom and sure enough she got hers.  So explain to me how come they couldn’t drive to the next box at the house next door (talking 20ft away) and put it in there mailbox?

So I gave the invitation to my mom one night to hand deliver to the neighbors.  She put it in their box.  Guess what!!!!


The mail-carrier took it out of the box and sent it back to me.  Are you kidding me?! 

Post # 12
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

This is a great post! Lucky for me the guy that works at my local post office is SUPER friendly and when i sent my STD he looked for about 10 mins to find me stamps so they wouldnt need more then one stamp on them 🙂

I also have to add we have some really WEIRD Not Wedding Related issues with the mail lady. She only delivers when she wants to. We dont get mail on wedns (trash day) and either fri or sat she wont come also. She also REFUSES to get out of her car, if we get a package she will use 100000 elastic bands and attatch it to the mailbox post just so she dont have to get ou!

Post # 13
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Win for you!!  That is awesome! I love finding ways to beat the system!!

I feel kinda silly asking, but what could they have done if they had found out?  Just put them back on your doorstep again?  Or would have been like COPS with a whole team of people coming to arrest you for this terrible crime? 😉

But really… I am curious… what could have happened?

Post # 14
581 posts
Busy bee

Totally brilliant!

Post # 15
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did a similar thing.  We found out that our reply envelopes were 3/8″too small, and would require “special handling” (also known as $2.00 postage each).  We decided just to chance it, and so far have had no problems with them coming back.

Post # 16
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

UGH I HATE USPS!!! I am so scared of our invites being dinged for insufficient postage. I went to 2 different post offices and they both told me 61 cents, but since we have wax seals on them i am afraid that i should be getting 81 cent stamps for the “rigid” object. I sent out a batch of 20 today, we’ll see what happens.

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