Postage Due?

ollieroseMarch 29, 2008

Has anyone received word from someone they've traded with that they had postage due when the seeds arrived?

This happended to someone I traded with recently and I'm wondering how you've addressed it if it happened to you?

I stupidly put another stamp in the mail before thinking about all Sue's hard work and now wish I hadn't. I feel that the PO should be held responsible for overcharging. I now have spent over $2 for two packs of seeds that I could have done with or without.

Thanks,

Diana

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Diana,

I'm emailing you for the particulars on this. I am 'ticked off' to say the least. Let's see what can maybe be done.

I feel like I have ranted enough here, and maybe been guilty of killing a dead snake.

Once we get together on the particulars and try and get something done, we can come back here and post the solution, if there is one.

Sue

    Bookmark   March 29, 2008 at 9:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flwrs4ever

Oh SUE, this just happened to me too and I am soo upset, it makes me look like a bad trader....I just got the envie back and you can still see some of the postage due stamp, and I am sooo upset....I made sure to have them weight it and everything...UGH !!!!!!!

Would you make me feel better ?? LOL

    Bookmark   March 29, 2008 at 11:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

oh flwrsever (could I ask that you sign your first real name occasionally, so I can relate to who you are please)

I am getting even more ticked. I will email you asking for the particulars and see who can maybe be 'nailed' for doing this...overcharging. If they weighed it, and put a postage tape on it, then no postal worker anywhere should be taking it upon themselves to say the postal tape and postage charged is WRONG! ...from my understanding.

I am now off to email for all the particulars.

Sue

    Bookmark   March 29, 2008 at 11:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flwrs4ever

Sue...I am sorry...thought you knew who I was...
My name is KYMand I promise to add it more, just wasnt thinking...( i try to type as little as possible, so I can still use my hands...)

    Bookmark   March 29, 2008 at 7:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
maozamom NE Ohio

I'm the person who received Kym's envelope postage due. Every time I take bubble envelopes to the P.O. I'm charged different rates by different clerks. This is the same place that when I turned a old Priority Mail box inside out to recycle it for Media Postage called and made me come back and change boxes because Priority mail boxes can't be used for anything else, and boy did I get a lecture. Yet they have no problem ignoring the bubble envelope regulations.

Mao

    Bookmark   April 2, 2008 at 9:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

MAO,
I am still working on this (because it still is NOT taken care of.) Would you mind sending me a bubble envy from your PO...But only if the clerk of the day charges $1.13...which would be for a Parcel Rate, instead of 80 cents for a 1 OZ Large Envy.

Please put the addy of the PO in the envy....again...just back out of mailing it if you are told it is anything less than $1.13....maybe saying you forgot and need to add something to it yet....and try another time....time for another PO sting. Is that entrapment?...lol

Once I get it, I will verify it was overcharged.
I will call your PO and explain that I have in my possession a BE that was overcharged from their facility
I will explain that I am the owner/manager of SIR (Sue's Investigative Research) a small (one woman) consumer protection agency, that has been working with the USPS Consumer Affairs, in an attempt to uncover those Post Offices who have been consistently overcharging the past 11 months.
I will get his email addy
I will email him a copy of the email that went out to all Consumer Affairs Managers, as well as the private email that was sent to me.
I will then call him later to see if he received my email.
I will ask if he has any questions?
I will thank him for his cooperation.

I will then let you know once everything has been done.

I would then ask of you to always have a copy handy of the Original Post in my thread with the title. bubble envys now 80 cents-print out for 'your' Post Office! They are going to overcharge because they CAN. They are only going to stop it if you stand up to them with paperwork to back up what you are telling them.

If they are asking for postage due, confront them with a copy of the email and a copy of Bulletin #22218. We had GOT to band together in the fight to make them get it right!

Bingo...that should take care of it.

When you email me for my addy, please put both your member name and Kym's in the subject line. I will then assign it a case number for the 2 of you. It is the only way I can keep tract of all of the dozens of GW emails I seem to receive daily.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2008 at 10:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jaleeisa(6b Oklahoma)

Another suggestion, if I might, Sue, is for them to make note of the clerk's name on their name tag and email that to you as well. That way you have a specific name to give to the Post Master. They are all required to wear badges, so maybe this will help :)

Kathy

    Bookmark   April 3, 2008 at 11:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Another suggestion, if I might, Sue, is for them to make note of the clerk's name on their name tag and email that to you as well. That way you have a specific name to give to the Post Master.
I've been told that the numbers are coded on the postal tapes, and that proves who was at the window overcharging. Once I have that envy in my hand, it is the exact proof needed.

Sue...who has been going postal on PO detail this AM...sigh

I talked to the supervisor at proudgm_03s PO ans the PM is on vacation. I emailed him a copy of the email that went out to all CSM. I additionally copied it to the CSM in Louisville who initiated the email 3-12-08. Hopefully they will get the message finally or heads will roll!

Sue

    Bookmark   April 3, 2008 at 11:52AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
HAVE: 26 veggie seed packets
Would like this to go to one person and then you can...
lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA
Wanted: Feverfew seeds
I am looking for feverfew seeds if anyone has any....
nottougly
looking to trade!
anyone interested in trading, please just email me...
charliez71
HAVE: Newbie Seed Project 2015! packs available
the generous donations keep coming in. Right now, I...
bakemom_gw
Vegetable seeds to trade (Z6)
beans: Carson, Ky Wonder, Sunburst, Top Crop, Scarlet...
woodsidetrader
Sponsored Products
Caledon Pendant/Flushmount by Eurofase
$736.00 | Lumens
Set of Four Personalized Red Wine Glasses
Grandin Road
Couristan Anthians Area Rug - Green - 8181/1010-2X3
$65.00 | Hayneedle
Home Decorators Indoor/Outdoor Home Decorators Collection Rugs Collins Brown 2
Home Depot
Home Decorators Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Home Decorators Collection Rugs
$79.00 | Home Depot
Backyard X-Scapes Mahogany Bamboo Slats - 25 Pack - BS03
$104.99 | Hayneedle
Loloi Rugs Francesca 3'0 Round Mist & Beige Area Rug
$69.00 | LuxeDecor
AF Lighting Horizons Satin Brass Table Lamp
$258.00 | LuxeDecor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™