Bubble Envelopes-are you being charged correctly?
There have been numerous discussions in the past 15 months about the cost to mail a bubble envelope (BE) as you can see by doing a search on Postage here at the Seed Exchange alone. While many of the threads apply to the discussion of the correct charges for BE, many other threads are offering seeds for postage
If your Post Office (PO) is charging you Parcel or Package rates (starting now at $1.17) I would welcome you being a part of a mass mailing to the Postmaster General John E. (Jack) Potter. I would like members to mail a BE to me, that has a postal tape affixed as proof that the postage was incorrect. I will then BOX them up, enclose a letter detailing this 15 month old problem of customers being repeatedly overcharged, and copy excerpts of numerous replies from the numerous threads about members being overcharged for BE. I will attempt to include the state of residence those members are in, if it is known.
If you would like to participate in attempting to get this 15 month old national problem corrected, here is what I ask that you do.
1...Post here that you are interested in trying to get this corrected by getting the attention of the Postmaster General. Please sign your post with your real first name and give your state of residence if if is not on your member page.
2...email me. Please be sure and include your member name, as well as your real name. Please put Postage Problem in the subject line of the email. I will then email you back, with my address.
3...mail me a BE, either enclosing inside of it, the address of the offending PO, or writing the address on the back of the envelope. Please include your return address on the front. Please be sure and have the postage on it is a Postal Tape....Not Stamps as stamps are not proof that you were overcharged.
4...I will let you know once the BE has arrived.
For now, I am placing a deadline for participation of Sept 30, 2008 to respond here. If I get few responses, or few envelopes, I may extend it...so read on down through the thread or I will start a new one. I know long threads take a long time to open for our dial-up members.
I will not be opening the envelopes I receive.
If you care to include a note to the Postmaster, telling of your experiences, please feel free to do so.
If you would like to enclose a couple of seed packets, he will then see just exactly what is being sent in these envelopes, and that they are indeed under the 3/4" requirement. If you do send seeds, be sure the BE is indeed under the 3/4" requirement. Be sure they are uniformly thick...as in taped down, and not bunching up. Be sure they are not shifting...again...tape them down if need be.
Feel free to post any questions you have here, or email me privately.
I see attempting to get the attention of the Postmaster General as the only solution at this point....See some of the other numerous postage threads found on the search.