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SGT HATRED
10-09-2012, 09:36
Short rant but I am extremely pIssed none the less. I moved In wIth my then gIrlfrIend over 2 years ago. I have been recIevIng my maIl for the vast majorIty of that tIme. About a month ago I see thIs wrItten on the maIlbox.
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q37/Merlin-X/2012-10-08065552.jpg

SInce It Is wrItten In magIc marker I dIdn't really thInk anythIng of It. Now fast forward to today. I ordered multIple Items form Amazon and haven't receIved them. When I trIed trackIng the package It's reason was "undelIverable due to Incorrect address" I found thIs strange sInce I made no changes to my account. So I call the post offIce and was told that sInce my name was not wrItten on the InsIde of my maIlbox I can not recIeve packages. As you can tell from the pIc It Is a cluster box but we do have our own street address. I can't understand how thIs Is legal. WIthholdIng my maIl when the only notIce Is a hand wrItten statement addressed to no one. If the sellers on amazon try to recharge me for shIppIng I am serIously goIng blow a gasket.


GettIng Into what Ifs here but, what If I had some tIme sensItIve maIl I dIdn't recIeve due to thIs BS? What about addItIonal shIppIng charges I mIght recIeve? Can I hold the post offIce responsIble for those due to theIr lack of formal warnIng? I'm consIderIng wrIttIng my name wIth a nasty note but I don't know. If I legally changed my address on my state ID I don't feel the need to put my name out there (or on the InsIde of my maIlbox) for randoms to see.
:steamed:

Ugh spellcheck got the better of me. I'm not going through and changing all those I's

Gregg702
10-09-2012, 09:44
Every mailbox I ever had have required at least the last name of the occupants inside the mailbox. This is nothing new. All it requires is a handwritten note inside the box. With regards to the Amazon package, of course the shippers should charge for shipping again, they will have to pay for it again, and they did nothing wrong. Why should they pay for your mistake?

SGT HATRED
10-09-2012, 09:48
My mistake? I have recieved mail for almost 2 years at this address. Now without warning they stop my mail because of a handwritten sign? Thats some BS right there...

bmoore
10-09-2012, 10:08
Atleast they wrote you a note. When I put up a new mailbox and post last spring I put the numbers on the outside and thought I was GTG. The mail lady just drove by everyday until I went outside and asked what the problem was. She told me we needed the last name in the mailbox.

SGT HATRED
10-09-2012, 10:18
I think this is a little different than putting up my own post and box... But I'm sure I would be pissed just the same.

wjv
10-09-2012, 10:19
Why do they need a name?

A legal address is all they should require.

What about mail addressed as "occupant". No one named occupant lives in my home.

Adjuster
10-09-2012, 10:27
I have lived in several places with the cluster type boxes. All of them have required that my name be written inside the box. I will say however that the mail carriers always complete this for me. I have never had to personally put my name in the box.



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captainstormy
10-09-2012, 10:29
Odd, I've lived on a few apartments that had similar boxes and never put my name or anything on the inside.

Been getting my mail fine here for 6 years. I know the apartment complex didn't put anything in there because I had to get the key straight from the post office.

Of course the amazon shippers are going to charge you again. They have to pay again.

I rarely agree with the OP in a rant, but yea why the sudden change and you could atleast leave a real note.

ray9898
10-09-2012, 11:10
I have lived in a 1/2 apartments over the years and every one of them had the names of the current residents on the inside of the box.

ray9898
10-09-2012, 11:13
Why do they need a name?

A legal address is all they should require.

What about mail addressed as "occupant". No one named occupant lives in my home.

Because apartments change hands so frequently. No one wants mail from the previous resident and you will find threads on this very site complaining about that. That allows the mail carrier to determine what mail is correct and what should be returned. Anything addressed to the 'current occupant' would be delivered.

SGT HATRED
10-09-2012, 11:29
We are not talking appts here, I want to point out that I live in a house with a street address. 2 years this has been a non issue....

Gregg702
10-09-2012, 11:31
We are not talking appts here, I want to point out that I live in a house with a street address. 2 years this has been a non issue....
I live in a house with a street address also, and we have cluster boxes, with little slips of paper with our names inside them.

SGT HATRED
10-09-2012, 11:32
Good for you, do you want a cookie?

Gregg702
10-09-2012, 11:35
Good for you, do you want a cookie?

Sure, you can mail it to me, and I am sure I will get it.

SGT HATRED
10-09-2012, 11:37
Ok that did make me lol... But I'm still livid.

Dennis in MA
10-09-2012, 11:44
Atleast they wrote you a note. When I put up a new mailbox and post last spring I put the numbers on the outside and thought I was GTG. The mail lady just drove by everyday until I went outside and asked what the problem was. She told me we needed the last name in the mailbox.

ON the mailbox???

12 yrs or so ago, I went to a client's house. He had some comedy name on the mailbox. Like Fugawee or something similarly humorous.

"You can't seriously get mail here, do you?"

"What difference does the name make?" he replied. "They deliver mail to a NUMBER, not a name."

Maybe that's changed.


Good for you, do you want a cookie?

Sure, you can mail it to me, and I am sure I will get it.

:rofl:

bigchuck83
10-09-2012, 11:47
not sure what can be done, i know when i put in a change of address form my mail still went to my old address for at least 2 months. filed a complaint and within 24 hours i had a phone call from a postal inspector saying the issue would be looked into. Within a week my mail finally started showing up. where i live the is a cluster box for my apartment complex and there are no names on the inside of the boxes.

captainstormy
10-09-2012, 12:22
I have lived in a 1/2 apartments over the years and every one of them had the names of the current residents on the inside of the box.

I just checked mine out of couriousity. No name, and no obvious place for a card or anything.

I do get mail with other peoples names on it from time to time. Its obvious they just mail to the address.

bmoore
10-09-2012, 12:22
ON the mailbox???

12 yrs or so ago, I went to a client's house. He had some comedy name on the mailbox. Like Fugawee or something similarly humorous.

"You can't seriously get mail here, do you?"

"What difference does the name make?" he replied. "They deliver mail to a NUMBER, not a name."

Maybe that's changed.







:rofl:


No, in the box not on the outside.

BigMoneyGrip
10-09-2012, 12:22
Write your name on the box with a crayon.

Dennis in MA
10-09-2012, 12:53
No, in the box not on the outside.

IN your mailbox?

Like a regular single-mail-box-on-a-post type mailbox? SFH or apartment complex/2-family/?? ?

I can honestly say my name has never been INSIDE my mailbox. My mail goes there, and it has my name on it, but. . .

Hell, I've mailed crap to people who DON'T live at a house and it got delivered.

Perhaps I'm confused.

EDIT:

Here are the reg's for single mailboxes (mailboii??):

http://faq.usps.com/eCustomer/iq/usps/request.do?create=kb:USPSFAQ&view()=c%5Bc_usps0916%5D&varset(source)=sourceType:embedded

NAME is not required, just reco'd.

SGT HATRED
10-09-2012, 13:01
Yes inside the mail box. I was of the same mind as you thinking mail was sent to a number not a name... But the nice lady also informed me that the mailman didn't have to deliver if there was a car clicking the box, a loose "animal", an unfriendly looking person in the area or for any other reason they feel threatened... So basically they will deliver in any weather but if they feel threatened in any way you don't get your mail.

SGT HATRED
10-09-2012, 13:03
But this is a"cluster"box not a single box...

billkill
10-09-2012, 13:07
Shortly after I installed a new mailbox, our last name was written on the inside of the door...it does not help as we still get the neighbor's mail occasionally :dunno:

oldman11
10-09-2012, 13:13
Why do they need a name?

A legal address is all they should require.

What about mail addressed as "occupant". No one named occupant lives in my home.
GOOD question! :whistling:

SGT HATRED
10-09-2012, 13:23
Dammit I'm just getting more upset, that is an excellent question... I'm gonna give my local office another call.

bmoore
10-09-2012, 13:23
IN your mailbox?

Like a regular single-mail-box-on-a-post type mailbox? SFH or apartment complex/2-family/?? ?

I can honestly say my name has never been INSIDE my mailbox. My mail goes there, and it has my name on it, but. . .

Hell, I've mailed crap to people who DON'T live at a house and it got delivered.

Perhaps I'm confused.

EDIT:

Here are the reg's for single mailboxes (mailboii??):

http://faq.usps.com/eCustomer/iq/usps/request.do?create=kb:USPSFAQ&view()=c%5Bc_usps0916%5D&varset(source)=sourceType:embedded

NAME is not required, just reco'd.


Yes in just a regualar standard sized mailbox on a post for a residential home. It was my impression that you just needed the numbers on the outside, the lady said we needed our last name inside the mailbox. Seems silly to me but whatever. The best part was how she just drove by the house everyday, one day my wife and I were maybe 10 yards from her both of us working in the yard. Fantastic customer service.

larry_minn
10-09-2012, 14:37
My mistake? I have recieved mail for almost 2 years at this address. Now without warning they stop my mail because of a handwritten sign? Thats some BS right there...

I see the sign as a warning. I do agree it SHOULD have been IN your box. Maybe many others didn't have names so they made one note for all.
It could be new delivery person. Old one knows the (extra) folks names but new one does not. Its NOT encouraged to give private mail to wrong person. So they ask you to put all names of folks who will receive mail at this address. You don't/they don't deliver mail....
Then again the mailman who retired would stop/hand me mail if he saw me on his route (before my place/ask if I had any outgoing as it saved him a mile backtracking)

Kingarthurhk
10-09-2012, 16:42
I don't have my name on my mail box. The mail keeps on comming.

Cmacc
10-10-2012, 15:13
Interestingly, I recently rented a PO box in the lobby of a post office. I am constantly receiving previous renter's mail so apparently they don't even follow their own rule in their own boxes. :dunno:

Myke_Hart
10-10-2012, 19:01
Not my or anyones name has never been inside or outside of any of our mailboxes in the 40 years I have been alive.

My current mailbox doesn't even have numbers on it, the house has numbers but not near the box.

Looking at the mis-delivered mail we have gotten throughout the years. The number and zipcode is the only thing that matters. The Ocupant Name and Street name do not appear to matter. I have mail with the wrong name and wrong street name but correct house number and zipcode delivered all the time.:dunno:

I think you have a disgruntled worker imposing rules that don't exist. :supergrin:

SGT HATRED
10-10-2012, 19:35
That sounds about right myke...

Naelbis
10-10-2012, 19:54
Count yourself lucky that the Postal Service will even deliver to you. No rural delivery in my area so it is really a pain to get anything shipped to meeven with UPS or FedEx. Half the time I can't even order things since they tell me "no such address found" when I try to purchase even though it ships FedEx.

Myke_Hart
10-11-2012, 04:29
Count yourself lucky that the Postal Service will even deliver to you. No rural delivery in my area so it is really a pain to get anything shipped to meeven with UPS or FedEx. Half the time I can't even order things since they tell me "no such address found" when I try to purchase even though it ships FedEx.

Yes those web address verification applications suck.
I got tangled in one yesterday. My order would not go thru because I used 123 East main st. The verification software says "We could not find your address, did you mean 123 E MAIN ST" Lame...:faint:

JuneyBooney
10-11-2012, 23:28
Short rant but I am extremely pIssed none the less. I moved In wIth my then gIrlfrIend over 2 years ago. I have been recIevIng my maIl for the vast majorIty of that tIme. About a month ago I see thIs wrItten on the maIlbox.
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q37/Merlin-X/2012-10-08065552.jpg

SInce It Is wrItten In magIc marker I dIdn't really thInk anythIng of It. Now fast forward to today. I ordered multIple Items form Amazon and haven't receIved them. When I trIed trackIng the package It's reason was "undelIverable due to Incorrect address" I found thIs strange sInce I made no changes to my account. So I call the post offIce and was told that sInce my name was not wrItten on the InsIde of my maIlbox I can not recIeve packages. As you can tell from the pIc It Is a cluster box but we do have our own street address. I can't understand how thIs Is legal. WIthholdIng my maIl when the only notIce Is a hand wrItten statement addressed to no one. If the sellers on amazon try to recharge me for shIppIng I am serIously goIng blow a gasket.


GettIng Into what Ifs here but, what If I had some tIme sensItIve maIl I dIdn't recIeve due to thIs BS? What about addItIonal shIppIng charges I mIght recIeve? Can I hold the post offIce responsIble for those due to theIr lack of formal warnIng? I'm consIderIng wrIttIng my name wIth a nasty note but I don't know. If I legally changed my address on my state ID I don't feel the need to put my name out there (or on the InsIde of my maIlbox) for randoms to see.
:steamed:

Ugh spellcheck got the better of me. I'm not going through and changing all those I's

The name or address should be inside the box. that is not your responsibility. But if you knew about the boneheaded writing you should have written a number inside the box. I guess that shows why the USPS has lost its way.:whistling:

SGT HATRED
10-11-2012, 23:33
I find it strange. I recieved a letter and a package yesterday. So it seems that the post office is picking and choosing which days they want to deliver my mail.... An no I did not write my name in the box.

Radam3
10-11-2012, 23:47
Been in my house over 10 years. I have never had my name or address on the box. I still get mail and any packages that i order that are delivered through usps that are too big to fit in the box, end up on my doorstep.
A few years back when i got a new carrier, THEY taped a piece of paper to the inside of the mailbox door, with just my address on it. And i assume they only did that cause i live on a corner and my address is on a different street than my driveway and mailbox. Never once did they mention anything to me about it...


O.P. What'd you do to piss off your mail person???


Before you can lead, you must refuse to follow

SGT HATRED
10-11-2012, 23:53
Been in my house over 10 years. I have never had my name or address on the box. I still get mail and any packages that i order that are delivered through usps that are too big to fit in the box, end up on my doorstep.
A few years back when i got a new carrier, THEY taped a piece of paper to the inside of the mailbox door, with just my address on it. And i assume they only did that cause i live on a corner and my address is on a different street than my driveway and mailbox. Never once did they mention anything to me about it...


O.P. What'd you do to piss off your mail person???


Before you can lead, you must refuse to follow

Not a damn thing. Never once said a word to them.