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Old 08-11-2006, 12:05 PM
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Posted By: Chad

I apologize in advance for this rant. For the first time ever, I've been selling cards and I ahve to say, despite the discomfort of parting with a chunk of my collection, dealing with teh post office is a nightmare. I've gone 4 days in a row this week to ship cards and I've gotten crap from them about insurance 4 different times in contradictory ways. Today the guy told me I couldn't insure photographs because I couldn't prove how much they were worth. (I didn't want to say I was shipping cards because I'm a naturally wary person, I guess.) I had to explain to him the concept of receipts and the fact that, yes, photographs can actually be sold. For money. Seriously. You guys who sell all the time, you have my sympathies.

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Old 08-11-2006, 12:09 PM
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I think you can insure anything as long as you are willing to pay the appropriate fee. See if you can speak with a supervisor, not that they will necessarily care.

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Old 08-11-2006, 12:16 PM
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After giving me all kinds of sh!t, he did it anyway. I can only guess that he, the guy at the desk personally, had a policy of not insuring photographs because he just doesn't think they're worth anything.

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Old 08-11-2006, 12:24 PM
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Posted By: andy becker

what barry said is true, you can insure anything. in the unlikely event that you do need to collect insurance for a lost or damaged package then you may need to prove value.
an agreement to purchase should be proof enough.

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Old 08-11-2006, 12:31 PM
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I've dealt with a miserable old post office clerk for a couplea years. Boy, was he a by-the-book old Yankee. I would hope that he was on his three hour coffee break whenever I walked in. He'd measure the thickness of the envelopes, if it wasn't over 3/4" he would refuse to do the Del Conf. Thankfully, that stamp nazi is finally retired.

The new gal there is like a breath of fresh air. I gave her a Wally (the green monster) beanie baby, some kind words and she goes out of her way to make shipping a breeze. I even get to use the stapler now and then!

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I love it when they tell me I can't do Delivery Confirmation because it's not thick enough. I just turn around, grab a blank form (any will do), fold it about 4 times, open the envelope, shove it in, then ask for some tape to reseal it. Best of all, it rarely adds an extra ounce.

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I think the post office is notorious for its surliness. Maybe it is low morale, or something. Mine is an absolute disaster, and gets worse with each passing month. It's a shame people do their job so poorly and don't seem to care.

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I use the post office at Rockefeller center it's just freaking awful. But I can't get to another one during my lunch break. I think I'll stick to that automated postal machine as much as I can. It has a better personality.

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POSTAL UNION............

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