USPS Drop Off Receipt

Tommy

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I normally just print my own pre-paid labels and give my packages to the mailman.
(I just sold him a poker table last week. LOL)

Today, I waited in line for about 20 mins at the post office only to be told that they don't give drop off/acceptance receipts for pre-paid packages anymore. She said for me to just put it on the counter over there were the line of people are standing. I told her that the package was insured for a lot of money and I'm not just going to leave it on some counter without proof that I brought to the post office. She is looking at me like I'm the stupid one. LOL

So I asked to speak to a manager. :rolleyes: I explained to her that I didn't feel comfortable leaving a high value package on a counter where the general public has access to it without some confirmation that USPS now has the package. She completely understood and went to go get a handheld scanner.

She scanned it in and put the package on a cart behind the counter. Still no receipt but the tracking number updated and said it was dropped off.

Has anyone else been refused a drop off receipt?
 

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I dropped a pre-paid MFRB at the counter about 2 weeks ago with no issues (other than getting the stink eye from everyone waiting in line).
 

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Has anyone else been refused a drop off receipt?

no, but i would have handled it as you did. i suppose you were watching your phone at the location before leaving to see if the tracking status was updated? it's beyond me how they could possibly think this is acceptable policy.
 

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Has anyone else been refused a drop off receipt?

I've never been completely refused one, and I've probably dropped off close to 400 packages over the past 5 years. However, on one occasion that I recall, an employee at a post office I didn't typically drop off at initially told me that they don't give out receipts and to just drop it off. I told her that was inconsistent with the other half-dozen post offices I consistently use and that she needed to print one out. She shrugged and went ahead and printed out a receipt. That said, there are occasions I've just skipped the line and just left it on the counter. But if it it's an expensive/insured/irreplaceable item, I almost always get a receipt.
 
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You clearly got a bad employee this time.

The good folks at my post office always scan it in while I'm standing in front of them, and they really don't leave stuff on the counter.

You handled it the best, safest way possible. They should know better.
 

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You clearly got a bad employee this time.

The good folks at my post office always scan it in while I'm standing in front of them, and they really don't leave stuff on the counter.

You handled it the best, safest way possible. They should know better.

^This^

I'm smack in the middle of 2 different post offices, for both locations I haven't had an issue with getting a pre-paid package scanned & getting a receipt. That's kind of the purpose of getting the insurance...

I've never taken advantage of handing the pre-paid package to my postman. He has enough heavy packages to drop off at my place, I guess I'd feel bad for making him pick them up as well. :)
 

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I've never taken advantage of handing the pre-paid package to my postman. He has enough heavy packages to drop off at my place, I guess I'd feel bad for making him pick them up as well.

Other than an envelope or one SFRB, I always bring the packages to him at his truck. Sometimes he has a package or two for me too. I feel bad that he digs around his truck to get my packages. I always tell him its not necessary and to just leave them at the house when he gets to our street. He insists is more convenient for him to give them to me there. He plays poker so we usually talk poker for a few minutes too. :cool:
 
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